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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
Phone Number: +1 865-436-4629
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The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two...

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride our safe and comfortable glass elevators over 400’ to observation deck for 360° view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the resort city of Gatlinburg. The view is a panorama of beauty without equal year round. Enjoy Higher Learning, an educational experience from the Space Needle’s perspective, with free view finders!

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Fun little place to go to get a nice aerial view of Gatlinburg. Would recommend doing this to see a different perspective.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Atlanta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Up on the space needle, was a little windy and colder than the street. Elevator only holds 6 people at a time, so a slight wait for when you're ready to head down. Happy we got to see everything, but probably won't need to do again.

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Thank Akenta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

don't get me wrong the view was awesome but it really was dull . you ride up and down a musty elevator . up top the view is nice but there are better views to be had in the area that are free .

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Thank Thom M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fun little place to go to get a nice aerial view of Gatlinburg. Would recommend doing this to see a different perspective.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The ride to the top of the Space Needle is slow and enjoyable. Once arriving and entering the platform you can take as much time as you desire to relax and enjoy the view of Gatlinburg from the site.

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College Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have been up on the Space Needle before. I hadnt done it in awhile but we decided to do it this time. There are historical markers on each side and a history of the town is posted as well. Thrilling to look down and see the whole town

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Access to the space needle is inside a video game are. Reasonable cost to go up the elevator to the top, with good views of the downtown area and surrounding mountains. A good alternative for those who may be afraid to go up the chairlift or cable car.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are going to see Fall Foliage, then slip this and drive through the Great Smokey Mountains park! Why pay for this when the Great Smokey park is free and you can see more!!

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Strongsville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very nice 360 degree views. It was not crowded either so we could go anywhere on the deck we wanted without a bunch of people

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

You can take 5 mins or stay as long as you want. There is seating so you can relax and just enjoy the view

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a great clear late afternoon and went to the top of the needle and enjoyed a clear view of the Smoky's. It would have been nice to have a description of some of the mountains you could see, though. Not a big deal. Discount to $6 if you are 60.

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