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“It was old and we felt unsafe”

Gatlinburg Space Needle
Ranked #19 of 111 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Owner description: 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!
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It was old and we felt unsafe”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We decided to give it a shot but you step in a glass elevator unaccompanied and told there is an emergency phone at the top if you need it. Then on the ride up we saw two men about 10 stories up working on the elevators through the glass as we were riding up!!! It did not instill faith so we went back down and in the arcade you exit into there were garbage cans caching wate leaking through the roof. Again making us question the integrity on the structure and the level of inspections they follow. We do not recommend it.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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“Amazing views”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We hopped on the elevator and went to the top of the space needle, and got a great view of the Smoky Mountains. It's great for photo ops. Remember if you're afraid of heights not to look down!

Visited February 2012
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hcaldwell
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not so exciting”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

This was not so exciting, very old feeling. Creaky and the base was a tourist trap of games, etc.

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4 reviews
“Mt oldest grandchild says it's neatly!”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

On a clear day, it seems you can see forever. Some days are more crowded than others.

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Kentucky
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A great place to see it all”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Loved the photo ops here and being able to see such a great distance.

Visited October 2011
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