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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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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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view was amazing

the view from the top deck is beyond amazing. great views of the town and the mountains. the elevator ride up was a little sketchy (would not want to be on it full of people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it. Very first time visiting. Was impressed that they allowed you to visit twice with one admission cost. We went during the day and again that night. What a great view. Worth the cost!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a little frightening on the way up due to noises that elevator makes but the view at the top makes it all worth it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the view from the top deck is beyond amazing. great views of the town and the mountains. the elevator ride up was a little sketchy (would not want to be on it full of people). price wasnt to bad.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I left the children and escaped for an anniversary get away and this was one of the stops while visiting. We went at night time and the view was so spectacular and romantic. Great view of the city.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the views both day and night different with all the lights. Found the staff friendly and helpful. The ones playing the arcade seemed to be having a good time. They have a webcam on their website which is nice. Would return

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Space Needle at least 5 times in my life, and every time it was fantastic! You get a great view of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains. It is breathtaking!

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1 Thank Robin J
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It does provide a great view of the city and surrounding mountains. The Space Needle was in desperate need of updating, which it was getting while we visited January 2017. The decking at the top and elevators and more were in the process of being updated to make it more attractive. Awkward entry through the middle of the arcade. I'm... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here in January 2017 and were able to see all around. We were able to see the odd paths the wildfires took in 2016. Sad to see all the damage but Gatlinburg is doing a great job cleaning up and moving on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A little costlier than expected but amazing views. It's worth a trip! Ticket is good for a second time as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have been going on the space needle since I was a little girl. The views of down town Gatlinburg are great.

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