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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Great view and great value

We loved our visit to the Space Needle. The view is great. There are telescope viewers at the top... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Jeff P
Plainfield IL
via mobile
It sways.

A nice couple staying in our hotel was leaving and gave us a receipt to go up here (you can go... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Mineral, Virginia
via mobile
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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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  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Space Needle. The view is great. There are telescope viewers at the top (no charge). You can see the town below, and get a great view of the mountains around the area. This is a great value also, as...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A nice couple staying in our hotel was leaving and gave us a receipt to go up here (you can go twice in 24 hours). We went by ourselves (without kids in tow). The elevator ride was scary both up and down. The view was...More

Thank AmberleighP
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome, my kids and wife loved it. My worst nightmare. Scared of heights. But I made it. Go online and by the family pass and you will save atleast $10

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 June 2016

There is an arcade at the bottom of this attraction and the elevator takes you to the top of the needle where you can view Gatlinburg . The view you get is awesome and they have pay binoculars at the top so you can pin...More

Thank Spaydman
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Being up so high at night and seeing the lights of Gatlinburg was worth the time spent there. Just watching the people and traffic below was quite amusing.

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were here 3 days ago and must say "you have to do it!" I'm afraid of heights and did fine.No better views anywhere!

Thank labgrandma
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a relatively inexpensive activity right in the center of town. There are some nice signs with history of the area. Complementary viewscopes. Also a second visit is included which we used to come back after dark. It is a short ride up and...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We visited the space needle at night for the view. The entrance to the space needle is in an arcade with a pizza joint; so, loud with lots of teenagers running around. There is no guide or information on this tour. You take the elevator...More

1  Thank MS729866
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This place is an arcade with an observation deck. Not really pleased with paying that much for an elevator ride but you learn from mistakes. Take the tram or chair lift for a better experience. Front desk could care less about being there for the...More

1  Thank crob321
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Front desk was preoccupied with talking to friends and was rude when asked where and what to do after purchasing tickets

Thank Ron Y
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Ashley H
you do realize that larger structures have to have some "sway" in them to be structurally sound? i was up there last week, it was plenty windy and we were running around having a great time
13 April 2016|
Response from Digger309 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ashley, In the past, I have been in much larger structures with astounding sway. If you read my review you will not find any comments regarding tower sway - just the facility itself. Glad you had a great time!
Is the space needle wheelchair friendly?
14 July 2015|
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Response from Jennifer J | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is probably one of the more wheelchair friendly attractions because it is stationary as opposed to the sky lift. The tram would be as well, but expect crowded rides & waits.
Linda B
Cost for seniors,adults,kids
8 June 2015|
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Response from Ray P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are discounted prices for seniors and kids. There's also a family discount. It ask depends on the tune of year and day of the week. The pass is good for two visits within 24 hours so go during the day and then... More