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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Beautiful views

My family and I enjoyed the views and stayed on top of the space needle for a good while. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Gatlinburg from Above!

Purchased a VIP package so that we could view the valley by day and night. What an experience... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the views and stayed on top of the space needle for a good while. It was nice to get away from the noise and hustle of the crowded strip and just sit down and relax for a few while overlooking...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Purchased a VIP package so that we could view the valley by day and night. What an experience! Looking out over Gatlinburg was really cool by day, but it was awesome by night. I would definitely recommend a trip to the top if you're okay...More

Thank ruppelk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great was to see the beautiful mountains. Not that expensive but it is literally a elevator ride. You look around and that's it. Our kids were bored in about 3 minutes. You enter and exit through an arcade which was obnoxious, in...More

Thank kneses24
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 9 year old son to Gatlinburg, TN for a quick fun weekend trip. The Gatlinburg Space Needle was high on our list of to dos. The advertising makes it look incredible, but we were disappointed when we got there. The Space Needle...More

Thank Cami R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up before sunset and watch the sun set, beautiful colors all around. Once in awhile you could feel the needle move a little but nothing.. Make sure to make to on your to do list for a beautiful sunset.

Thank Klohr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at night.. and if you go again within 24 hours it is free. I say go at night and in the day time to really get the full effect. Also a surprisingly great arcade at the bottom... huge screen pac -man I had...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The space needle is a wonderful place to soak in the beauty of the Smokies & Gatlinburg. Wonderful views

Thank akclanton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the other reviews and decided to give it a try. The elevator needs a paint job, but is not as scary as others describe it. Their is plenty of room on the observation deck, and a nice summary of Gatlinburg is on the wall....More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody should go to the top of the Space Needle at least once. It has excellent views of the town and surrounding mountains!

Thank chrislewis2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cost is totally reasonable $6 - 11...also your ticket is good for 2 visits within a 24 hour period ...which means you can see it during the day and at night for one ticket price but have distinctly different experiences. Also go on Friday...More

Thank Keesler
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Tommy C
23 July 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
There was no wait time for the elevator when I was there. I would recommend going there during the day hours so you can enjoy the view.
2 July 2017|
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Response from Arlene F | Reviewed this property |
The elevator goes fairly slowly, but I don't know if pets are allowed. You have to go through a Game Center to buy your tickets and get onto the elevator. Why don't you try their website and /or call them.
Ashley H
12 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!