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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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A 360 Degree View

We've been to Gatlinburg many times, but never went up in into the space needle. A ticket gets you 2 trips in a 24 hour period, so we went up in the daytime and again in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Arlene F
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Maryville, Tennessee
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Douglasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we just had bad luck. We made it to the top and the door started to open and the elevator dropped 6 inches the door closed and we sat there. then we started going down slowly. About half way down we stop. We sat for 15 minutes before they could fix the elevator. They offered to take us back... More 

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

if your going to be in Downtown Gatlinburg Tenn. at night. then enjoy the Night View from this Spot. Amazing View.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Gatlinburg many times, but never went up in into the space needle. A ticket gets you 2 trips in a 24 hour period, so we went up in the daytime and again in the evening. You can see most of Gatlinburg from the tower. You can also learn a great deal of the history of the town.... More 

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1 Thank Arlene F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Nice laid back place to enjoy the view of most all of the town. No time limit, take in the views as long as you like. Was a nice stop to rest from all our walking as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction gives a great view of the beautiful area, around Gatlinburg. A ticket gives you twenty four hours to visit again. This is nice, to be able to see the view during the day, and then the lights of the city at night. Though the view was very nice, the middle of winter looks kind of bleak. Spring, summer,... More 

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2 Thank Rob B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun to go up and see the views from on top! Recommend! The telescopes are free and you can spend as much time as you need to just view the surrounding area!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've always just walked right past this everytime we've gone to Gatlinburg, but this time we decided to check it out. Wow! What a view! It's neat to see Gatlinburg all nestled between the mountains. We learned about Gatlinburg's history as well!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Gatlinburg, you have to make sure to stop and go to the top of the space needle the views from up there are pretty awesome And take some beautiful pictures while you are up there. Don't miss out.

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Thank CAMOGIRL1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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Thank Jodie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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