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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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Not Bad for the Price

View of Gatlinburg is good, but you'll be higher up on one of the cable car rides. Good vantage if you want to take photos, though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 March 2016
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Versailles, Kentucky
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The Gatlinburg space needle isn't fancy, but at the price was fun for the family. Definitely worth the visit. If you go then you get tickets for the next day free at charge. Definitely has value.

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Macedonia, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The space needle had nice views, but not worth $21 for two. You can go to the overlook for free with just as a good view. I'm not a person for heights, so I would notice the condition of the elevator, which could use some "sprucing up". It didn't shake or anything, but cosmetics such as paint peeling, etc.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Definitely check out the Space Needle when you visit Gatlinburg. It doesn't cost a lot to ride to the overview at the top and the views are worth it!! Beautiful. One of our favorite memories from our trip.

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north carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I throughly enjoyed this attraction. When you buy your ticket, you can visit twice in a 24 hour period. I would advise a daytime visit and then a night time visit. There is a small elevator that takes you to the top viewing platform, so it can be crowded and you might have a short wait. At the top there... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Let me begin by saying that the arcade at the Space Needle has always been a tradition for us each time we visit Gatlinburg. My 9 year old son loves it. However, when we visited back in November 2015, we thought it may be our last. The employees working the redemption counter had probably what was the worst customer service... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This was an expensive thing to do for a VERY short trip. The place was run down and on a sunny day there were only two other people up there. That showed up that it wasn't a very popular site. It still offered a view of Gatlinburg and the mountains which was nice since we had never been.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

View of Gatlinburg is good, but you'll be higher up on one of the cable car rides. Good vantage if you want to take photos, though.

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Mullens, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Want great views of downtown Gatlinburg? This is the place. Head up to the observation deck for a breathtaking look at this awesome little town.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The elevator ride was terrifying. You would think as many people that want to go up there and as much money as they make it would be upgraded. Last time we went, as soon as we got to the top they had one side taped off for construction. Which didn't seem very safe. The view is beautiful. I would suggest... More 

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Hardy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

A one stop experience for the family! Enjoy a ride up the space needle, Eat Pizza, Spend a day at the arcade, and enjoy "The Captured" all in one! Arcade was a little expensive, but my son enjoyed it and so did we!

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