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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Good views of Gatlinburg in short time

We visited space needle during the day, parked our car in ober parking lot. Needle is 7-8 mins walk... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Shivang B
via mobile
See the City in a Second

You can get great pictures of the city from the observation deck. I am a bit afraid of heights but... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
katie s
Atlanta, Georgia
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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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We visited space needle during the day, parked our car in ober parking lot. Needle is 7-8 mins walk from there. Guy at the front desk collected money and showed us directions to lift. Once up we were really surprised how beautiful this is.. there...More

Thank Shivang B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can get great pictures of the city from the observation deck. I am a bit afraid of heights but felt totally safe snapping pictures from the observation deck. Love the fact you can use your ticket to go up more than one time a...More

Thank katie s
Reviewed 5 September 2016

For $10 you get to take 2 trips up to the top of the space needle - so only $5 a trip. We chose to go at night and then the next day. It was more beautiful during the day but nice to have both...More

Thank sthompsen
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was my first trip since the 1980s and wow what a view.Its a 360 view of gatlingberg and surrounding mountains.The ticket price is 9.50 the elevator goes up every 5 min and they do not rush you stay up as long as you want.The...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to view the mountains and attractions. Easy walk to get to from hotel. Little scary when the wind blown because it moved some. Became nauseated and left after a few pictures

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My husband and I visited this Space Needle in the early evening on Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful view when we went up to the needle. We were not afraid of heights. We stayed there for several minutes to enjoy looking around the city of Gatlinburg...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Super fun stop! Arcade on the bottom, GREAT pizza in there too. The ride to the top of the space needle doesn't take long.

Thank B A
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I must admit i was a lil nervous to go up the needle. Its over 400 feet high. But once i got up there omg what a view. Absolutely beautiful. I could a slight movement but I'm not surprised. I have a tinge of a...More

Thank JacqueMike
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I enjoyed this okay, but I'm not sure everyone would. It's pretty average, so I rated it average. There's plenty of room on the deck at the top and some benches, but nothing looks like it's been updated in awhile. It all looks pretty old....More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 27 August 2016

While we enjoyed our trip up the needle, I'm not sure it was worth the price of admission. It's nothing fancy, and this stop doesn't need too much time.

Thank eliyin12
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John C
28 November 2017|
Response from aroutte2003 | Reviewed this property |
i think it was like $10 for adults and $6 for kids. You get to return once for free within 24 hours of your first ride to the top so you can go up once at night and once during the day.
Tommy C
23 July 2017|
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Response from ruppelk | Reviewed this property |
There was little to no wait time for the elevator. The view was much better during the day, but the city lights were gorgeous at night. Plus it was much cooler!
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.