Gatlinburg Space Needle, Gatlinburg

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Admire a view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the city panorama from the top of Gatlinburg Space Needle. The tower rises 124 m (407 ft) over the city, and two elevators take you to the observation deck on top. Elevators run frequently and can carry up to 20 people at once. Up on the platform, you can learn about the area's history and geography and use free telescopes. You don't have to reserve tickets ahead of time, but discounts are available if you purchase online. Using our world travel planner, Gatlinburg attractions like Gatlinburg Space Needle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A great way to see the downtown lights. It was an amazing view at night. We never got a chance to go during the day. However, just the night view is totally worth it.  more »
  • Not worth the money. Beautiful views but not for the fee. Very worn out Needs some repair. One elevator which is old and slow. No trash cans up there  more »
  • My family loved this! Cost a little bit of $$$, but you can use one ride ticket and get on twice in a 24hr time frame. View at night is incredible. All the telescopes are free, so you don't need to ca...  more »
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  • The Gatlinburg Space Needle was overall an interesting trip. It was a but pricey, but we were not disappointed. It was very dated, but the structure did not make me worry on the elevator ride to the top. The cost of your ticket does allow you two trips to the top so that you can potentially view during the day and at night. At the bottom, there is an arcade and a pizza place which we did not partake in. If you are in Gatlinburg, I would recommend checking this place out.
  • Had a horrible emergency evacuation from the tower back in February. Staff was not properly trained, emergency call boxes and phone did not work, and there was no emergency lighting to guide us down during our 10pm decent on the stairs, and the stairway had hundreds of feet of wire thrown all over it making it super dangerous. Still waiting for an email back I was promised by their PR guy, I don’t see that happening. The view up top was incredible, there are 4 long range viewers that are free to use.
  • Very nice place to visit by the evening or night to see the Gatlinburg from above. The entrance is 10.95$ which is pretty good but the panorama it’s worth it. I love to go there when I want to relax myself, I love that place and also I love to see Gatlinburg resurrecting after the wildfire.
  • Me and my boyfriend had a nice pre Valentine’s Day vacation to Gatlinburg, TN since he works out of town and wouldn’t be home. The space Needle was not far from our hotel and it had been years since we saw a game room. We had a blast!!!! Brought back so many childhood memories as well as helped us make new ones. I suggest going to anyone. There’s fun for everyone in here. We even won tickets for prizes! Such a nostalgic feeling!!
  • Space Needle was awesome!! Not as high up as it looks from the ground but still way up there, and it sways just a little bit up top if you stand still you can notice it.
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