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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  • I have always loved going to the needle for the new years event (my parents took me all the time).Now i get to continue the tradition with my young daughter,niece, and nephew. They always have an amaz...  more »
  • We visit the Space Needle Arcade on every visit to Gatlinburg. There are several good arcades in town. This one is large and has a great variety of games...every one from my kids to my in-laws enjoys ...  more »
  • Visited on a Monday in November. The fall foliage was spectacular. Nice view of the Smokies and Gatlinburg. It was a nice breather just taking in the panorama. Grandkids enjoyed it as well.  more »
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  • Ground floor is your basic '80s arcade; includes games, air hockey, billiards and a shooting gallery. Space Needle itself is ok. The view is great but the upper deck needs to be better maintained as there was a large bees nest.
  • Went in the evening and on buying our tickets discovered that you could go up twice in a 24hr period. Which was nice as we came the next morning to see the views in daylight. Good value at $10.95 a ticket
  • Interesting option located right in the middle of an arcade. Bit pricey like most things in Gatlinburg, but fun for kids to experience and see the town in its entirety.
  • We love to come to the Space Needle. They have a huge game room. We have a 16 year old, 4 year old and a 2 year old...we are always looking for places that can entertain all 5 of us. This is one of our favorite spots. The games always work and if you do have any issues just find an attendant and let them know, they fix the issue immediately.
  • Nice place to see the town during night. I went on Christmas and it was perfect.

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Where to stay in Gatlinburg

As gateway to one of the country's major national parks, Gatlinburg offers plenty of economical rooms to satisfy the needs and budgets of most travelers. Good-value motels remain the best option for those looking for adventure in the great outdoors. If you need more than just a decent bed, consider the area's cabin rentals, which provide loads of space and unparalleled privacy. Alternatively, reserve a site at one of many local campgrounds to experience the Great Smoky Mountains at night.
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