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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Worth the cost

Another pleasant surprise. Great view and pleasant relaxing space away from bustle of Gatlinburg... read more

Reviewed yesterday
The Villages, Florida
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Worth It

Definitely something you shouldn’t leave out. Though it may look like it’s not very tall, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fishers, Indiana
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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 yesterday via mobile

Another pleasant surprise. Great view and pleasant relaxing space away from bustle of Gatlinburg. Information plaque helped put area in perspective. You can see where the fire caused damage. Thankfully it wasn't worse.

Thank A F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely something you shouldn’t leave out. Though it may look like it’s not very tall, the 360°views are actually really good. It’s pretty spacious, so if it is crowded, it shouldn’t be bad- although it doesn’t get too crowded anyways. It’s relatively cheap, and it’s...More

Thank Josh_Traveler1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the top was great! When you buy a ticket, you can come back once within 24 hours for free, so we bought went up once during the day and once during the night. Its 2 completely different views from day to night....More

Thank aroutte2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Space Needle provide a good 360-degree viewing platform of the area - good for pictures of backdrop scenery and downtown. Only complaint is it was over $40 for 3 adults and a child to ride the elevator up to the platform and back down....More

Thank deals37075
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having never gone to the top of the Space Needle, we decided "Why not?" The elevator is cramped, but the platform at the top is very spacious. Provides a panoramic view of the area Worth a look.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to see downtown Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. Grandkids loved being so high up in the sky!

Thank tdsa72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s just something stable and fun about seeing the Needle shine in the middle of downtown Gatlinburg every time we return. It’s simple, fun and entertaining. We had a blast!!

Thank Boddie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent more time in the arcade than we did the Space Needle because it's in DESPERATE NEED of repair! You can get a better view from the top of the sky chairs, too. I wouldn't waste money on the Space Needle unless this is...More

Thank GREG L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I, for one, am terrified of heights but after much coaxing from my husband and daughter I decided to brave out there elevator ride. I must say the views are beautiful, if you can overcome a fear of heights. The elevator ride is fairly quick...More

1  Thank Allisonhrice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going up in the space needle. There are beautiful views of Gatlinburg. I actually like it better at night with everything lit up. They told us to keep our receipt and come back for free the next day so we got to see...More

Thank TwoPawsUp
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Tommy C
24 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.
Ashley H
13 April 2016|
Response from Digger309 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ashley, In the past, I have been in much larger structures with astounding sway. If you read my review you will not find any comments regarding tower sway - just the facility itself. Glad you had a great time!