Gatlinburg Space Needle, Gatlinburg

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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 was terrified to go up in this for years but the staff made me feel comfortable and safe. I ended up going to the top and you can go up day and night for the same admission price. Take gorgeous...  more »
  • No matter how many times you visit Gatlinburg and how many times you visit the Space Needle, you just have to do this. Never disappoints with breathtaking views from all sides and the sites change...  more »
  • Pricey for what you get for the price. You get get a ticket that is good for multiple entries within 24 hours of purchase. The elevator that takes you to the top of needle was pretty outdated and only 1 of 2 elevator was working. They also have a arcade games at the bottom of the needle. Staff was good and friendly. Recommend visiting during or after sunset for picturesque view.
  • I have been to Gatlinburg before and have always wanted to go to the Space Needle. This time I was determined to go and FINALLY got to go. I loved it. The views were SPECTACULAR! I am SOOOOO glad we went up. You can see the whole town of Gatlinburg from up there. The views of the mountains were AMAZING!!

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