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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  • Observation tower offering amazing views of the city and into the mountains. Was not my first visit, also won't be my last  more »
  • This is the most amazing view of the area. You ride an elevator to the top, and then you're free to walk around the deck at the top. Unfortunately, it is all open, and on windy, cold days, not too ple...  more »
  • We went at night (2100) and had the observation deck to ourselves. The roads below were quiet and lit up. The tower swayed a bit in the breeze. It was chilly and a nice view. The lobby is an arcade fi...  more »
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  • Great view as expected. Here are some tips: The elevator that goes to the observation deck is right behind the counter. So, don't go looking for it in the arcade. Next, make sure you get one if the many free coupon books in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and get $2 dollars off for each adult ticket. You will need a coupon for each adult. Not every free coupon book has the space Needle, so look through the free books and then pick up as many as you need to get all adults a discount.
  • Reasonable price and you get to go up 2 times in a 24 hour period for one price. Little slow going up and down during peak times because they only have one elevator going at this time. Can see the entire city and region from up there. Can spend as long as you want at the top. Short walk from the main strip of Gatlinburg. Arcade at the bottom with many fun games.
  • It's fun to try one time for the view. But the elevator going up is kinda slow and creepy. The telescopes are free to use. I would recommend if it's your first time to Gatlinburg.
  • This is a must on your trip to Gatlinburg. The arcade is amazing for all ages. Pizza is great. We purchased the package discount and was able to get extra coins for the package to Needle and games.
  • Actually pretty nice. I didn't care to go up, but everyone else wanted to. But you actually get really nice views.

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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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