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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  • September 28, 2017
    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 he...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    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 ne...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    This is an extremely reasonable price ($10) for a great view of Gatlinburg. An elevator takes you to the top and you can stay as long as you'd like. Ticket is good for a day and night visit.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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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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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