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Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Space Needle

You'll already be high in the Smoky Mountains, but you can climb even higher for a view from the top of a space needle.

115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN
Just south of US Hwy 441 in central Gatlinburg.
M-Th 10 am-10 pm, F-Su 9 am-midnight. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
13-61 $6.75, 6-12 $2.50, 62 and up $4.50, under 5 free.
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View from the Space Needle.

The Space Needle

The Space Needle is a great lookout over Gatlinburg. It shows you all that's going on around you. There is also an arcade downstairs with a penny smashing machine, which we always do.

[cydav, 09/29/2015]

"Space Needle" sounds so much better than "View Tower," but you do get nice vistas of the surrounding Smoky Mountains and the tourist hustle-bustle below.

Space Needle of Gatlinburg.

Space Needle

We didn't go up in the Space Needle, since I'm scared of heights, but it's easy to find in Gatlinburg.

[Sarah & Tom, 08/14/2011]
Gatlinburg Space Needle

The Gatlinburg space needle is a smaller version of its more famous cousin in Seattle. You ride a glass elevator 400 feet up for beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. Then you can head to the family fun center for laser tag, arcade games, and mini golf.

[Danny M., 01/22/2007]

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In the region:
Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville, TN - 28 mi.

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