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The Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg, TN

Kids Fun
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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA How do we get there? Number: 865-436-4629
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About this activity

Family owned and operated, The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a very impressive observation tower that will give you a view of Tennessee like you have never seen before!

Kids, you can just imagine what the birds see as they are soaring over the Great Smoky Mountains! In fact, you get 360 degree views!

Standing at 407' high, you'll be able to see Mount LeConte, the tallest mountain in eastern USA, and also the changing colors of the forestry with each season!

Keep your eyes peeled as you might even see some wildlife - including those illusive black bears!

Also onsite at the Needle is Arcadia, a 25,000 square-foot, two-story playground with the latest video and redemption games including the area’s largest redemption center. Pretty cool!

The Gatlinburg Space Needle also offers a free SeeCoast view finder, where you can observe all the amazing features which emanate from the Smokies in close visual proximity. See the blooming flowers, the pristine creeks, and a host of other natural wonders!

Just don't forget your camera kids, as you will need it!

A fun experience in one of the most beautiful parts of the USA, where kids can enjoy only see the sights, but enjoy a learning experience too!

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How much does it cost?






$5.95 (Ages 4-11)



Military, members and seniors


Free Under

3 years with adult ticket


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The Gatlinburg Space Needle FAQ’s

Check out Slice Pizza Bakery with authentic, delicious Italian cuisine including pizza and calzones!

If you look on their website they often do discounts on admission if you order online ahead of time!

The arcade on site has redemption games where you can take prizes home when you play!

Higher Learning, the newest feature at the Gatlinburg Space Needle, provides view-seekers with an educational experience steeped in local history and geography—a beautiful view combined with an education in Smoky Mountains 101.

They have healthy, crisp salads at Crisp Pizza Bakery too!

The needle is accessed by two elevators.

If you want a little more out of your visit, check out the VIP Treatment package!

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