Come See the Iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle!

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A unique and unexpected visual attraction in Gatlinburg TN, the Gatlinburg Space Needle is an observation tower that overlooks the town and the Smoky Mountains that surround it. Standing at over four hundred feet tall, the Gatlinburg Space Needle provides visitors with an incredible, unforgettable view of this stunningly picturesque locale.

Information on This Beautiful Attraction

To get to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, visitors ride two comfortable, highly safe glass elevators with a capacity of twenty people to the observation deck, where they can take in panoramic views of three hundred and sixty degrees.

As visitors ride up to the top, they’re given an educational background on the history of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. The Gatlinburg Space Needle also has the Iris Theater, a live performance venue, and Arcadia, an enormous playground that spans twenty five thousand square feet and is replete with redemption games, video games, arcade games, and more. It’s the perfect attraction in Gatlinburg TN to visit when you’re on vacation with the family, as the kids are sure to love it!

Open three hundred and sixty five days each year, you can see the Gatlinburg Space Needle firsthand no matter what season during which you decide to come visit. Tickets to ride the elevator to the top of the tower are free for children aged three and under with an adult ticket. For children four to eleven years old, tickets cost about $6. Tickets for military personnel with a valid military I.D. and seniors aged sixty years and above (or AARP members) are priced at approximately $8, and standard adult tickets are about $11.

Group ticket rates are also available for larger parties, making it an ideal for family reunions or retreats with giant groups of friends. Discounts for groups range from $1-$4 discounts per person, with a minimum of twelve people to qualify for a group rate. There are also VIP Treatment tickets, which include $30 for two adults, two visits, and a $20 Arcadia Play Card, as well as Family Passes priced at around $35 for two adults and two children under twelve.

New Year’s Eve is a great time to visit the Space Needle. It has a fireworks display accompanied by music and a ball drop right at midnight.

Places to Eat Near the Space Needle

Once you have finished playing games and taking pictures of the town and the mountains, you can enjoy some of our town’s famous vittles. The Carmel Candy Company is a great place to stop for a tin full of caramel candy. The candy is made fresh daily and they are particularly famous for their pecan caramel.

If you just want a quick piece of pizza, you may want to check out Slice Pizza Bakery, located at 117 Historic Nature Trail. The popular spot serves big slices of New York Style pie. They have vegetarian options and some delicious appetizers.

If you are in the mood for something a bit more substantial, you may want to try Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. Located at 956 Parkway, the restaurant serves some of the best breakfasts in town. Be sure to try the Reese’s Peanut Butter Pancakes or the Bananas Foster French toast.

Things to Do in Town

There are so many things to do in the fabulous town of Gatlinburg. You can go for a walk on the Historic arts and crafts trail where you will find dozens of local artists both practicing their craft and selling their wares. The farmer’s market is a great place to buy fresh honey, organic vegetables and baked goods. There are several dinner theaters in the area. They all serve great food and have shows that are fun for the whole family. If you visit in the winter, you may want to try skiing at Ober Gatlinburg. The resort has slopes for people of all different ability levels. There are plenty of ski instructors here and they offer both private and group lessons.

Where to Stay

If you are planning a trip to Gatlinburg, you have probably noticed that there are plenty of options for lodging. Choosing the perfect place to stay can be challenging. When you think of the ideal Smoky Mountain vacation, don’t you think of a cabin with a great view? The Cabin Rental Store can find you a rental home that is rustic on the outside and loaded with modern amenities on the inside.

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Contact our reservation specialists to find out additional details on the Gatlinburg Space Needle and other sightseeing attractions in Gatlinburg Tennessee you’ll encounter during your time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee when you book your stay in one of the deluxe vacation rental properties that The Cabin Rental Store has to offer for your trip accommodations today! If you’re planning on visiting Gatlinburg on your own, be sure to book one of our vacation rentals for solo travelers.