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A Space Needle view of the Smokies

The Gatlinburg Space Needle, a family-owned and -operated attraction, was built in 1970. It's one of the main showpieces of Gatlinburg, offering guests incredible 360-degree views of the area. The views are breathtaking, with the sun shining on the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains in day and the city lights shining at night.

One of the main draws of Gatlinburg is the scenery, and the Gatlinburg Space Needle is a great way to take advantage of this. Don't miss out on the fantastic views year-round. In spring and summer, look out over the lush greenery and beautiful blooming trees. When fall arrives, enjoy the vivid colors of the changing leaves. And when winter comes, watch as the snow covers the mountainsides. It truly is a beautiful and magical place!

Weddings at the Space Needle

When vacationing in the Smokies, it would be difficult to find a space more picturesque to view the downtown area of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With such fantastic views, the Space Needle is perfect for a special occasion, whether it be a wedding, anniversary, or birthday celebration. Standing 342 feet above the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Space Needle can seat more than 250 people to play host for a spectacular wedding. It's like getting married on the top of the world! The beautiful Smoky Mountains would be the best backdrop to your wedding photos that will last for years. Call 865.436.4629 for more information about reserving your wedding date, and don't forget to check out our honeymoon packages at Cabins For You! Our special gift baskets and vacation packages feature photo albums, sparkling cider, champagne flutes, chocolate kisses, gourmet chocolates, flowers, bath salts, body lotion, bath gel, bar soap, massage oil, edible love dust, ostrich feathers, candles, and more!

After your day of bliss atop the city of Gatlinburg, drive on over to a Gatlinburg cabin to celebrate your honeymoon! Our fantastic cabins feature all the luxuries you could want in a honeymoon getaway, including full kitchens, outdoor hot tubs, indoor jetted tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, big screen TVs, games, and comfortable king size beds. What a way to cap off an unforgettable wedding! Forget the typical venue – the Gatlinburg Space Needle is beautiful, unique, and will provide a fantastic backdrop to be captured in your wedding photos.

Events & Shows

Along with hosting great events, the Gatlinburg Space Needle offers tickets to a variety of shows. The Iris Theater plays host to Bill Gladwell, Gatlinburg's famous mentalist, comedian Keith Fields, and hypnotist Guy Michaels. After a show, grab a slice at the Slice Pizza Bakery before heading back to the cabin or get a meal and some drinks at Blaine's Bar and Grill.

In fall, Shocktober is a unique Halloween experience, and New Year's Eve brings tons of guests for the Gatlinburg New Year's Eve Ball Drop. Enjoy the ball drop, a pyrotechnics show, and the largest New Year's Eve party in Gatlinburg!

Fun for Kids

Need a little something extra to entertain the kids or want to feel like a kid again yourself? Check out the many games at Arcadia! This fun-filled game center is bound to keep both kids and adults entertained for hours! It's located just below the Gatlinburg Space Needle in the heart of downtown and features 25,000 square feet of space, a two-story playground, and the latest video and redemption games. Kids will also love playing around at Lazer Runner Extreme Laser Tag, which boasts realistic graphics and special effects. Adults will love stepping back in time at Old Tyme Photography or fighting hurricane-force winds in the Hurricane Simulator.

Hours & Ticket Prices

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is open 365 days a year, allowing guests to enjoy views year-round. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. Seniors can enjoy a special ticket price of $5, and children ages 4 and under are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Before you leave, don't forget to pick up memorable souvenirs from the gift shop and always keep an eye on the sky by visiting the Space Needle webcam!