The Gatlinburg Space Needle is the city's most recognizable structure, and entertains residents and visitors 365 days a year. There are many ways that this premier attraction in Gatlinburg fulfills that promise.
The structure itself is impressive with its needle that rises 407 feet above the city. Two glass elevators hold a maximum of 20 passengers each and give an amazing view of the city and the Great Smoky Mountains. Included in that view is the towering Mount LeConte, the eastern United States' tallest mountain at 6,593 feet. The observation deck also provides spectacular panoramic scenery through its free viewfinders.
This unique attraction in Gatlinburg also offers visitors a fun time closer to the ground. Arcadia, at the base of the Space Needle, is a 25,000 square foot playground that rises up two stories. The largest arcade attraction in Gatlinburg, Arcadia offers more games and prizes than any others.
Located at the Space Needle attraction in Gatlinburg, Old Tyme Photos lets you dress up as characters from the past such as the Wild West’s Wyatt Earp before the O.K. Corral gunfight, Jesse James and his bank robbers or saloon girls to take an unforgettable picture.
The Space Needle attraction in Gatlinburg even has simulated games sure to make any member of your family smile. Lazer Runner is a futuristic game with special effects and realistic graphics, and The Hurricane Simulator lets you experience what those high winds are all about. Higher Learning is packed with information about the history of the area and is the newest attraction.
The entertainment doesn’t end there. Be sure to stop in to this attraction in Gatlinburg's theater and see the talent of some of the best entertainers in the Smokies showcased. Also, when you get hungry, go to the Flying Saucer Italian Bistro for a calzone or a giant slice of hand tossed pizza with ingredients that you get to choose yourself. Top that off with frozen custard, ice cream that is hand dipped or delicious cheesecake.
For a list of more great attractions in Gatlinburg, visit our website and click on the tab dedicated to this iconic city in the Smokies. There you can also find a list of great restaurants and Gatlinburg cabins to help you plan your next fun-filled Smoky Mountain Vacation.