The Gatlinburg Space Needle on a sunny day.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle

We think you’ve probably noticed the towering ​Gatlinburg Space Needle​ on the way to our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg. You may also be aware that it’s a popular tourist attraction in town as well, and there’s a reason for that. The view from the top is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. We’ll give you 5 reasons why it will be well worth it to brave the trip to the top.

1. Magnificent Views

gatlinburg space needleThere are many words we can use to describe the views from the Gatlinburg Space Needle, but let’s just say they’re simply spectacular. You not only have a bird’s eye view of the entire downtown, you can also take in some views toward the national park, including the majestic Mt. LeConte. No matter what season you visit, you’ll get to see incredible scenery — from vibrant autumn leaves to snow-covered mountains.

2. You’ll Learn a Few Things

While you’re at the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, you’ll be presented with information displayed for what you’re seeing all around and below you. The nearby mountains are identified for you, giving you an understanding at just how glorious these mountains are in terms of sheer size. You can also get a little history of the area, including facts that will fascinate you and make you love this area even more!

3. Take the Perfect Picture

You can’t go up the 407-foot-high Gatlinburg Space Needle without getting some unbelievably great photos. If you’re here with your friends and family, this is a great opportunity to share the memory of this experience. It’s also a perfect moment to share with your loved one on your romantic getaway. Get that perfect selfie of the two of you with the mountains in the background, or maybe ask someone to take your picture to get more of the beautiful mountains into the scene.

4. Play Games in the Arcade

space needle arcade gatlinburg attractionsIf you’re not one for heights, and you managed to face your fear and conquered the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the arcade at ground level is the perfect way to celebrate. We think that might have been part of the thought process when they built this observation tower. ​Arcadia​ is the biggest and best arcade in Gatlinburg for prizes and is a nice addition to this wonderful attraction.

5. You’ll Have Magical Memories

The Gatlinburg Space Needle — like many other things that Gatlinburg has to offer — provides you with an experience that will give you some magical memories of your trip. This will have a special place in your heart along with the other beautiful sights in the Smoky Mountains. You won’t be able to get enough of the great views, and when you return, you’ll certainly want to take another ride down — or up — memory lane.

Those were the 5 reasons the Gatlinburg Space Needle should be a must visit when you’re staying with us at Black Bear Inn & Suites. What’s really special is the fact that our hotel is just a short walk from this towering treasure. Get close to the fun by ​booking a room​ at our fantastic hotel, and we’ll meet your high expectations!