Gatlinburg Space Needle
Where is the best view in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States? Standing 407 feet tall near the middle of downtown Gatlinburg the Gatlinburg Space Needle has an observation tower offering picturesque images through view finders. Standing on the observation tower you have a chance to see a 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg. Since its completion in 1970 the Gatlinburg Space Needle has attracted tourist and sightseers to travel up the tower through a glass elevator to arrive at an outdoor observation level that provides a view of miles away. A walk around the observation deck offers a full panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with a perfect backdrop for pictures. Or just to get a better view of the smoke-like fog which rises from the valleys to the peaks for which the areas name originates from. The Gatlinburg Space Needle observation deck is also the best place can also enjoy watching a sunset disappear into the horizon, see the changing foliage with each season, or star gaze with a night view of the twinkling lights above, around, and in Gatlinburg.
Before you can get to the views that you will enjoy from the observation deck you will first past by Italian scents of fresh made pizza, pastas and calzones coming from the Flying Saucer Italian Bistro. A great place to have a custom pizza made just the way you like it or just grab a slice of one of the classics prepared and rate for your-self if the mention of the Best Pizza in Gatlinburg is a deserving title. Located inside the street enterance level of the toweralong with an arcade, lazer area and live entertainment.
If you happen to be ringing in a New Year at one of the celebrations in Gatlinburg the annual Gatlinburg New Year Eve Ball Drop from the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle will be the center of attention and focus while you count down ringing in the New Year. With the streets surrounding the Gatlinburg Space Needle blocked off as midnight nears a block party forms to enjoy the music. As the clock strikes midnight the ball drop is followed by a firework show to help welcome the New Year. Whether you want to be in the middle of the crowd for a close up view or nestled in a cabin on the mountain side watching from afar it is a great sight. To see more about the Gatlinburg Space Needle plan to visit when you are in Gatlinburg. When you can’t be in Gatlinburg but want to see the action or the weather their webcam lets you do just that.