What's better than hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains? Getting a lift up the Space Needle to get a view from the top! This steel observation tower holds twenty people at a time and offers an incredible view of the surrounding mountains and the Parkway. You can ride the glass elevators up to a height of 400 feet to enjoy the panoramic view that you simply cannot get anywhere else. Don't forget to bring your camera!
When you have gotten your fill of natural beauty, ride the elevator back down to play some games in Arcadia. This two-story playground is chock-full of entertainment for kids of all ages. Challenge your youngsters to various arcade games, get your adrenaline pumping in the Hurricane Simulator, take some silly pictures at Old Tyme Photos or go shopping in the souvenir store.
The Space Needle is open all year long; however, hours are subject to change based on weather and the season. Ticket prices for the observation deck are $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children age 5-12, while children four and under are free. Senior citizens enjoy a discounted price of $5 per person.
Space Needle Arcadia
115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738