About Us The Space Needle, family owned and operated, is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of twenty people each. The deck can accommodate 250 people and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the resort city of Gatlinburg. The tower is 407’ high with a total weight of 4 million pounds. Construction time was 380 days. The ride is comfortable and safe, while the view is a panorama of beauty without equal year round. We also offer a full menu of amusements and entertainment for the entire family! We are the number one entertainment venue in Gatlinburg. We offer a variety of amusements for the entire family!