West - Space Needle - Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 42.650 W 083° 31.108
17S E 272167 N 3954800
Quick Description: The Gatlinburg Space Needle tower is over 400 ft tall, the observation deck features an historic marker, commenting on the stunning views of the Smoky Mountains & the 1940 visit of President F.D Roosevelt, to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2015 9:58:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMPQTA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The view from the Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 360° panorama of the City of Gatlinburg & the Smoky Mountain National parks. There are four free to use distance binoculars, on the massive open viewing deck.

"Higher Learning is the interesting Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain history it provides. Along with a detailed chronological history of Gatlinburg, Higher Learning provides countless little-known facts about Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains." (visit link)

Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 2, 1940, "for the permanent enjoyment of the people." Text Source: (visit link)

"The Smoky Mountains, a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, straddle the Tennessee & North Carolina border in the Southeastern United States. The Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited national park in the United States. From our observation deck, you will be provided a full panoramic view of these beautiful mountains who take their name from the smoke-like fog which rises from them.

Mount LeConte, the tallest mountain in the eastern United States at 6,593 feet from its immediate base to its highest peak, is easily discernible from the Space Needle’s observation deck, providing the best possible view of this towering mountain and the scenic beauty surrounding it." Text Source: (visit link)
Group that erected the marker: Higher Learning.

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738


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