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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park

1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-5423
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Ranked #41 of 66 attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Trams
Activities: Ice skating
Owner description: From downtown Gatlinburg, hop on to the 120 passenger aerial tramway for a ride to this ski area with a 600-foot vertical drop, nine beautiful trails... more » Owner description: From downtown Gatlinburg, hop on to the 120 passenger aerial tramway for a ride to this ski area with a 600-foot vertical drop, nine beautiful trails and an amusement park complete with indoor ice skating, wildlife encounter, Alpine Slide, water rides and more. « less
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Augusta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This review hits several attractions and the town of Gatlinburg. Ripped off from the start with $5.00 parking fee at the Ski Resort and Amusement Park. The building was very run down and outdated. We did really enjoy the aerial tram, however. It was a fun ride and we enjoyed the scenery. Very military friendly, and we got a deep... More

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Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

don't waste your money on a summer trip... tourist trap... buildings were in disrepair... staff was rude at ticket window. rides were out of date. the ice skating rink looked nice but that was more $... way over priced...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This park was slightly outdated. The Alpine Slide was great!!! I do have to say, however, that this is no place for anyone with a fear of heights!! My husband is terrified of heights so he didn't ride a single thing. :( Our teenagers liked it, short lines for the water slides, etc. Our youngest, she's 5, had a blast... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you like flashbacks to the 70s, go here! This is the epitome of a 70s investment that hasn't received a single update in the 40 plus years it has been open. I'm sure someone is milking it for all it's worth, but it needs a major facelift. I wouldn't recommend you go there. If you have to ride the... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Gondola rides are always neat, but they pack you in like sardines. It was July and it was hot and stuffy. People, especially teenagers, push their way through to get to the windows. Once you get to the top, there is a cafe and some shops and also some wildlife. My kids really wanted to see the bears, so we... More

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Ft. Worth, TX
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274 reviews 274 reviews
46 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We noticed upgrades since we last visited this place which sure helped the look and feel of the place. The alpine slide is always a favorite ride of ours. Today there was a slow person with a small child that was barely moving on the slide so it wasn't fun for everyone behind them. I wish they would have one... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had a good time but it was nothing spectacular. It had nice views and the slide was fun but not something that I would rush back to. Overall good experience.

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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on July 3rd and was surprised at the number of people there. It was not as crowded as we anticipated and there was very little wait for any of the rides. I would recommend two things 1) drive up to the park. Same cost ro park, and Tram is packed shoulder to shoulder for the ride up and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Yes, it's a tourist thing, but the tram up to Ober Gatlinburg has become a tradition for us. And we always make sure to do the Alpine slide at the top at least once per visit. Our youngest is finally old enough to go down by himself. You should have seen the smile on his face. The restaurant at the... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We specifically came here for the Alpine sliding. You can pay $12/person to ride the tramway up, or drive yourself up the mountain and pay $5. We chose the latter. The alpine slide was $7/trip, but if you plan on going more than 3 times, or doing some of the other things (water rides), there is an all-day bracelet available.... More

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