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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 70 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was a very fun afternoon. The views are incredible. There are many things to do at the top of the mountain (attractions, food, enjoying the view). Be sure to leave plenty of time to wait to leave. We were in line for tram off the mountain for about an hour.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were interested in going to Octiberfest because her grandmother was a German war bride. Me, I just love a good bratwurst with sauerkraut. We were sorely disappointed. I didn't see much in the way of German food at all. The only thing that let you know it was Octoberfest were the banners hanging around and the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I am writing about the animal encounter! The poor animals were on mostly concrete to the point where the older bear had very tender paws. He could barely walk and kept picking up his paws and staring at them. When I asked the keeper he told me he had arthritis, when obviously this wasn't causing the pain for this poor... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Having visited the area before by riding the tram, this time we drove to the top of the mountain which I might add gave more breathing room than the stuffed cram does. Our goal was to ride the alpine slide again which we enjoyed. The chair lift ride to the slide is nice and quiet. The indoor area of the... More

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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the alpine slide and the chair lift. We're in the process of doing extensive upgrades, so we look forward to your return visit to check those out! More

San Antonio Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I get why people are rating this as an average attraction attraction it is very very dated and the animal park is horrible!!! The owls barely have any space to turn around in and the bear exhibit is depressing. The advertised restaurant where Oktoberfest takes place is horrible and way over priced. That bring said go for the alpine coaster... More

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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the views from the chair lift as well as the alpine slide, a very popular attraction here at Ober Gatlinburg. We're sorry to hear that the animal exhibit wasn't to your liking, but we hope to see you back again soon! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Guy taking pictures. Shorter with a goatee was extremely rude to my family and I. I said no thank you politely 3 times to his request to take our picture. He insisted that we had to get our picture taken and was visibly angry and argumentative that I "wouldn't let him do his job". The place has beautiful views and... More

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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park, responded to this review

We always strive to provide excellent customer service to our guests. We'll discuss this with our team and address the situation. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular views and hope to see you again soon. More

Plainfield, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good for the price. get a coupon to save $1 for the round trip. They crowd the people on the ride up should keep it around 100 they had 128 on our ride up. 10 min to get to the top. It has a lot to do for families. We just ate lunch and it was good not bad prices.... More

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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself during your visit. Please stop by again soon! More

Knoxville, TN
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ok - first, this place is mostly a waste of time year-round, unless you want to do indoor ice skating or there is a snow to allow skiing. HOWEVER, it is well worth doing during the Oktoberfest celebration. The restaurant upstairs features good German food and a live show a few times a day (1PM/3PM/6PM) that is worth seeing. It... More

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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Oktoberfest celebrations, including the German food and love shows. We hope you stop by again next year! More

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is worth taking the extra ride up to Mount Harrison (extra fee) on a chair-lift as the ride up, the views from the top and the hill-billy band at the summit were the best bits of the day. The rest of it was very dated and a strange combination of things. We also had to move when we were... More

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Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This happens to be my favorite thing to do in Gatlingburg. Beautiful view from above. Saw three bears in someone's backyard. Exciting!!!!

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