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Gatlinburg Sky Lift

765 Parkway, Center of town at traffic light # 7, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4307
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Ranked #20 of 66 attractions in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Talking Rock, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We love the Sky Lift. We have ridden every June since 1995 except one. I guess we will continue as it is our anniversary tradition. I feel that it is pricey though. At the top they always take your picture (we have 19) and it is available for purchase, which again I feel is pricey. Over $30.00 for two 5x7's.... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Obviously it's not the destination, it's the journey. The Sky Lift actually serves two purposes: it gives you a catbird seat for some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and it literally gives you a lift from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg, the town's ski resort. During the off season the only payoff at the top of the... More

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Englewood Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is pricey. Over $50 for my family of four. But we enjoyed the relaxing ride. You're not very far off the ground, just going high up the mountain. There are bathrooms, a gem mine thing and a gift shop up top. They take your picture at pole #13 and I got two photos for $21, I didn't think... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been going there for the last 10 years. It is absolutely breathtaking. Although it is a but pricey it is worth the view. If you are wanting to see Downtown Gatlinburg, this is the place. Definitely suggest going at night!

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Brandon, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We rode the sky lift on our last night in Gatlinburg. We highly enjoyed it! The views from the top are amazing and make a great photo opportunity.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was a pricy trip up and down the mountain side in a ski lift. You get to pay more money when you get to the top for the photo they take of you going up. Family of four with photos ended being $90.

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Highland, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you downhill ski you will find the chairlift experience pretty average and pricey but my husband, a non skier wanted to do and as long as he was buying, the kids and I were game. A storm was coming in so we had to leave the top but we were ready to go anyway after taking a few pictures.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

When in Gatlinburg, this a must visit for a great experience especially for first timers in town!! Such a great ride to the top! I am afraid of heights but the pace in which the ride moves is very comfortable and scenic enough to distract you on the height. Comfortable enough for all ages! There were kids at a hotel... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I usually skip the touristy stuff in Gatlinburg but decided to take a ride to the top. I didn't realize it was a bit of a thrill ride, I'm not afraid of heights or anything and have been on lots of ski lifts but man does this thing take a steep angle up the mountain! It got... More

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Dayton
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Have gone to Gatlinburg a few times over the past years, always go in March, weather is usually chilly, but only adds to the beauty as you ride up to the top of the mountain, and plenty to enjoy at Ober Gatlinburg

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