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“Conquer a mountain for $13” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Gatlinburg Sky Lift
765 Parkway, Center of town at traffic light # 7, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4307
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Ranked #11 of 48 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Trams, Other
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 attraction reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Conquer a mountain for $13”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Thrilling, wild, and windy...it cost a total of $22.75 for one adult & one kid plus $12 for bragging rights (ie small photo). A lot of fun with bathrooms & gift shop at the top of the mountain.

Higher than Gatlinburg's space needle by a long shot (1800 ft for sky lift, 407 ft for needle)!

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“Awesome views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Let me begin by saying I'm TERRIFIED of heights, and therefore don't like either the ride up or the ride down. I have, however, been on the Sky Lift twice and can attest to the amazing scenery you see at the top--which is several hundred feet higher than the Space Needle. I believe it costs around $13/person (for adults), but I'd say the views are worth it.

Visited March 2013
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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“Have ridden this several times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Rode this for the first time in 1978, and have ridden several times over the years. It is a nice, slow ride up and back down the side of the mountain, and gives a great view. Have done this both in daylight and also with the nighttime view. They take a photo of you that you can purchase, for memories of the experience. And, there is an area to shop and eat at the top of the mountain. Definitely recommend.

Visited July 2012
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“Fun but cold and windy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We always try to take the tram whenever we are in town. Great views of all of downtown Gatlinburg. Don't forget to get a picture.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Good Lift/Good Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

For only $13 this gives you a great view of the mountains and is well worth the price of admission. They let you stay on top as long as you want and there is a gift shop at the top.

Visited March 2013
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