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“Always a good time”

Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area
Ranked #19 of 109 things to do in Gatlinburg
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Always a good time”
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 top is very reasonable and good quality food too. The scenery is, of course, beyond words from up there. Well worth the price of the tram ticket.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a perfect way to experience the majestic views of the Smoky Mountains.. worth the fee!I wish we had the time to stay at top for a little and just drink in the fresh air and immerse ourselves in the grandeur of the mountains..

there are several modern and clean restroom facilities up top and that was excellent.

Visited July 2014
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Cooper City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great views with nice ride”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

If your in Gatlingburg this is a must do. The ride alone is worth it and the views are fabulous. Plus you get to do it as many times you wish day of purchase plus the following day. We did it early in the day & later at night due to my 11yo insistence.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Lauderdale
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130 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Alpine Slide”
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. All in all, the ski lift to the top of the alpine slide was a nice ride, and the sliding was hit-or-miss based on who was in front of you. I had someone who rode the brake the whole way down, which made my ride boring. A decent time.

Visited July 2014
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Frederick, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Tram was great but up top is a tourist trap! ”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Take the tram ride! It's beautiful and worth the ticket price! We were lucky enough to get near a window both up and back. Once you reach the top everything cost extra (ice skating, animal attraction, alpine slide, etc.) The food prices weren't too bad though.

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