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.