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Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area

1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3138
+1 865-436-5423
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I've been coming to Gatlinburg for 30+ years and have never been to Ober. My wife and I went in on... read more

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Longland
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always fun

this is a must do when in Gatlinburg. have been there every visit and will go back again and again... read more

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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“ice skating” (802 reviews)
“alpine slide” (768 reviews)
“snow tubing” (426 reviews)
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1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3138
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+1 865-436-5423
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been coming to Gatlinburg for 30+ years and have never been to Ober. My wife and I went in on a whim and I must say I was fairly impressed. The Gondola ride was well worth the money to see such spectacular views and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

this is a must do when in Gatlinburg. have been there every visit and will go back again and again. they have added a bumper boat on ice attraction that was a blast

Thank Ronnie H
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Reviewed yesterday

It cost quite a bit to ride up the mountain. Very crowded on the way up. You absolutely can't beat the views. Maybe if there were more at the top to fit my interest it would be worth it. The girl at the welcome desk...More

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me start by saying that my family has been visiting Ober Gatlinburg for decades. The place has NEVER been amazing by any stretch of the imagination. Place has always looked dated and in need of renovation. However, we always overlooked this due to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ride up was very crowded, if you aren't on the outside of the crowd you don't really get to see the view on the way up. Going down depends on how many people are leaving the time you are. Kiddieland , which was only...More

Thank Teiera C
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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We apologize that you did not have a better experience. The Aerial Tramway is one of our most popular activities, and while the cars can hold up to 120 people we usually don't put more then 65-80 people on per trip in order to offer...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought, "Four out of Five stars has to be good, right?" Wrong. This place might have been something once. And it might still be during winter when people can ski. But during summer months, this is a big bummer. I decided to take my...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nancy and Corrina in guest services were very helpful and took the time to address my issue! We will definitely be coming back!

Thank carlamoen75
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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad you received excellent service from our employees! We will make sure to pass your complements on to Nancy and Corrina. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to see all of Gatlinburg. Great ride up and down, great for all kinds of things fo. You can skate, shop, eat, take in the view. Get pics of whole city. We enjoyed it! Recommend the ride well worth the trip and great...More

Thank clinem482018
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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your continued patronage! We're so happy you enjoyed your ride on the Aerial Tramway and the Seasons of Ober restaurant. We hope you are able to come back during your next visit to Gatlinburg.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just wanted to take the sky tram. There is whole other area ip there. I enjoyed the wildlife exhibit. We also did the motor tubes. They were a blast and we are in our 40s. The tix are cheap. The snack bar food was...More

Thank stacydelay
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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review and for your visit. We're so happy you enjoyed the WIldlife Encounter and our new Ice Bumper Cars! We hope you are able to come back and try Seasons of Ober restaurant.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A trip to Ober is a family tradition for us dating back over 20 years. The tram is always a must-do! It’s the only place around to ice skate that I know of. Prices are very affordable. Unfortunately, I don’t think the decor has been...More

Thank Ashley P
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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad Ober Gatlinburg is such a highlight for you and your family! On average we reinvest over $1 million each year on updates and additions to keep things fresh. This year we added the ice bumper cars, rock climbing wall and a...More

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stacydonald23
12 June 2018|
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Response from Ober G | Property representative |
If the child can walk, they are able to ride the Alpine Slide with an adult. Any age can ride the Scenic Chairlift and the Aerial Tramway. We have minimum height requirements for most of our other rides and they range from... More
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Doris N
25 April 2018|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I would say spring or late fall. Prices for lodging is less expensive and it is not as crowded. September isn't too bad as well.
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sandy s
23 March 2018|
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Response from Ober G | Property representative |
Yes, we do sell round trip Aerial Tramway tickets at both locations.
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