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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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SAVE YOUR $$$$ - NOT WORTH IT

The only thing good was the tram ride up and back down. There are a lot of small shops on two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nauticalnana
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CRESTLINE, Ohio
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The tram ride was beautiful. Not exactly my cup of tea - especially when it sways a bit, but my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
travlinwiththefam
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Detroit, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3138
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only thing good was the tram ride up and back down. There are a lot of small shops on two floors with extremely high prices. There is, what they call, an arcade. Most of the games were out-of-order. Outside, there is a swing, carousel...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tram ride was beautiful. Not exactly my cup of tea - especially when it sways a bit, but my kids loved it. We visited the arcade - which I will admit was quite poor. Many of the games did not work or were so...More

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed our Wildlife Encounter and that the kids loved the Aerial Tramway! We apologize that you didn't enjoy the arcade or your meals. Please consider visiting us again in the future - we do have a full service, casual dining restaurant...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the tram up the mountain, not much to do once we got there seems the wind caused things to shut down and it was 5pm and everything closed at 5:30. The “shops” were a disappointment.

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so sorry you weren't able to enjoy many of our attractions. We hope you'll give us another chance and that the weather will cooperate more for you.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would say it is definitely worth checking out if you are visiting the area, even when there is not snow it is a neat place. Take the tram up the mountain, it is swedish-ish.

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed our Aerial Tramway! Thank your for the review and we hope you'll come back on your next trip to Gatlinburg.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The views are nice going up, the animal encounter was great. We didnt get to do the kiddie play land as it wasnt opened yet in April.

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the Wildlife Encounter! Our playground tends to get muddy in the spring so when that happens it doesn't open. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy it on your next visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tram up the mountain was awesome! Our family loved it! However, every worker we came in contact was either rude or acted like they didn’t want to be there, except for the guys running the kiddie rides, they were great. We came during the...More

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're very happy that you enjoyed the Aerial Tramway, Alpine Slide and Scenic Chairlift. We do apologize for your unacceptable dining experience and that you felt that our staff didn't appreciate you. We thank you for information, customer service is always a top priority for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for anyone wanting to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains. The Lift takes you to the halfway point. One ticket keys you ride unlimited all day. From the amusement area, spend the extra $7 to take the chair lift to...More

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to Ober Gatlinburg. Our Scenic Chairlift is the longest one in the area and, on a clear day, you can see a good portion of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee- it is spectacular! Thank you for you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the tram ride. Tram operator was very informative on the ride up. Lots to see and do once you get to the top. Bar served excellent drinks!More

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed Ober Gatlinburg's Aerial Tramway- it offers truly beautiful views that change throughout the year. The Loft Lounge is a neat place to hang out and we're happy our bartenders took great care of you! Thank you for your nice review...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride up and down the mountain on the tram is amazing. I could do that everyday! When you get to the top it is not as exciting. It could use some updating. My 2 teenage children rode the alpine coaster and loved it.More

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed Ober Gatlinburg's Aerial Tramway and the Alpine Slide! We are sorry that you found our facilities outdated. We have been working very hard over the last few years to update things as our finances allow. We hope that you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really didn’t get this place. Maybe it’s because we were in between seasons...with snow stuff open or in the summer with the water slides etc it might have been better but we found it run down, overpriced and a bit random. All the attractions...More

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Ober G, Public Relations Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. We do offer a variety of activities each season and are currently in the process of switching over from winter to summer now that the snow is gone. In the summer, we do offer wristband packages...More

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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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Candy C
4 March 2018|
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Response from Ober G | Property representative |
The opening and closing dates of our ski slopes each year completely depend on the weather and are never the same each winter. Unfortunately our ski season closed very early this year (February 18 was our last day), due to... More
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Saliceti
3 February 2018|
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Response from Ober G | Property representative |
The opening and closing dates of our ski slopes each year completely depend on the weather and are never the same each winter. Unfortunately our ski season closed very early this year (February 18 was our last day), due to... More
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