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Top 8 Things to Do at Ober Gatlinburg in the Summer

You may think you can only have fun at Ober Gatlinburg in the winter because it’s a ski resort, but there are several fun things you can do in the summer! From summer tubing to water rides, there are plenty of seasonal rides you won’t be able to enjoy any other time of the year. Here are the top 8 things to do at Ober Gatlinburg in the summer:

1. Summer Tubing

kid summer tubingOne of the fun things you can do during the summer is go summer tubing! The tubing area is in the same place as the tubing area in the winter, but it’s a little different. There’s no snow, but you still get the same inner tubes. You’ll race down the hill on a plastic material that mimics the feel of snow. Your whole family will have a blast racing down the hill together.

2. Ice Skating

When the summer heat is getting to you, you should head into the Tramway Mall and go ice skating! The rink is indoors and open all year, but it’s a great summer activity when you want to cool down a little.

3. Ice Bumper Cars

ice rinkThe ice bumper cars are on the same ice rink as ice skating. If you love bumper cars and want a way to cool down in the summer, this is the activity you should do as a family! Everyone will have fun racing around on the ice, knocking into each other!

4. Water Raft Rides

Another fun summer activity you can do at Ober Gatlinburg is the water raft rides. You don’t have to wear a swimsuit if you want to ride these water rides. The Blue Cyclone is our largest water ride with a blackout tunnel that’s a huge thrill! The splash pool at the bottom will definitely help cool you off during the summer.

5. Mini Golf

golf clubs golf ballsOber Gatlinburg’s mini golf course is a great way to spend time together in the summer. This course has 18 holes and is themed around black bears you would see in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s fairly easy, so it’s a great activity for everyone!

6. Wildlife Encounter

If you love animals, you should check out the wildlife encounter at Ober Gatlinburg. They have all kinds of native animals. There are raccoons, turtles, and black bears. Everyone in your group will love getting an up close look at these creatures.

7. Alpine Slide

mom and son riding alpine coasterA classic ride you should definitely do in the summer is the alpine slide. You start at the top of the hill and race down in a concrete track on a cart. You get to control your speed with the push pull lever. This ride is great for kids and adults!

8. Rock Wall

Feeling adventurous? Strap on a harness and climb the outdoor rock wall! From small kids to adults, everyone will have a blast testing their skills and seeing how brave they are by climbing up the rock wall.

You might have a hard time deciding what to do when you get to Ober Gatlinburg because of all the fun activities! There are so many more than the ones we listed, but you’ll have a blast doing any of them. Want to know what else you should do when you stay with us? Here are some attractions in Gatlinburg you should check out!