Top 6 Things to Do at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park in the Spring

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April 17, 2018

Ober Gatlinburg may be well known for skiing and snowboarding during the winter, but during the offseason, there are still plenty of exciting things to do! From wildlife to exciting rides, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park has fun for the whole family. Here are the top 6 things to do at Ober Gatlinburg in the spring:

1. Aerial Tramway

Hop on the Aerial Tramway to experience one of the most breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains. The tramway departs regularly from downtown Gatlinburg and takes you on an unforgettable 2.1-mile ride to the amusement park. During the spring, you’ll be able to see lush green trees and colorful flowers.

2. Ski Mountain Coaster

The Ski Mountain Coaster is Ober Gatlinburg’s top thrilling attraction. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a ride on this unique coaster. The Ski Mountain Coaster starts off with a relaxing ride to the top, where you can enjoy a gorgeous view before taking control of your own speed on your way back down. There will be 2,750 feet of turns, dips, zig-zags and more as you race down the track. You can choose to go as fast as 25 miles per hour or take a leisurely ride instead. The coaster can hold up to 2 people, so parents and kids can ride together!

3. Alpine Slide

For another exciting ride, try the Alpine Slide! To start off your adventure, enjoy a ride on the Scenic Chairlift up the mountain. Then, the real thrill begins. You’ll experience a dipping descent filled with twists and turns down an 1,800-foot track through the woods and ski trails. You’ll have the time of your life!

4. Wildlife Encounter

Smoky Mountain black bears in a tree.

River otters, bobcats and bears, oh my! Head to the Wildlife Encounter for your chance to see all your favorite animals. You’ll be able to see a black bear family, river otters playing in the underwater viewing area, birds in an enclosed aviary and bobcats! There’s also a Nocturnal House that has a variety of native Smokies wildlife, like raccoons, turtles and flying squirrels. Don’t miss your chance to see all the animals!

5. Go Shopping

There’s never a bad time for shopping, especially at The Shops at Ober! Start your shopping trip in the Tramway Mall, where you will find the best clothing, outerwear, footwear, souvenirs and more. Then, head to the top of the mountain to find more incredible items. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it at The Shops at Ober.

6. Ice Skating

If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the winter weather, go ice skating! Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park has an indoor ice skating rink that’s open all year long. Grab your family and friends and skate out into the middle of the ice to show them your favorite tricks! The indoor ice area is located in the center of Ober Gatlinburg’s mall.

There are so many ways to have fun at Ober Gatlinburg! Our Gatlinburg cabins will put you just minutes away from all the action. Browse all of our cabins in Gatlinburg today, and start planning your trip!