Top 4 Activities to Discover at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park

A scenic photo of Gatlinburg in the mountains.
May 24, 2017

When taking a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the most fun places to visit is Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park! This popular park transforms from an exciting ski and tubing area in the winter months to a must-see destination in the summer with multiple activities. The best part is that the park is just minutes from our cabins at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals! Here are the top 4 activities to discover at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park:

Aerial Tramway

One of the best parts about Ober Gatlinburg is getting to the park itself! The Aerial Tramway departs on a regular basis from downtown Gatlinburg on a spectacular 2.1 mile journey directly to the amusement park. This is one of the largest aerial tramways in the country and each of the two gondolas holds up to 120 passengers. Guests can take the Aerial Tramway for convenient transportation to the park or simply to enjoy the incredible views of the Smokies!

Ski Mountain Coaster

Experience a breathtaking journey through nearly 3,750 feet oftwisting and turning track on Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Mountain Coaster! This thrilling ride lasts more than five minutes and begins with a scenic 1,000 foot climb to the top of the mountain. After reaching the summit, get ready to let loose as you control the speed of your own coaster sled through turns and corkscrews back down to the loading area. This is sure to be a highlight of your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains!

Wildlife Encounter

The Wildlife Encounter at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park is a unique opportunity to view American black bears, river otters, bobcats and more! Step into the Nocturnal House to check out a variety of native Smokies wildlife such as skunks, raccoons, flying squirrels, turtles and snakes, or explore the outside flight enclosures for the birds of prey. The Wildlife Encounter was created to provide visitors with an up close viewing of native wildlife in a safe environment.

Ice Skating

mothers hand helping small child on ice at Ober Gatlinburg

You can enjoy ice skating year-round at Ober Gatlinburg’s huge indoor ice skating rink! The rink is the centerpiece of the park’s enclosed mall where guests can grab a bite to eat and pick up a Great Smoky Mountains souvenir. The ice skating rates include a continuous 3 hour session and skate rentals. Whether it is raining or too hot for outside activities, come on into the skating rink for hours of fun on the ice!

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Where to Stay

If you want to stay in the best cabins in town that are close to all of the action at Ober Gatlinburg, check out Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals for your ultimate vacation experience! Our affordable cabins have everything you need for a perfect getaway to the mountains, including decks with scenic views, full kitchens, hot tubs and more! Come find out for yourself why guests choose to stay with us on their vacation to Gatlinburg.

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg today to stay near Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park! We look forward to seeing you soon at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!