Was a really nice ride to take to the top of the mountain!!! My wife hates heights and wouldn't ride the ski lifts... but this was no problem. Both tram operators were very engaging and the staff on the upper and lower ends were very friendly and courteous. We just took the tram ride... but there is a rescue zoo there as well as ski lifts to take you higher up. The place even has an ice rink inside!! Great views of Gatlinburg and the surrounding are!!! A MUST DO!!!!
My wife and I rode the tram up the mountain on Aug1st 2023 and enjoyed the ride and scenery. Recommend this to anyone in the area visiting. Fun and adventurous and you may catch a glimpse of some wildlife such as bears and a few other critters on the mountain. We took the ride just before sunset and it was gorgeous. Fun things to see and do when you arrive on top. Check it out!
A One-of-a-kind park in Gatlinburg! This site can be accessed either by taking the tram from the bottom of the mountain or by driving up to the site. There is a large parking lot at the bottom and a small lot at the site. I chose to drive up to the site. The drive is up a mountain road and may not be for nervous drivers. There are several items to see and do at the “mall”. There is a chairlift, icerink, Tram, zoo, shopping, and a toboggan ride. This is a typical ski area in the winter months but during the summer months, when I went, it was summertime. All of the above were open and available to include the restaurants. You can purchase tickets right inside the door as you enter. I tried the chairlift, Tram, and zoo. Both moving rides afford nice views of the mountain. The zoo was very basic but had several bears in the outdoor enclosure and smaller animals in a building off to the side. The toboggan was closed due to rain/lightning in the area so I did not get to try that. The staff was pleasant at each of the different parts (chairlift, shops, tram). Overall, it was a nice place to get some beautiful views from the mountain and do some interesting rides.
This was such a fun activity for us! I do recommend getting the wristband that let's you do all the things. Once you get up there, you'll want to explore and try different things! The Apline Rollercoaster was lots of fun! We also took the chairlift from the top of where the tramway dropped us off for the highest views! Did the Apline slide too. On the way down, Miranda offered to take our photo! So nice! Thanks for a great time!
I was disappointed in every way by this place. First, the good: the view on the tramway itself is good, but not really amazing. Now the bad. The first bad thing, is you can just drive to the location at the top where the tram stops. Nobody tells you that when you get to the top, you really can't see very much. Just a narrow angle, that you have to pay 50 cents to see anything through those big fixed binoculars, that are on the edge of a parking lot. Not even a viewing platform. We thought we might try the ice rink bumper cars. But no ice in the ice rink. So let's go to the lounge. Lounge is closed. Take the scenic chairlift. Not open. And it just goes on. Thank God we didn't pay for the all access pass in advance. It's not that so much of the facility is not working, it's that they don't tell you when you are on the ground, when they try to sell you the passes. At least they offer to let you buy the tram ticket, and then upgrade to the *all access" pass at the top. You can actually drive to the summit of the mountain from Gatlinburg (well above this place) If you want a great view, I would suggest this.
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