Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

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  • Address: 1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 09:20 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8009879852
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Cable Car, Observation Deck
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Experience the grandeur of Gatlinburg by tram. Enjoy the easy pace of the journey, riding in the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. From the tram catch 360-degree views of magnificent panorama of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. Take in the changing seasons and splendour of the mountains. Admire golden and blue hues that seem to stretch infinitely toward the horizon. The tram is a wonderful way to travel to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park. It is conveniently located on the streets of Gatlinburg and is fun for all ages. It also is a great transportation system for people wishing access to the activities on the mountain.

Thus the new era of transportation to the top of Mt. Harrison began. The original cable cars were replaced by a pair of efficient giant vehicles. The cars were purchased from Switzerland and were made of high grade aluminium alloy. Construction of the cars and carriers began in November 2006 and was completed in March 2007.

The proportions of the new vehicles are identical to the cars they replaced. The management used the existing loading docks and towers. The new trams offer 15 percent more glass viewing area. Earlier skiers used their car to wind their way up to the snow covered Mt. Harrison to ski. Then the idea of providing a safer method to reach the ski area was explored and the tramway was born. On August 5, 2013 the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway celebrated its 40th anniversary. Work is always underway to keep the tramway system modernised. New control panels have been installed and brakes have been replaced to conform to safety standards.

The switching of the first car began on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. The existing tram car was replaced by the new tram cars and a load test was performed. Technicians were brought in from Switzerland and elevator inspectors from Tennessee. The tramway has transported over 18 million passengers since opening. The rides are every 20 minutes with service from downtown Gatlinburg. The ride covers a distance of 2.1 miles to the resort.

Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Travel Tips

  • Children under five ride free.
  • There is a restaurant at the top as well as a snack bar and a bar.
  • The ride is smooth and gentle.
  • Strollers must be folded prior to boarding Tram.
  • Most of the activities and shops open at 10 am so the later trams are very crowded.
  • Appropriate for all ages.
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Both cameras and video cameras are permitted.
  • Park your car downtown and take the tram at Ober Gatlinburg.

Entrance Ticket Details For Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

  • Child 5-11: $ 9.50

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  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Address: 1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Contact Number: +1-8009879852
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Timing: 09:30 am - 09:20 pm
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Price: 12 USD
  • Best time to visit Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway: 00:30 Mins
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  • 78% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway in their plan

  • 38.59% of people start their Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

94.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

People normally club together Gatlinburg Sky Lift and The Old Mill Restaurant while planning their visit to Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Reviews & Ratings

Ober gatlinburg aerial tramway
  • pricing for 2 adults to ride the Tram

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  • do you give disable veterans a discount

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    • As far as I know, the Ober Gatlinburg offers active as well as retired U.S. military members a 50% discount for a round trip Aerial Tram ticket and 25% discount for Ski Tickets & Ski Equipment Rentals. Some kind of discount is also offered for their spouse and kids. But, I would recommend calling the park on 865-436-5423 to check if any rules are applicable for availing these discounts. 

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