Ober Gatlinburg

★★★☆☆
  • 1001 Parkway #2

    Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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  • 865-436-5423

About Ober Gatlinburg

Categories
  • Amusement Parks
  • Winter Sports
  • Ski Resorts
  • Arcades
  • Mini Golf
  • Water Parks
  • Shopping Centers & Malls
  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Gifts & Novelties
Hours
M-Su 9:45am-9pm (We will be closed for scheduled annual maintenance on April 16-19, open for the weekend of April 20-22, and closed again April 23-May 4, reopening on May 5th. Please call for details: 436-5423)
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Emails
  • fun@obergatlinburg.com
Year Established
  • 1961
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  • Family Fun, amusement, skiing, snowboarding
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We have been a couple of times and enjoyed ourselves. We really like the alpine slide. The trip up is also a great view, though you can drive up there if you don't want the expense of the lift. A bit on the pricey side though.

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We have been a couple of times and enjoyed ourselves. We really like the alpine slide. The trip up is also a great view, though you can drive up there if you don't want the expense of the lift. A bit on the pricey side though.

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Horrible experience at Ober Gatlinburg. I waited in line on 12/29/10 starting at 7:30 am for 1 hour to get a ticket for the cable car, 30 additional minutes to get on the cable car, then I stood out in the cold at the top of the mountain for another 1 1/2 hours to get snow tubing tickets for my family. After waiting in line all of this time (3 HOURS), and still at least 30 minutes from actually making it to the damn ticket window, an Ober employee told me that I had to have all of my family with me in the line so the wristbands could be put on my family. Absolutely ridiculous. Why wouldn??t you tell me this at the bottom of the mountain or on your website or in your brochure. More importantly, why would I have my family get in line with me at 7:30 am and stand in line (in the cold) for 3 hours for tubing tickets to be used 8 hours later at 5 pm. I stood in line all that time so my family DIDN??t have to. In the end, after standing in lines for over 3 hours, I left mad and disgusted, with no tickets. Meanwhile, my family was waiting for me at the hotel for the entire morning.
We wasted 1/2 of our day just TRYING to get snow tubing tickets but ended up with nothing but anger and frustration. The MAIN reason we traveled to Gatlinburg was to take our children snow tubing. They were very unhappy to find out later in the day that I stood in line for 3 hours and that I wasn??t able to get tickets. Also, I bought tram tickets for my family that I wasn??t able to use since I couldn??t GET snow tubing tickets, and upon returning to the cable car building at the bottom of the mountain, I was told by the information counter that I had to get BACK in line (with over an hour wait AGAIN), to get a refund for the tram tickets that I purchased earlier for my family. I was able to sell my extra tram tickets to some desperate people that were waiting in line to buy tram tickets, but I was only able to sell some of my tickets, so I lost some money, but I was so ready to leave Ober Gatlinburg FOREVER, I didn??t care.
This is the worst experience I have ever had on any vacation. EVER!!!!! What a complete waste of my time and my family??s time. Why in the world don??t they sell tickets online or at the bottom of the mountain for snow tubing? It is idiotic to make people wait in line early in the morning to buy tram tickets, to ride to the top of the mountain JUST to buy snow tubing tickets for sessions later in the day at 5 pm or 7 pm. They obviously don??t care about their customers at all. They should try standing in line for 3 hours by themselves (or better yet with your entire family and see how much they like it). They obviously have a constant stream of out-of-town suckers (tourists) coming to town so they can keep ripping people off and not care at all.
Even without the lines, the facilities and equipment are old and outdated anyway, so please spend your time and money ANYWHERE else besides the rip-off capital of the world, Ober Gatlinburg.

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Horrible experience at Ober Gatlinburg. I waited in line on 12/29/10 starting at 7:30 am for 1 hour to get a ticket for the cable car, 30 additional minutes to get on the cable car, then I stood out in the cold at the top of the mountain for another 1 1/2 hours to get snow tubing tickets for my family. After waiting in line all of this time (3 HOURS), and still at least 30 minutes from actually making it to the damn ticket window, an Ober employee told me that I had to have all of my family with me in the line so the wristbands could be put on my family. Absolutely ridiculous. Why wouldn??t you tell me this at the bottom of the mountain or on your website or in your brochure. More importantly, why would I have my family get in line with me at 7:30 am and stand in line (in the cold) for 3 hours for tubing tickets to be used 8 hours later at 5 pm. I stood in line all that time so my family DIDN??t have to. In the end, after standing in lines for over 3 hours, I left mad and disgusted, with no tickets. Meanwhile, my family was waiting for me at the hotel for the entire morning.
We wasted 1/2 of our day just TRYING to get snow tubing tickets but ended up with nothing but anger and frustration. The MAIN reason we traveled to Gatlinburg was to take our children snow tubing. They were very unhappy to find out later in the day that I stood in line for 3 hours and that I wasn??t able to get tickets. Also, I bought tram tickets for my family that I wasn??t able to use since I couldn??t GET snow tubing tickets, and upon returning to the cable car building at the bottom of the mountain, I was told by the information counter that I had to get BACK in line (with over an hour wait AGAIN), to get a refund for the tram tickets that I purchased earlier for my family. I was able to sell my extra tram tickets to some desperate people that were waiting in line to buy tram tickets, but I was only able to sell some of my tickets, so I lost some money, but I was so ready to leave Ober Gatlinburg FOREVER, I didn??t care.
This is the worst experience I have ever had on any vacation. EVER!!!!! What a complete waste of my time and my family??s time. Why in the world don??t they sell tickets online or at the bottom of the mountain for snow tubing? It is idiotic to make people wait in line early in the morning to buy tram tickets, to ride to the top of the mountain JUST to buy snow tubing tickets for sessions later in the day at 5 pm or 7 pm. They obviously don??t care about their customers at all. They should try standing in line for 3 hours by themselves (or better yet with your entire family and see how much they like it). They obviously have a constant stream of out-of-town suckers (tourists) coming to town so they can keep ripping people off and not care at all.
Even without the lines, the facilities and equipment are old and outdated anyway, so please spend your time and money ANYWHERE else besides the rip-off capital of the world, Ober Gatlinburg.

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I have been to Ober Gatlinburg twice. They have games, carts, a food court, a downhill sled, and ice skating. But the tram itself is the best part. I have been once during the day, and once at night. The views are great during the day, and at night, I was blown away, if you want a breathtaking view go on the tram at night. The downhill sledding was fun too, but of your not careful you can slip and skin up your knee or elbow.

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I have been to Ober Gatlinburg twice. They have games, carts, a food court, a downhill sled, and ice skating. But the tram itself is the best part. I have been once during the day, and once at night. The views are great during the day, and at night, I was blown away, if you want a breathtaking view go on the tram at night. The downhill sledding was fun too, but of your not careful you can slip and skin up your knee or elbow.

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They have an indoor iceskating rink, a cement sled type thing outside, and shops and arcades inside that you can buy gifts or win prizes at. You can reach Ober Gatlinburg by either driving up, or taking the tram......I recomend taking the tram just for the sights on the way up. Also there are carnival type games inside that you can play and win prizes at. Just make sure to take plenty of money incase you have trouble winning the prizes.

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They have an indoor iceskating rink, a cement sled type thing outside, and shops and arcades inside that you can buy gifts or win prizes at. You can reach Ober Gatlinburg by either driving up, or taking the tram......I recomend taking the tram just for the sights on the way up. Also there are carnival type games inside that you can play and win prizes at. Just make sure to take plenty of money incase you have trouble winning the prizes.

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Ober Gatlinburg is a lot of fun! Ice skating, skiing, and games. We went ice skating there on our last visit and had a blast. The skiing is pretty casual, so beginners won't feel intimidated. Have fun!

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Ober Gatlinburg is a lot of fun! Ice skating, skiing, and games. We went ice skating there on our last visit and had a blast. The skiing is pretty casual, so beginners won't feel intimidated. Have fun!

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Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area offers mountaintop fun for visitors of all ages.

Ice skating, outdoor activities, shopping & dining...plus Skiing, snowboarding & tubing (winter).

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