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Gatlinburg SkyLift

765 Parkway, Center of town at traffic light # 7, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3205
+1 865-436-4307
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Waiting for new skydeck.

We go every October. Our visit in October 2016 had incredible weather. We sat on the old skydeck... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andy S
Sky Lift

Really enjoyed the sky lift. Easy and comfortable ride and a great view of the mountains. I was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Douglas L
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (610 reviews)
“relaxing ride” (145 reviews)
“day pass” (217 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
765 Parkway, Center of town at traffic light # 7, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3205
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+1 865-436-4307
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"gift shop"
in 610 reviews
"relaxing ride"
in 145 reviews
"day pass"
in 217 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 173 reviews
"little pricey"
in 196 reviews
"unlimited rides"
in 60 reviews
"great view of gatlinburg"
in 72 reviews
"coming down"
in 49 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 68 reviews
"great ride"
in 100 reviews
"worth the money"
in 106 reviews
"take pictures"
in 55 reviews
"the smoky mountains"
in 61 reviews
"visit gatlinburg"
in 51 reviews
"in town"
in 73 reviews
"dusk"
in 52 reviews
"rebuilt"
in 75 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We go every October. Our visit in October 2016 had incredible weather. We sat on the old skydeck and had ice cream...or was it frozen yogurt? Anyway, Its a great place to sit in the late afternoon relaxing and taking in the view and the...More

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the sky lift. Easy and comfortable ride and a great view of the mountains. I was really amazed at the amount of wildflowers blooming this early in the season. Great ride!

Thank Douglas L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well you can’t get off at the top because the once gift shop was burned. It’s just a loop ride now. Still had great views but would wait until they finish the new building at the top.More

Thank OfcCarroll
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are working on the new SkyDeck and two-story facility that will offer food and beverage, shopping, and photo sales. Also, there are other attractions that will be introduced at the SkyLift in the near future. We are planning to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in Gatlinburg this is a must do thing. The best possible view that you could find, and the staff is great.

Thank williamscottstep2016
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words and the review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time on the SkyLift. We hope you can come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Skylift gives you such a beautiful view of the city and if your tired from walking it gives a nice break to catch your breath and rest your feet!

Thank daia301
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review. Our 18 minute round trip ride provides a break from walking while offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains and the town of Gatlinburg below. We hope you can come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very relaxing and enjoyable. Beautiful view. Not much to it other than the ride and view. A little pricey for what it is but still enjoyed.More

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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review. Once early to mid-summer comes around, we will start letting customers unload at the top of the mountain. We also have some other attractions being implemented at the top of the mountain that will be announced soon. Please stay connected...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a nice ride up the hill and back beautiful veiw valley ee enjoyed it.the rates were moderate and lines were fast moving

Thank briann767
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and review. The view from the top of the mountain is definitely one to remember! We hope you can come back and see us again soon. Have a great day!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Relaxing ride to top of the mountain and back. Under construction so you are not able to stop at the top yet. A good attraction for any age. A bit pricey though.

Thank Becky M
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review and feedback. We are getting very close to allowing customers to unload at the top of the mountain. We hope you can come back soon to see us!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Road this up I think the price is to much for just a ride up to the top and back down... should lower the price for the quality of what u getMore

Thank Holly I
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and the review. We always value the opinions and thoughts of our customers. We are getting very close to allowing customers off at the top of the mountain. Come back and see us early to mid-summer when we have implemented...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the fire, there is nothing at the top of the ride. They are rebuilding, but it was an expensive ride up and down the mountain.

Thank Keith S
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Marcus W, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are planning to allow customers off at the top of the mountain early to mid-summer. We hope you can come back and see us when our new attractionsnhave been implemented!

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lexishears99
29 January 2018|
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Response from ecbronze | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a charge. You can go one time or get all day passes and come back.
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jacksonalyssa92
23 January 2018|
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Response from Alfredo R | Reviewed this property |
The Gatlinburg TN Guide advertises no weight limit and no one had ever been turn away due to weight restrictions.
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Tara H
9 January 2018|
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Response from Tibiafinger | Reviewed this property |
I would say close to 40 to 50 feet. The spots varies.
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