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Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Beautiful views

Definitely worth doing atleast once. The views are breathtaking and a great way to understand the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ash C
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Amazing views from the skylift

Spring Break Honeymoon vacation. I enjoyed the skylift alot and the amazing views of the mountains... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roxanelj
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The Best Views in the Smokies: The SkyLift Park has offered Gatlinburg's best views and most memorable experience since 1954, and will get even better this spring with the opening of new SkyBridge - the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North...more
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765 Parkway, Center of town at traffic light # 7, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3205
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spring Break Honeymoon vacation. I enjoyed the skylift alot and the amazing views of the mountains and of downtown Gatlinburg. My other half not a fan of heights but sucked it up. I highly recommend. We will be back and look forward to the new...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend a little time and get a bird eyes view of downtown Gatlinburg. Thankfully the staff helped loading and unloading so even a newbie like me didn’t feel awkward or unsafe getting on or off.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AmbersM0mmy
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. Also, thank you for the kind words about our staff. We will make sure to let them know! We are glad you enjoyed the view while on the SkyLift, and hope you will come back to see us again soon....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

They had the upper area closed off and you can't get off but the views up and down were great. It would have been nice if they offered a discount since you couldn't get off at the top. We enjoyed the ride and the views...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nbaskin
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. Right now, the price that is paid is for the ride itself. We understand that guests generally would like to unload at the top of the mountain, but unfortunately we are unable to do that right now because of the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun ride and beautiful views of Gatlinburg. However, the top of the ride is currently under construction and they don't let you off. Would have like a little discount for that but none offered. There were signs and they did let us know when we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amy R
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the fun ride and the views of Gatlinburg while on the SkyLift. Yes, we do understand that the experience is not yet to its full potential because guests cannot unload at the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth doing atleast once. The views are breathtaking and a great way to understand the full beauty of the smokies. If you are afraid of heights it may be a little intimidating but I promise it looks much scarier than it actually is.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ash C
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. At the SkyLift Park, We have always been about the view of the Smoky Mountains. We are super glad to hear that you got an opportunity to experience that while on your trip. We sure do hope that you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my fiancé’s first time ever ridding the skylift. I’ve been on it before years ago before the wildfires destroyed the old gift shop. The damage is so sad to see but the ride is still going so strong! It’s such a great way...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Miamels
MarcusWatson, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. Also, thank you for the continued support of the Gatlinburg SkyLift. We really do hope that you and your family will be able to come back and see the new Park when the SkyBridge, SkyDeck, and SkyCenter is completed this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to view the city. It looks scary, but it’s truly not. The chairs are closer to the ground than they appear going up the mountain. Once on top the view is awesome. The cost is not that bad either. Have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. The views will be even better whenever we start allowing customer access to the Skydeck and SkyBridge. This will all be happening this spring. Make sure to come see us again soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the mountains and Gatlinburg. Hope they open the top so you can get off at the top. The ride is smooth and comfortable.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charlie F
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We will be allowing customers to unload at the top of the mountain starting within the first couple weeks of April. It is great to hear that you all enjoyed the ride and that it was smooth and comfortable. Come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sky life is zomething I was so scared to ride but for my 29th birthday I decided to take a leap and go for it! I love the sky lift!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nicole A
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you took a leap, and loved it! We hope you will come back and see us again soon when the new SkyDeck and SkyBridge is completed this spring. Oh, and Happy Birthday too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to do at least once fantastic breathtaking views as your coming down.there were works been done at top when we went but look forward to visit again when is finished.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nesh G
MarcusWatson, Marketing Coordinator at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes! Come see us again soon. we are planning on letting our guests unload at the top of the mountain starting around the first couple weeks of April.

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PUMBAA7
8 March 2019|
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Response from MarcusWatson | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the SkyLift. Each of the lift’s chairs accommodates up to three people and it is required that all riders fit comfortably in the chair. If not comfortable, riders are invited to ride as one... More
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veronicamarie000
22 January 2019|
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Response from rfriedmann97 | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is do not bring an 8 months old child on the ski lift.
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veronicamarie000
22 January 2019|
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Response from MarcusWatson | Property representative |
Hello, All ages are permitted to ride on SkyLift. We do recommend that infants and small children ride in the laps of their parent/guardian throughout the duration of the 18 minute round trip ride. You will not be able to... More
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