Skylift Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

765 Parkway Dr, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 37738

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Address: 765 Parkway Dr, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 37738

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Phone: 865-436-4307
URL: http://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/
Hours: Apr-May: Mon-Sun 9 am - 9 pm, Jun-Aug: Mon-Sun 9 am - 11 pm, Sept-Oct: Mon-Sun 9 am - 10 pm, Nov-Mar: as posted.
Price: Adults (12+): $13; Children (3-11): $9.75

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Staying close to the main strip can cut down on your driving time during peak travel season. You can walk to most places if you stay close to the strip.

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So much to do, you have to pick and choose!

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Submitted by: Mary Kate A.

A tradition I've kept since I could remember. Every time I go here -- I must ride the Sky Lift. No questions asked. I pay my dues ($11), ride up the rocky, barely holding onto the cable chair, and enjoy the view. Being one who tends to have a severe case of vertigo when I look down, this is one example where it doesn't really affect me except for the first part of the trip up. Once my eyes get adjusted to the route, all is well. If you have this same problem -- try this trick. Look straight in front of you or look up. Don't look down until you start ascending. Once you've started ascending, it really isn't that bad. Side note  - Wear closed toe shoes when you ride this. Unless you want to take off your shoes...

Submitted by: Elizabeth G.

I was freaking out on this thing - you're going up a mountain in a rickety chair, seeing the support poles for the cables on steep angles coming out of the ground and you're wondering how in the world they're staying in there.  Add that to the fact I'm not exactly a thrill-seeker or lover of heights.  But I'm not going to dock stars because I'm a giant baby.  The reason I gave it three stars was because it's pretty expensive and it would have been nice if there was something at the top other than the view but all in all, I'm glad I did it.   Oh and this should be number one on the obvious meter but apparently many people didn't get the memo: don't wear flip flops or shoes that easily slide off [if you're wea...

Submitted by: Cristina C.

Every summer in the 1980s, my parents would load up the station wagon and we'd go to the Smokey Mountains. After a two-day drive, in which my sister and I would pound the snot out of each other, Gatlinburg was our home base. My fondest memories involve the Sky Lift. As a stupid kid, I used to imagine a few scenarios as we made the steep trip up: 1) A bear was going to rush out of the woods and gnaw our feet off 2) The line would break and we could go tumbling down the mountain, over and over These things never happened, obviously, since I am still very much alive and have both my feet, but it was fun to imagine that they could. If you want your kids to love you when they're grown, you'll make sure you force ...

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