5 Ways to Get “High” in Gatlinburg

No, no, no, not that kind of “high”, we’re talkin’ altitude here, buddy! The Smoky Mountains are some of the most gorgeous mountains you’ll find on this planet, which means they are some of the most gorgeous mountains you’ll find in the known universe, and you’d be doing yourself a disservice by coming all the way out here and not get where you can see the sights from the heights.

Here are 5 attractions in Gatlinburg that will get you into the sky to see the distant mountains from a new perspective. Take a look:

Space Needle
115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738-
(865) 436-4629

“Ride glass elevators over 400′ to observation deck for the only 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the resort city of Gatlinburg. When atop enjoy Higher Learning, an educational experience from the Space Needle’s perspective including Free View Finders! Visit Arcadia, a 25,000′ two story playground with latest video and redemption games including the area’s largest redemption center. Enjoy Lazer Runner Extreme Laser Tag, Shooting Gallery, Hurricane Simulator, “The Mentalist” and comedy shows, Slice Pizza Bakery, Souvenir Gift Store, and More!

* Buy Tickets online
* Group Rates available
* Located Downtown
* Fun for Everyone
* Open year-round
* Fun For Little Ones
* Indoors
* Military Discount
* Outdoors
* Gift Shop” – website

See more on this attraction at https://www.gatlinburgspaceneedle.com/.


Gatlinburg Sky Lift
765 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4307

“The Gatlinburg SkyLift carries guests from the heart of town up one thousand vertical feet to the top of Crockett Mountain for the absolutely best views in Gatlinburg. With construction still taking place on the SkyDeck and SkyBridge guests are currently not able to get off at the top, but can still take in the spectacular views and enjoy this unique experience as they ride up and back down.

Beginning this spring, guests will be able to step off the lift and onto the SkyDeck to take in sweeping vistas you won’t find anywhere else, looking out over Gatlinburg and out across the high peaks of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. After exploring the SkyDeck and spectacular new SkyBridge, you’ll ride the lift back down the mountain, enjoying ever-changing views throughout the journey.

Originally opened in 1954, the SkyLift is a Gatlinburg institution that has become a must-do experience for thousands of visitors each year who make it an annual event. Today’s SkyLift is a smooth, comfortable, three-seat chairlift built in 2018.” – website

See more on this attraction at http://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/.

Ober Gatlinburg
1339 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738-
(865) 436-5423

“Ski Mountain Coaster, Rock Wall, Ice Bumper Cars, Alpine Slide, Scenic Chairlift, Ice Skating and Wildlife Encounter amounts to year-round fun for everyone! Winter Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow tubing park, The Shops at Ober, full-service restaurant & lounge and much more!

* Fun for Everyone
* Group Rates available
* Indoors
* Fun For Little Ones
* Handicap Accessibility
* Military Discount
* Gift Shop
* Height and/or Weight Restrictions
* Outdoors” – website

See more on this attraction at https://obergatlinburg.com/.


576 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 325-2400

“Anakeesta offers a unique outdoor mountain experience for all ages. Begin with a scenic 20-minute ride from Downtown Gatlinburg to the summit of Anakeesta mountain on the Chondola’s quad chairlift or enclosed 6 person gondola cabin where you will arrive at Firefly Village, a whimsical treehouse-themed village that features local craftsmen, retail and casual dining options.

From there you can stroll through the scenic treetop canopy walk which includes 16 hanging bridges more than 50 feet in the air, soar through the trees on Gatlinburg’s fastest dual-racing zip lines, fly through the forest on the high-speed mountain coaster, climb through the Anakeesta tree house playground or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Leconte and sparkling lights of Downtown Gatlinburg.

Discover the magic that’s in the mountains.” – website

See more on this attraction at https://www.anakeesta.com.

Zip Gatlinburg
125 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-9475
Toll Free: 1-877-430-9442

“No experience necessary. No hand-braking. Our trained guides do everything so you can enjoy the ride. You can find us in downtown Gatlinburg where all the action is, and it won’t take up half your day! We zip in the rain or snow, but not thunderstorms and lightning!

Trained guides will harness you and your family in state and industry certified equipment and gear, full body harnesses and helmets, transport you up the mountain a few blocks to the zipline course. They are with you every step of the way.You begin on the training line and the lines will progressively get longer and higher until you are high in the trees overlooking Gatlinburg. The tour comes to the ground three times as you zip through the course, but you walk on only one trail (about 30 feet) as you ascend to the highest platforms. After 9 ziplines, we transport you back to the check-in center. Here you can view your photo CD and purchase souvenirs. Ending right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg to continue enjoying the rest of your day.” – website

See more on this attraction at https://zipgatlinburg.com/.

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