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4 Reasons to Visit Ober Gatlinburg Near Our Hotel

Your trip to the Smokies isn’t complete until you visit Ober Gatlinburg! This Ski Resort and Amusement Park is a great place to spend the day with friends or family. You’re sure to have a blast at Ober, and when you’re done for the day, you can kick back in one of our comfortable rooms. Here are 5 more reasons to visit Ober Gatlinburg near our hotel.

1. Take the Tramway to Ober

ober tramwayExperience unparalleled views of the Smokies from over 11,000 feet in the air as you ride the Aerial Tramway up to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park. There are two 120-passenger cars that departs regularly from downtown Gatlinburg. The Tramway is perfect for people of all ages, so you and your family can enjoy the 2.1 mile scenic ride up the mountain together. The best part about the Tramway is that it is located right across the street from our Gatlinburg hotel!

2. Ice Skating

Grab a pair of skates and head over to the indoor ice arena. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional skater, this large rink is perfect for you! There is a handrail around the perimeter to help skaters with a little less experience to keep their balance. However, there is definitely enough room for the pro skaters to glide about! The rink is large enough to have hosted some spectacular Christmas on Ice events, the Tennessee Special Olympics ice skating competition, and more! If you don’t happen to make it for these events, don’t worry! Local talent and great ice skaters can still offer a great show. You can also visit the rink anytime because it is open year-round.

3. Ride the Ski Mountain Coaster

The Ski Mountain Coaster borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering beautiful mountain views. It actually begins with a relaxing ride up the mountainside. This coaster is designed for comfort with higher headrests and shorter brake levers for easy handling. The carts have room for 2 passengers to ride securely, so you and one other friend or family member can enjoy it together! This unique coaster also allows you to control your speed. So, you can either leisurely cruise through the trees or zip past at up to 25 MPH!

4. Wildlife Encounter

black bear familyMake some amazing new animal friends at Ober Gatlinburg! Wildlife Encounter is a privately funded, municipally sponsored zoo. It was created so that visitors could view and learn about native wildlife in a safe environment. When you stop by, you’ll be able to meet the members of their black bear family Minnie, BJ, and their 6 year olds, Holly and Chief.You can see the river otters playing at the underwater viewing area. They also have a nocturnal house where you can see flying squirrels, turtles, snakes, and other species that inhabit the Smokies.

This exciting attraction and many others are waiting for you! Start planning your next trip to the Smokies today and browse our selection of rooms. We look forward to seeing you at Quality Inn Creekside!