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We have exciting news! The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association just named the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park the 2019 Attraction of the Year in Tennessee. With everything this attraction has to offer, it’s no surprise why it’s so popular! We’ve got all the details on this award and what you can expect when you visit the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.
Attraction of the Year in Tennessee
Each year, the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association announces the state attraction of the year. This year, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park earned the recognition! This award is a part of the State of the Industry Awards, which are given to individuals, companies, and industry partners whose commitment to hospitality and tourism has improved the overall industry statewide. The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association is the voice of the lodging, dining, and tourism industry in Tennessee, so it’s an honor for the SkyLift Park to get this award!
About the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
While the Gatlinburg SkyLift officially reopened in 2017, visitors weren’t able to get off at the top of the lift for two years. In May 2019, the SkyLift Park opened! Now, visitors can ride the Gatlinburg SkyLift to the top of the Crockett Mountain, then climb off the lift onto the SkyDeck. From there, they can shop, dine, and walk across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge before riding the chairlift back down. Here’s more information about what you can do at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park:
The Gatlinburg SkyLift takes riders up 500 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain, providing the best views of Gatlinburg! At the top, you can experience everything the attraction has to offer before riding the lift back down. Up to three riders can fit in the comfortable chairs at once!
From the Gatlinburg SkyDeck, you’ll have incredible views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. It features a viewing deck, outdoor seating areas, and the new SkyCenter building! You can relax, watch guests cross the SkyBridge, and enjoy some snacks and drinks.
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America! It stretches 680 feet across a deep valley. At its midpoint, there are glass panels that let you stare straight down below you! You’ll be able to walk across at your own pace to take in the gorgeous views.
The first floor of the SkyCenter features a gift shop, plus a snack bar with pizza, salads, wraps, and ice cream! On the second floor you’ll find an enormous seating area and bar with stunning views of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. You can sit inside or outside on the front deck overlooking Gatlinburg.
You don’t want to miss the chance to experience Tennessee’s attraction of the year! The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is open year-round, with the exception of Christmas Day, so you have plenty of chances to check it out. Learn more about the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then start planning your visit!