After months of anticipation, the new Gatlinburg SkyDeck attraction has opened at the SkyLift Park! This amazing viewing deck offers the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and is sure to be a highlight of your vacation in the Smokies! Here are the top 4 things that you need to know about visiting the Gatlinburg SkyDeck:
1. What to Expect
The Gatlinburg SkyDeck is located at the top of Crockett Mountain and offers the most spectacular views in Gatlinburg! The expansive viewing deck offers plenty of comfortable outdoor seating areas where you can relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Be sure to bring your camera to take a selfie or a picture of your family and friends! You can also enjoy a snack or craft beer from the SkyCenter building as you gaze out toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
2. How to Get There
The only way to access the Gatlinburg SkyDeck is aboard the SkyLift, a ski-lift style attraction that carries you from downtown Gatlinburg to the peak of Crockett Mountain. This attraction is an iconic Gatlinburg landmark that opened in 1954 and was rebuilt in 2017 with smooth and comfortable 3-seat chair lifts. As you ascend 500 vertical feet up the mountain, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and don’t forget to smile for your SkyLift photo that you can purchase in the SkyCenter building!
3. Dates and Times
The operating times for the Gatlinburg SkyLift are based on the hours for Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. The park generally opens at 9 a.m. every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas when the park is closed. The closing times vary depending upon the season, but the park is open until at least 10 p.m. each night. The evening hours are a unique time to visit the park because you can look down upon the sparkling lights of downtown Gatlinburg!
4. Ticket Information
Admission to the Gatlinburg SkyDeck is included with tickets to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which also includes all day access to the SkyLift and the SkyBridge. There are separate prices for adults ages 12 to 64, juniors ages 4 to 11 and seniors 65 and older. Children who are 3 years old and younger are admitted to the park for free! If you are visiting with a group of 20 or more people, you can take advantage of special rates with advance reservations.
Where to Stay
If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in downtown Gatlinburg, look no further than Park Place on the River! Our affordable condos are situated within easy walking distance of the Gatlinburg SkyLift, where you can catch the scenic chairlift ride to the Gatlinburg SkyDeck! We are also just minutes away from tons of other fantastic attractions, restaurants and shopping opportunities! You will not only love our fabulous location, but a wonderful assortment of amenities including fully equipped kitchens, private balconies and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool!
Check out all of our condos in Gatlinburg TN to plan your vacation near the Gatlinburg SkyDeck! We look forward to seeing you soon at Park Place on the River!