Calling all adrenaline junkies! Readers with extreme acrophobia (fear of heights) might want to brace themselves because we are about to take TopJump to new heights as we break down our top 6 picks of the best attractions (in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg) for people who LOVE heights!
Ober Gatlinburg – Everyone’s favorite since 1973!
Ober Gatlinburg offers breathtaking views and incredible heights as you soar 11,000+ feet above the city of Gatlinburg! The Aerial Tramway (pictured above) is historic and has transported millions of people since 1973! The Tramway can transport up to 120 passengers at a time and departs for the 2.1-mile trek every 20 minutes. Once you reach the mountain’s summit, Ober offers no shortage of fun with activities like snow tubing, skiing, ice skating, and so much more!
Anakeesta – Best variety of Activities!
Anakeesta is new to Gatlinburg and has already scored impressive recognition due to being named Attraction of the Year by the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association. Anakeesta offers a magical treetop canopy that consists of 16 bridges and rises more than 40 feet above the ground! If 40 feet isn’t quite high enough for you thrill seekers, you can zipline more than 1,000 feet from a 60-foot-high platform!
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel – Tallest Standing Attraction in the Southeast!
The iconic Great Smoky Mountain Wheel towers 200 feet high and is located on the Island in Pigeon Forge! The Wheel is one of the tallest standing attractions in the Southeast and is a must-see for the bold and adventurous!
The Space Needle – Iconic to the City of Gatlinburg!
The Gatlinburg Space Needle soars 407 feet high and has been a staple to the city of Gatlinburg since 1970! If you’re truly daring, visit the Space Needle on a windy day, because the steel building was designed to sway in the wind to ensure the structures support!
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park – Record Breaking Activities for the Adventurous!
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park is a family farm turned adventure park that offers tons of options for the daredevil in all of us! Foxfire is home of the famous Goliath Zip Lines, which are the highest and longest zip lines in the Smokies! Foxfire also boasts the longest swinging bridge in the United States, which is 70 feet high and stretches 335 feet long! Lastly, Foxfire allows you to take on the largest climbing wall in the Smokies! The Gorilla Climbing Wall stands at 60 feet high and is a challenge you won’t want to miss!
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge – Newest and Most Spectacular Experience in the Smokies!
Boasting the “Most Spectacular Experience in the Smokies”, The SkyBridge holds the record for the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America! The bridge stretches 680 feet in length above a deep valley. At the halfway point the bridge hangs 140 feet high! The midway point also features glass panels if you thrill seeking adrenaline junkies are brave enough to look down!
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