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3 Reasons to Go Hill Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg This Summer

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July 9, 2021

If you’re trying to decide what you are going to do when you get to Gatlinburg, you should definitely visit Ober Gatlinburg! From rock climbing walls to an alpine slide, there are so many activities you won’t want to miss. One of the best activities you will want to try is hill tubing! Check out these 3 reasons to go hill tubing at Ober Gatlinburg this summer:

1. “Snow” Tube in the Summer

summer tubing

If you’ve been to Ober Gatlinburg in the winter and gone snow tubing, you may be wondering how hill tubing works since there’s no snow. Each of the four lanes are made out of a synthetic material called Neveplast. It makes the lanes slippery, creating the sensation of being on layers of compact snow. With this design, people can “snow” tube even in the heat of summer! You’ll have a blast riding to the top of the hill on the Magic Carpet, and this contraption prevents you from having to trek up the hill. Once you’re at the top, you’ll pick a lane, sit on your tube, and slide back down the hill!

2. Fun for Everyone

Summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg is something everyone in your family can enjoy! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been tubing before, because you don’t need to learn any special skills or take lessons to enjoy your ride down the hill! This attraction is designed for kids who are 5 years old and up. Children who are 4 years old can ride for free with an adult.

3. Plenty of Other Fun Activities

Mini golf putters and colored golf balls

Since you plan on visiting Ober Gatlinburg to go summer tubing, you’ll find all kinds of other fun things to do! There are a variety of activities you can only do in the summer, and you should check them all out! You won’t want to miss out on riding down the three water slides, and your whole family should try to make their way through the Amaze’N Maze. Take your kids to play a round or two of outdoor mini golf, or test your bravery by climbing the rock wall. Other fun activities you will want to try while you’re there include the Wildlife Encounter, ice bumper cars, the alpine slide, and the ski mountain coaster.

More Information about Summer Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

Hill tubing is open from early summer to Labor Day every year. After Labor Day, the lanes are removed to get ready for the winter season for snow tubing. In order to go tubing, you must sign a waiver for each rider. If you want to experience more than just one activity, you should invest in a wristband that allows you to experience all kinds of attractions. Since summer tubing is included on all wristbands, each wristband requires a signed waiver too.

Your whole family will have a blast riding down the hill when you go summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg! Trying to decide what else you will do when you’re in town? Look through our Luxury Pass to see what kinds of free tickets you will get when you book one of our cabins!

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