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Ghost Town in the Sky

First opened in 1961, Ghost Town in the Sky is one of the most rugged parks in America. Set on different levels of the mountain, you have only a chairlift to reach the first level from which you walk to the other levels. Some of the rides swing out over the mountains edge, and in 2008 the Cliff Hanger Roller coaster will be ready to ride. The Cliff Hanger will be the world’s only roller coaster located on the side of a mountain! Other rides include the Chance Gunfighter Yo-Yo Swing, The Scrambler, The Drop Tower, and Geronimo. The Geronimo is built on one of the parks highest locations—4,800 feet. You will be lifted 98 feet into the air which provides you a moment to see the incredible beauty of the Appalachian Mountains before releasing you to free fall before being stopped by the ride’s magnetic brakes.

There are many shows and attractions that the whole family can enjoy. You can watch a gunfight, go to the saloon and see the can-can girls, or even see Cherokee Indian dancers. Ghost Town is divided into four areas: Ghost Town, Fort Creek, Mining Town, and the Mile High Ride area. There are crafters displaying western as well as mountain arts and crafts, food vendors, and Ghost Town memorabilia. So grab your partners and head for an
Old Western-styled hand clapping, gun slinging good time!

If you're an amusement park fan be sure to visit Six Flags over Georgia. Our sister site for Georgia even has Six Flags over Georgia discounts that will save you a few bucks when you visit.

Location: US Rt. 19, Maggie Valley
Call: 1999-Ghostown
Open: May – October from 10a-6p