Come one, come all! There is something for everyone in Gatlinburg. There are theme parks, distilleries, thrilling rides, mini golf, an aquarium, arts and crafts – you name it, Gatlinburg has it!
Here are some recommended items to put on your Gatlinburg to-do list:
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
The Arts & Crafts Community is famous throughout the country as being the largest collection of independent artists and artisans in the U.S. There are potters, painters, broom-makers, fine restaurants, sculptures, sketchers and incredible stores of all kinds. It could take days to see everything the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community has to offer!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
You can’t leave the Smokies without visiting Ripley’s Aquarium! This is one of Gatlinburg’s most popular attractions, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Oceans’ worth of sea life await you and your family at Ripley’s Aquarium. There will be educational opportunities, a play area, interactive exhibits, 12-foot sharks and even penguins! There is nothing not to love about the Gatlinburg aquarium.
Get your adrenaline pumping as you soar through the skies of Gatlinburg on a zipline! Gatlinburg Ziplines gives you the opportunity to see and experience the Smokies like you never have before.
Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Haven’t you always wanted to see the Batmobile up close and personal? Now you can! Visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum and see the Batmobile, Ecto-1, the Flintstones car, and cars from famous films like The Fast and the Furious! You’ll even be able to see vehicles owned by Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton.
Ober Gatlinburg is an icon in the large roster of attractions in Gatlinburg. During the winter, it’s the only place for miles you can go skiing, snowboarding and ice skating! When it’s warm outside, challenge your family to a round of mini golf or ride exciting rides. There are so many fun things to do at Ober Gatlinburg!
Gatlin’s Fun Center
The name speaks for itself. Gatlin’s Fun Center has mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars and so much more! Bring the kids for a whole afternoon of fun at this exciting attraction.
Guinness World of Records Museum
Ripley’s Guinness World of Records Museum is filled with unbelievable exhibits, authentic memorabilia, incredible displays, games, trivia and more! Try to break a world record in the museum’s largest interactive challenge gallery!
Gatlinburg Space Needle
Visit the tallest structure in Gatlinburg for endless entertainment! At the top of the observation tower, you’ll be able to see gorgeous views of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. At the bottom, you’ll find Arcadia, a 25,000 square foot arcade and family entertainment center.
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Soar through the hills of the city like never before on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster! The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a unique, family-friendly thrill ride that puts you in the driver’s seat. Control your own speed as you coast down the mountain! It’s a must-do when you visit Gatlinburg.
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
One of the biggest things to come to the Smokies in a long time, Ole Smoky Moonshine can be credited with starting the distillery industry in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Nearly two dozen flavors of high-quality moonshine are available in mason jars along the shelves. While you’re there, treat yourself to $5 samplings of moonshine! You can find Ole Smoky Moonshine in downtown Gatlinburg and in The Island in Pigeon Forge.
Rocky Top Sports World
Rocky Top Sports World can be described in one word, and that one word is WOW. This huge facility is located on Highway 321 and is home to a slew of sporting events and tournaments for the city of Gatlinburg, as well as nearby Cobbly Knob and Cosby. There is baseball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, martial arts, lacrosse, volleyball and so much more!
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
It’s Halloween all year long at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! Whether you come in October, winter or summer, you’re sure to get spooked. There will be people lurking around every corner just waiting to welcome you to their home. Expect surprises along the tour that will give you nightmares for weeks!
Anakeesta offers a magical outdoor family experience in Gatlinburg. Take a scenic ride on the Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, go on an exciting zipline adventure, walk across sky bridges and so much more! You can do it all at Anakeesta.