Have some fun in Gatlinburg

Who says you can’t have it all? Gatlinburg offers outdoor adventures, kid-friendly attractions, and laid-back scenic charms that keep families, friends and couples coming back, year after year.

The Great Outdoors Are Greater in Gatlinburg.
Downhill snow skiing, Class-IV whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing and 600 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park make Gatlinburg one of America’s premier outdoor destinations.

All of these don’t even scratch the surface of what Gatlinburg has to offer. Ziplining, snowboarding, tubing, biking and horseback riding are other recommended outdoor activities for your visit. Read more about Gatlinburg’s great outdoors.

You Don’t Have to be a Kid to be a Kid.
No matter your age, you can let loose at a huge selection of Gatlinburg attractions! Gatlinburg is home to America’s best-loved aquarium, which is full of underwater adventures perfect for all ages, and there’s a lot more where that came from….

Check out one of Gatlinburg’s many unique museums, create a one-of-a-kind work of art at an arts & crafts fair, play a quick 18 at a miniature golf course, experience the thrills of a motion simulator and take a spin on a go-cart or bumper car. Read more about Gatlinburg’s family-friendly attractions.

Party with Your Best Pals.
In town for a girlfriends’ getaway or gentlemen’s retreat? No trip is complete without a visit to our local moonshine distillery, a tour of our local wineries or a cold draft at a downtown brewery. The walkability of Gatlinburg and our convenient trolley makes it easy to navigate the city without ever having to hop in the car. Read more about our breweries, distilleries and wineries.

Don’t Forget the Romance.
Set the scene for love. The view doesn’t get any better than when you hop on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift or Aerial Tramway. Steal a kiss, cuddle close or pop the question. It’s easy to fall in love in Gatlinburg. Read more about romancing the Smokies.

Live Music in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg has a variety of live music venues featuring bluegrass, southern rock and good ole karaoke. Learn more here.

More to Do
This page has only offered a taste of all the attractions Gatlinburg has to offer. Shopping excursions, seasonal events and jaw-dropping live entertainment are all hallmarks of our great town.

Need a list of local attractions to consider? The Gatlinburg Attraction Guide is here as a downloadable PDF.

Bicycling

For a truly unique experience of the Smokies, bring your bike or rent one once you get here. With several bike trails running through the Smokies, a new cycling adventure is just around the corner.

Bird Watching

The elevations and diverse topography makes the Smokies a great place for bird watching. The park is home to nearly 120 species, so don't forget your binoculars and your birder's journal!

City Parks

Gatlinburg's public parks offer playground areas, walking and jogging paths, picnic tables and more! Each public park has covered pavilions and can be reserved for groups and families planning get-togethers and outings.

Winter Sports

Open from December through March, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is the perfect place for skiing in Tennessee. Whether you're a veteran skier or a first-timer, you'll have the time of your life on the slopes.
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