Declared “The Best Mountain Town in the South” by Southern Living Readers, Gatlinburg has everything you need for a memorable vacation that leaves you yearning to come back again and again. Check out these Top Ten Most Searched Attractions in Gatlinburg and plan your vacation now.



Anakeesta Mountain Top Theme Park is an experience from the moment you arrive. Visitors ride the one of a kind Chondola or Ridge Rambler to Firefly Village where adventures abound. Climb the new AnaVista Tower for unprecedented views of the Vista Gardens and the surrounding mountains. Stroll or fly through the treetops, discover dining and shopping and hours of fun for children in the imaginative play areas.

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Gatlinburg Golf Course

Laid out in the foothills of the mountains, the Gatlinburg Golf Course has been acclaimed as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the country and it is easy to see why. The emerald fairways and manicured greens offer 18 holes of challenging holes of golf with beautiful views of the Smokies. Grab your clubs and experience it for yourself.

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

As the Mountain Coaster Capital of the World, Gatlinburg has got mountain coasters covered. The family-friendly Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster thrills riders with sweeping curves and turns down the mountainside.  Families can double up to share the fun with little ones.

Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg Space Needle

The most iconic landmark in Gatlinburg, the Space Needle stands 407 feet tall in the middle of the City. Ride a glass elevator to the top of the iconic tower for 360-degree scenic views of the city and mountains.  Check out the arcade and snack bar.


Hillbilly Golf

Play the most unconventional mini-golf course in the Smokies. Ride the Incline up to the first hole 300 feet above street level and play your way down the mountain. 18 holes designed for challenging fun for everyone at Hillbilly Golf.

Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park

Year-round family fun is just an Aerial Tram ride away to the top of Mount Harrison at Ober Gatlinburg. Spring, Summer and Fall, the park offers “snowless” summer tubing, Ski Mountain Coaster, indoor Ice Skating and more. Ride the Scenic Chairlift to the top of the mountain for views of the Smokies that go on forever. In winter, the Park transforms into the only ski area in Tennessee with a full array of winter sports.


Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Voted Best U.S. Aquarium by USA Today Readers, Ripley’s Aquarium is a perennial favorite with visitors. From the Gallery of the Seas and the Penguin Playhouse to the Shark Lagoon, you will meet thousands of sea creatures. Interactive touch tanks, Glass Bottom Boats to the underwater glide path make this aquarium experience unforgettable.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Exterior

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Robert Ripley searched the world over to amass hundreds of odd and unusual artifacts that defy the imagination that are on display in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museums. Gatlinburg’s Believe It or Not! Museum has entertained visitors for 50 years. Be sure to stop by and be amazed!


Skylift Park & Sky Bridge

For more than six decades, the Gatlinburg SkyLift has swept visitors to the top of Crockett Mountain for scenic views of the Smoky Mountains. Today experience the SkyLift Park in a brand new way. Walk across the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America stretching 680 feet across the mountain. A thrill not to be missed.