We know, we get it. Spring is in the air and you wish you were in the mountains. We wish you were, too. If you’re like us, being stuck indoors has never been a favorite pastime. At a time like this, we understand that you might need some mountains in your life. To help you through, we’re inviting you to remain connected with Gatlinburg and our community. Here are a few ways:


Live your Gatlinburg vacation from the comfort of your couch. Tune to dozens of live streams, webcams and virtual experiences in Gatlinburg as they are announced.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Weekly live streams and views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains on Facebook and Instagram.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Explore Ripley’s Aquarium at home and learn all about the amazing animals of our world waters! Use the calendar below to meet our Aquarium staff educators, who will be your guide to live feedings, educational encounters, storytime, and much more! View the weekly schedule.

Ober Gatlinburg

#Obercast will begin every day at noon on Facebook and will feature attractions, the wildlife encounter, foodies and fun facts about the history of Ober.

  • Monday Funday
  • Trendy Tuesday
  • Wildlife Wednesday
  • Throwback Thursday
  • Foodie Friday

Sugarlands Distilling Co. Sippin’ Sessions

LIVE with Sugarlands + Friends on Instagram and Facebook each afternoon at 4 p.m. EST for cocktail making tutorials, live music, Q&As with celebrities, and more!

Webcams in the Mountains

Gatlinburg – Local businesses provide views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – When you need a little moment in nature, check out these great webcams operated by the national park. Watch the park’s many species of wildlife living in their natural habitat in real-time, check-in on the weather or catch a beautiful Smoky Mountain sunset at the end of the day. Latest updates from the park service.

Bear Essentials in a Pandemic

Watch Zeno the Bear follow the essentials in a pandemic.

Follow us on Social

Tune in weekly to Visit Gatlinburg on Facebook for videos of your favorite places and sites in Gatlinburg and the surrounding area. Think of it as a daily dose of mountain views to brighten your day and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for news, updates and more of the Gatlinburg content you love.

Support Gatlinburg Businesses

Whether you are far away or just stuck inside, many Gatlinburg businesses have modified their normal operations to safely bring their services to your doorstep. Local retailers can still be supported by shopping their online stores. Click Here for a list of businesses, look for the shop online button.

City Celebrating 75th Anniversary

Main Street, Gatlinburg, TN - 75th Anniversary

Seventy-five years sure is a long time to be at something. Since our incorporation in 1945, we’ve been hard at work turning a little-known outpost of the Great Smokies into America’s preeminent mountain home. We didn’t do it on purpose—at least not at first. Initially, our growth was a matter of survival. It was only over many years and challenges that tested our mettle that we became the place everybody knows about, even if they’ve never been. Learn More

Nature Video of the Week

From mountain streams to nature hikes, we will be sharing videos to soothe your mind and for a moment feel like you are right here with us.