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Gatlinburg's Trolley Stops

You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long! Gatlinburg has more than 17 parking lots conveniently located throughout the downtown area for easy access. Just look for the blue parking labels.

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Space Needle

Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trail
(865) 436-4629

Our 407’ observation deck breathtaking 360-degree views of the Smokies. Free viewfinders and higher learning exhibits enhance the scenery! Ride glass elevators over 400′ to observation deck for the only 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the resort city of Gatlinburg.

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The Mountains Are Calling

The Great Smoky Mountains

A hike through the Great Smoky Mountains – whether it be on the Appalachian Trail itself, a wildflower walk, or a trip to one of the many waterfalls – will leave you with a smile and a lasting impression. Come explore!

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Skylift
Skylift

Gatlinburg's Skylift Park

765 Parkway
(865) 436-4307

The Gatlinburg SkyLift is the first four-season scenic chairlift in the South, and is a landmark on the Parkway, sweeping guests from the heart of town up five hundred vertical feet to the top of Crockett Mountain the absolutely best views in Gatlinburg.

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Aquarium
Aquarium

Ripley's Aquarium

88 River Rd
(888) 240-1358

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is currently the top rated aquarium in the United States. The aquarium’s 1.4 million gallons of water is home to over 100,000 exotic sea creatures.

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Ober Ski Area & Amusement Park
Ober Ski Area & Amusement Park

Ober Ski Area & Amusement Park

1001 Parkway
(865) 436-5423

Ride the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg. Summer Tubing, Coaster, Ice Bumper Cars, Alpine Slide, Scenic Chairlift, Ice Skating and Wildlife Encounter amounts to year-round fun for everyone! Winter Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow tubing, Shops, full-service restaurant & lounge and more!

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Laurel Falls

Take a 2.6-mile walk on the paved trail to Laurel Falls, and you’ll see why so many people consider it a must-see. The 80-foot cascade is one of the most-photographed spots in all of the Smokies for good reason.

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Hiking

Hiking The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Roaring Fork features two of the most popular waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The moderate 5.4 mile roundtrip hike to Rainbow Falls is well worth the workout.

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Golfing

Gatlinburg Golfing

No matter if you are a scratch golfer or carry a handicap of 20-plus, The Gatlinburg Golf Course for you. The rolling, wooded terrain of the Smoky Mountains lends itself perfectly to golf, and the warm climate of east Tennessee makes the game an enjoyable year-round pursuit.

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The Bears of Gatlinburg

The Bears of Gatlinburg

Millions of visitors come to Gatlinburg, TN each year to catch a glimpse of these amazing critters. With roughly 1,600 bears in the national park (around two bears per square mile), you're bound to be greeted with a few.

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Arts & Craft Community

Arts & Craft Community

See over 100 artists and craftsmen in 8 mile loop of shops, studios, galleries and eateries. Purchase handmade memories of your visit to the Smokies. The largest group of independent artisans in North America.

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Anakeesta
Anakeesta

Anakeesta

576 Parkway
(865) 325-2400

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, our mountaintop park is a great family value! With elements of adventure and relaxation, we are sure to offer a memorable experience in the Smokies! Admission to Anakeesta includes all-day park access and unlimited scenic rides via the Chondola before arriving in firefly village with quaint shopping, dining, and a whimsical mountain atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy unlimited rides on the Ridge Rambler adventure truck for a forest excursion to the top of Anakeesta Summit!

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Welcome To Gatlinburg!

Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in the Smoky Mountains? Gatlinburgis the perfect travel destination. So give East Tennessee a visit and we’ll give your family something they’ll never forget.

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Things To Do in Gatlinburg

The Great Outdoors is Greater in Gatlinburg

The Mountains are Calling! Gatlinburg is perfectly suited for big adventure in the great outdoors.  

Experience your own mountaintop adventure right from downtown.  Soar to the top of Anakeesta Mountain on a one of a kind Chondola.  Walk across the longest pedestrian Skybridge in North America. Ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram to a mountain of fun. Though, these popular attractions barely scratch the surface of what Gatlinburg has to offer in the out-of-doors.
 
Families, friends, and couples come to Gatlinburg to enjoy it all.  Ziplines and whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing, and 800 miles of hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is one of America’s premier outdoor destinations. Biking, birdwatching, and horseback riding are also recommended activities to try while you’re outside in Gatlinburg.

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Gatlinburg Family Attractions

What’s available for kids and parents to do together in Gatlinburg? A brief walk of the Parkway proffers more opportunities for family fun than you can complete in a day.  Within a short walk, you’ll find a world-class aquarium, mini golf and mountain coasters, museums and arcades and countless other attractions for kids and adults alike, right on the Parkway.  Or you can fly over the trees in gondolas, chairlifts and aerial tram cars to discover mountain top family adventures. Look below for family-friendly fun in Gatlinburg. Discover Gatlinburg Attractions here.

Outdoor Activities

As one of the country’s premier outdoor destinations, Gatlinburg offers great outdoor adventures, kid-friendly attractions, and laid-back scenic...

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Wineries & Wine Tasting

Gatlinburg is also the home of several fine Tennessee wineries, with four local wine cellars and sellers, including the oldest producer of premium...

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Gatlinburg Golf Course

Teeing off is a little different in the mountains. The natural landscape in Gatlinburg makes for quite a few uniquely designed holes. Grab your clubs...

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Dining in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Restaurants

Spend a day in the great outdoors and you will work up an appetite as big as the great outdoors. Gatlinburg offers more than 100 places to enjoy a great meal.  Casual dining choices serving up something for everyone. From classic American fare to ethnic cuisine, there is something for every taste.  Sample a variety of sweet and savory treats carefully crafted by local makers. Enjoy an intimate, elegant rendezvous with the one you love or celebrate with friends and family.    

Explore Gatlinburg Dining here.

Breakfast & Pancake Houses

Mornings in Gatlinburg are made for pancake breakfasts. Gather the family around the table and order up a stack of our world-famous flapjacks!...

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Pizza & Italian

Enjoy your favorite Italian foods and specialty pizzas in Gatlinburg! Locally owned and operated businesses use hand-prepared dough and fresh...

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BBQ

Looking for some of the best barbecue in the South? A trip to Gatlinburg isn’t complete without trying some delicious barbecue and traditional...

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