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.Learn More
Gatlinburg's Skylift Park
The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park offers the first four-season scenic chairlift in the South- the original SkyLift, along with North America’s longest pedestrian cable bridge- the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. This attraction is a landmark on the Parkway, giving guests unique ways to experience the best views in Gatlinburg.Learn More
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.Learn More
Ober Ski Area & Amusement Park
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!Learn More
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.
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.Learn More
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.
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!Learn More
Welcome To Gatlinburg!
Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in the Smoky Mountains? Gatlinburg is 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 adventures 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. However, 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, bird watching, and horseback riding are also recommended activities to try while you’re outside in Gatlinburg.