Things to do in Gatlinburg

Under a Roof of Stars

Gatlinburg is home to the story worth telling. From the fish you once caught that was “this big” to the tall tales of endless pancakes, every trip here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Go on a hike with your date. Take a seat on a skylift with the kids. Have dinner with friends. You’ll end up with a memory so grand, exaggeration won’t do it justice.

Unlike other destinations, what happens here is too incredible to stay here.

Families, friends, and couples come to Gatlinburg to enjoy it all. With downhill snow skiing, Class-IV whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing and 900 miles of hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is one of America’s premier outdoor destinations. Though, these popular attractions barely scratch the surface of what Gatlinburg has to offer in the out-of-doors. Rafting, biking, birdwatching and horseback riding are also recommended activities to try while you’re outside in Gatlinburg.


Gatlinburg Family Attractions

What’s available for kids and parents to do together in Gatlinburg? For starters, there’s Ober Gatlinburg, the only combined ski resort and amusement park in Tennessee, but there’s so much more. The whole family will “ooh” and “ahh” through our aquarium, water park, museums and countless other attractions for kids and adults alike. Look below for family-friendly fun, on a mini-golf course or at the most fun amusement park in Tennessee.

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Situated just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg is the perfect location for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. See why Gatlinburg is one of the country's premier outdoor destinations.

Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries

There's a good time brewing in Gatlinburg! While you're visiting the town, check out our breweries, distilleries and wineries for local brews, authentic moonshine and premium wines. In Gatlinburg, we've got a glass with your name on it.

Gatlinburg Golf Course

Teeing off is a little different in the mountains! The natural landscape offers a unique and fun challenge for golfers, so grab your clubs and play a round on one of the picturesque golf courses around the Great Smoky Mountains.

Gatlinburg Restaurants

From down-home American cookin’ to eclectic recipes from around the world, Gatlinburg offers more than 100 places to enjoy a great meal. We have southern-style meat-and-threes, ethnic cuisines and everything in-between. Order up a stack of steaming, golden-brown flapjacks, made with stone-ground flour from a mountain mill. Sample a wide variety of sweet and savory treats, carefully crafted by local artisans. Enjoy an intimate, elegant rendezvous with the one you love or celebrate with friends and family. Go hearty or lean, upscale or relaxed. It’s all here.

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Breakfast / Pancake House

Gatlinburg is famous for its breakfast and pancake houses! Sit down with your family and order up a stack of our world-famous flapjacks. Need a restaurant guide to go? Grab our Gatlinburg Dining Guide here!

Italian / Pizza Joints

Enjoy a great meal with family and friends at one of Gatlinburg's Italian restaurants or pizza joints. Looking for a restaurant guide to go? Grab our Gatlinburg Dining Guide here.


You're on vacation, so treat yourself to some of the best barbecue in the South! Enjoy a meal with friends and family at one of Gatlinburg's top barbecue restaurants. Need a restaurant guide to go? Get it here!