Fun things to do in Gatlinburg, TN
Who says you can’t have it all? Gatlinburg offers outdoor adventures, kid-friendly attractions, and laid-back scenic charms that keep families, friends and couples coming back, year after year.
The Great Outdoors Are Greater in Gatlinburg, TN. Downhill snow skiing, Class-IV whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing and 600 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park make Gatlinburg one of America’s premier outdoor destinations.
All of these don’t even scratch the surface of what Gatlinburg has to offer. Ziplining, snowboarding, tubing, biking and horseback riding are other recommended outdoor activities for your visit. Read more about Gatlinburg’s great outdoors. ...
You Don’t Have to be a Kid to be a Kid.
No matter your age, you can let loose at a huge selection of Gatlinburg attractions! Gatlinburg is home to America’s best-loved aquarium, which is full of underwater adventures perfect for all ages, and there’s a lot more where that came from….
Check out one of Gatlinburg’s many unique museums, create a one-of-a-kind work of art at an arts & crafts fair, play a quick 18 at a miniature golf course, experience the thrills of a motion simulator and take a spin on a go-cart or bumper car. Read more about Gatlinburg’s family-friendly attractions.
Party with Your Best Pals.
In town for a girlfriends’ getaway or gentlemen’s retreat? No trip is complete without a visit to our local moonshine distillery, a tour of our local wineries or a cold draft at a downtown brewery. The walkability of Gatlinburg and our convenient trolley makes it easy to navigate the city without ever having to hop in the car. Read more about our breweries, distilleries and wineries.
Don’t Forget the Romance.
Set the scene for love. The view doesn’t get any better than when you hop on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift or Aerial Tramway. Steal a kiss, cuddle close or pop the question. It’s easy to fall in love in Gatlinburg. Read more about romancing the Smokies.
Live Music in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg has a variety of live music venues featuring bluegrass, southern rock and good ole karaoke. Learn more here.
More to Do
This page has only offered a taste of all the attractions Gatlinburg has to offer. Shopping excursions, seasonal events and jaw-dropping live entertainment are all hallmarks of our great town.
Need a list of local attractions to consider? The Gatlinburg Attraction Guide is here as a downloadable PDF.
800 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-5096 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
New Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is back better (and stranger) than ever! See the weirdest and most remarkable items from around the world! Full of Unique Exhibits, Fun Interactives, Crazy Art, Incredible People, Animals and Creatures plus more.
205 Historic Nature Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-1811
Choose from five of the most unique, exciting escape games in the United States. Our friendly staff will skillfully guide you through your adventure of choice in an interactive, team-building environment.Learn More
1001 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-5423
Enjoy spectacular views year round from aboard 120 passenger Aerial Tramway. Departs regularly from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park. Featuring a full restaurant & lounge. Ride the Ski Mountain Coaster.Learn More
716 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-4653
Gatlin’s Mini Golf features two serene, 18 Hole award-winning outdoor miniature golf courses located on a beautiful, landscaped hillside. As you play the timeless game of mini golf, learn about the history of Gatlinburg. There is a story told at every hole.Learn More
115 Historic Nature Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-5650
Experience a full-service entertainment center that combines casual dining, drinks, and fun under one roof. Featuring Gatlinburg’s largest arcade, escape games, sports bar, and casual dining in one location!Learn More
1004 Parkway Suite 501 Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-4200
Lodge atmosphere, unique restaurant featuring wood roasted steaks and entrees, pizza and calzones, fresh baked breads, sandwiches and burgers, large selection of appetizers, and fresh handcrafted beers and brewery souvenirs. Kid’s menu available.Learn More
813 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-5008 Toll Free: 1-800-776-7238
No experience necessary! The highlight of your vacation! Great deals and packages on rafting, ziplining, ropes/challenge course, rock climbing wall and horseback riding for all ages. Come enjoy our 10-acre Family Adventure Island.Learn More
623 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-1834 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
Being Lost has Never Been So Fun! Find your way out through surprising corners, dead ends, continuous circles & rotating mirrors!ry direction in the Infinity Room!Learn More
115 Historic Nature Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-4629
Ride to the top of the Space Needle! Our 407’ observation deck breathtaking 360-degree views of the Smokies. Free viewfinders and higher learning exhibits enhance the scenery!Learn More
461 Brookside Village Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-5515 Toll Free: 1-888-778-1802
A celebration of America’s favorite collectible, with over 20,000 sets of shakers in all sizes, shapes and materials. Fun for the whole family (yes, that includes you!).Learn More
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424 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-7007
Gatlinburg’s Oldest and Scariest Haunted House! Find your way through secret passageways in a terrifying, self guided tour of our three story Haunted Mansion! IF YOU DARE! Great prices! For more information visit our website.Learn More
903 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-6995
Hundreds of years mountain people hid their craft. Now celebrating the rich history, genuine moonshine is being made on Gatlinburg’s Parkway. Experience sights, sounds, smells and tastes of true moonshine culture.Learn More
188 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-8851 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
Play Gatlinburg’s Most Entertaining Mini-Golf! 36 times the Fun for the Entire Family! Two Amazing 18-hole State-of-the-Art golf courses with interactive displays and animated animals.Learn More
1138 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 277-8209 Toll Free: 1-800-232-7238
The Smokies best fun! Rated “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, NOC rafts the Upper and Lower Pigeon River. Stop by our gear & retail location at NOC Gatlinburg to book your Pigeon River trips for kids as young as three.Learn More
904 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-9763 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
Experience 5D Done Right! The thrill movies you ride now powered by Real D 3D as used Despicable Me 3, Cars 3, Transformers: The Last Knight, Spiderman: Homecoming & Many More!Learn More
716 Parkway Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 (865) 436-2326
Come take towards the sky on our brand-new high ropes adventure course! Gatlin’s Rugged Ropes Adventure Course is the first of its kind in Gatlinburg. Adventurers, while safely harnessed in an overhead track, will be able to climb three stories in the air to face thirty-eight challenges including rickety bridges, suspended ropes and other balancing obstacles.Learn More
88 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-8808
Voted best place to see penguins by USA Today! View Penguins from above and below the water in this unique exhibit. Experience penguins swimming up-close and all around as you crawl through clear underwater tunnels and pop-up on penguin beach!Learn More
1133 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 325-1110 Toll Free: 1-855-228-5217
Enjoy Gatlinburg’s rich history along with a selection of fine gifts and handcrafted wines. Tours are available and we offer free samples! Located at traffic light #10 across from NOC’s Great Outpost.Learn More
805 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 325-1355
America’s Top-Rated 5-Star TripAdvisor distillery experience. Open daily offering samples of award-winning Sugarlands Shine and other spirits, free behind-the-scenes tours, free live music on the Spirit Stage, mountain merchandise shopping, and a Smoky Mountain film history exhibit. Family-friendly.Learn More
656 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-4057
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary! Often copied, never duplicated! Best family fun, food, prizes and games in Gatlinburg. Home of foot-long Ogle Dog! Our new Electronic Game Card allows players to swipe & play games and save their points that never expire.Learn More
239 Pine Drive Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (828) 488-7665
The #1 Fly Fishing Outfitter and Guide Service in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Two locations to serve you best! Gatlinburg TN, and Bryson City, NC
2018 Fly Fishing Outfitter of the Year!
Fly Fishing the Smokies swept the Best of the Blue Ridge for 2018 winning both Fly Fishing Outfitter of the Year, and Fly Fishing Guide of the Year!
115 Historic Nature Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Toll Free: 888-482-3330
Impossibilities is a comedy magic and mind-reading show starring the Master Mentalist Erik Dobell. Enjoy an evening of world-class family entertainment at the IRIS Theater in the lobby of the historic Gatlinburg Space Needle.Learn More
450 Cherry Street Suite 2 Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-7551 Toll Free: 1-888-765-9463
Come Visit East Tennessee’s oldest producer of premium wines. Located in Winery Square. Complimentary tasting of internationally award winning wines. Free Parking. Open daily year round 10 AM. Come visit for a ‘Grape’ taste.Learn More
1133 Parkway Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 (865) 325-1110
The stops include two facilities owned by Cades Cove Cellars (one in Townsend and one in Wears Valley, – each offering a different complement of wines), Sugarland Cellars Winery, newly-opened Little Bear Winery and Bootleggers Homemade Wine.Learn More
Go with SMO! SMO Rafting is the most trusted outfitter on the Pigeon River. The only local outfitter awarded the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award based on guest reviews (over 5,000 5-star reviews), the SMO Upper River Trip has been named a Top Ten experience in the United States.
PO Box 692 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Toll Free: 1-800-588-1817
Gatlinburg offers exciting attractions at every turn, all within walking distance of each other. Pick up or download an official Gatlinburg Attractions Guide during your visit to learn about each member or visit our website.Learn More
88 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-8808 Toll Free: 1-888-240-1358
Voted Best Aquarium in North America by USA Today 10Best.com! Spectacular underwater tunnel with 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtle and thousands of exotic sea creatures! Playful penguins, touch stingrays, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish and more!Learn More
386 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 409-5045
The NEW Rowdy Bear Coaster, a gravity-propelled mountain coaster that winds through the woods of Rowdy Bear Mountain. Additional attractions coming soon!! Open year-round! Free parking! Convenient location!Learn More
959 Parkway (tour departure only) Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (423) 743-9255
Appalachian GhostWalks Gatlinburg Ghost Tours depart nightly from TGI Friday’s in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Advance reservations are required. These tours will thrill you and your family, friends, or tour group presented from a positive perspective that is great for families with children as well as small and large tour groups.Learn More
469 Brookside Village Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-8746
Oldest authorized guide program in Sevier County. Perfect for beginning and experienced anglers. Our guides will show you techniques required to catch wild mountain Trout. Wade and float trips available.Learn More
1138 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 277-8209
Gatlinburg’s largest selection of technical outdoor gear, apparel, footwear, local gifts, and guidance for your Smokies adventures. Indoor climbing wall, whitewater rafting, and fun activities for the whole family!Learn More
908 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-9991 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
You’re Never Alone in the Dark! Frights, Fun and Screams for Everyone! Enjoy this World-class Haunted Attraction & Gatlinburg’s #1 Haunted House! New hauntings, special effects and live actors!Learn More
461 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-4039
The number one theatrical attraction in Gatlinburg. Officially declared A National Historical Treasure. Live on stage hysterical musical comedy since 1977. “Something Completely Different.” Showtime 8:00 pm.Learn More
1339 Ski Mountain Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (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!Learn More
278 Ruth Lane Sevierville, Tennessee 37862 (865) 654-4545
Escape to the mountains with SMG for your guided hikes, tours, backpacking, fly fishing and multiple unique adventure tours. I SMG corporate services facilities high-quality teambuilding and corporate retreat services throughout the Southeast.Learn More
510 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-5155
The Nation’s foremost Inspirational Attraction. Featuring incredibly realistic life-size scenes in the story of Christ utilizing life-size figures in dramatic settings. Awe-inspiring “Face of Christ” sculpture that seems to follow your every movement. Inspirational gift shop.Learn More
634 Parkway Suite 1 Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-0970 Toll Free: 1-877-329-4453
If your plans include day hiking, don’t hit the trails unprepared. Make ‘The Day Hiker’ your first stop. We carry a variety of essential day hiking items, camping novelties and outdoor gifts.Learn More