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.
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.
Whitewater rafting at its finest! Fun for first timers offering the longest trip the longest trip on the river since 1993. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Business. Call or book online.
Voted BEST RIBS AND BEST BBQ by the readers of the Mountain Press AGAIN! We slow smoke our ribs, chicken, sausage, beef and pork. Kids menu. Lunch and AYCE Breakfast Buffet served every day.
Most respected outfitter in the Southeast. NOC has been recognized by The New York Times and National Geographic Adventure. Our guides are the best-trained on the river, with more than 35 years of whitewater expertise.
Experience the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Offering excellent group rates, and customer service that are second to none. No Experience Necessary - Serving ages 3 and up. Check out our Season Passes. Handicapped Accessible!
Our expert guides know the best trails in the area! Hikes last 2 hours and can be adapted to suit your preferences. Come outside and play with Smoky Mountain Outdoors.
We cater to large and small groups like family reunions, youth or church retreats, business meetings and weddings or receptions. Accommodate 2 to 24 guests in one cabin. Call us or book online.
18,000 sq ft shopping attraction, provides the gear, guidance, apparel and souvenirs you need to maximize your Smoky Mountain vacation. At our in-store Basecamp, we'll help you plan your Smokies adventure with a range.
Most respected outfitter in the Southeast. NOC has been recognized by The New York Times and National Geographic Adventure. Our guides are the best-trained on the river, with more than 35 years of whitewater expertise
Marvel at 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtles, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming. Enjoy a State-of-the-art clear underwater Tunnels! An Ultimate Underwater Experience. Coral Reef, Stingray Bay and Penguin Playhouse.
A Historic 8-mile loop designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve, create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery.
Fresh ingredients, Hand crafted dough, World class pizza. Big Daddy’s uses a 550 degree, wood-fired flame inside a one-of-a-kind brick oven. Our pizza starts with hand-crafted, homemade dough.
Ride glass elevators over 400 ft to observation deck for the only 360 degree view of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. An educational experience from the Space Needle's perspective including Free View Finders!
Fannie Farkle's delivers good food and great fun. Known for its world-famous Ogle Dogs and the best games and prizes in the region, Fannie Farkle's is a must-see Gatlinburg attraction.
Hand cut, aged Angus steaks cooked over an oak fire, making our steaks flavorful and tender. We were voted BEST STEAKS AGAIN in 2016. Extensive seafood, chops and chicken selection.
576 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 325-2400
Anakeesta is a 70-acre aerial adventure park. Guests of all ages will enjoy scenic views, ziplines, tree top canopy walks, concessions and more!Learn more
188 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-8851 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
813 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-5008 Toll Free: 1-800-776-7238
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.… 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 famil… Learn more
631 Parkway Suite B11 Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430 7800 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
88 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-8808 Toll Free: 1-888-240-1358
One of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & World! Most spectacular underwater tunnel with 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtle and thousands of exotic… Learn more
623 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-1834 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
New rotating mirror! Can you find your way out of the Mirror Maze? An a’maze’ing adventure every time! Never the same experience twice!… Learn more
800 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-5096 Toll Free: 1-877-475-3974
Strangest Place in Gatlinburg! Where “Truth is Stranger than Fiction.” Over 500 Outstanding and Incredible Artifacts from around the Wo… Learn more
453 Brookside Village Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 430-3838 Toll Free: 1-800-771-7238
Whitewater rafting at its finest! Fun for first timers offering the longest trip the longest trip on the river since 1993. TripAdvisor Certificate … Learn more
461 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738- (865) 436-4039 Toll Free: 877-388-5784
The number one theatrical attraction in Gatlinburg. Officially declared A National Historical Treasure. Live on stage hysterical musical comedy sin… Learn more