Traveling to Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Don’t Miss Out On These 5 Attractions!

by Crystal Carder

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Home to the most visited national park in America, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee attracts millions of visitors each year. With mountainous views, rivers, and plenty of fun attractions, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t want to visit Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg, TN Travel Guide

Planning a relaxing trip away from home, Gatlinburg is the perfect place to go! While you visit, be sure to check out these fun and exciting attractions for the whole family.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s 8 Gatlinburg Attractions including Ripley’s Aquarium. Go where most people have never gone before. Walk through a tunnel under sharks and mana rays, or if you’re brave, have a sleepover underneath of them at Ripley’s Aquarium of the SmokiesAfter leaving there, be sure to check out the other 7 downtown Gatlinburg attractions (1 is in Sevierville, TN) including, mini-golf, an Odditorium, and a 5D Moving Theater. 

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to travel down a 3750-foot mountain range, at speeds you control? Gatlinburg’s own amusement park, Ober Gatlinburg allows guest to do just that! Ober Gatlinburg is a four-season amusement park and ski area.

Ober Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Christ in the Smokies Museum and GardensPeople from all ages can learn about God in one of the nation’s most inspirational museums. Featuring scenes from the Bible, guest experience the stories of Christ like never before with 3D Dioramas. 

Gatlinburg Space NeedleTravel 407-feet above ground, overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains on this 360-degree round observation tower. Ager taking a ride to the top, be sure to check out Arcadia, a 25,000 2-story playground which is also at the Needle.

The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains. Visiting The Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg is a must! Here hikers can enjoy the views of lush waterfalls, wildlife, and plants. Drive on one of the scenic roads and get a breath-taking view of the mountains like the one above. While you’re planning your visit, be sure to stop at The Sugarland Visitor Center to purchase all your Great Smoky Mountain gear and get a look at their free museum.

Sugarland Visitors Center TN

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Maria Magdalena June 24, 2017 - 4:14 am

Good pictures! You seem like have a good time at Tennesse.

Coralie June 24, 2017 - 6:27 am

Riding in the car down that hill would be the most fun thing! My whole family would love to do that. We will have to remember that when we are in the area.

Clint June 24, 2017 - 6:29 am

I haven’t been to this area before but it looks like there is a lot of fun things to do with my family when we get there. Thanks for the list!

Sarah Bailey June 24, 2017 - 2:27 pm

What an amazing sounding place, I love the sound of Ober Gatlinburg and the ride that lets you travel down at your own pace that would just be stunning.

Karissa June 25, 2017 - 7:06 pm

Looks like there is plenty to see and do! I haven’t done any exploring of Tennessee!!

Healing Tomato June 25, 2017 - 10:12 pm

Gatlinburg sounds like a delightful place to visit!

vanessa palma June 26, 2017 - 1:27 am

We are visiting in September. You just made my trip planning so much easier. Thanks!

Crystal Carder June 26, 2017 - 5:12 pm

I hope you have a fun trip! Plan ahead and your family will have a blast!

Terri Beavers June 26, 2017 - 1:22 pm

I’ve only been to Gatlinburg once but it was just to pass through. I’d love to go back and see these sights and attractions. I think the kids would love walking through a tunnel under sharks and mana rays.


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