Top 10 Things To Do
While the beauty of Gatlinburg’s natural surroundings brings most people to the city, there are a wide variety of Gatlinburg attractions—both indoor and outdoor—that keep visitors coming back. Here are ten of our favorite attractions in Gatlinburg:
CLIMB Works Canopy- This 2 ½ hour guided zipline adventure will let you explore the natural beauty of Gatlinburg from the treetops! Your feet will never touch the ground as you zip from tree to tree and take in the surroundings. No climbing or zipline experience is required to enjoy this adventure!
John Dee’s Hypnotized Comedy Show- Get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts! Fun for all ages, this show combines magic, comedy, and hypnosis. Audience participation adds to the show’s hilarity.
Ripley’s Attractions- Featuring Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Mirror Maze, Super Fun Zone, Mini Golf and Haunted House, Ripley’s has something for everyone visiting Gatlinburg. Watch sharks and a giant sea turtle swim around you at the aquarium, or explore oddities at the Believe it or Not Museum.
Shoot ‘Em Up Cinema- A fun attraction for the little ones, Shoot ‘Em Up Cinema puts you right in the action! Mount your horse, grab a gun, and enjoy this 5D interactive adventure.
Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park- Enjoy breathtaking views as you take the aerial tramway to the top of Ober Gatlinburg. Skate at the ice rink, or view the wild animal exhibits! Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Tramway has been a tradition of families visiting Gatlinburg for years.
Sugarland Riding Stables- Ride horseback through beautiful trails. Whether you are an experienced rider or a first-timer, the guides at Sugarland Riding Stables can pair you with a horse for your skill level.
Gatlinburg Space Needle- Providing stunning 360° views of Gatlinburg, the Space Needle is a must-visit attraction! The panoramic view of the Smokies and the city of Gatlinburg is a year-round feast for the eyes.
Sweet Fanny Adams Theater- A show for adults and older children, the Sweet Fanny Theater is a side-splitting good time. Shows include audience participation, so YOU could be the next one on stage! Slap-stick humor, song and dance, and old time vaudeville elements give this show its unique charm.
Hillbilly Golf- Play mini golf like you never have before! Work your way down the side of a mountain while playing two courses with mountain hazards. Hillbilly golf is a perfect activity for families visiting Gatlinburg with older children.
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum- A truly unique attraction, you won’t find anything else like it in the country! An incredible display of 20,000+ sets of shakers is on exhibit. Visiting Gatlinburg with children? Don’t worry—the shakers are all kept behind glass.
These are only several of the best Gatlinburg attractions. Whether you like to be indoors or out, the city truly has something for everyone. Be sure to check our blog often to learn about other great attractions in Gatlinburg!