Top Gatlinburg Attractions

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The Gatlinburg Skylift is the best way to view the Smoky Mountains, and the city of Gatlinburg, TN . Glide over the Little Pigeon River to an elevation of 1800 feet to take in the magnificent views.

Be sure to ride the sky lift both in the day time and at night, as the views change completely. Take in the majestic Smoky Mountains and views that seem to go on forever during the day, then enjoy the stunning lights in the city of Gatlinburg at night.

When you arrive at the top to the #1 scenic overlook in Gatlinburg, enjoy the sights of the Smoky Mountains, picnic area, and Gatlinburg gift shop. Have your picture taken on the way up, then purchase a souvenir photo in the gift shop to remember your ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift!

For 50 years, the Gatlinburg Skylift has been one of the most popular attractions for those visiting Gatlinburg. Safe and fun for all ages, the Gatlinburg skylift offers the best way to take in the picturesque beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

If you want to experience a truly magnificent sunset, time your trip up the Gatlinburg Skylift while the sun is still out, then head back down the mountain while the sun is setting over the Smoky Mountains. It will be a stunning Gatlinburg experience you will never forget.

Hillbilly Golf

You’ve never played mini golf like this before! The fun starts at Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg as soon as you take a cable car up the side of a mountain! There you will start at the first hole, and work your way down the mountainside through a challenging mini golf course.

Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg, TN combines the charm of the Smoky Mountains with the excitement of a mini golf course. Perfect for all ages, this attraction is a great way to spend an afternoon in Gatlinburg!

Play both courses, or just try your hand at one. Hillbilly Golf is a must-visit attraction for your next Gatlinburg vacation!

Fort Fun

If you are looking for the ultimate destination for family fun in Gatlinburg, Fort Fun is the place to go!

Fort Fun offers a huge variety of activities for all ages:

Bumper Cars- Fort Fun has the latest in high-tech bumper car fun! Take control and bounce other drivers in every direction!

3-D Theatre- Put your glasses on and get ready to experience the latest in movie effects!

Not your average 3-D movies, you’ll witness dinosaurs, sharks and other incredible creatures popping right off of the screen! Specially designed seats also provide a variety of other effects, like mist, wind and more.

Laser Tag- Whether you want to play individually or with a team, Fort Fun offers the best laser tag arena in Gatlinburg! Special effects and pumping music make the arena atmosphere exhilarating as you try to wind through the arena maze to find opposing players.

The Vault- Mission Impossible meets Gatlinburg! Test your skill (and agility!) as you try to jump crawl and slither through laser beams to “break the vault”!

Boogie Bodies- Part karaoke, part dancing, bookie bodies makes you the star of the show! Create a hilarious DVD to show your family, or just to take a great Gatlinburg memory home with you.

Black Light Golf- Hands down the newest mini golf craze; this is the best indoor mini golf course in Gatlinburg! Black lights and tons of glow-in-the-dark objects make this a perfect activity for any age!

Gem Mining- Discover rubies, arrowheads, fossils and more in this unique hands-on mining experience!

In addition to these awesome attractions, Fort Fun also offers a video arcade, motion theater and more! Rain or shine, Fort Fun is truly one of the best family attractions in Gatlinburg! The best part is, Fort Fun is only minutes away from the Glenstone Lodge!

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park

Do you love winter sports? Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park is the place for you! Whether you are serious skiier, snowboarder, or just enjoy the snow, there’s something fun for everyone at Ober Gatlinburg.

Skiing/Snowboarding- Grab a lift ticket and hit the slopes! Ober Gatlinburg has a variety of slopes for beginners and pros alike. Didn’t pack any ski equipment for your Gatlinburg visit? Ober gatlinburg also provides ski and snowboard rentals, as well as lessons!

Tubing- Snow tubing sessions at Ober Gatlinburg are fun for all ages and abilities! Hop in a tube and zip down the hill! Snow tubing provides all of the fun of sledding without the long walk back up to the top of the hill!

Aerial Tramway- One of the most popular activities at Ober Gatlinburg is the Aerial Tramway! Departing daily from downtown Gatlinburg, the tramway will take you to the top of Ober Gatlinburg resort and provide breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains along the way! Two 120 passenger aerial tram cars will provide a trip you won’t forget.

Alpine Slide- First, take a scenic chairlift ride up the mountain, then zoom down an 1800′ track through woods and ski trails on a specially designed sled. Go as fast or as slow as you want, controlling your speed with a handbreak. No special skills are required for this awesome attraction.

Ice Skating- Hit the ice year round in Ober Gatlinburg’s ice rink located in the indoor mall. rental skates are available for children and adults.

Wildlife Encounter – See real black bears, otters and more in this display of Gatlinburg wildlife!

It’s possible for those vacationing in Gatlinburg, TN to spend an entire day partaking in all of the fun activities provided at Ober Gatlinburg! Sure to be a family favorite destination, you’ll discover why visitors can’t wait to come back to Ober Gatlinburg year after year!

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg, TN has over 40 cars on display from famous movies, TV series, and celebrities. Conveniently located in the center of Gatlinburg, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is home to cars from movies like transformers, Dukes of Hazzard, The Fast and the Furious, Days of Thunder, Batman Returns and more!

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine? It has found its home in the heart of Gatlinburg at the museum! Other cars at the museum include:

  • The Flinstones Flintmobile
  • The Batmobile from Batman Returns
  • Charlie’s Angels Camaro
  • K.I.T.T from Knight Rider
  • The Stormchaser from Twister

Some of the newest cars that have made their way to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg,TN are Michael Jackson’s Mercedes and Dom’s Charger from fast Five.

Cars previously owned by celebrities are also on display, and you can see cars previously owned by stars like Mike Tyson, Dolly Parton, Bob Hope and Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys!

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a wonderful Gatlinburg attraction for any historian or Hollywood buff. One visit to the museum and you’ll see why this is a favorite attraction of many who visit Gatlinburg, TN!

Posted in Blog by Charlestowne Hotels on February 28, 2012

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