What Are Some Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg, TN?


Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is home to a wide variety of fun activities, such as visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ripley's Attractions and Ober Gatlinburg. Other fun things to see and do include museums, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, camping, hiking and shopping.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 816 square miles and is visited by up to 10 million people per year, making it America's most-visited national park, as of 2015. The park is known for its diverse plant and animal life, spectacular mountain views, camping, hiking, fishing and historic remnants of Appalachian culture.

Ripley's Attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley's 3-D Moving Theater experience, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, mini-golf and the Guinness World of Records museum.

Ober Gatlinburg is a ski resort during the winter and an amusement park during the warmer months. It features seasonal attractions, such as an aerial tramway, ice skating, an alpine slide, water coasters and other rides. Zip Gatlinburg has a zipline and a rope course with an extensive network of bridges, ladders, trapezes, logs and sky bridges. Cooter's Place in the Smokies is a must-see attraction for Dukes of Hazzard fans. Gatlinburg also boasts a lively mountain music scene and a large group of independent artisans.