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Gatlinburg Attractions and Things To Do in Gatlinburg TN

From the shopping and dining to the live entertainment, to all of the things to do in the Smoky Mountains, there are endless opportunities to create a memorable experience with your family during your stay in the Smokies. Gatlinburg and it’s surrounding areas offer some of the most fun and unique things to do in Tennessee.

Attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

  • Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN ,are populated with 100’s of attractions and things to do in The Smoky Mountains.
  • The main parkway is lined with more than 75 family fun attractions including multimillion dollar productions like, Ripleys Believe It or Not chains, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Wonderworks, Dixie Stampede, Zorb, miniature golf courses, NASCAR Speed Park, Go kart race tracks, ziplining, horseback riding, fishing, movie theaters, and indoor skydiving. You can also enjoy our year round country theme park  Dollywood.

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Shows

The Smokies are packed with family entertainment theaters and dinner shows showcasing acrobats, comedians, Lumberjacks, stunt shows, musical entertainment and magic.

Some of the popular shows include:

  • Country Tonite, who was repeatedly voted the Best Show in the Smokies.  The great thing about this show is that you don’t even have to be a fan of country music to LOVE Country Tonite!

  • The Smith Family Dinner Theater, The Smith Family is the best known family of entertainers in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Charlie, Jim, and Charlie Bob Smith – five time winners of Best Show in the Smokies, will entertain guests with a variety show packed full of music and comedy.

  • Lumberjack Feud Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction, the Lumberjack Feud, and it’s not your ordinary dinner show. With competing ESPN Lumberjack Athletes, zip lines, draft horses, flying TimberDogs and gut-bustin’ comedy, this show will have your family on the edge of their seats!

Shopping and Dining

  • Equipped with major shopping outlets and locally owned shops the Smokies are a premier shopping destination for your family providing designer clothing, homemade knick-knacks and artwork.
  • With it’s own local arts crafts district located in Gatlinburg, you can experience craftsmanship at its purest, meeting artisans indigenous to the Smokies. Come  experiences Appalachian Mountain life the way it was meant to be.
  • The Smokies also offer a variety of Don’t forget to check out our hundreds of chain and family owned restaurants and eateries.

Check out some of these Gatlinburg attractions and other things to do during your vacation in the Smoky Mountains…

Country Tonite

Country Tonite

Repeatedly voted the Best Show in the Smokies! The great thing about this show is that you don’t even have to be a fan of country music to LOVE Country Tonite! It’s that “feel-good” kind of show that will stay with you long after the vacation is over. It’s the best show – ask anybody!

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Five Oaks Stables

Five Oaks Riding Stables

Five Oaks Riding Stables is located in Sevierville in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Our trails will take you through scenic forest coves and majestic hilltops that afford views of the mountains. All of our horses are chosen with the comfort of you, our guest, in mind. Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable and skilled riders around. We offer several rides, so whether it is a leisure trail ride for half of an hour or hour, we can saddle up to your needs. Your comfort and enjoyment are our priority.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Smoky Mountains Ziplines

Adventure Park Zip Lines at Five Oaks

Guests are invited to enjoy the all-new Five Oaks Zip Line in Sevierville. This Smoky Mountain Zipline provides an aerial view of the surrounding area as guests soar across the lagoon. Guests can see the area as they never have before in this fun, family setting. One complimentary pass for a zip line ride, per unit, per paid night stay. Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

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Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience the freedom of human flight. As a flyer, participants attend a 20-minute training class where body control techniques and safety procedures are discussed. Flyers then receive a suit, helmet and other safety equipment. Following a short review of the basics, a group of five flyers then enters the wind tunnel with their instructor. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is nothing short of a skydivers playground!

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Lazerport Fun Center

Lazer Port Fun Center

The Park Hopper Pass is fun for all ages! The Park Hopper Pass offers your choice of up to 5 out of 11 fun-filled activities at 4 locations: Lazerport Fun Center, Rockin’ Raceway, Speed Zone and Star Tracks. Each and every one of our amusements will provide you, your family and your friends with ways to challenge yourselves and each other. Whether you’ve come to play laser tag, black light mini golf, arcade games or take a ride on one of our action packed go cart tracks, The Park Hopper Pass is the way to do it.

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Golf - Things To Do in Gatlinburg TN

Old Gatlinburg Golf & Games

Old Gatlinburg Golf & Games offers two award winning outdoor, uniquely-themed, mini golf courses. History is the real hidden gem at this mini golf attraction. There’s a story told at every hole. Not only will you learn the history of the area while you play, but you’ll also play through cabins that were actually built prior to the creation of the National Park. History class has never been this much fun!One complimentary admission to play mini golf (guests choice of 18 hole or 9 hole), per unit, per paid night stay. Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Ripley's Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – their 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg. Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of
water all around make the town of Gatlinburg a “natural” location for a world-class aquarium, America’s most fun aquarium!

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium

Visit the strangest place in Gatlinburg! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has been proudly freaking out families for over 90 years. There’s always something undiscovered at Ripley’s! Over 500 astonishing and unusual artifacts collected from the far-corners of the world. All guaranteed real and mind boggling. Join them for your challenge to simply… Believe It or Not!

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Ripley's Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf

Interactive fun for everyone! Fifty four holes of “down on the farm” family fun. All three miniature golf courses feature animated barnyard characters, water features and interactive elements at every turn! One complimentary adult admission per unit, per paid night stay.Noncumulative. Nontransferable. No reservations required!

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Smith Family Theater

The Smith Family Dinner Theater

The Smith Family is the best known family of entertainers in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Charlie, Jim, and Charlie Bob Smith – five time winners of Best Show in the Smokies, will entertain guests with a variety show packed full of music and comedy. Guests can look forward to an outstanding blend of classic country music, heartfelt gospel music, oldies rock-n-roll music, clean family comedy, and impersonations of famous stars you have to see to believe! Now serving a breakfast buffet!One complimentary admission to the Smith Family Theater Dinner show per unit, per paid night stay.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Smoky Mountain River Rat

Smoky Mountain River Rat

Smoky Mountain River Rat’s Little River Tubing is a great way to have a Smoky Mountain “mild to wild” water experience while saving your vacation dollars! Tube the Little River on the colorful sturdy river tubes. We offer unlimited shuttle services to make your day on the Little River fun and relaxing. Tubing in the Smokies has never been so fun and easy.One complimentary pass for River Rat Tubing, per unit, per paid night stay. Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
USA Rafting

USA RAFT

USA RAFT has welcomed Whitewater rafters since 1993 on the Pigeon River. Enjoy breathtaking views of both the Cherokee and Smoky Mountain national forests as you paddle one of the most popular family Whitewater rivers in the East. This Tennessee Whitewater rafting excursion is a must do on your activity list while in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge vacation area. USA Raft offers Smoky Mountain Whitewater rafting for all experience levels, accommodating children as young as four years of age. We hope to see you on the river soon!

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Ripley's Moving Theatre

Ripley’s Moving Theater

Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound make it the most exciting movie there is! Two new action-packed films with continuous showings and amazing special effects with the only REAL D (The new 3D) digital technology in town – the same 3D magic used in Avatar, How to Train a Dragon, Shrek and many more!One complimentary adult admission per unit, per paid night stay. Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON
Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records

Guests can enjoy world records from the amazing groups of Sports, Space, Animals, Food, Human Achievement and many more! Guinness World Records are brought to life through incredible displays, cool interactive games and trivia, themed galleries and video productions!One complimentary adult admission per unit, per paid night stay.Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Ripley's Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a multi-million dollar haunted house featuring live actors, animatronics and bone chilling special effects. Take a tour of the old Grimsby & Streaper Casket Company; a firm that was run by the two men since 1891 – until they mysteriously vanished.One complimentary adult admission per unit, per paid night stay. Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Ripley's Mirror Maze

Ripley’s Mirror Maze

Can You Find Your Way Out? Over 100 Mirrors with LED lighting and digital sound! A different experience everytime! Go through as many times as you like with your ticket! Compete for fastest time through! One complimentary adult admission per unit, per paid night stay.Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!
Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, two beautifully landscaped, 18-hole courses will amaze and delight you with animated and interactive displays throughout. See raccoons, bears, chipmunks, possums, skunks, and even some heckling crows!One complimentary adult admission per unit, per paid night stay. Noncumulative. Nontransferable.

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON
Lumberjack Feud - Things To Do in Gatlinburg TN

Lumberjack Feud

Pigeon Forge has a new attraction, the Lumberjack Feud, and it’s not your ordinary dinner show. With competing ESPN Lumberjack Athletes, zip lines, draft horses, flying TimberDogs and gut-bustin’ comedy, this show will have your family on the edge of their seats! Local logging families find themselves embattled as the timber industry is shut down by the announcement of the National Park. There’s only enough land remaining for one family so they battle over it at the Pigeon Forge Lumberjack Competition.

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DVD Rental

DVD Rental Center

Don’t miss a moment of the best that Hollywood has to offer with the latest releases available at our DVD Rental Center! Guests will enjoy unlimited access to award winning films, family favorites and the most current hits every day of your stay. It’s the perfect way to unwind together after a day of rich experiences, in anticipation of the next.Rentals good for unlimited DVD movies. Limit one movie out at a time. Guests are encouraged to return rentals within 24 hours.

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Bent Creek Golf Course

Bent Creek Golf Course

Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player is a par 72 course that opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. A beautiful sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire course making for a breathtaking contrast between water and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southern Living Travel Guide rated Bent Creek Golf Resort one of the “Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.”

Offered at the following locations: COMING SOON!