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The most visited national park in the U.S.

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There is a lot to do in Gatlinburg!


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Gatlinburg offers a wide range of activities. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce website has a comprehensive listing of the area’s activities — including restaurants, arts and crafts, shopping, hiking and numerous other outdoor activities.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

skylift_v2-2Just a few short steps from the Historic Gatlinburg Inn you will find the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, another of Gatlinburg’s iconic landmarks. Following an exhilarating ride to the mountain’s top, enjoy the sights of Gatlinburg through the naked eye or with binoculars located on the overlook platform. Spectacular views of the lush forests and majestic mountains are enjoyed from atop since the area is surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

At night you are treated to a different Smoky Mountain experience. Downtown Gatlinburg’s dazzling lights illuminate this nestled community and deliver memorable views to last a lifetime from this scenic overlook”.

765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4307

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close at America’s #1 Aquarium and Top Destination to See Penguins! Experience Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter and Penguin Painting programs! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the Most Spectacular, State-of-the-Art Underwater Tunnels throughout! Family Fun, Interactive, Dive/Feeding Shows & Much More!

Downtown, traffic light #5.
88 River Road
(888) 240-1358

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

Being Lost has Never Been So Fun! Find your way out through surprising corners, dead ends, continuous circles & rotating mirrors! Strike your pose and See infinite reflections of yourself in every direction in the Infinity Room!  Never the same experience twice!

On the Parkway, traffic light # 6
623 Parkway
877) 475-3974


The Walker Sisters Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Walker Sisters Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled within the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, surrounded by an unbroken symphony of lush greenery, lies a poignant testament to a bygone era – the Walker Sisters cabin. This rustic homestead bears witness to a remarkable chapter in Appalachian history,...

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Hollywood Star Cars Museum – Gatlinburg Attraction Review

Hollywood Star Cars Museum – Gatlinburg Attraction Review

We recently toured the Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg. It features an amazing array of cars and motorcycles. Displayed here is just a small sample of what you will see there. You will love this museum if you are either: A car person; or A fan of pop culture....

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The Mountain-to-Sea Trail – 1200 Miles of Beauty

The Mountain-to-Sea Trail – 1200 Miles of Beauty

Did you know that there is a trail (or series of trails, really) that you can hike that will actually take you from the mountains in Tennessee all the way to the ocean in North Carolina? It’s true! The Mountain-to-Sea Trail is a nearly 1,200 mile foot path that starts...

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Gatlinburg Attraction Review – Gatlin’s Mini Golf

Gatlinburg Attraction Review – Gatlin’s Mini Golf

Gatlinburg is a mini golf lover's paradise. You don't have to walk very far down the street to find a place where you can swing some clubs (or, you know, lightly tap a ball as the case may be). Tucked away on a hill running parallel to Parkway (where we're located),...

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Gatlinburg Attraction Review: Hillbilly Golf

Gatlinburg Attraction Review: Hillbilly Golf

Hillbilly Golf is one of the more unusual mini golf courses you will ever play. It is situated on a steep hill (of course - this is Gatlinburg after all). Being that it is called "hillbilly golf," as you might expect, the theme is hillbilly. Each hole features...

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The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Coaster Guide

The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Coaster Guide

Mountain coasters have recently exploded onto the scene around the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area. The editorial staff at the Historic Gatlinburg Inn created this guide to tell you everything you need to know about them. [video width="1280" height="720"...

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