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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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Things to do outside 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


Valentine’s Day Options in Gatlinburg for 2020

Valentine’s Day Options in Gatlinburg for 2020

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a FANTASTIC location for a romantic Valentine's night or weekend. Valentine's Day 2020 falls on a Friday, so we definitely recommend coming into town and spending the weekend here. Whether you go see a show, drive up into the beautiful Smoky...

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Noah Ogle Farm – Visit a Piece of Gatlinburg History

Noah Ogle Farm – Visit a Piece of Gatlinburg History

The Noah "Bud" Ogle Farm in Gatlinburg, also known as "Ogle Place," is a historic location maintained by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977, it is a wonderful place to visit to get a true sense of...

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European Style Double Decker Bus Tours Now in Gatlinburg

European Style Double Decker Bus Tours Now in Gatlinburg

There is a new way to get around the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas that really looks like a lot of fun. Decker Double Bus Tours is a business that operates a European-style double decker bus that runs a route from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg and back, with many...

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Gatlinburg Breaks World Record for Scarecrows on Display

Gatlinburg Breaks World Record for Scarecrows on Display

If you come into Gatlinburg this Fall, you will notice that the town is covered in scarecrows. So many, in fact, that the town has broken the Guinness world record for most scarecrows! The official count is 4,325, which is more than the number of people who live in...

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The Unexpected Cades Cove History

The Unexpected Cades Cove History

Cades Cove, as experienced today, is an extremely popular valley located in the Great Smoky Mountains. It's an area that, because of the natural beauty and peacefulness, attracts many every year. The Cades Cove history is unusual, however, as a thriving mountain...

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Gatlinburg Harvest Festival Decorations Go Up

It is Harvest Festival time in Gatlinburg, so businesses all over town will be decorating their storefronts with Fall-themed decorations. The Charlie Barker family decorated the Historic Gatlinburg Inn this past weekend with scarecrows and hay and cornstalks from...

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Gatlinburg Attraction Review: Red Rocket Retro Arcade

Gatlinburg Attraction Review: Red Rocket Retro Arcade

A new attraction has opened up right down the street from the Historic Gatlinburg Inn, and if you grew up in the 80's (like the author of this review) then you are going to LOVE this place! It's called the Red Rocket Retro Arcade. This place is exactly what you would...

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