Are you on vacation and looking for something to do around Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Perhaps you would like to set some kinds of schedule up to make sure you have some down time and fun times. Take a peek at these must see attractions in Gatlinburg.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – located at 88 River Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738 1-888-240-1358. This aquarium features a slew of tanks, exhibits and touch exhibits for children of all ages. Don’t miss the jellyfish floating through the water or the Giant Spider crabs. Take a ride on the moving walkway to view a tank that completely envelopes you with sharks, stingray and more watching your every move. Open daily 9a-9p with extended weekend hours.
Space Needle– located at 115 Historic Nature Trl Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Phone number (865) 436-4629- It features a state of the art arcade that offers the best prizes and games such as Skee-ball, basketball, billiards, arcade Nascar racing, air hockey, or even pinball on the strip. Easy to enjoy, affordable to return to, the observatory tower is an absolute must see experience featuring a 400 foot observation tower in the heart of downtown offering 360 degree views of Gatlinburg. Call for hours of operation.
Ripley’s Moving Theater– 904 Pkwy Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Phone number (865) 436-9763- Have you ever wanted to feel the action in a movie? A perfect show for children seven and over, younger kids may be intimated by the movements of the seats or other special effects. Be ready to enjoy a 5-D experience that features moving seats, snow, wind and a little rain. Buy Tickets in advance through your Shop at Home account to earn up to 10% cash back. Opens at 10am seven days a week.
Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg – 424 River Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Phone number (865) 436-7007- a prime property with a great staff of actors. By far one of the nicest haunted houses I have ever been to. Certainly not a place that you want to bring children under 7 or 8 into. It really depends on the child but I wouldn’t recommend any younger. Be watchful as the actors fall from the ceiling, come through walls and provide an overall scary experience. Call for hours of operation.
Ober Gatlinburg– located at 1001 Pkwy Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Phone number (865) 436-5423 – A city within itself. Take a ride on the Tram and see Gatlinburg from up above. Once there, you can experience an amusement park, a ski area, hockey ring, a great shopping. While some scoff at the prices, I did not find them to be any different than other tourist areas. Take the kids up and buy an all-day pass, it is worth the cost to keep the kids entertained for hours.
There are many fun and exciting attractions to experience in Gatlinburg. These are just a few to keep you busy during this visit.