Gatlinburg Attractions


Vacation Fun In The Smoky’s!

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Welcome to Gatlinburg Attractions! The Smoky Mountains area is right on top of our family friendly vacation destinations for children and adults of all ages. Whether you are visiting for the majestic natural beauty, the local flavor of the quaint artisan shops and galleries, or the many exciting fun attractions, Gatlinburg has a year round vacation opportunity for your family. Sit back and relax and see how you can fully experience the Great Smoky Mountains.
The area now hosts over 11 million visitors annually and is the 6th most visited destination in the country. And right next door, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the #1 most visited National Park in the country. Leave the planning on the fly to the tourists. Explore our Gatlinburg Attractions information so you can enjoy every single relaxing moment.

But first, let us introduce ourselves. We are not travel agents or consultants. We are people just like you who love to travel and wish to share our family vacation experiences without all the hype. Whether you prefer the natural scenic beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains or the endless exciting area attractions, we invite you to join us for a vacation that will create memories your family will remember forever. Should you need information to plan your trip, or to find the best deals on area entertainment or lodging we have often found Reserve Pigeon Forge to be an excellent resource.


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It‘s All About the Smokies!

Did you know that Gatlinburg is the major gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Its name refers to the blue misty haze that surrounds them and is a picturesque setting for most Gatlinburg attractions.

The park is open all year round and is free to the public for all to enter as a wilderness preserve that covers an area of over 500 thousand acres. It’s located over mountainous terrain with majestic stands of forest, diverse wildlife, streams, river and waterfalls that provides for hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and exploration.


Did You Say Theme Park?

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So...where do we start? Let’s start where children at heart want to go most! Gatlinburg attractions has adventure parks for every size, every speed and everyone. No matter your choice there is fun in your future.

Dollywood Theme Park
Is the major attraction in the area. See and read more in the Gatlinburg attractions area by clicking on Dollywood Theme Park.


Aquariums

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Ripley’s Aquarium
Is a major attraction in the area. See and read more in the Gatlinburg attractions area by clicking on Ripley’s Aquarium.





Go Ahead Dive In!

Take the plunge into a mountain water adventure park or ride down the river rapids. There are plenty of opportunities with fun and exciting activities for the entire family. Whether it is winter or summer, Gatlinburg attractions has water parks for every season!

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Dollywood Splash Country
Is the major outdoor water park in the area. See and read more in the Gatlinburg attractions area by clicking on Dollywood Splash Country.



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Rafting in the Smokies
Hwy. 321 N.
7 miles north of Gatlinburg
800-776-7238 or 865-436-5008
www.raftinginthesmokies.com
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Smoky Mountain Outdoors
453 Brookside Village Way
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
800-771-RAFT or 865-430-3838
www.smokymountainoutdoors.com
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USA Raft
611 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
800-USA-RAFT or 865-436-5521
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Or Did You Say Amusements?

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Ripley's Super Funzone
Ripley’s Super Fun Zone is a popular game arcade in a downtown full of Gatlinburg attractions. They provide the most popular state of the art arcade games in the industry. With a wide selection of the hottest video games, Ripley's offers a very nice family orientated entertainment facility for all age groups.

They have several interactive hi-tech amusement games that provided several hours of fun for our boys on our last visit. Several of the games offer prize coupons you can redeem for gifts at the redemption desk.

800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096

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Space Needle Family Fun Center
Is one of several Gatlinburg attractions to visit for the whole family. No matter what age, there’s something for everyone. On our recent trip to Gatlinburg, we checked out the view from the Space Needle. To see and read more about it just click on Space Needle.



Live Show Performances

The Smoky Mountain area is home to several entertaining and award winning live shows. A wide variety of shows feature all venues of music that include country, bluegrass, gospel, broadway, rock and more. From music and dancing to laughs and magic, the areas theaters present all styles of entertainment.

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Dixie Stampede
Is the one of the most popular live shows in the area. See and read more in the Gatlinburg attractions area by clicking on Dixie Stampede.





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Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Is the one of the most popular live shows in the area. See and read more in the Gatlinburg attractions area by clicking on Sweet Fanny Adams.



Interactive Attractions

There are several Gatlinburg attractions that feature a more hands on adventure. It might include landing a space shuttle, jumping out of a plane, whitewater rafting or taking a ride to the top of old smoky. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of options in the area to choose from.


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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Has a lot of fun to offer, no matter what season it is. Located far above the exciting tourist town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this mountain top resort offers beautiful scenery, fun, and excitement. To see and read more about it just click on Ober Gatlinburg.


Interactive Museums



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Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
On your next trip to Gatlinburg, you should make sure to check out Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. It is advertised as the “The Worlds Most Unusual Museum”. If you love the weird and unusual, this might be the place for you to visit. To see and read more about it just click on Ripley's Believe It.


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Star Cars Museum
Do you really love cars? We do, too, and we made the Star Cars Museum one of our stops on a recent trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. To see and read more about it just click on Star Cars.



Specialty Attractions

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Amazing Mirror Maze
Is one of Ripley’s several Gatlinburg attractions. The mirror maze is a great choice for those who want to go as a family, since both kids and adults seem to enjoy it. To see and read more about it just click on Mirror Maze.


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Mysterious Mansion
Is a “spooky good time,” so say our kids. I’m still not sure why they love haunted houses so much, but it seems we go back every time we visit Gatlinburg. To see and read more about it just click on Mysterious Mansion.


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Ripley's Haunted Adventure
As you might have guessed can be a pretty dark and scary place. The story that goes with this attraction is there was a casket company in Gatlinburg years ago where strange things happened. To see and read more about it just click on Ripley's Haunted Adventure.





Gatlinburg Golf

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Gatlinburg attractions offers several golf courses in beautiful country settings. The back drop of the Smoky Mountains offers a beautiful landscape for some of the best golfing in the country. Rolling hills and valleys set you up for challenging courses in a magnificent setting that invites you to enjoy a round of golf to remember. To see and read more in depth information about golfing in the Gatlinburg area click on Gatlinburg Golf.


Mini Golf

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Circus Golf
919 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4414
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Hillbilly Golf
340 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-7470




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Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf
200 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-8851
www.ripleysminigolf.com
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Treasure Quest Miniature Golf
653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-3972
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Online Ticket & Reservation Window

To help with your vacation planning we have access to hundreds of Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg area discounts for attractions, lodging and shows. We understand that traveling or vacationing in popular tourist areas can be slightly more expensive. We hope you find this to be helpful with your vacation budgeting.

For convenience, we offer these travel services to give our readers the option to pre purchase Instant Reservation Tickets before ever leaving home. It’s now so easy to buy your tickets online & simply print them on your home computer. And when you purchase in advance, you will frequently receive additional price discounts. Plus, you can skip the reservation desk and go straight to the front of the line with your reservation voucher.

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Reserve Direct - Attraction Tickets
- How to reserve Pigeon Forge fun attractions online.

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Reserve Direct - Show Tickets
- How to reserve Pigeon Forge show tickets online.

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Reserve Direct - Lodging Reservations
- How to reserve Pigeon Forge lodging online.

When you arrive at your destination, your E-Ticket reservation vouchers will be exchanged for your selected theater show, attraction or lodging preference. It’s similar to how the major airlines handle online ticketing. The benefit of using E-Ticket reservation vouchers is that you can always reprint them from this website if they are misplaced by a simple login to your account - click on orders - and reprint.


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