Gatlinburg, TN, features some of the most entertaining, though provoking, and downright wacky attractions you’ll ever see. Whether you’re thinking of getting married at one of the chapels or grabbing a box of taffy and taking a stroll, Gatlinburg has what you are looking for.
The below Gatlinburg attractions guide offers information on some of the most popular attractions in the Gatlinburg area. Summit Cabin Rentals has many cabin locations that can place you close to all these items and more. Contact us and allow us to help you choose a location if you have specific attractions you know you don’t want to miss. Our beautiful Gatlinburg cabins await your stay!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – A major attraction between the two main sections of downtown Gatlinburg and often the site of many of the city’s events, the Aquarium is a must see for all visitors in Gatlinburg featuring hundreds of exotic sea creatures, dozens of interactive exhibits, an underwater tunnel, videos and more! https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/gatlinburg/
Sweet Fanny Adams Theater – Proclaimed a “National Historical Treasure”, the theater has premiered over 50 original musical comedy productions since opening in 1977. Two original comedy Shows are presented on alternating nights throughout the season. It’s two hours of hilarious fun, lively music, top-notch performers and lots of audience participation. http://sweetfannyadams.com/
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure – One of the scariest attractions in East Tennessee, visitors are required to hold on to one another for safety as they navigate through the demonic maze. All kinds of creeps and corporeal threats lurk in the darkness and if you make out, you’ll definitely be coming back to Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Great for Summer and Fall! https://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/haunted-adventure/
Ober Gatlinburg – Ober Gatlinburg is a year-round amusement park and ski resort with something exciting for everyone. Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you ride down the 1800 foot twin track Alpine Slide or relax as the Chairlift takes you to awe-inspiring views and spectacular photo opportunities of the Smoky Mountains. Ice skate in any season at the massive climate-controlled indoor arena. Take the Aerial Tram from downtown to a mountain of fun! https://obergatlinburg.com/
Christ in the Smokies – At Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens in the center of River Road behind the main street of downtown Gatlinburg (located on the former Christus Gardens property), you will have the remarkable experience of walking through a Biblical world of 2000 years ago, seeing life-size, lifelike representations of important scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. https://www.christinthesmokies.com/
Gatlinburg Golf Course – As challenging as it is beautiful, Gatlinburg’s Golf Course features one of the most dramatic golf holes in America known as “Ski Hi.” With a vertical drop of 200 feet from tee to green, golfers say the 12th hole and the scenic beauty of the course is the reason they keep coming back year after year! The 18-hole professional course is located 6 miles from downtown Gatlinburg on Dollywood Lane in Pigeon Forge. https://www.gatlinburg.com/to-do/attractions/outdoors/outdoor-activities/golf/
Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community – Visit the historic Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, which has been designated a historic pathway on the Tennessee Arts and Crafts Trail by the governor of Tennessee. It is the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Since its inception in 1937, the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community has grown to encompass more than 120 studios, galleries and shops, as well as restaurants, cafes and a tearoom, in its eight-mile loop, located three miles east of downtown Gatlinburg along East Parkway (Hwy. 321 North). https://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/
Guinness World of Records Museum – The Guinness World of Records Museum features hundreds of astounding exhibits from the famous Guinness Book of World Records. There is an incredible lineup of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Go deep into a cave to see natural wonders, board the Ark with Noah and the animals, come to the circus to meet unusual people. https://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/guinness-world-records/