At CLIMB Works Canopy Tours in Gatlinburg, you’ll start at the bottom of the mountain, drive up to the top, then zip your away across ravines, streams, trees and more. For the next two-and-a-half hours, your foot won’t touch the ground, but you’ll have the most amazing bird’s eye view of the Great Smokies. You’ll experience nine ziplines and three canopy bridges during your journey – as well as a surprise at the end of your trip.
There’s nothing more thrilling than flying through the air surrounded by such beauty. CLIMB Works is truly an adventure of a lifetime. Round up your family and challenge yourself to some high-flying fun at CLIMB Works Canopy Tours.
Pricing for the three-hour tour starts at $89 for adults and $79 for ages 8 to 15. Prices are subject to change. Please call to book your tour in advance and ensure pricing.
The Smoky Mountains Best Fly Fishing Outfitter and Guide Service! We offer private, all inclusive guided fly fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels and ages. Fly Fishing for the entire family daily in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville Tennessee. Since 1999 we have guided anglers to some of the most beautiful Trout Streams in all of the Smoky Mountains. Learn to fly fish with the Smokies’ most experienced Outfitter and Guides! We supply everything you need at no additional charges!Read More View Website
You’ll be a-“mazed” at Ripley’s Mirror Maze of the Smokies, located inGatlinburg. You and your faily will have a great time exploring the maze that features more than 100 mirrors, complete with LED lighting. Race for the fastest time and then stop by the Candy Factory for some delicious treats. Choose from hundreds of your favorite treats, featuring classic candies to the latest sweets.
Fun for the whole family, you’ll have a great time trying to find your way out of the Amazing Mirror Maze in Gatlinburg TN that features surprise corners and dead ends.
Children who are 3 and under get in for free and adults are $8.99. Ripley’s Mirror Maze of the Smokies is open year-round from 10 a.m. to midnight. Group pricing is available and you can even buy your tickets online.
Get lost in Ripley’s Amazing Mirror Maze in Gatlinburg, TN on your next Smoky Mountain vacation!
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If you are in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, don't miss a visit to Cooter's Garage in downtown Gatlinburg. Ben "Cooter" Jones is your host at this tribute to the Dukes of Hazzard. It features pictures, props, costumes and memorabilia from the beloved hit television show. New location with Indoor Duke's Themed Go-Karts and the Hazzard County Club 18 -hole Mini-Golf Course.Read More View Website
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades CoveTennessee is a valley that was home to settlers before the formation of the park. As one of the most popular park destinations, Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains draws thousands of visitors each day for its hiking access, well preserved 19th century homesteads, horseback riding and bike riding. Visitors often catch glimpses of park wildlife, such as black beers and deer!
This one-way, 11-mile loop offers a self-guided tour which takes about 45 minutes in a car. You also can take a walking tour where you’ll get a closer look of the homesteads.
We've been setting the bar high for whitewater rafting service, safety and fun since 1993.
Come join us for Smoky Mountain Rafting. Our experienced guides will be there for you so you can enjoy your trip and take in the wonderful scenery while you venture down the Pigeon River. It’s the best whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg!
Why You Should Choose Smoky Mountain Outdoors
- Smoky Mountain Outdoors has been voted a top attraction on tripadvisor.com
- A total of more than 27 years’ experience
- Our adventure is great for children of all ages 3 & up
- We are family owned and operated
- Our guides are fun, friendly and very knowledgeable
- Many first timers love to come see us because we take total care of our guests
- We provide easy online reservations
- We have great rates for groups, families, reunions, corporate groups and even honeymoon couples
- Most of all – We love whitewater rafting and we know you will too!
For the best Pigeon Forge white water rafting, come visit and make your reservation now.
If you seek adventure visit Ober Gatlinburg, the only ski resort in Gatlinburg, for the area’s best skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. During the winter months, you can ski or snowboard down eight different trails, but it’s not all about skiing at Ober Gatlinburg – you’ll also find the Smoky Mountain Wildlife Encounter where you can black bears, river otters, raccoons, flying squirrels and other native wildlife.
If you are visiting during the summer, you can still have fun at Ober Gatlinburg’s arcade and amusement park. Play classic arcade games, go ice skating, ride bumper cards, play miniature golf and more.
Enjoy the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort on your Smoky Mountain vacation! For a snow report, tram times and pricing information, please contact Ober Gatlinburg.
If you want to learn the history behind moonshine, Gatlinburg is the place to go. Visit the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and learn the art behind making whiskey. The Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery has been making moonshine for more than 200 years, keeping the business and recipes in the family.
With the smell of cooking grain wafting in the air, you can tour the Ole Smoky Distillery and see how the whiskey is made from beginning to end. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions and try a sample of the shine for free. Samples come from the Original Unaged Corn Whiskey, White Lightnin’ and Moonshine Cherries – plus seasonal and special flavors.
Don’t forget to stop by the souvenir shop and take home some Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery merchandise, such as apparel, glassware and accessories.
The Ole Smoky Distillery is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but no alcohol is sold on Sundays.
For outdoor adventures, visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg where you can go white water rafting, fishing, hiking, biking and climbing all while enjoying the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery. It’s the perfect vacation destination for families and the place to go white water rafting in Gatlinburg!
Visit the NOC Basecamp for Adventure where experts will help you choose your adventure whether it be fishing, hiking or rafting. You’ll also find an indoor climbing wall, a children’s play area and swinging rope bridge.
Gatlinburg rafting is one of the most popular activities with guided tours on seven different rivers, including the Pigeon River. Pigeon River rafting features Class III-IV rapids and dam-controlled water releases to ensure an exciting ride. Tours run through Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call ahead or visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center Gatlinburg’s website for tour information and pricing here. Please call for availability.
After your adventure check out the 18,000-square foot shopping attraction where you’ll find gear, apparel and souvenirs!
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is perfect for families, church groups, Scout programs and all outdoor enthusiasts. Add Nantahala river rafting to your Smoky Mountains vacation itinerary today!
Staying in Pigeon Forge? The NOC has a location there, too. All Pigeon River trips depart from the Pigeon outpost, in Hartford, TN, just a few miles east of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains is the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens, a unique attraction that depicts the life of Jesus Christ. Enter the Biblical world of 2,000 years ago and see important scenes from the Bible with life-size wax figures, beautiful scenery, music and special effects. Imagine seeing a portrayal of the Last Supper!
After you hear the powerful story of Jesus Christ, make sure you view the many lush gardens, visit the sculpture of Christ, view ancient coins and gems, and purchase souvenirs.
Christ in the Smokies is educational, inspirational and perfect for families. It’s a great way to bond with your family and sure to be an awe-inspiring, memorable experience. There’s no better way to see God’s Country on your Smoky Mountain vacation than at the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens!
Come to Fannie Farkles for a fun-filled family adventure! Here you can enjoy an affordable family dinner, featuring favorites such as Famous Sausage Subs and the OGLE DOG, a delicious foot-long corn dog that will leave you satisfied!
After your drinks and dinner, it’s time for the entertainment! Prepare yourself for the Fanny Farkle's Family Fun Parlor where you’ll find dozens of arcade games and classics, such as Skee Ball, Cyclone and crane games. Earn points for each game you play and redeem them for prizes! No matter what your age, you’ll be a kid at heart at Fannie Farkles!
Eat – and play – to your heart’s content at Fannie Farkels in Gatlinburg!
Explore the Smokies with A Walk in the Woods! Backpack, hike or walk in through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a guided tour with professional guides. Located in Gatlinburg, A Walk in the Woods specializes in unique tours, teaching visitors about the park’s wild plants, animals, history and early settlers of the area. You’ll be amazed as you see nature come to life in the Smokies! Providing education, fresh air and fun, A Walk in the Woods tours are the perfect adventure for families, couples, church groups and more! This full-service tour company also received a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Destinations of 2001! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park like never before!
Explore the Smokies with A Walk in the Woods! Backpack, hike or walk in through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a guided tour with professional guides.
Located in Gatlinburg, A Walk in the Woods specializes in unique tours, teaching visitors about the park’s wild plants, animals, history and early settlers of the area. You’ll be amazed as you see nature come to life in the Smokies! Providing education, fresh air and fun, A Walk in the Woods tours are the perfect adventure for families, couples, church groups and more!
This full-service tour company also received a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Destinations of 2001! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park like never before!
At Sugarland Cellars Winery you’ll be able to tour the winemaking area, sample our delicious wines and learn about the art of wine making, starting with picking grapes all the way to bottling the wine. In addition to learning about winemaking, Sugarland Cellars offers our guests a chance to learn about Gatlinburg’s rich history and culture. You also can stop by the gift shop to purchase area and wine-related gifts.
Also, be sure to check out Sugarland Cellars’ sister winery, Mountain Valley Winery, in Pigeon Forge!
Sugarland Cellars Hours of Operation:
January 1 to March 31
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 8pm
April to December 31
7 Days a Week 10am - 9pm
Christmas Eve: Close at 5pm
Thanksgiving Day: Close at 5pm
***Free tours are offered from noon to 6pm – Last tour starts at 5:30pm
Experience the 3D Ripley’s Moving Theater and go on a ride of a lifetime. Ripley’s Moving Theatre 3D system puts you right in the story to revolutionize the way you think about a movie theater. The seats move eight different directions, making the movie like a true adventure. You’re sure to feel every dip, bump, turn and twist at Ripley’s Moving Theatre in Gatlinburg!
The theater is located right on the Parkway at Traffic Light #8 and is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Adults (12 & Up): $13.99 plus tax
Child (40” tall to 11 years): $7.99 plus tax
Watch a movie like you’ve never seen with 3D Ripley’s Moving Theatre!
Celebrate Tennessee hero David “Davy’ Crockett and the Wild Frontier atRipley’s Crockett Mini Golf. Here you’ll find two Davy Crockett themed, landscaped golf courses, each with 18 holes of fun! The kiddos will be amazed at the large animated animals that are stationed throughout the course, such as chipmunks, bears, raccoons, opossums, skunks, cows and more! It’s truly the Wild Frontier!
This course, located in Gatlinburg, is open year-round and is affordable for the whole family. See pricing below for Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf.
Adult (12 & up) $10.99 plus tax
Child (6-11) $7.99 plus tax
Child (2-5) $2.99 plus tax
Adult (12 & up) $13.99 plus tax
Child (6-11) $9.99 plus tax
Child (2-5) $5.99 plus tax
Child under 2 is free
Group Pricing available
Prices are subject to change. Call for reservations or get your tickets online!
More than 400 feet tall, the Gatlinburg Space Needle is an observation tower that provides the best views of the mountains anywhere in Sevier County! Here you can ride to the top of this tower to find a 360-view of the Smokies, including Mount LeConte, the tallest mountain in the eastern U.S!
The Space Needle in Gatlinburg also is home to Arcadia, a two-story amusement area that includes arcade games, laser tag, a hurricane simulator and more. Arcadia has more than 25,000-square feet of fun and includes the classics, such as Skee-ball, air hockey and pinball machines. Win tickets and redeem them for prizes, such as an iPod Touch or Nintendo Wii. The Gatlinburg Space Needle has it all!
After enjoying the views and games, visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle’s onsite restaurant, the Flying Saucer Italian Bistro where you’ll find pizza, pasta, calzones, desserts and more. With magnificent views of the Smoky Mountains and the Sevier County area, it’s no wonder why the Space Needle in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the area’s finest attractions.
No matter what season you visit the Smokies, you’ll find beautiful scenery that you won’t find anywhere else. In the spring, enjoy beautiful skies and wildflowers; in the winter the Smokies will be covered with snow; in fall you’ll see beautiful yellows and browns of the changing leaves; and the summer you can enjoy lush greenery surrounding the mountains.
For almost a century Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium in Gatlinburg has piqued the interest of thousands of families with its oddities on display. Come to this museum-like attraction and see things you never could have imagined before, such as an eight-legged buffalo, a two-headed calf, shrunken human head and more. The Ripley Believe it or Not Museum also features a 500 mind-boggling and unusual artifacts from all over the globe. Your family will be astonished and amazed!
Get freaked out at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Gatlinburg for an unforgettable Smoky Mountain experience!
Experience a true whitewater adventure with Rafting in the Smokies of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since no experience is necessary, Rafting in the Smokies is perfect for the entire family. The whitewater rafting season in the Great Smoky Mountains begins the first week of March and lasts thru November, but be sure to call Rafting in the Smokies for schedules and weather updates.
Boasting over 31 years of professional experience whitewater rafting in Tennessee, Rafting in the Smokies continuously exceeds your whitewater rafting expectations. During your whitewater adventure, an enthusiastic Rafting in the Smokies guide will escort you down one of two rafting adventures. By choosing the Upper Pigeon Whitewater Trip you’ll experience twelve Class III and three Class IV whitewater rapids throughout five miles of wild whitewater. On the Lower Pigeon Float Trip you’ll be able to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains as well as experiencing Class I and II rapids and even a Class III at the end of the trip.
Whether you’re looking for a thrilling whitewater adventure or a leisurely float through the Smoky Mountains, Rafting in the Smokies has the perfect adventure for you and your entire family.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is scary fun! Walk through this spooky attraction and see live actors, animatronics and haunting special effects. You’ll see zombies, ghosts, mummies and more – all which look bone chillingly real.
The haunted house, said originally to be a casket company, is Gatlinburg’s No. 1 haunted house. In 1999, Ripley’s bought the property – once known as the Grimsby & Streaper Casket Company – even though it was known that eerie things happened inside. Now, you can tour this haunted house with your friends and family.
Ticket prices start at $7.99 for children and $12.99 for adults. Children under 6 years old are not allowed inside. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure of the Smokies is opened year-round from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
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Head Case is sometimes viewed as true psychic ability, but Bill is really using his skills as a hypnotist combined with NLP™, suggestion, psychology, directed awareness, and showmanship to influence people’s thoughts and actions.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies
Bringing the sea to the mountains is Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies, located in Gatlinburg. This large aquarium offers a true deep sea experience with more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures, comprised of 350+ species. You’ll be amazed – a true underwater adventure awaits you at Ripley’s Aquarium.
Entertaining to all ages, the Gatlinburg aquarium offers 10 exhibits including the Tropical Rainforest, Shark Lagoon, Gallery of the Seas, Penguin Playhouse, Touch a Ray Bay, Coral Reef, Systems Control and Discovery Center. Here you’ll be able to get up close and personal with stingrays, sharks, sea turtles and more. You can even pet the stingrays, hold a crab and more! There are tons of hands-on exhibits for all ages.
Be sure to visit the aquarium’s newest addition, the Penguin Playhouse, a $5 million expansion where a colony of Blackfooted penguins lives in a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor habitat. The Penguin Playhouse features underwater tunnels so you can see the penguins swimming around. You’ll also be able to get up close and personal near the penguins’ private beach!
Conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium is open 365 days a year, except for some holidays. While at the aquarium, be sure to stop by the Cargo Hold gift shop for unique items and mementos. The Feeding Frenzy and Veranda Restaurant are also available for dining.
Groups are more than welcome. For group information please call (865) 430-8808 ext. 2109 or contact Ripley's Aquarium. The Gatlinburg aquarium is located at Traffic Light #5 in downtown Gatlinburg.
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The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is one of the area’s most unique attractions, featuring more than 40 automobiles that have been featured in movies, TV shows and music videos in the past 50 years!
In 2011, the Hollywood Car Museum in Gatlinburg TN added one of TV’s most popular cars, the Batmobile! Other vehicles include a 1987 Buick Grand National from the 2009 film, Fast and Furious; a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500 from Gone in 60 Seconds; and a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro from the 2007 film, Transformers.
See these cars and more when you tour the Star Cars in Gatlinburg TN!
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is located next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, just minutes from Pigeon Forge. Find Hollywood Car Museum Gatlinburg TN tickets and information. View acoupon for Hollywood Star Cars Museum!
Hit the golfing greens at the Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg. This 18-hole course is surrounded by mountain streams, lush greenery and breathtaking mountain views. The Bent Creek Golf Course, named one of the “Top 50 Golf Courses in the South,” also features a full-service golf shop, golf lessons, packages, putting greens and a creek side grill. There’s no other golf course like the Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg. It’s a great way to relax even more while on vacation.
This 72 par course was designed by three-time Masters and British Open Championship Winner, Gary Player, and features a creek-side grill, putting green, golf shop and more. You also can book a package which includes a Mountain Cabin Rental or Golf Course Condominiums.
The Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg offers lessons by PGA Professional Tom Ludwick starting at just $30. Regular pricing starts at $27.90 for nine holes and $50 for 18 holes. You can play every day; the course is open seven days a week!
Prices are subject to change, so call ahead and find out pricing as well as tee time at 865-436-3947.Read More View Website
Mountain Cheese and Nuts is a family owned business that offers the finest Wisconsin Cheeses as well as Artisan Cheeses. We have a wide rang of flavors for every member of the family from mild to super hot! We carry a large variety of other items such as: Honey, sorghum, ciders, peanuts in 34 different varieties, beef and sausage sticks, jams jellies and relishes just to name a few. Come see us any day we are open 10am until 9:30pm and we do ship!!
Since opening in 1977, the Sweet Fanny AdamsTheatre and Music Hall has entertained visitors to the Smokies with amazing musical comedies. Our shows is one of the most renowned shows in the Smokies! Since opening more than 30 original comedies have premiered at the Theatre with some of the shows going on to play in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Theatre also is a National Historic Treasure by the city of Gatlinburg.
The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre and Music Hall showcases two new musical comedies each year, presented on alternating nights. You’ll be slapping your knees and busting a gut from laughing so hard! Watch the Incredible of Adventures of Mary Bright or the other show, On a Whim. During the holidays you’ll also be able to see the Yuletide Madness show.
Tickle your funny bone and see a show at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre & Music Hall on your next Smoky Mountain vacation. The Theatre is located at Traffic Light #3, right around the corner from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and adjacent to the Hardrock Café in Gatlinburg.
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10:45PM – 1AM on Friday & Saturday nights Blaine’s Grill & Bar @ 812 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN turns in to the hottest place around for adults 21 and over!
Come join our awesome bartenders and crew for the coolest drinks you can find and hold on as our DJ spins the top tunes on the charts.812 Gatlinburg has the largest dance floor in Gatlinburg and by far the most fun to be had.
Grab the gang and head on up to 812 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN Fridays and Saturday nights and dance the night away!Read More View Website
Discover Ripley’s Guinness World Records Museum to see the unimaginable unfold before your eyes. Roam around and see world records made by humans and animals doing anything and everything you can think of. You have to see it all to believe it!
The Guinness World Records Museum, located in Gatlinburg, showcases hundreds of awesome displays of world records, interactive games, videos, galleries and trivia about sports, animals, food, space, celebrities, musicians and more. You’ll also have the chance to view memorabilia of Michael Jackson, Elvis and the Beatles.
Visit the Guinness World Records Museum and watch as this amazing book comes to life. You’ll see things you have never thought possible at Ripley’s Guinness World Records Museum.
This museum is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. year round. Children under 5 years old get free admittance; children 6 to 11 are $5.99 plus tax; and adults are $9.99 plus tax. Group pricing is available.
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Experience The Views
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 thee 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.
Take flight across the Smoky Mountain sky at Gatlinburg Zipline Adventures! Offering nine ziplines and six treetop canopy platforms, Gatlinburg Zipline Adventures is the place for adventure and adrenaline-pumping fun! Here you can soar over Great Smoky Mountain National Park while catching a panoramic view of downtown and the Gatlinburg Space Needle. You’re guaranteed to have the time of your life as you zip across the sky.
Gatlinburg Ziplines is for children and adults alike – anyone from ages 5 to about 65 is welcome to take a tour. The tours are about an hour and a half and feature nine different ziplines. You’ll also be able to walk across a sky bridge that promises amazing views. On each tour, experienced and certified guides will teach you how to zipline and be with you every step of the way.
Also available is the self-guided 27-element ropes course that goes through the treetops!
Please call for reservations. Visit the Gatlinburg Ziplines website to view specials or book online.
Stop into the Smoky Mountain Winery in Gatlinburg and enjoy a taste of the area’s best vino. Since 1981, this winery has been producing the best wines, winning both national and international awards. This quaint winery not only offers samples of more than 20 of its award-winning wines but also offers tours of the facility where you can learn about the art of wine making. You also have the opportunity to purchase your own wine and other gifts so you can take a piece of the Smoky Mountain Winery home with you!
If you love wine, the Smoky Mountain Winery is where you need to be on your Smoky Mountain vacation!