Attractions In Gatlinburg TN Great For Families

People watching fish at aquariumFamilies visiting will never run out of fun things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This mountain destination offers a wide range of family attractions and things to see and explore during every season. From downhill skiing and snowtubing in the winter months to enjoying a round of miniature golf and visiting the local museums during the summer, there’s sure to be attractions in Gatlinburg TN that will amuse each and every member of your family. These top 8 family attractions in Gatlinburg will involve the whole family through fun and exciting opportunities that you will not find anywhere else.

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Located in the great Smokey Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is Ripley’s Aquarium. This amazing aquarium features over 30 different hands-on displays that both children and parents will enjoy. Walk through a covered tunnel as sharks, the ocean’s deadliest predators, swim around you at every angle. Giant sea turtles, penguins and tropical fish make up the many exhibits that can be found here. Even feel a stingray at the touch tanks. This attraction in the perfect place to visit when traveling with both young and older children.

2. Hillbilly Golf – Practice your swing at the Hillbilly Golf miniature golf coarse. Choose to play at one of the two different sides of the coarse, running into strange roadblocks along the way. Families will have a blast attempting to shoot their golf balls through outhouses, plants and moonshine jugs that were left behind by the hillbillies.

3. Fannie Farkle’s Family Fun Parlor – Let loose at Fannie Farkle’s Family Fun Parlor, where kids can be kids and adults can act like children. This entertainment center features a wide variety of fun-filled games such as the ever-popular skee-ball. Fannie Farkle’s also serves up some of the areas most delicious smoked sausage and corn dogs.

4. Gatlinburg Sky Lift – Take the family for a tram ride up to mountain via the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Enjoy amazing views of the mountain on this slow-moving ride that goes up and down the mountain range.

5. CLIMB Works Canopy – Learn about the Smokey Mountains through a thrilling family-oriented adventure. Zipline over streams, through trees and take in the sights from a birds-eye view.

6. Sugarland Riding Stables – Enjoy the great outdoors on horseback. Young children, older children and adults can saddle up for a guided tour right through the mountains.

7. Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre – The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre specializes in funny, clean comedy shows for the family. Shows change with the seasons and guests are urged to purchase tickets in advance.

8. Ober Gatlinburg – No matter when you visit Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg featuring year-round fun with snow skiing, tubing and sledding even in the summer months one cold activity that can be enjoyed is the indoor ice skating rink.  Year round there is an amusement park that offers a variety of family attractions in the one location as well as an amazing view overlooking Gatlinburg.

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Country Tonite Pigeon Forge TN

Country Tonite Pigeon Forge TN is a high energy show with live country music performances with some of the most popular current songs and a look back on the most popular songs remembered throughout the past several decades.  The talented vocalist are coupled with energetic dancers each with dazzling costumes for your entertainment.  This is a great family attraction entertaining the old and the young alike with enough variety and comedy added in that even those guest that are not typically country music fans enjoy themselves as well.  For a show that has been preforming over 16 years and has many long time performers they still manage to keep fresh entertainment every year by changing parts of the show while staying consistent with their theme.  Along with many long time performers the show incorporates younger entertainers as well bringing in talented youth performers for limited seasons to allow them to showcase and help develop their talent.  If you come between November and January you will get to enjoy a condensed version of the normal show in the first hour and a special Christmas performance in the second hour.  When planning what to do in Pigeon Forge you will want to check on show times and get your tickets to Country Tonite early because the shows often sale out.

Join Visit My Smokies for an Insider’s View into the show as we let you meet the MC and current producer Kevin Wilson.

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