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Gatlinburg Attractions

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Park straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Driving Directions: Follow US-441 through Sevierville and Pigeon Forge into park.

Gatlinburg SkyBridge - NEW!!!

Located at the top of the SkyLift, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America and the most spectacular experience in the Smokies. From the mountaintop SkyDeck, the SkyBridge quite literally crosses the sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep valley in a single span.

765 Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains
Information about trails, features, locations, and difficulty.

Admission to Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via the Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you enter our magical Firefly Village.  At the top, you’ll experience majestic scenic views of Mt. LeConte, quaint gift shops and casual dining at our Smokehouse BBQ food truck or savory pastries, pies, cookies, hot drinks, and of course ice cream at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky.
576 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Be a Junior Ranger!
If your child is between the ages of 5-12, they can become a Junior Ranger! Just pick up a Junior Ranger booklet for $2.50 at any park visitor center, complete the activities in the booklet and return it to the visitor center to talk to a ranger and receive a Junior Ranger badge!

Cades Cove (A Reece favorite!)
A scenic mountain valley drive that winds for 11 miles through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Picturesque drive with a backdrop of the mountain peaks and its lush, rolling greens.
Cades Cove Loop Road
Townsend, TN 37882

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (A Reece favorite!)
Attraction spotlights aquatic habitats from around the world, live animal shows and hands-on exhibits.
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Ober Gatlinburg: Skiing, Tubing, and more (A Reece favorite!)
A mountaintop of fun, excitement and beauty high about Gatlinburg. Aerial tramway, ski mountain coaster, alpine slide, ice skating, wildlife encounter, water raft rides, scenic chairlift, mini golf, arcade, maze, carousel, kiddie land and rides.
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Often considered the top scenic overlook in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg sky lift offers an unparalleled view of the city and the Smoky Mountains.  Visitors can board the Sky Lift at its downtown station, and enjoy the view as the cable seat lifts over Little Pigeon River, towards the summit of Crockett Mountain.
765 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Gatlinburg Ziplines
This popular Gatlinburg, Tennessee attraction lets visitors zip through the treetops in the Smokies, providing an hour-and-a-half worth of views of various flora and fauna.
125 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Bent Creek Golf Course
A beautiful par 72 golf course. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. Southern Living Travel Guide rated this course one of the “Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.”
3919 E Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Spooky entertainment venue features special effects and live costumed actors in a haunted house.
908 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Christ in The Smokies
The Nation’s foremost Inspirational Attraction.  Featuring incredibly realistic life-size scenes in the story of Christ utilizing life-size figures in dramatic settings.  Awe-inspiring “Face of Christ” sculpture that seems to follow your every movement.
510 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Old Gatlinburg Gold and Games
Gatlinburg’s largest indoor and outdoor Mini Golf Attraction with three amazing courses. Glow in the dark Blacklight Indoor Course.
716 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Rafting in the Smokies
Smoky Mountain rafting is conveniently located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, on the Pigeon River. Smoky Mountain Outdoors is a quick drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and offers breathtaking scenery with exciting whitewater rafting thrills for the whole family.

Space Needle
Ride glass elevators over 400′ to the new observation deck with free view finders and a 360 degree view. Arcadia, Iris Theater, Slice Pizza Bakery and The Captured A Live Escape Experience.
115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlingburg, TN 37738

Sugarlands Riding Stables
See wildlife on scenic wilderness trails climbing along streams inside the National Park. Open mid-March Thanksgiving weekend.
1409 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Chimney Tops Trail
The Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular hikes along Newfound Gap Road. The trail owes much of its popularity to its relatively short length, and its outstanding panoramic views from the pinnacles. Despite a length of less than two miles, the hike is a very steep one.
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