While the Smoky Mountains offer endless outdoor adventures in the national park, there are also a number of wonderful indoor attractions in the area as well. With museums, dinner shows, haunted houses, and even more indoor fun in town, a rainy day in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is nothing to fear. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Parkside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to five of the best indoor attractions in Gatlinburg TN and the Smokies.
1. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
A trip to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a must for anyone who loves classic movies and TV shows. This one-of-a-kind museum is home to some of the most famous cars from American pop culture, including the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, the Jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies, and two different Batmobiles. For an extra fee, you can even get your picture made in some of the iconic vehicles!
2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is another one of the most popular indoor attractions in Gatlinburg TN. Voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today, Ripley’s is home to over 10,000 fascinating sea creatures. Highlights of the aquarium include Touch a Ray Bay (where you can touch a real live stingray), Shark Lagoon, and the Penguin Playhouse. Ripley’s recently added glass bottom boat tours of Shark Lagoon, so you can see the ocean’s most feared predators in a whole new way.
3. Fat Daddy’s Arcade at The Track
Visiting Fat Daddy’s Arcade at The Track is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon! This awesome arcade is home to 60 fun games that your kids are sure to love. Visitors will find an eclectic mix of classic and modern games, including prize cranes, shooting games, pop-a-shot basketball, Frogger, Down the Clown, Wheel of Fortune, Fruit Ninja, and many more. Be sure to stop by Fat Daddy’s redemption center before you leave so you can cash in your tickets for some great prizes.
4. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
If you’re looking for a good fright during your vacation, you can’t beat Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! This spooky haunted house is open 365 days a year, so you can enjoy Halloween-style fun whenever you please. Guests will explore over 10,000 sq.ft of creepy passageways that are crawling with monsters and maniacs. Visitors must be at least 6 years old to enter.
5. Dixie Stampede
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is a fantastic dinner show in the Smokies. Themed around a friendly competition between the North and the South, this show features incredible horseback riding stunts, music, dancing, and amazing special effects. While you watch the show, you’ll feast upon a mouthwatering four-course meal will all your favorite Southern dishes.
When you stay with Parkside Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of these excellent indoor attractions in Gatlinburg TN. Our cabins come with your choice of wonderful amenities, including hot tubs, mountain views, full kitchens, WiFi, and even more great features. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 7 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your next vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg.