Top 4 Can’t-Miss Gatlinburg Attractions to Visit in the Spring

09 April 2018 / By Contributor
Bear in Firefly Village at Anakeesta
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and there is no better place to celebrate the gorgeous weather than in the Smoky Mountains. Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to visit some of your favorite outdoor attractions in Gatlinburg! When you stay in our Gatlinburg cabins, you’ll be just a short drive away from all the incredible things to do during the spring. Here are the top 4 Gatlinburg attractions to visit in the spring:

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

smoky mountain wildflowersOne of the best things to do in Gatlinburg during the spring by far is visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are thousands of gorgeous wildflowers sprinkled around the park, along with stunning views of mountains and waterfalls. You might even see some wildlife while you’re there! There are more than 850 miles of hiking trails to explore that offer great opportunities to see the incredible views, and you can also go fishing or enjoy a delicious picnic in the park.

2. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is one of the best Gatlinburg attractions to see panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. On the sky lift, you’ll ride 1,800 feet in the air to see the breathtaking scenery of the Smoky Mountains. On the way back down, you’ll be surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on three sides and will see views of lush forests and the mountains. It’s a magical experience when the sun is shining and flowers have bloomed!

gatlinburg mountain coaster3. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is open during all seasons, but the weather during the spring makes it the best time to visit. You won’t have to worry about being too cold or too hot on the ride and can just focus on having fun! On this coaster, you’ll have the chance to experience what it’s like in the driver’s seat as you control your own speed down the mountain! The coaster goes up to 30+ miles per hour, so you can go for a thrilling ride down the mountain or slow your speed to take in the incredible views. There are both single and double cars so you can ride by yourself or with someone else!

4. Anakeesta

Anakeesta is a special kind of theme park that is great for families and guests of all ages. During the spring, Anakeesta is open daily beginning at 10 a.m., so you’ll be able to enjoy a full day at this outdoor Gatlinburg attraction. You can take a scenic ride on the Chondola to Anakeesta Mountain and visit Firefly Village, and see beautiful views of Mt. Leconte when you reach the top. There’s a 16-bridge Tree Canopy Walk, a Tree House Village Playground for the kids, a Dueling Zipline Adventure and plenty of shops and delicious dining options! You’ll never run out of things to do at this attraction.

Where to Stay

Two bedroom log home in Gatlinburg TennesseeWhat better place to stay than a cabin in the heart of the Smoky Mountains? When you stay in our Gatlinburg cabins, you’ll be a short drive from all of these amazing attractions, and you’ll get to enjoy fantastic amenities like an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, a fully equipped kitchen and more! Browse all of our Smoky Mountain cabins and start planning your trip to visit all of these exciting Gatlinburg attractions this spring!