Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN

There are lots of interesting things to see and fun things to do near your Gatlinburg cabin rental! You can visit unique museums, experience thrilling rides, watch entertaining shows, and so much more! Check out some of the many great attractions in the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg area below.

Do you need help planning your Smoky Mountain vacation? Make sure you check out the National Park Tail Guide and the Official Smoky Mountain Vacation & Travel Planning Resource to help you plan your next trip.

aerial view of The Island in Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg Attractions

Mountain Mall of Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg’s premier indoor shopping experience is unlike any other shopping mall. Nestled in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg TN at Traffic Light #6 across from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Mountain Mall features a vast variety of shops each with a unique theme. For additional information call 865-436-5935.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – America’s most-visited aquarium in Gatlinburg featuring over 8,000 exotic sea creatures with exhibits, touch tanks, hourly dive shows, gift shop, and restaurants. For additional information call 865-430-8808.

Ripley’s Believe or Not! – The world’s most unusual museum. Every year millions of people visit this odd museum to take part in an adventure, one in which they experience first-hand the incredible world of Robert Ripley! For additional information call 865-436-5096.

Ober Mountain: Gatlinburg Tram – America’s largest aerial tram up to Ober Mountain featuring a mountain coaster, alpine slide, indoor ice skating, wildlife habitats, scenic chair lift, rides, winter snowsports, dining, and more. For additional information call 865-436-5423.

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community – More than 100 craftsmen and artists’ studios, shops, eateries, and homes on an 8-mile loop, located 3 1/2 miles east of downtown Gatlinburg. For additional information call 865-412-1012.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – School and gallery of arts, crafts, displays and exhibits in Gatlinburg. Purchase handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, and clothes. For additional information call 865-436-5860.

Gatlin's Fun Center – Want to have all of your family fun at one low price? Enjoy activities such as Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Laser Tag, Escape Rooms, and more! For additional information call 865-339-3323.

A Walk in the Woods – Experienced guides will take you on hikes and walks to incredible vistas, gentle cascades, waterfalls, majestic ancient forests, crystal clear mountain streams, old home sites, graveyards and hidden trails. For additional information call 865-436-8283.

Hollywood Star Cars Museum – In the center of Gatlinburg TN, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is home to over 40 authentic vehicles featuring the best of Hollywood movie, TV and real life superstar cars displayed in memorable scenes. For additional information call 865-430-2200.

Nantahala Outdoor Center’s The Great Outpost – A one-stop shop for all things outdoors. They can help you plan your Smokies adventure with a range of guided tour options—from guided hikes to fly fishing and whitewater rafting. Check out cool in-store attractions like an indoor climbing wall, a free kids play area, and a swinging rope bridge.

Pigeon Forge Attractions

Dollywood – Dolly Parton’s theme park featuring live performances daily, rides, attractions, dining, shopping and exhibits. For additional information call 800-365-5996.

Dollywood’s Splash Country – Dolly Parton’s water park featuring water adventure rides, dining and shopping. For additional information call 800-365-5996.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede – Dolly Parton’s entertainment and dinner show featuring a spectacular four-course dinner and show with horses and performers. For additional information call 865-453-4400.

WonderWorks – Tennessee’s only upside-down attraction. An amusement park for the mind, featuring over 150 interactive exhibits. It’s 5500 sq feet of fun. For additional information call 865-868-1800.

The Old Mill – The Old Mill Square complex of restaurants, bakery, pottery, and craft shops is more of a total destination than a single stop. Visitors can still watch meal and flour being ground the same way by the huge water-powered granite French Buhrs in the mill, or pottery being thrown by hand, or bread and candy-making. It's a day’s worth of delight and wonder. For additional information call 877-653-6455.

Comedy Barn Theater – The most award-winning show for more than 25 years. Featuring clean comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, dancers, country and gospel music, and adorable animals. For additional information, call 865-428-5222.

Country Tonite Theater – Award-winning country music show in Pigeon Forge. Featuring quality entertainment with singing, dancing, comedy, gospel, patriotic, and more. For additional information call 865-453-2003.

Memories Theater – The ultimate Icons show featuring tributes to Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Wynonna, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe, and more. For additional information call 865-365-1124.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud – Family, feastin', feudin’ and fun — that’s the theme of Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud! For additional information call 865-908-7469.

Sevierville Attractions

Forbidden Caverns - Ancient mysteries, Indian legends, and natural wonders, with special lighting and sound presentations during guided tours in these spectacular 58-degree caves. For additional information call 865-453-5972.

Bass Pro Shops – The Bass Pro Shops retail store in Sevierville is a leader among Tennessee hunting outfitters, with seminars and classes on everything from fishing and hunting to learning about the outdoors. Whether you need gear for fishing in Tennessee, or simply want to maximize your outdoor fun, shop Bass Pro. For additional information call 865-932-5600.

NASCAR SpeedPark – 25 acres of interactive family fun with 8 go-kart tracks, min-golf courses, rides, and arcade games. For additional information call 865-908-5500.

Scenic Helicopter Tours – Aerial photography and sightseeing tours. For additional information call 865-453-6342.

Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo – Located in Sevierville featuring over 130 species. Educational live exhibits, hourly handling shows, and tropical rainforests. For additional information call 865-428-4091.

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm – Riding stables and petting zoo featuring deer and exotic animals including zebras, goats, emus, pigs, cattle, reindeer, and more. For additional information call 865-428-3337.

Tennessee Museum of Aviation – 50,000 square feet of Warbirds, aircrafts, memorabilia, gifts, and galleries. For additional information call 865-908-0171.

Smoky Mountain H20 Sports – Offering Waverunners, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Pontoon Boats, and Tritoon Boats. Your pontoon becomes your island while your friends or family “Jet” to and from your location on Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a beautiful, quiet lake and offers some of the best fishing in the area. For additional information call 865-484-9026.

What's Up Ballooning – Flights originate near Sevierville TN at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The topography of the area is 80% rolling farmland and offers stunning 360-degree scenic views. For additional information call 865-556-7217.

Cherokee Attractions

High Country Adventures – Travel down the Ocoee River for the adventure of a lifetime. Everything from Class I to Class V rapids will get your heart pumping. “You are guaranteed to wet your pants with High Country!” For additional information call 423-338-8634.

Harrah’s Casino – North Carolina’s biggest attraction, where you can experience 80,000 square feet of 24-hour casino action. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel features over 3,500 video gaming machines, five great restaurants, live entertainment, two gift shops, an arcade and friendly, first-class service. For additional information call 828-497-7777.

K Diamond K Dance Ranch – Home of the legendary Deep South Band. This amazing band keeps the hardwood dance floor packed by covering a tremendous variety of music for all your dancing tastes, ranging from Classic and Top 40 Country free line dance lessons. For additional information call 509-775-3511.