What to do in Gatlinburg, TN

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Smaller cities have an appeal about them you won't find in their larger counterparts. Check out all the fun and exciting things to do in Gatlinburg before you travel so you can see as much as possible during your vacation. You'll soon learn that bigger isn't always better!

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What to do in Gatlinburg

Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg

A break in Gatlinburg doesn't have to break the bank. You won't even need your wallet if you go to:

Cooter's Place - Stroll the halls and study the impressive displays and unique collections at this respected museum.

Historic Ogle Log Cabin - Stop by this historic site and discover a few things about the area's cultural heritage.

Baskins Creek Falls - There's something relaxing about being near the water, so spend a while here.

Saint Mary's Catholic Church - Spend a bit of time in meditation or prayer at this tranquil sacred site.

Quiet Walkways - Contemplate the stark difference between city life and nature's rugged beauty at this scenic location.

Mynatt Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a relaxing walk around the trees and shrubs.

Things to Do in Gatlinburg with Kids

There are loads of unforgettable experiences in Gatlinburg that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the top family friendly experiences in the area.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Gatlinburg on a sunny day?
What to do in Gatlinburg on a rainy day?
With indoor activities like a Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center to keep you out of mischief, there’s no need to let the damp weather stop you from having a ball.
What should I not miss in Gatlinburg?
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one thing you won’t want to head home without dropping by.
Are there cheap things to do in Gatlinburg?
What can you do in Gatlinburg for free?
You’ll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your backpack with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Mountain Mall
  • Little Pigeon River

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