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What to Do in Gatlinburg: Must See Attractions

Gatlinburg Attractions

They say that good things come in small packages, and this enchanting city is no exception to the rule. From outstanding tourist attractions to thrilling adventures, there's a wealth of fun things to do in Gatlinburg.

Discover what makes Gatlinburg tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Check out our top 70 fun activities in Gatlinburg, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Gatlinburg with Kids

There are loads of incredible experiences in Gatlinburg that the entire gang will get a buzz out of. These are some of the top family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Heading to Gatlinburg on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Cooter's Place - Round up the entire family and enjoy a journey of discovery through history with one another.

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

Baskins Creek Falls - Spend a little time close to the water to relax and revive your energy.

Saint Mary's Catholic Church - Take a moment for some meditation or prayer at this respected holy site.

Quiet Walkways - Relax and let nature's rugged beauty here calm your soul.

Mynatt Park - Whether you can distinguish your cacti from carnations, it's not hard to find beauty in this spectacular display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Gatlinburg

Chalet Village

If you're spending some time in Chalet Village, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park are top sights worth seeing.

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Best National Parks to Visit in Spring

Milder temperatures, blooming wildflowers, and fewer crowds makes spring one of the best times to visit national parks across the US.

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20 Travel Adventures for 2020

A new year means the chance to try new things. So, make 2020 your year of travel adventures!

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Top 6 Winter Vacation Destinations

Discover the top winter vacation destinations across the United States, such as alpine retreats and sunny beach destinations.

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Top 6 Thanksgiving Vacation Destinations

Discover the best Thanksgiving vacation destinations, from skiing at world-class resorts to lounging on the beach.

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10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States

Catching fall’s changing colors is one of the season’s highlights. Here are the top ten areas for leaf viewing in the country. 

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Ultimate Guide to Oktober Fest in Gatlinburg

Celebrating Oktoberfest in the Smokies

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Gatlinburg on a sunny day?

Make the most of the clear weather (and get some fresh air too) with one or two of these popular outdoor activities:

What to do in Gatlinburg on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splash and splosh your way through a rainy day when there are awesome indoor activities like these to try:

What should I not miss in Gatlinburg?

Impress everyone back home by snapping a selfie at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

Are there cheap things to do in Gatlinburg?

What can you do in Gatlinburg for free?

Your time in Gatlinburg needn't blow the budget with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
  • Cooter's Place