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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Distillery
Sugarlands Distilling Company
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Winery / Vineyard
Tennessee Homemade Wines
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Zipline
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination. Once a sleepy mountain village, Gatlinburg has transformed into a hub of outdoor activity, offering hiking, rafting, fishing, and horseback riding, and is also home to the state’s only ski resort. Walk through the narrow streets of the rustic, log-cabin themed village before taking a ride up the Gatlinburg Space Needle for sprawling views of the park and surrounding mountains from 104 m (342 ft) up in the air. Add Gatlinburg and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States trip itinerary planner.

Side trips from Gatlinburg

Dollywood ©
Water Park
Dollywood Pigeon Forge
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Hartford
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
Pier / Boardwalk
The Island in Pigeon Forge Pigeon Forge
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Specialty Museum
Titanic Museum Attraction Pigeon Forge
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ©
Observation Deck
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Anakeesta ©
Theme Park
Anakeesta
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rowdy Bear Mountain ©
Theme Park
Rowdy Bear Mountain
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hollywood Star Cars Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Hollywood Star Cars Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Gatlinburg

Fowler's Clay Works ©
Art Gallery
Fowler's Clay Works
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Doc Collier Distillery ©
Distillery
Doc Collier Distillery
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
Church
St Mary's Catholic Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sugarland Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
Sugarland Cellars
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Gatlinburg

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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community ©
Art Gallery
Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens ©
Specialty Museum
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Alewine Pottery ©
Art Gallery
Alewine Pottery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Paul Murray Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Paul Murray Gallery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Gatlinburg

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The Village Shops ©
Shopping Mall
The Village Shops
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Misty Mountain Soap Co. ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Misty Mountain Soap Co.
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Smoky Mountain Spinnery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Smoky Mountain Spinnery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Farmhouse Mercantile ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Farmhouse Mercantile
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre ©
Theater
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Kanamfun ©
Off-Road Tour
Kanamfun
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ole Smoky ©
Distillery
Ole Smoky
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

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Where to stay in Gatlinburg

As gateway to one of the country's major national parks, Gatlinburg offers plenty of economical rooms to satisfy the needs and budgets of most travelers. Good-value motels remain the best option for those looking for adventure in the great outdoors. If you need more than just a decent bed, consider the area's cabin rentals, which provide loads of space and unparalleled privacy. Alternatively, reserve a site at one of many local campgrounds to experience the Great Smoky Mountains at night.
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