Gatlinburg, Tennessee abounds in physical beauty and unique experiences. Enjoy a vacation with the whole family everyone can enjoy, and be sure to stop at these exquisite locations.
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This exceptionally beautiful park draws millions of people to its grounds every year, and for good reason. Besides horse-back riding, camping, biking, and hiking, this park offers you a view of over 3,500 plant species. In fact, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds nearly as many trees as all of Europe, and has become a refuge for plants and animals near extinction.
2. Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in Tennessee, and offers 8 trails of varying length and difficulty. If you'd rather just enjoy the scenery, spend some time lounging in one of their chairlifts!
3. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Get up close and personal with sharks and watch hundreds of fish swim above and around you at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Home to over 350 individual species contained in 1.4 million gallons of water, this may be the biggest aquarium you've yet to see.
4. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
Before you leave, make it a point to visit the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Explore the 8-mile loop displaying vast collections of pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, quilts and more, and relax in a small cafe when you're ready for a break.
5. Cades Cove
One of the most well known and visited areas of the Great Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove offers you cabin rentals and campgrounds, trails, wildlife, fishing opportunities, and more.
6. Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Board the Sky Lift downtown and travel across Little Pigeon River to Crockett Mountain to experience every photographer's dream--an unparalleled view of the scenic Smoky Mountains at a high pique.
7.Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg
Tired of the typical haunted house experience? Join the Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg for a walk through White Oak Cemetery, and then proceed to the most haunted areas of Gatlinburg while a costumed guide relays stories and folklore.