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Things to do near Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers you and your family many different things to do. From outdoor activities like The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains Zip Line Tour to indoor things like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlin's Escape Room Games you will always have something to do while you stay in Gatlinburg. 
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Alamo Steakhouse

The Alamo Steakhouse, believes in serving the best. We take our aged steak, hand cut it in house and season it. We then grill it over an oak fire to sear in all the juices and natural flavors. This makes our steaks tender and delicious. But it's not just steaks they take care with, they also grind their own burgers, and make their own soups.


This is a mountain view theme park. Go to enjoy the skybridge, gift shops, restaurants and much more.

Arts and crafts community

Check out the largest independent organization of artisans in the United States.

Best Italian

Try the great New York-style Italian food available at Best Italian.

Cherokee Grill

As Gatlinburg’s premier steakhouse, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Cherokee Grill presents an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere with an exterior built with stone and brick, and an interior accented with granite and walnut.


Dollywood is a theme park jointly owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment. It is located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains metroplex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

El Sonador

Located in Gatlinburg TN enjoy TexMex and authentic Mexican Cuisine.

Mad Dog's

They have a full selection of hand-dipped premium ice cream, soft serve, sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes & the best funnel cakes in town!

Mama's Chicken Kitchen

They serve their chicken and sides by the bucket or plate.

Ole Smoky

Distilled and bottled Tennessee Moonshine.

Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Peaceful Bible-inspired garden & parrot preserve offering chances to interact with rare birds.

Pirates Voyage

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites ye to join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15 foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon

Rafting in the Smokies

Rafting in the Smokies was a pioneer outfitter on the Big Pigeon River in 1978. We even helped name the rapids back in those early days! Our goal then was to assemble a group of professional whitewater athletes to provide affordable fun on the river. That goal has never changed.

Skylift and Skybridge

Go to have fun and see the best views of Gatlinburg.

Smoky Mountain Brewery

Laid-back brewery featuring housemade beer on tap, multiple HDTVs, pizza, burgers & sandwiches.

Splash Country

Dollywood's Splash Country is the perfect mountain oasis for families to cool down and chill out this summer. Located adjacent to Dollywood theme park, Dollywood's Splash Country features a variety of water attractions for both the thrill-seekers and pool-loungers in your family. Add in a private retreat and a delicious poolside treat, and your crew is set for the perfect day of togetherness in the Smoky Mountain sunshine.

Split Rail Eats

At Split Rail Eats, their mission is simple, they just want to make good food for you. Whether visiting from out of town or you're a local, their goal is to make you feel at home and leave happy each and every time. Dine in or grab something on the go. They have freshly baked cookies and cupcakes available from their bakery case or pre-order them by the dozen


Wonderworks is a n indoor amusement park. Go to look at all the different hands on exhibits.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies mission is to provide a top quality, world class aquatic life facility that will foster environmental education, conservation, and research, while simultaneously providing entertainment for visitors of all ages.

The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop in Pigeon Forge for affordable family fun all night and day! Explore our terrific new shopping and entertainment complex with more than sixty retail and specialty shops, a number of popular restaurants and eateries, rides and games, dancing fountains, live music, attractions and much more.

CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains - Zipline Tour

We offer 3 different activities: two world-class zipline tours – our breathtaking Mountaintop Zipline and our top-rated Treetop Zipline – as well as Gatlinburg’s only true mountain biking. Nestled right across the street from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you can explore one of the most beautiful places on earth in three unique and exciting ways.

Dolly Parton's Stampede

Visitors and locals agree that Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza that everyone should experience. Plus, it’s just minutes from Sevierville, Dollywood theme park, Dollywood’s Splash Country, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s perfect for families, friends and groups of any size!

Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster

Rowdy Bear Mountain is home to two amazing thrill rides including the First Mountain Glider in the world. The Glider combines free falling and hang gliding into a safe fun experience. The Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster allows you to experience the Great Smoky Mountains in a fun, fast, and unique way, reaching speeds up to 35 mph.

Sugarlands Distilling Company

Tucked into the Great Smoky Mountains, there’s a barn house. They invite you to sample their award-winning spirits, enjoy delicious Sugarlands Cocktails and take a behind the scenes tour of the still house. Come on down and enjoy the #1 Distillery Experience in the U.S.

Titanic Museum

As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.

Mysterious Mansion

Mysterious Mansion invites you to join us in a terrifying excursion to explore this classic “turn of the century” haunted mansion. Let your fears awaken and discover the startling secrets of this dreadfully daunting domain. If you dare to step inside this once grand abode you shall take an unguided tour finding your way through secret passageways, eerie dark corridors, winding staircases and spine chilling chambers that will curdle the blood of even the bravest of souls!
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