12 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

They say the mountains are calling, and you won’t want to miss the great outdoors adventures that await you and your family in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Besides being an outdoor adventure land for hiking, biking, fishing, or climbing enthusiasts, Gatlinburg is also a fantastic family-friendly getaway spot.

Top 12 Things to Do in Gatlinburg

With three entrances to the National Park, there are plenty of trails to explore for novice hikers to advanced experts.

1. Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 407-foot observation tower where visitors can get a bird’s-eye-view of the downtown and the breathtaking mountains.

2. Visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gaze at 12-foot sharks through an underwater tunnel, watch the penguins play and dive through their chilly ecosystem.

3. Pet Stingrays at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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