Wondering what to do in Gatlinburg on your vacation or day trip? Not to worry, we have you covered with five fun things to do in Gatlinburg right here:

1.) Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

SkyLift at Gatlinburg SkyLift

Experience some of the best views in town via this fun Gatlinburg attraction. The SkyLift brings you up ever so slowly to really let the beautiful mountain views sink in. Watch in awe as you’re carried up to the brand new SkyDeck observation area on Crockett Mountain, where you can enjoy a snack, light refreshments or craft beer, and a newly renovated gift shop. For even more spectacular panoramic views, check out the brand new SkyBridge. It’s a nearly 700 feet long and 140 feet high suspension bridge that’s considered the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. We recommend a picnic with your favorite people, and of course, a camera to capture the memories.

2.) Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook in Gatlinburg

Afraid of heights? Perhaps looking at one of the most pristine views of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains from the ground suits you better. Look no further than the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. A fun and free thing to do in Gatlinburg, this little slice of heaven is located on the Gatlinburg Bypass. It is a beautiful place to snap photos of stunning sunsets and cascading mountains. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of some local wildlife including bears, turkeys, deer, and foxes.

3.)  Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Beach Boys car at Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg

We all love the iconic cars that light up the scene of our favorite movies, and our next suggestion helps you bring the adventure indoors. The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a popular Gatlinburg attraction, featuring over forty cars from your favorite big screen hits. Imagine yourself blasting “Back to the Future” songs as you check out the DeLorean, or flying over a bridge in the General Lee. Fun for the entire family, you don’t want to miss cool photo ops with these remarkable vehicles.

4.) Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Veggies at Gatlinburg Farmers Market

If you’d like to experience Gatlinburg as a local, this place is for you. The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is celebrating another season of bringing the freshest, local produce to visitors of the Smokies. The Farmers Market is a fun way to spend time with family and get a taste of the local foods, crafts, and artisan products, all while enhancing the lives of small businesses and farmers in and around Gatlinburg. Delicious food and friendly local faces await you at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market. Be sure to bring back some local fare for your family dinner in your mountain cabin when you visit!

5.) Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

Glider at Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

A bit more adventurous than local veggies, the first mountain glider to ever grace the earth is also located here in the Smokies! Rowdy Bear is home to two great thrill rides, including a mountain glider that lets you soar through the mountains like a bird through the air. In addition to the exciting mountain glider, there is also an incredible alpine mountain coaster. The advanced safety features of the coaster allow it to operate in rain, snow, or shine.


Make sure you check out these incredible Gatlinburg attractions while visiting the area, no matter what the weather! Be sure to share your experience in Gatlinburg with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Follow us: @mobilebrochure

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About Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a native Tennessean who currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking. She also enjoys exploring all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

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