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Kids sitting in front of fall foliage in Gatlinburg, TNKids sitting in front of fall foliage in Gatlinburg, TN
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Local Things to Do

Fresh-Air Fun in Gatlinburg

From hiking trails and scenic stops to theme parks and attractions, there’s a wide variety of things to do in Gatlinburg, TN. And it’s all right within reach of your home base at Smoky Mountain Resort. Get an up-close look!

Outdoor Adventures

aerial view of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Home to the SkyBridge, you’ll also find a scenic walkway and amazing views from the overlook deck.

inside view of caverns at Tuckaleechee Caverns near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Tuckaleechee Caverns

Take a guided tour and see a double waterfall, a 400-foot-long room, and more under the Smokies.

Person riding the mountain coaster at Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Zip, twist, and turn down the mountain in your single or double coaster car at speeds over 30 mph.

Museums & Tours

Ole Smoky® Moonshine near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Ole Smoky® Moonshine

Head to “The Holler” for a behind-the-scenes distillery tour and sample whiskies and moonshines.

Hollywood Star Cars Museum near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Find over 40 iconic cars from hit movies and shows, plus several cars driven by well-known stars.

Sugarlands Distilling Company near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Sugarlands Distilling Company

Stop by for a 30-minute stillhouse tour, try a new cocktail or stay for a full seasonal sampling.

Local Attractions

roller coaster at Dollywood® Theme Park near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Dollywood® Theme Park

Discover over 50 family rides, incredible live shows, craftsmen demonstrating their art, and more.

aerial view of the Gatlinburg Space Needle near Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg Space Needle

Enjoy amazing views from atop the 400-foot-tall observation deck accessible by a glass elevator.

A mill in Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge

Head to the town next door for Dollywood® theme park, a mountain coaster and other local attractions