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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!

A bridge in Smoky Mountain National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience this famous park with hiking trails, white-water rafting, wildlife sightings and more.

Exterior view of the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies®

Enjoy a walk-through shark tank and up-close penguin encounter less than a mile from the resort!

The Skybridge in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Discover panoramic views and spectacular sights as you walk along this 680-foot suspension bridge.

Sugarlands Visitor Center sign

Sugarlands Visitor Center

Learn about Great Smoky Mountains National Park and end your visit with a hike to Cataract Falls.

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

A sky gondola in Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg®

With skiing, a scenic gondola, alpine slide and more, you’ll want to visit this four-season park.

Treetop Skywalk at Anakeesta Theme Park at Gatlinburg, Tennessee


You’ll find it all with shops, restaurants, rides, a treetop skywalk, breathtaking views and more!