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Things to Do in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Enjoy all the fun things to see and do in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas of Tennessee. From peaceful hiking trails to fun filled entertainment options, there is something for everyone in or near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Titanic in Pigeon Forge, TN is a museum housed in a recreation of the RMS Titanic, offering visitors the world’s largest Titanic museum attraction and a complete interactive and hands on experience. The museum features reproductions of the ship’s interior including the famed grand staircase and over 300 personal and private artifacts from passengers. Sit in a Titanic lifeboat and listen to survivor’s stories, touch the surface of a real iceberg and steer the ship’s wheel! Children, teens and adults can explore this complete Titanic museum’s exhibitions and unique displays recalling this famous ship’s fated night.

During your vacation, visit the ocean while in East Tennessee. At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokiesyour visit will be highlighted with a walk through an underwater 340-foot acrylic tunnel beneath the 700,000-gallon Shark Lagoon. Self-guided tours provide viewing opportunities of over 6,000 fish, eels, seahorses, crabs, sharks and other aquatic animals in 34 different tanks. The Touch-A-Ray exhibit provides a hands-on encounter with swimming rays. You can listen to educational dive talks at the Coral Reef and Stingray Bay exhibits. Other exciting exhibits include Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, and Galley of the Sea.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center provides you and your family the opportunity to enjoy the amazing natural wonders of the surrounding area. Schedule a great whitewater rafting adventure or join a flyfishing excursion with the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC).

Enjoy family fun and entertainment at the legendary Dolly Parton’s, Dollywood Theme Park. Make plans to visit the area’s newest water park, “Dolly’s Splash Country” featuring loads of rides from wild to mild.

Spend a day exploring nature along the 850 miles of nature trails in the Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ober-Gatlinburg offers the whole family fun filled activities ranging from skiing, ice skating, an on-site amusement park, a black bear habitat, shopping and dining. Take the Aerial Tram from downtown Gatlinburg and ride it back down when you are done!

This indoor attraction began as a Top Secret facility on a remote island, in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. As legend has it, one experiment went awry, in an attempt to harness the power of a man-made tornado, the entire laboratory was hurtled skyward, hundreds of miles away, and it landed upside down in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN. Come and experience WonderWorks for yourself!

Admission to Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via the Chondola ride or choose to experience their Ridge Rambler adventure trucks to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you enter the magical Firefly Village. At the top, you’ll experience majestic scenic views of Mt. LeConte, quaint gift shops and casual dining. From sky bridges, walking trails, botanical gardens to zip lining – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!