Mountaintop theme park accessed via a chondola from downtown. See the observation tower, enjoy the treetop skywalk, do the TreeVenture and BearVenture challenge courses, and so much more!


Ripley's aquarium of the smokies

Experience the penguin parade as well as the penguin playground. Kids will love playing at the aquarium's play structure. There is so much to do and see here!

Great smoky mountains national park

Entrance located less than 2 miles from downtown Gatlinburg. Experience the beauty of this national park. Hike Laurel Falls trail to the 80 ft Laurel Falls. So much to see in this awe-inspiring park!

Downtown gatlinburg tips

1. Plan

Determine what you want to do ahead of time and get there early.

2. Get there early

To avoid heavy traffic and find a parking spot easier, get downtown earlier in the day or do the park and ride option.

3. Bring a stroller

Downtown is very walkable and easy to have a stroller with you.

4. Enjoy

Downtown Gatlinburg and the entire Great Smokey Mountain area has so much to offer-enjoy it!


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