7 Things to do in Gatlinburg

If you’re the type of person who keeps a travel bucket list then you must add Gatlinburg as your next traveling destination. There are endless opportunities for travel in this city no matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for.


Gatlinburg is famous for being a family-friendly destination. Located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, this is a must see. There is everything from museums, a water park (Splash Country), Dolly Wood, Putt-Putt Golf & Go-Karts, snow skiing, hiking, homemade fudge, and plenty of whiskey distilleries and moonshine.




Sky Lift in Gatlinburg


For the best views in the Smokies, SkyLift Park offers the most memorable experience since 1954, and is now even better with the spectacular new SkyBridge – the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America – and the expansive new SkyDeck overlooking Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. Join them to watch the fireworks on July 4!




Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park


Ober Gatlinburg is most famous for being the state of Tennessee’s only Ski and Snowboard Area. While winter is definitely peak season, the doors are open when the snow melts. Ober Gatlinburg is a year-round destination that is worth visiting no matter the season. A must-see Smokies Attraction, Ober has plenty of activities for all ages and is a place everyone can enjoy.




Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum


For something quirky and unusual, visit the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. It is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It houses more than 20,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers from all over the world. There is also a sister museum in El Castell de Guadalest, Alicante, Spain, which displays another 20,000 pairs.



Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster


Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a unique, family-friendly thrill ride that puts you in the driver’s seat, literally! The single or double rider cars coast down the mountain on a specially-designed silent track.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum


Experience eight unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, an 85,000 sq. ft Aquarium of the Smokies, a 5D Moving Theater, our bone-chilling Haunted Adventure, the mind-bending Marvelous Mirror Maze, ALL NEW! Guinness World Records Adventure, and our two fully themed mini-golf courses!




Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery


Stop by and try Gatlinburg’s finest shine at stoplight #3 on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.  Along with tasting some of the finest moonshine in Tennessee, you can see some of the equipment that William “Doc” Collier and his family have used for generations to make their moonshine up in the mountains. Doc’s Shine Shop is setup just like an old-fashioned country Mercantile Store, like the one his daddy first sold ‘shine.


Be sure to take some time to browse the gift shop for special things handpicked to give you a smile and help you remember your Gatlinburg moonshine experience.




Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine


Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is a corn whiskey distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Their downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee facility features two working copper stills. Visitors are able see the distilling process up close while learning about the history of moonshine production in the Smoky Mountains.