5 Fun Attractions in Gatlinburg That Are Just Minutes Away from Our Cabins

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
April 10, 2021

It is no secret that guests love to stay at our cabin rentals for our comfortable accommodations, luxurious amenities and scenic views. However, did you know that we are also only a short drive to the many excellent attractions that Gatlinburg has to offer? Here are 5 fun attractions in Gatlinburg that are just minutes away from our cabins:

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Get ready to experience an incredible aquatic adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! This massive facility features hundreds of exotic sea creatures in an amazing variety of state-of-the-art exhibits. Travel through an underwater tunnel to view sharks, explore a tropical rainforest environment and have a blast in the kid’s Discovery Center. The aquarium also features unique encounters with penguins and stingrays, as well as live shows and feedings throughout the day.

2. Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Get an entirely new perspective of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains by stepping onto the observation deck of the 407 foot tall Gatlinburg Space Needle! Take an elevator up to the deck to enjoy panoramic views of the area and browse informative exhibits about the history of the region. The tower is open 365 days per year, so visit in the winter to see snow capped peaks or step outside in the fall to witness the gorgeous fall foliage. You can also visit the tower at night to see the lights of Gatlinburg come alive!

3. Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

Soar into the mountains on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, one of the other great attractions in Gatlinburg near our cabins! As one of the largest aerial tramways in the country, the 120 passenger tramway transports guests on a 2.1 mile scenic ride from downtown Gatlinburg to the mountain resort of Ober Gatlinburg. Once at the top of the mountain, there are even more activities to enjoy such as indoor ice skating, snow skiing and wildlife encounters!

4. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

gatlinburg mountain coaster

If you are feeling truly adventurous, head on over to the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster for a thrilling ride down the mountain where you control the speed! This exciting ride features single or double rider coaster cars so that you can experience the rush as a solo-rider or with a family member. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster starts with a scenic slow ride to the top of the mountain before setting off on twists and turns downwards through the forest! After a daytime ride, come back at night to enjoy a completely different experience under the stars.

5. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Whether you are a casual fan or an enthusiast of the entertainment industry, you will love the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! This fascinating museum in the center of Gatlinburg showcases more than 40 vehicles from movies and televisions, as well as personal vehicles owned by entertainment icons such as Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley. The collection changes periodically as new vehicles are added, so you never know what exciting vehicles might show up at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum!

Take a look at our cabins in the Smoky Mountains to start enjoying all of these great attractions in Gatlinburg today! See you soon at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!