5 Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg When it Rains

A scenic photo of Gatlinburg in the mountains.
April 29, 2017

If you happen to experience a rainy day during your Smoky Mountain vacation, don’t let that spoil your fun! There are plenty of great activities to enjoy near our cabins on those days of inclement weather. You might be surprised to discover that these rainy day activities become a highlight of your vacation! Check out these 5 fun things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains:

1. Visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum

If you are a movie fan who loves the exciting car chases from films such as the Fast and the Furious, you are going to be in heaven at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! This awesome museum in Gatlinburg is a showcase of over 40 vehicles from the television and film industry, including highlights such as the original 1966 Batmobile and the 1981 DeLorean from Back to the Future! This intriguing museum also features personal vehicles that were owned by stars such as Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton.

2. Explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

While it is raining outside, take this opportunity toexplore an undersea adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! This huge aquarium features enough exhibits to fill an entire afternoon, including an underwater shark viewing tunnel, a tropical rainforest and a Discovery Center for children. Guests can also view fascinating live shows and participate in encounters with stingrays and penguins! After exploring the aquarium’s exhibits with more than 10,000 unique sea creatures, visit the Cargo Hold gift shop for a wide selection of marine gifts from around the world.

3. Take a Trip Through Mysterious Mansion

If you are feeling truly brave and up for a thrilling haunted house experience, head over to Gatlinburg’s famous Mysterious Mansion! Walk through the mansion on a self guided tour as you experience secret passageways, dark corridors, winding staircases and spine chilling corridors! You never know who or what you may find lurking in the dark, so don't be afraid to scream! This is a perfect rainy day activity as the gloomy atmosphere just adds to the creepy appeal of Mysterious Mansion.

4. Play a Round of Miniature Golf

toddler holding golf ball sitting next to hole

Although the rain might temporarily close many of Gatlinburg’s awesome miniature golf courses, you can play indoors at the Under the Sea course at Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun! This challenging course winds through unique scenes such as a sunken pirate ship, a beautiful mermaid, a giant octopus and more! Challenge your family and friends to see who can get the highest score!

5. Kick Back in Your Cabin

If you are experiencing a rainy day in Gatlinburg, there really is no need to leave your cabin at all! We have designed our cabins with many excellent amenities for you to enjoy throughout your vacation such as bubbling hot tubs, exciting game rooms, flat screen televisions and more! Simply spend a few hours having fun in the comfort of your cabin and the sun will be back out in no time!

Even if it happens to rain during your vacation, we guarantee that you will have a blast at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals! Check out all of our cabin rentals in Gatlinburg to start planning your Smoky Mountain vacation today!