Attractions & Things To Do
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
One of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, brings you close to all kinds of animals. Touch manta rays and horseshoe crabs, watch sharks swim overhead, and learn about all the unique creatures that live deep in the sea.
Hours; Monday - Thurday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
Friday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
3/4 mile from Zoders Inn
Ripley's Mountain Coaster
Fun for the whole family! Zoom through the fresh mountain air as you operate your very own gravity-propelled cart through the beautiful twists and turns of the Smoky Mountains!. You control the speed! Wind your way downhill to experience the breathtaking views of Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountains.
Hours: Open daily 10 am until 11 pm weather permitting. Call to verify
Next door to Zoder's Inn
Anakeesta Theme Park
Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, our mountaintop park is a great family value!. The Chondola sky ride, Treetop skywalk, Antavista tower, ziplines, nature shows, Vista Gardens, TreeVenture challenge course, mountain coaster, shopping, dinning, and Astra Lumina, an enchanted night walk.
Hours: Open rain or shine. Check calendar for hours.
Easy walk from Zoder's Inn
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Explore the most visited national park in the country. With more than 850 miles of hiking trails, 2,000 miles of streams, and an abundance of wildlife, the national park is the best place to admire the natural beauty of the Smokies. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular National Park in the country and hosts well over ten-million annual visitors. Still not impressed? It gets more annual visitors than the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone combined
Government website www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
Other website www.smokymountains.com/park/
Other website : www.thesmokies.com/
For the past four decades, families from all over the world have made lifelong memories at Fannie Farkle’s. After you’ve explored our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bring the family in for some great food and amazing fun. You won’t find any place like it because Fannie Farkle’s is one-of-a-kind.
Hours: Open 365 days a year
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
The oldest craft school in the state of Tennessee, Arrowmont draws aspiring artists from around the world for workshops in everything from basket weaving to woodworking.
Hours: Arrowmont is open year-round,
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Weekend hours may vary over winter months – please call for hours.
Ober Mountain and Aerial Tramway
Welcome to the scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Mountain Adventure Park and Ski Area. A mountaintop of fun, excitement and beauty high above Gatlinburg, TN, is waiting for you! Ice rink, carousel, alpine slide, willd life encounter, shopping, restaurants and lounge
Downtown Terminal of the Aerial Tramway
1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738
Hours: Open year round. Call for specific hours
Roaring Fork Motor Trail
The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a one-way, scenic loop that is 6 miles long. The quick trip will provide plenty of views of mountains, streams, mills, and other historic building. The narrow roadway only allows cars—trucks, trailers. Unfortunately, RVs cannot fit on this road. -Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the scenic turnouts or to eat it at the waterfall after hiking the Trillium Gap Trail. There are no Visitor Centers along the motor trail and no turning back once you start
Gatlinburg SkiLift Park
Ride the yellow chairlift to the best views in Gatlinburg and cross the record-breaking SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America. SkyLift Park is a family tradition and the longest running attraction in Gatlinburg. Start your family tradition today. After your walk across SkyBridge, take a hike along the SkyTrail and climb Tulip Tower to the observation area. Relax and take in the view from the SkyDeck amphitheater. Shop in the SkyCenter for souvenirs and grab a meal.
Smoky Mountain Angler
We are the oldest authorized fishing guide service for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our guides can help the most experienced fly fisherman have a trip to remember or turn a beginner into a lifelong fly fishing enthusiast.
With years of experience in the Smokies, our guides will show you the techniques required to catch wild mountain trout in the park, or hook into a stocker in local waters
Climb Works Gatlinburg
Our top-rated and world-class Mountaintop Zipline tour is nestled right across the street from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you can explore one of the most beautiful places on earth in a unique and exciting way.
What we don’t offer is cheap thrills. Our tours are guided, educational, immersed-in-nature, 5-star, oh-my-goodness-look-at-that-view, step-out-of-your-comfort-zone type of experiences that the whole family will be talking about for years.