Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

There are so many great things to do in Gatlinburg and around the Smoky Mountain area. Whether you want to visit attractions, spend time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or explore the culture of the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community, there is something for everyone who visits!

MYSTERIOUS MANSION OF GATLINBURG
424 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-7007

Short walk from Aquarium. Gatlinburg’s scariest and most exciting attraction. An experience you won’t forget. Open daily. Call for hours.

WORLD OF ILLUSIONS
716 Parkway Suite 206
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5232

The world’s largest exhibition of action packed Grand Illusions. Make a friend disappear, become a Genie in a bottle, walk away from your shadow.

GHOST HAUNTS TOURS
414 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 277-7309

Search the shadowy streets and alleys, hearing the stories of the strange and unexplained. Be sure to bring your cameras! 90 minute tour.

RIPLEY’S MARVELOUS MIRROR MAZE
800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-1834

Find your way out of Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze? Over 100 mirrors. Enjoy hundreds of your favorite candies at Ripley’s Candy Factory.

GATLIN’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN FUN
716 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-4653
www.smokymountainfun.com

NEW THIS YEAR! An amazing, glow-in-the-dark, indoor Black Light Mini Golf course. It’s THE newest thing in mini golf.

Gatlinburg’s largest miniature golf attraction, is proud to present – NEW THIS YEAR! An amazing, glow-in-the-dark, indoor Black Light Mini Golf course. It’s THE newest thing in mini golf. Out of the darkness, dolphins, octopus, sharks, mermaids, and a sunken pirate ship radiate fantastic colors as you putt your way through this “Under Seas” adventure with day-glow putters and fluorescent balls. Don’t miss it! You can also still find two award-winning, story-telling, 18 hole outdoor courses, located on a beautifully landscaped hillside, offering the most challenging and tricky mini golf course holes anywhere. These 3 amazing indoor & outdoor courses guarantee fun no matter what the weather. Located in the Center of Gatlinburg at Reagan Terrace Mall, adjacent to Fort Fun.

WORLD OF ILLUSIONS
716 Parkway Suite 206
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5232

The world’s largest exhibition of action packed Grand Illusions. Make a friend disappear, become a Genie in a bottle, walk away from your shadow.

TREASURE QUEST MINIATURE GOLF
653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-3672

A championship 18 hole indoor golf course filled with unusual and spectacular scenes. It is challenging and fun for all ages.

Horseback Riding
Saddle up, pardners, and see our beautiful East Tennessee countryside the old-fashioned way. Places like Smoky Mountain Stables & Sugarlands Riding Stables offer guided, back country excursions for kids and grownups alike.

Hiking
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 800 miles of hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. Whether you choose a day hike, overnight or week long trip you are sure to experience the beauty and solitude of the great outdoors. A Guided Nature Service is available for those looking for a more educational and in-depth look at the Smoky Mountains. Need Supplies? Choose from one of our full service outfitters for all your outdoor needs. Always remember to be prepared before entering the backcountry! Visit one of our many visitor centers for information on planning your next hiking trip.

Whitewater Rafting
There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a ride on an untamed river. There are many outfitters that conduct guided trips down the Big Pigeon and other regional rivers.

Golf
If you’re a golfer looking for a challenge, how about a game of mountain golf? The rules are the same as golf everywhere, but the course is just a little bit different. It’s up and down, up and down, with hardly a flat spot to be found. It’ll be an experience to be remembered with a scenic background that is magnificent. Try out your skill on the greens of the Gatlinburg Golf Course or the Bent Creek Golf Course.

Bicycling
The Cades Cove loop in the national park isn’t just for cars. Seeing this historic community on bicycle is one of the best ways to get in touch with the Smoky Mountains. If your transportation allows, you can even bring along a picnic lunch for the trip.

Camping
We have three local campgrounds in Gatlinburg to choose from. They have many amenities such as electricity, water, cable TV, hot showers, pools, and much more. The national park also has several campgrounds, including Cosby and Elkmont, where you can pitch a tent and rough it for a few days in the wilderness. Some campgrounds accept reservations, but most are accessible on a first come, first served basis.

OTTO PRESKE–ARTIST IN WOOD
535 Buckhorn Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5339Handcarving & Sculpture featuring handcarved fireplace mantels. Special order one of a kind items. Since 1976. Arts and Crafts Community.

OWNBY’S WOODCRAFT

684 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5254Four generations of Native Gatlinburg Woodworkers. Wood fruit, Shelves, Rockers, Stools, Birdhouses, & Games. James, Jan, David and Jody.

GATLINBURG CERAMICS

805 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4315Handcrafted originals by Judy Bailey since 1973. Reproductions of antique oil & electric lamps, pitchers & bowls.

HAND LEATHER

810 Davenport Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-2176Hand made leather belts up to size 72 inches.

GATLINBURG CERAMICS

805 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4315Handcrafted originals by Judy Bailey since 1973. Reproductions of antique oil & electric lamps, pitchers & bowls.

ARROWCRAFT SHOP

576 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4604Recognized since 1930 for quality craftsmanship, fine traditional and contemporary design in jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, metalwork, & weaving.

TREASURES IN EARTHERN VESSELS

815 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-3387David Howard’s handmade pottery is traditional, functional stoneware. He features dinnerware and bakeware, as well as artistic pieces.

HAND LEATHER

810 Davenport Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-2176Hand made leather belts up to size 72 inches.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPINNERY

466 Brookside Village Way
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-9080Unique spinning and weaving shop. Freshly shorn and processed fleeces. Exotic fibers & Equipment. Finished products, antiques, and gifts.
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