Got a big family? Need a vacation to accommodate your teenager – who is way too cool to be seen in public with you – your little ones – who won’t sit still for 10 minutes at a time – and your spouse – whose interests are so disparate from your own it’s a wonder the two of you can agree on anything? Welcome to Gatlinburg Tennessee, the getaway with enough variety to put smiles on all your faces.
Try starting your vacation with a day or two at Dollywood. This theme park has rides for the tiniest of tykes and the toughest of teens. But we’ve got more than just amusement park rides here. There are fashion shops for mom, craft shops for dad, shows the whole family can enjoy, and mouth watering restaurants for every taste.
Next, you might want to explore the plethora of Ripley’s attractions that make Gatlinburg their home. See the odd and unbelievable at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! a museum inspired by the hit TV show of the same name. Pet a stingray or hold a horseshoe crab at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Play mini golf at Ripley’s Super Fun Zone. Then, if you have any time left, get lost in Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze.
As if that weren’t enough excitement to fill an entire holiday, try making time to visit Ober Gatlinburg. This amusement park and ski resort is a vacation destination in and of itself. Here you can see the Smokies from a whole new perspective by riding one of America’s largest areal tramways. In wintertime you can ski, board, or tube down the mountain slopes. Or skate the indoor ice arena year round. Don’t like the cold? Spend a day playing games at the arcade then enjoy the Smoky Mountain Wildlife Encounter.
For a long weekend or an entire summer Gatlinburg, Tennessee has the stuff memories are made of! Bring your whole family here to shop, eat, and play – together.