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Take gondola rides right from downtown to enjoy these three mountaintop playgrounds - many fun attractions, unique photos, lunch with amazing views.
Anakeesta, SkyLift Park and Ober Gatlinburg
The 200-ft high observation wheel with climate controlled gondolas offers the best views - and The Island is a day's outing with shopping, food and kids fun galore.
Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Find out more →
Dollywood & Splash Country
Superb rides and unique charm combine with world class entertainment and fun for all ages in Dolly Parton's famous park. And cool off in the fabulous water park next door. Find out more →
Animal experiences for kids abound in the area - llama treks, deer farms, petting zoos, pony rides and the amazing Rainforest Zoo - learning and fun combined. Find out more →
Wacky and World Museums
Visit America's best Aquarium, explore science, learn history at the Titanic, and check the wonders of Ripley's, Hollywood, Alcatraz, muscle cars and of course, Elvis! Find out more →
Coasters, Ziplines & Treetops
Smoky Mountain coasters and ziplines are everywhere here - controlled speed, safe for kids. Also ropes courses and treetop adventure play places.
Rides and Tracks
Go Karts, bumper boats, downhill tubing, indoor snow tubing, skydiving wind tunnel, trampoline parks - you name it, we have a way to tire the kids out! Find out more →
Arcades and Immersive Adventures
Pinball is just the start, with 5-D virtual shootouts, black-light pirate worlds, mirror mazes, mystery quests, downhill mini golf, and high adventure family fun.
Waterfalls in GSMNP
The abundant waters of Great Smoky Mountains National Park make for glorious waterfalls, many of them easy to get to. Bring camera and dry socks. Find out more →
These ancient, rippling mountains are impossibly scenic - and you can see fabulous vistas just driving around. Find out more →
Easy Hiking Trails
America's most popular national park has many trails and natural attractions that are accessible for non-hikers, and a few even by wheelchair. Find out more →
Restaurants in the Smokies
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have hundreds of restaurants of all kinds and flavors, from hot dogs to moonshine, to fine dining and international cuisine. Find out more →
Shows in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge
Dinner shows, pageantry, mysteries, comedy shows, music, dance, horses jumping through flaming hoops - what? That's right, the entertainment is spectacular.
With one of the largest artisan communities in the country, the area is filled with unique handmade gifts and heirlooms, with quaint shops and studios everywhere. Find out more →
Part of the fun of the Smoky Mountains is your own deluxe cabin with full amenities and entertainments, and a hot tub on the deck to gaze at the stunning views.
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