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9 Fun Things to do in Gatlinburg

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There are a lot of fun things to do in Gatlinburg. Go off the beaten path and consider trying unique options for a Gatlinburg vacation that's new again. Over the years, Gatlinburg has become a mecca for everything from top attractions to gorgeous examples of nature, making the city increasingly popular. However, we're going beyond the usual and exploring potentially unique activities to add zest to your upcoming vacation.

Make Your Gatlinburg Vacation Unique

Everyone knows the big names in the Gatlinburg area, like Anakeesta and the Gatlinburg Space Needle, which sometimes results in other activities being ignored. While some of these unique things to do in Gatlinburg are in familiar settings, they offer a twist to the normal experience, making your next getaway reach new heights.

The SkyBridge

While famous, the SkyBridge is still a one-of-a-kind experience that must be done while vacationing in Gatlinburg. In addition to being the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the country, the middle of the bridge features multiple glass panels, granting a thrilling bird' s-eye view of the forest below. Match your visit to the sunrise or sunset for an unforgettable lovely scene.

Arts and Crafts Community

Nothing says fun and unique more than discovering a community of creative people who make various types of arts and crafts. This 8-mile loop features roughly 100 people showcasing their skills in everything from basket weaving to working with leather.

In addition to seeing the craftspeople at work, you can buy their goods and go home with a unique souvenir to commemorate the vacation. In some shops, you can learn the skills yourself through lessons. Embrace your creativity and sink into this hidden gem of the Smoky Mountains.

Astra Lumina Night Walk

Sitting in Anakeesta, this is one activity you want to add to your list before returning home. As the sun goes down and the stars emerge, you and the others in your group can enjoy Astra Lumina.

This walk goes through the observatory grounds and features lights, astral projections, and sounds in a way that exhilarates your senses, granting a unique experience within an all-time favorite Gatlinburg attraction.

Carriage Ride in Caves Cove

Do you desire a quiet moment with your favorite person? Consider adding a carriage ride in Cades Cove to your plans. From March – November, Cades Cove Riding Stables offers hayrides and horse drawn carriage rides for your enjoyment.

During the ride, you'll learn about the history of Cades Cove while seeing its beauty firsthand, including local wildlife like wild turkeys or possibly a black bear or two. To try this activity, head 30 miles west of Gatlinburg inside the national park.

Amazing Mirror Maze

One fun thing to do with the family is to check out the Amazing Mirror Maze, which is rapidly becoming one of the most popular Smoky Mountain activities. This is especially true for those looking to beat the heat.

During your visit, you can immerse yourself in the disorienting mirror maze or try your hand at the blacklight mini-golf course. No matter what, everyone in the group will have fun and be ready to explore and play more in the Gatlinburg area.

Tangle with Goliath

Do you desire thrills with your fun? Are you looking to experience heart pumping action? The Goliath zipline is the perfect solution. Boasting top speeds of 55mph and the status of tallest (475 feet) and longest zipline, there's no question you'll love every moment of soaring across the Smoky Mountains.

The best part about tackling Goliath is there's still more to do after, like play on the rope courses and travel across the suspension bridge for added fun.

Fly High in Hot Air Balloons

The Smoky Mountains are known for their gorgeous mountain scenes, which can be seen in various ways, such as hikes up a mountain, the SkyBridge, and even helicopter rides.

However, one unique way to see the Smoky Mountains in its entirety is by boarding a hot air balloon. Feel the exhilaration of soaring high above everything while relaxing in the quiet of the air clouds.

Whether doing this with the family or enjoying a romantic date, you'll adore seeing gorgeous views and beautiful sunrises differently from anything else.

Go Zorbing

When you want to try something different from everything else, consider zorbing. In these zorb balls, you'll tumble down the hills of the Outdoor Gravity Park. The hill is 1,000 feet tall, creating plenty of fun thrills. Note: this activity isn't recommended for those who get motion sick easily.

While visiting the park, you'll have your choice of three different tracks:

  • Combined Tunnel and Zigzag Course
  • Speedy Roll Course
  • Extreme Zigzag Course

Alternatively, you can try all three of them. Be prepared to get wet, so bring a towel or swimwear to maximize your fun.

Mysterious Mansion

For a different type of thrill, you should visit the Mysterious Mansion. This haunted house is open all year and will get your adrenaline pumping, thanks to many kinds of scares, including ghosts and ghouls.

Reserve Your Gatlinburg Cabin Today

The best way to have enough time and energy to try everything is to reserve one of our Gatlinburg cabins. We offer a wide selection of cabin sizes, from our lovely 1-bedroom cabins to our massive 15-bedroom cabin rentals.

In addition, we provide the amenities you desire to recharge and have fun, such as our game room cabins and vacation rentals with hot tubs.

Wait no longer to experience an incredible Smoky Mountain vacation and experience all the fun things to do in Gatlinburg with those who matter most by grabbing your vacation cabin today!

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