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GatlinburgUnited States of America

This picturesque Tennessee town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers acres of wilderness, breathtaking scenery and lots of adventure activities.

From world-class hiking and whitewater rafting, to museums and zip-line adventures, Gatlinburg’s attractions are diverse and plentiful. Gatlinburg developed as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so outdoor adventures feature highly on any visit.

Stay at one of the campsites, cabins or chalets near town or head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to pitch a tent and camp for a few days. Other accommodation options include the hotels, condos and lodges in central Gatlinburg. Hike from the town center straight into the national park, where you can explore some of the 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) of trails of varying lengths and difficulty.

Drop a line or cast a fly in the hundreds of miles of streams in the Smokies, where fishing is permitted year-round with a permit. Join one of the Rafting in the Smokies adventure trips, which range in pace from a gentle float to a thrilling whitewater ride. Jump on the Gatlinburg Ziplines and fly through a forest canopy.

Enjoy panoramic views of the town and mountains at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Alternatively, ride the Gatlinburg Sky Lift to a 1,800-foot (548-meter) lookout atop Crocket Mountain. Perched on a hilltop, the two miniature golf courses of Hillbilly Golf are ideal for family fun. Head to Fort Fun for more mini-golf or black-light golf. Then, enjoy a virtual horse ride at the 3-D Shoot ’em Up Cinema.

Don’t miss the many indoor attractions in Gatlinburg’s downtown area. Stop by the Hollywood Star Cars Museum for a look at the Batmobile, used in the 1992 film Batman Returns, and the Flintstones’ car from The Flintstones 1994 movie, among others. See unique and record-breaking exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium and the Guinness World Records Museum. Get close to sea creatures at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

It’s easy to get around town using the Gatlinburg Trolleys. They’re low cost, but require exact change. There’s ample pay parking too. Gatlinburg is about an hour’s drive southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Where to stay in Gatlinburg

Top hotels in Gatlinburg

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
4 out of 5
539 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is £99 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Anakeesta and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Gatlinburg ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,974 reviews)

"It was great. We had a wonderful time loved the pillows and was impressed with shower."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is £106 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

This family-friendly Gatlinburg hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Herbert Holt Park and Cooter's Place. Anakeesta and Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (976 reviews)

"Everything good, my family and me are very happy. We will see you soon Westgate..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2021

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
Glenstone Lodge
Glenstone Lodge
3 out of 5
504 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is £66 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Gatlinburg Space Needle. ...

3.9/5Good! (1,091 reviews)

"Swimming pool is unique and steaming hot, a much needed swim in the cold winter after a day on a black diamond"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Glenstone Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Gatlinburg

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
3710 Weber Rd., Gatlinburg, TN

Situated in Gatlinburg, this golf condominium resort is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bent Creek Golf Club, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Greenbrier Picnic Area and Cosby ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,339 reviews)
Very nice room. Excellent views

"Excellent views and nice room"…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Honeymoon Hills Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals
Honeymoon Hills Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals
3.5 out of 5
750 Honeymoon Hill Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is £211 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Situated near the airport, this romantic cabin is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Chapel at Honeymoon Hills, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ...

4.3/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"We didn't get the attachment so we had a hard time finding the place when we did get the information we had to stop at the chapel and it was printed out for us we finally arrived and reading the 5 pages that were supposed to be attached I would of not made the reservation. There are restrictions ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Honeymoon Hills Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals
Gatlinburg Tennessee Honeymoon Log Cabin Rental
Gatlinburg Tennessee Honeymoon Log Cabin Rental
2406 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN

Situated in Gatlinburg, this cabin is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Little Pigeon River and within 6 miles (10 km) of Chapel in the Glen and Chapel at Honeymoon Hills. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (64 reviews)
Fantastic vacation with my hubby

"It's a perfect cabin for a honeymoon trip. Clean and very nice. Totally recommend for a weekend stay in the mountains."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

Gatlinburg Tennessee Honeymoon Log Cabin Rental
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Gatlinburg

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21 Dec 2019

Best location for relaxing lots to do and see for all ages.

3/5 - Okay

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27 Jun 2019

Not a town for the nature loving outdoor type but more theme park family orientated.

5/5 - Excellent

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2 May 2019

Loved it - we're from the UK and it was a totally unique American experience.

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