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Gatlinburg Attractions & Entertainment

Gatlinburg Attractions

Get ready for family fun in Gatlinburg. Who would have thought that a small city so close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park would have so many modern attractions? Every year, fantastic new attractions open. So if you visited last year, come back to see what’s new. What kind of attractions? Take a look and see.

Gatlinburg has a number of museums, a tram, a sky lift, live theaters, mini-golf, and a whole lot more. Peruse the list below to see which of the Gatlinburg attractions you want to visit.

Gatlinburg Entertainment

In addition to the popular Gatlinburg attractions, get ready to be entertained at the professional shows in Gatlinburg. With everything from a variety show to a magic show, you have plenty to choose from. Gatlinburg attractions and entertainment are second to none.

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My Smoky Mountain Guide partners with Tripster to provide discounted tickets to many of the attractions in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Save $1.00 to $25.00, or more, per ticket. Buy tickets online and avoid the lines at the attraction ticket windows.

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IMPORTANT: Not all Gatlinburg attractions and entertainment venues are open year round. Please check with individual businesses for dates and times they are open.

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Buy tickets to Amazing Mirror Maze | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Gatlinburg Attractions and Entertainment

Amazing Mirror Maze

919 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4415

This way! No, that way! This state-of-the-art mirror maze will keep you guessing which way to go. At 2,400 square feet, Amazing Mirror Maze is Gatlinburg’s largest. The light and music show makes the experience that much more fun. The average time to navigate the maze is 16 minutes. Go through as many times as you like before exiting the building. Save $1.00 per person.

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Arcadia

115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-5650

Arcadia is a massive 25,000 square foot building filled with more than 100 games. Collect tickets every time you win and redeem them for prizes at the redemption center. With more than 150 games and activities, you will have great time. Gatlinburg attractions are the best!

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Buy tickets to Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Gatlinburg Attractions and Entertainment

Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens

510 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-5155

Experience the first century A.D. in this diorama depicting the life and times of Jesus. The life-size and life-like representations give you an opportunity to walk through ancient scenes. Lighting, music, and special effects bring it to life. Appropriate for people of all ages. Save $2.00 per person. Gatlinburg attractions offer a variety of interesting destinations.

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Circus Golf … In 3D

919 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4415

The owners of this place love both a circus fun-house and mini-golf, so they combined the two! Half fun-house and half mini-golf, Circus Golf is an indoor adventure like no other. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the player experiences both at the same time. Save $4.05 per person.

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Earthquake – The Ride

653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-9765

Settle into your subway seat and prepare to ride through an earthquake adventure. The high-tech special effects are fun and thrilling – especially for younger passengers. Fun for the entire family.

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Fannie Farkle’s

656 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4057

Fannie Farkle’s is an old-time country fair with so many arcade games you may just need to stay a while. The Family Fun Parlor was made for family fun. The food is local fare, with the Ogle Dog and cheese steak sandwiches the most popular. You haven’t experienced Gatlinburg if you haven’t been here.

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Gatlinburg Ghost Walk

959 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(423) 743-9255

Participate in a guided walk through Gatlinburg and hear stories of the city’s ghostly past. Master storytellers engage you with the mysterious history of Gatlinburg. Tours as small as two persons up to large groups.

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Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

306 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-5577

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster was the first coaster in the Smoky Mountains. This unique coaster allows you to be in control of the speed. Brake when you want and let it rip when you feel the need for speed. The specially designed silent coaster provides an exciting ride through the trees and down the mountain. This is one of the Gatlinburg attractions you will want to do again!

Gatlinburg Skylift Park

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

765 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4307

Climb aboard and ride 1,800 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain overlooking Gatlinburg. Nighttime rides are a different experience, with all the lights of the city giving a glow to the city. Gatlinburg SkyLift also boasts that they are home to the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, North America’s longest (680 feet) pedestrian suspension bridge.

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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4629

Enter one of the two glass elevators and rise 407 feet above the street to the 360° observation tower. The panoramic views of the city and the mountains are breathtaking. Popular in Gatlinburg attractions!

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Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun

716 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-2326

This wonderland of fun is a great place to spend the day with the family. Enjoy mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, escape games, a rugged ropes course, and more! Purchase Pick 6 Activity Pass or Unlimited Golf. Save $1.00 per person on each.

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Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg

125 Cherokee Orchard Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 556-0674

When was the last time you participated in a story-telling experience? Take this nighttime walking-tour guided by an accomplished storyteller. Hear about Gatlinburg’s history of ghostly legends, superstitions, and tales of murder and chaos. The organizers stress that this is NOT a haunted house tour.

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Purchase Discount Tickets for Guinness World Records Museum

Guinness World Records Adventure

631 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-7800 or (877) 475-3974

You are familiar with the Guinness Book of World Records. This museum presents the world records through displays, interactive games, videos, and galleries. Save $1.00 per ticket.

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Headcase Escape Adventures

HeadCase Escape Adventures

205 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-1811

Come challenge your mind! Puzzles and riddles await! Collaborate with your team mates in a creative environment of technology and design. Enjoy a high-quality escape experience under the skillful guidance of our themed staff. And… we have a lobby that you may want to hang around in! Potential escapees of almost any age can enjoy the games.

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Hillbilly Golf

340 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-7470

Two 18-hole miniature golf courses with an Appalachian theme. The best part: riding the tram up the side of the mountain to reach the first hole. Play is downhill and balls are fast. Enjoy the view and have a good time.

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Hollywood Star Cars Museum

914 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-2200

Walk through 50 years of television and movie car history. See “Eleanor” the 1967 GT500 from Gone in 60 Seconds fame, the 1966 Batmobile by George Barris, the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, the Beverly Hillbillies Jalopy, the Back To The Future DeLorean, and more than 30 others. A fantastic museum!

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Iris Theater

115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(888) 482-3330

Impossibilities – Magic, Mind Reading & Mayhem. The Iris Theater is home to Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell. This dynamic duo will blow your mind and entertain you with mind reading, magic, and lots of fun.

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Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg

424 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(888) 436-7007

This family-owned haunted house has been scaring the living daylights out of people since 1980. Descendants of the home’s original owners want you to take a self-guided tour, and be ready to scream. The oldest haunted experience in Gatlinburg.

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Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-5423

The aerial tramway begins in downtown Gatlinburg and ends 2.1 miles above the city at Ober Gatlinburg’s amusement park and ski area. The tramway offers fantastic views of the city. Save $2.00 per person on two-day, unlimited rides passes. One of the most popular of the Gatlinburg attractions!

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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park

1339 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-5423 or (800) 251-9202

Ober Gatlinburg is one of the most well-known and popular of Gatlinburg attractions. Winter activities include snow skiing, ice skating, snow boarding, snow tubing, and more. Also enjoy the wildlife encounter, an alpine slide, water raft ride, an outdoor maze, kiddie rides, mini golf, and more.

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Buy Ripley's Ultimate Fun Pass Tickets!

Ripley’s Ultimate Fun Pass Tickets

Adults – $129.00+
Child (ages 3-11) – 64.99+
Child (ages 0-2) – 24.99+

+ plus taxes and $2.00 convenience fee.

(865) 430-8808 or (888) 240-1358

Get UNLIMITED admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and ALL Ripley’s Attractions in Tennessee for 12 months from date of purchase! Get 15% off merchandise and food at Ripley’s Attractions in Tennessee. Receive discounts at Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach, Dollywood, Splash Country, and the Knoxville Zoo. Friends of the pass holder get discounts too. (See Ripley’s website for complete details)


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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Road,
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-8808 or (888) 240-1358

Ripley’s says the aquarium in Gatlinburg is one of the Top 5 aquariums in the world. The underwater tunnel gives visitors an incredible up-close view of massive sharks, a giant sea turtle, penguins, and thousands of other animals of the deep. Other attractions here include: Tropical Rain Forest, Shark Lagoon, Touch a Ray Bay, Stingray Bay, just to name a few.


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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-5096 or (877) 475-3974

You just think you have seen some oddball things. Wait until you have seen these 500 exhibits, artifacts, and oddities from around the world. Truth is truly stranger than fiction, and is sometimes harder to believe.


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Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf

188 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Traffic Light #1

(865) 430-8851 or (877) 475-3974

A first class interactive mini golf course. Choose to play either 18 or 36 holes among animated characters and interactive displays. Two great courses. Also at this location: Ripley’s Super Fun Zone, a video game arcade.


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Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

908 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-9991 or (877) 475-3974

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure utilizes live actors hidden inside a creepy mansion, all ready to freak you out. Hang on to the nearest person and prepare to scream. Will you make it out alive? We think so. Will you be glad when it’s over? Oh yeah! Not for the faint of heart.


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Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze & Candy Factory

623 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-1834 or (877) 475-3974

Search parties are deployed every thirty minutes to rescue the lost. Can you make your way out of this hall of mirrors and LED lights without their help? In addition, Ripley’s Candy Factory is at this location with hundreds of old-time candies. Gatlinburg attractions are the best!


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Ripley’s Moving Theatre

904 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-9763 or (877) 475-3974

Buckle up and get ready to experience a real 5D Moving Theater. The seats move up and down, side to side, and give you the feeling of being right there in the movie.


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Ripley’s Super Fun Zone

542 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-8851

Bring your entire family to Ripley’s hi-tech fun center in the heart of Gatlinburg. Spend all day or a few hours having a good time on state-of-the-art video games, prize games, and more. Feed your sweet tooth at the Candy Factory!

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Shoot’em Up Cinema

815 Parkway, Suite 3
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-8522

Shoot’em Up Cinema is a 5D interactive motion theater. Grab your gun and compete against your friends in this fun new way to experience cinema.

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Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre

461 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4039 or (877) 388-5784

Gatlinburg’s only live musical comedy entertainment attraction. Enter this theater and be transported back to the 1890’s when entertainment was live and lively. Entertaining guests since 1977. Three shows to choose from.

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The Captured: A Live Escape Experience

112 Reagan Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-7844

You are locked in a room with others and must use the elements in the room to figure out how to escape. The clock is ticking and you must find the clues in order to get out. One of the best in Gatlinburg attractions.

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

The Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

461 Brookside Village Way
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-5515 or (888) 778-1802

Okay, you just think you have seen it all. The Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum is a one of a kind experience. See more than 20,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers from around the world. The gift shop offers 2,000 shakers and jewelry for sale.

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Treasure Quest Golf

653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-3972

An indoor 18-hole golf course with a black light section.

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World of Illusions

716 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-9701

Want to make a friend disappear? Want to know what it is like to walk away from your shadow? This is the world’s largest exhibition of action packed grand illusions.

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