5 Gatlinburg Attractions You Shouldn’t Miss

By Darryl Payne
Posted on December 18, 2012

Ripleys Aquarium Of The Smokies

What’s the old saying? "So much to do, so little time to do it." That expression is usually very fitting when it comes to planning vacation activities. There are so many choices and only so much time (and money) available to squeeze them in. This week, we’ll offer a few recommendations for prioritizing Gatlinburg attractions. Of course, the town is packed with great attractions, but here are a few you should consider shuffling to the top of your list.

1) Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – It’s big, it’s interactive, and you can’t beat gliding through Shark Lagoon on a moving walkway, with sharks swimming overhead. It also has rotating exhibits and kid-friendly activities.

2) Ober Gatlinburg – Year-round fun thanks to snow skiing, snowboarding and ice skating in winter and water slides, alpine slides, go-carts and animal exhibits in summer.

3) Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre – The longest running live show in the Smokies. Enjoy original musical comedies in an intimate Victorian-era showplace.

4) Christ In The Smokies – Formerly Christus Gardens, this long-time tourist stop tells the story of Jesus Christ through life-sized displays and unique artifacts.

5) Gatlinburg Space Needle – Get a bird’s-eye view of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains from the observation deck of this 342-foot-tall tower.

Ripleys Aquarium Of The Smokies
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About Darryl Payne

Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.

 

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