Top 6 Smoky Mountain Attractions That Offer the Best Views

By Darryl Payne
Posted on July 25, 2018

Biking at Climbworks

Nothing beats a Smoky Mountain view! During your Smoky Mountain vacation, you're going to want to take some time to admire the amazing sights. Luckily, there are plenty of attractions that are not only fun, but provide incredible opportunities to take in the scenery! Here are the top 6 Smoky Mountain attractions that offer the best views:

1. CLIMB Works

What better way to take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains than from a bird's eye view? CLIMB Works​ offers zipline tours that let you see the sights from high above the ground. You'll have panoramic views from ziplines that differ in length, height and experience. You can choose the treetop canopy tour, which has 9 world-class ziplines, sky bridges and an ATV ride, or the mountaintop zipline tour, which has 5 side-by-side zipline runs that are higher and longer than ever before, as well as sky bridges and an ATV ride. No matter which zipline experience you choose, you're guaranteed fantastic views.

2. Gatlinburg Space Needle

The ​Gatlinburg Space Needle​ offers 360-degree views from the top of the observation tower, which is 407 feet tall. The attraction has a glass elevator that takes you to the top, so you'll be able to see the sights the whole way up. At the top, you'll have panoramic views of the city of Gatlinburg with the Smoky Mountains in the backdrop. You can visit during the day, or go at night to see the city all lit up!

3. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel ​is the most popular attraction in Pigeon Forge to see the sights. This 200-foot observation wheel is located in ​The Island in Pigeon Forge​, which is your one stop for affordable family fun! On The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, you'll ride in a glass gondola and see gorgeous views of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. It's fun both during the day and at night!

4. Anakeesta

Anakeesta​ is a great Smoky Mountain attraction to visit when you want to see amazing views! This outdoor park offers plenty of opportunities to take in the scenery, whether it's during the Chondola ride to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain, when you're soaring through the sky on the Dueling Zipline Adventure, or when you're strolling along the 16-bridge Tree Canopy Walk! The park even has the perfect opportunities to snap a photo of you and your group with the Smoky Mountains in the background.

5. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

On the ​Gatlinburg Sky Lift​, you'll go on a breathtaking journey 1,800 feet high to the top of Crockett Mountain, where you'll get stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. During the ride, you'll experience views of lush forests and majestic mountains while being surrounded on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's a relaxing and rewarding ride!

6. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It wouldn't be a complete list unless we included the ​Great Smoky Mountains National Park​. When you visit the park, you'll have unparalleled views. Each season offers its own incredible view. During the spring and summer you'll see cascading waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife, during the fall you'll see gorgeous fall foliage, and during the winter you'll see snow-covered mountains, icicles and frozen waterfalls. There's no better way to take in the beauty of the mountains than being surrounded by them in the national park.

Don't miss your chance to see incredible views at these Smoky Mountain attractions! Browse more ​things to do when you visit the Smoky Mountains​, then start planning your vacation.

Space Needle offers a great view of Gatlinburg
Ride the wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge
Take a Chondola ride to Anakeesta
Gatlinburg Sky Lift is now all new.

 

 

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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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