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Whether this is your first visit, or you are returning to Gatlinburg, TN, planning ahead is critical to choosing well among the many attractions available in Sevier County! The challenge of making fun-filled memories, personalized to best fit your tastes, can be somewhat overwhelming. It doesn't have to be. START HERE.

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is the World's Most Fun 1.4 million gallon world-class aquarium. Featuring 11 ft sharks and over 8,000 exotic sea creatures from around the world. You will experience Piranhas in "Tropical Rain Forest", discover indo-pacific fish in "Coral Reef", travel through the world's longest underwater aquarium tunnel on a 345 foot glide path through "Shark Lagoon", pick up a horseshoe crab in "Discovery Center", meet giant Pacific Octopus in "Gallery of the Seas", touch a stingray at "Touch A Ray Bay", sit in one of two classrooms for a presentation, see one of the hourly dive/feeding shows, plus much more.

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Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
One of America's Largest Aerial Tramways departs regularly from downtown Gatlinburg, going directly to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park. The two 120 passenger counter balanced cars provide an experience for all ages, from the young to the young at heart. The convenience of parking your car downtown and taking the Tram ride is just one of the things we do at Ober Gatlinburg to make your experience a pleasant one. Once at the top of the mountain you can enjoy skiing, ice skating, shopping, and other attractions.

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Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Where the Cars are the Stars! A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. We feature over 30 of the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action! Our newest exhibits are from such blockbluster movies as Gone in 60 seconds, Charlie's Angel's, The Fast and the Furious and xXx. Recent additions have been the Back to the Future Time Machine, Days of Thunder Mello Yello race car and The Beach Boys' 1955 Thunderbird.

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Ripley's Moving Theater
Ripley's Moving Theater combines state of the art motion simuation with digital surround sound to let you experience first hand the picture on the giant three story screen.

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Amazing Mirror Maze
The Hottest New Attraction on the Parkway! Don't miss the World's Largest Mirror Maze featuring a spectacular 15 minute light and sound show!

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Circus Golf In 3D
Brand New! Circus Fun House, Mini-Golf, 100% Fun! 18 Holes featuring computer animation, special effects, and animatronic characters!

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Bike Rentals with NOC
Park for FREE at the NOC's Great Outpost and explore Gatlinburg by bike! Be sure to take a short ride along the river of the Sugarlands Trail and feel like you have escaped the city. For a less crowded, more serene adventure, pack a lunch and explore the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Price includes bike carrier and helmet. Rentals are to be picked up and returned at the NOC's Great Outpost, located at Light #10 in Gatlinburg.

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Christ in the Smokies Museum
In the center of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens (located on the former Christus Gardens property) you will have the remarkable experience of walking through a Biblical world of 2000 years ago, seeing life-size, life-like representations of important scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.

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Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini- Golf
The World's Most Original Golf Holes. With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, two beautifully landscaped 18-hole courses will amaze and delight you with animated and interactive displays throughout. See racoons, bears, chipmunks, possums, skunks, and even some heckling crows. The themed course replicates the "old days" when a Tennessee hero named Davy Crockett roamed "them thar hills". You will find some of the world's most original golf holes, complete with steep drops, splits, over and under ramps, lots of water, and even a hillbilly outhouse that flushes when your putt is right on target.

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Guinness World of Records Museum
See hundreds of exhibits from the best-selling Guinness Book of World Records with all new shows. Featured are memorabilia of famous record-holders: Elvis, Beatles and the Batmobile.

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Bent Creek Golf Course
Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner, Gary Player, is a par 72 course that opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. A beautiful, sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire course creating a breathtaking contrast between water and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southern Living Travel Guide rated Bent Creek Golf Course one of the "Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South."

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Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze
Find your way out of Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze? Over 100 mirrors. Enjoy hundreds of your favorite candies at Ripley's Candy Factory.

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Rafting with NOC
Raft the Pigeon River with NOC, rated "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and the "#1 Vacation with a Splash" by Good Morning America.

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Dukes of Hazzard
Cooter's Museum, located in Gatlinburg, TN is open 7 days a week and features, "General Lee", "Cooters Tow Truck" "Daisy's Jeep", and "Rosco's Police Car". Cooter and other cast members visit frequently. Call 865-430-9909 for more information.

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A Walk in the Woods
Maximize your Smoky Mountains experience! Whether you are seeking a unique adventure, to expand your knowledge and skills, or simply a peaceful encounter with nature at its finest, come discover the Jewel of the Park System, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Hiking with NOC
Waterfall Trail Hike - Get a taste of an old growth forest on this walk to one of the most unique and accessible waterfalls in the Smokies. On this walk, we will experience giant trees, a large variety of plants, and a glimpse into why the Park is the salamander capital of the world. This is a great walk for kids. Be ready to get your feet wet as we get to experience this beautiful waterfall when we walk behind it. Hike Length - 2.5 miles = 2.5 hours / Easy to Moderate /Trail Snacks Provided / Meet at the Great Outpost and then travel with own transporation to trail head.

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Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Explore your nightmare, if you DARE! In 1999, Ripley's acquired property once known as the Grimsby and Streaper Casket Company. Although advised by locals that unnatural things went on inside, Ripley's began conducting tours of the former casket company until decisions were made on how to better utilize this valuable location. Now is your chance to visit the factory permanently closed in 1926 due to the strange disappearance of both company owners. Please be advised that you are entering at your own risk and that Ripley's assumes no responsibility for your return!

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Space Needle
The Space Needle is Gatlinburg's premier landmark attraction. The Needle climbs 407 feet and towers over Gatlinburg downtown areas. Day or night you can ride the elevator to the observation deck at 342 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view the city of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Climbing with NOC
Conquer the indoor climbing wall at NOC's Great Outpost! Become the adventurer when you choose your route to the top of our 25-foot wall. Weather doesn't matter, as the climbing wall is located inside the climate-controlled NOC's Great Outpost. Children and adults alike love the realistic rock feel of our climbing wall and the feeling of accomplishment upon reaching new heights!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Extreme Fun! Oddities and Artifacts of the Strange! See the museum that inspired the hit TV show. Hundreds of exciting and bizarre exhibits collected from the far corners of the world. Join us for your challenge to simply... BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

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The area's only 6 movie theater where the screen actually moves as you move. Extreme fun in the area's wildest Virtual Reality.
This is the home of the famous Foot Long "OGLE" Corn Dogs and Sausage Subs smothered in peppers and onions! "OFTEN COPIED,BUT NEVER DUPLICATED!"
Zaniest Holiday show you could ever hope to see!!!!!!! Step back to a place in time when shows could be naughty without being too naughty, and entertainment left you with a smile on your face for hours after the show had ended. The Sweet Fanny Adams Theater will take you back to the 1890s where you will be treated to slapstick comedy and unmatched wit. If you enjoy American vaudeville, Monty Python and Broadway-style musical comedy, this is the show for you!
Experience the thrill of riding the Gatlinburg Sky Lift! From the downtown boarding station, you'll glide skyward over Gatlinburg and the Little Pigeon River on a 500-foot ascent to the top of Crockett Mountain.
An original magical musical melodrama of mystifying proportions and wondrous adventure, the one and only elixir guaranteed to cure everything from the blahs to natural disasters. Enjoy a giggle or three with every sip of this evening's antics!
Enjoy a true off road experience through Smoky Mountains in our military hummer - the only place in the south east. The unique experience changes as the seasons do! Different trails available.




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