Best Things To Do In Gatlinburg In Summer


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Gatlinburg, TN- where summer adventures sparkle under the sun! Nestled at the gateway to the Smokies, Gatlinburg bursts with vibrant activities perfect for making sunny memories. 

Discover it!

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Beat the heat with thrilling adventures and breathtaking views—Ober Gatlinburg is your ultimate summer playground!

Visit Ober Gatlinburg

Aerial Tramway

Alpine Slide

Scenic Chairlift


This majestic wilderness offers a perfect escape into lush forests, vibrant wildflower meadows, and cool, cascading waterfalls.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


White water rafting



Discover a mesmerizing underwater world with playful penguins, majestic sharks, and vibrant tropical fish.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies


The three-seat chairlift provides breathtaking views of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains as it carries guests up 1,800 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift


Feel the rush as you navigate thrilling rapids, soak up stunning mountain scenery, and create unforgettable memories on the river.

Whitewater Rafting

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Family friendly rafting tour!

Upper Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Challenging adventure!

Rent a Cabin

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts District Less than 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

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While the national park has no off-road ATV trails, there are a few available street-legal ATV/UTV rentals in Gatlinburg.

ATV Riding

Smoky Mountains 7-Day Itinerary

Planning a trip to the Smokies?

takes you to the best places in the Smokies

w/ driving directions

Packing Checklist for every season

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