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Unique Things  To Do In Gatlinburg


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While Gatlinburg is known for its family-friendly attractions and outdoor activities, there’s more to this Smoky Mountain town than meets the eye.

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What Is Unique About Gatlinburg Tennessee?

Home to the only ski resort in Tennessee

Home to the oldest pancake house in Tennessee

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Get ready to be surprised, entertained, and maybe even a little scared with these one-of-a-kind Gatlinburg experiences.

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Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

This museum showcases one of the largest collections of salt and pepper shakers in the world, with over 20,000 pairs on display.

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The tea room is decorated with Victorian-style furniture and table settings, and serves a variety of traditional afternoon tea foods.

The Wild Plum Tea Room

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Ghost and Haunt Tour of Gatlinburg

These tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will share stories about the most haunted places in Gatlinburg.

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It is home to over 100 pinball machines and games that will not only delight kids but as well as nostalgic parents and all pinball enthusiasts!

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

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Painting Around

Painting Around continues to nurture the creative spirit of Gatlinburg, making art accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

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This is not your typical vacation activity, but it is definitely one of the most exciting things to do in Gatlinburg.

ATV Riding

Rent a Cabin

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

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

- w/ Game/ theater room  - Private hot tub  - Scenic views

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

insider tips!