Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is filled with so may things to it may just blow your mind on what you want to do on your Spring break or Summer vacation to the Smokies. So we compiled a list of a few this to hit while in the area. These are some of my favorites and are surly to be a hit with most kids and adults.
Ober Gatlinburg is an amusement park and ski area, located in the mountains overlooking Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA. Established in 1962, the area contains a large mall with indoor amusements, a skating rink, snack bars, a full-service lounge, restaurant, and gift and clothing stores. Outside there is an alpine slide, a scenic chairlift to the top of Mount Harrison, and kiddie rides. What was formerly known as the Black Bear Habitat where visitors could see bears close-up recently expanded to become the Wildlife Encounter, where in addition to the bears there are animals native to the Great Smoky Mountains such as river otters, opossums, raccoons, turtles, snakes, and flying squirrels. An aerial tram connects Ober Gatlinburg to downtown Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg Arts ands Crafts Community
The largest group of independent artisans in North America.
This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts &
Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans
whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils,
watercolors, and also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.
A world class aquarium where guests are entertained by the world’s most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.
Gatlinburg Tunes and Tales
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.
- Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales Returns For an Eighth Season
Back by overwhelming demand and expanded for 2013, Gatlinburg’s eighth annual presentation of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins in April and May in downtown Gatlinburg on Fridays and Saturdays. On June 14 you’ll be able to enjoy Tunes & Tales every night of the week through August 10. Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event throughout downtown Gatlinburg featuring musical performers, storytellers and artisans giving you a taste of Appalachian culture.