When it’s time to sneak away and find hidden treasures off the beaten path, we’re fortunate to live in a region rich in culture and personality. In the Southeast, even the smallest towns can be home to a bounty of historic sites and alluring attractions. So if you’re hoping to find a perfect getaway, peruse this selection of not-to-be-missed attractions in nearby towns and create your ideal hideaway.
Experience Gatlinburg like never before. From mountaintop adventures and breathtaking vistas to amazing museums and family fun, Gatlinburg offers world-class attractions in the beautiful setting of the Great Smoky Mountains. Perennial family favorites like Ober Gatlinburg and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! are steeped in tradition, while newer offerings like Anakeesta and the SkyBridge make for exciting additions to your bucket list. Plan your adventure at gatlinburg.com.
BRAVE THE BRIDGE
For spectacular views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, head to the brand-new SkyBridge at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Spanning 680 feet, the SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America.
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THE MOUNTAINS
Offering a scenic vantage point and outdoor adventure, Anakeesta is a theme park for all ages. Park highlights include a tree canopy walk, botanical garden, and the magical Firefly Village. Thrill seekers will enjoy the dueling zip line and a new single-rail mountain coaster.
Ober Gatlinburg is known for the Aerial Tram, which takes passengers on a scenic two-mile trip from downtown to a land of family fun. Spend the day exploring the wildlife habitat, riding the Ski Mountain Coaster, or trying out the new summer tubing park.
Fun abounds at every speed on the Pigeon River! Gather up the family for a heart-pumping whitewater rafting experience, where you’ll choose between family-friendly floats and rushing rapids.
BELIEVE IT – OR NOT
See the weirdest and most remarkable items from around the world at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! This attraction has been recently renovated to feature even more unique exhibits, interactive activities, crazy art, and incredible creatures.