3-Day Gatlinburg Sightseeing

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Day 3 You'll See:



Gatlinburg Space Needle - The Gatlinburg Space Needle is the perfect way to start your trip. The Seattle mock-up is definitely not a let down as you take in the absolute best views of the city and the Great Smoky Mountains. This 407 foot tall observation tower comes with an amazing outdoor observation level, the deck in which you will get all the great 360 degree views. An "unequaled panorama of beauty year-round," this stop is also actually an information packed learning experience, complete with new state-of-the-art higher learning exhibits. Get all the educational facts and historic tidbits you can while up here, the entire trip a great geographical hands-on sort of adventure. SeeCoast has provided several view finders at the top so you can really get close proximity visuals, making your odds of seeing a black bear, wildflower bud, or small jutting stream within the mountains much better. You may also want to bring your own binoculars or camera to really see it all!

Olde Gatlinburg Golf and Games - Let loose and have some fun on your next Gatlinburg essential stop, Olde Gatlinburg Golf and Games. This large complex of fun games and arcades is a sort of tourist and family fun oasis, a small community of the city’s largest indoor and outdoor mini golf attractions. Here you will find a total of three different courses, two of those courses outdoor, plus storytelling and award winning fun. The entire complex offers you and your group over 45 holes of fun set in a unique smoky hillside setting, with downtown Gatlinburg as the background. The black light course that brings so many guests around daily has a fun under the sea theme, with various dolphins, mermaids, and other aquatic life dotting your golfing path. You will even get interesting history lessons about the city’s past through these courses, as well as the opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art video arcades during and afterwards!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies- There is no way you can visit Gatlinburg and not stop at the Aquarium of the Smokies, one of three Ripley's aquariums in the world. Located along River Road, this family oriented educational attraction spotlights aquatic habitats from around the world, presents live animals shows, and allows guests to partake in hands-on activities and exhibits. Find over 10,000 exotic sea creatures here from 350 different individual species, more fish than people in the entire city of Gatlinburg! Enjoy such exhibits as the tropical rainforest, shark lagoon, touch a ray bay, or penguin painting! The glide path to the ocean realm is almost worth the trip alone, a watery tube filled with barracudas, octopi, moray eels, and giant sharks! Enjoy all the conservation and ecological fun you can and then head to the Cargo Hold Gift Shop or Feeding Frenzy Eatery before you go for the perfect ending to this marine adventure!


Great Smoky Mountain National Park - The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in all of America, and for good reason too! This gorgeous and mountainous park straddles the borders of North Carolina and Tennessee, a sprawling landscape filled with lush forests, wildflowers, streams, rivers, waterfalls, and abundant scenic hiking trails. The entire park encompasses an impressive 815 square miles, most of those miles filled with the absolutely breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. This park also contains a significant segment of the Appalachian Trail, with a culture-filled history and local impact you will honestly have to see to believe.There are several different activities you and your group can do while visiting the national park, such as informative and scenic auto tours, biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, and even various daily offered workshops and classes!  Take plenty of time to enjoy this  magically mountainous wonderland!

Gatlinburg Sky Lift - Next up prepare yourselves for a ride aboard "the best seat in Gatlinburg," an ascent to the top of Crockett Mountain for a 1,800 foot trip into the sky. This is the city's number one scenic overlook, providing absolutely breath-taking views and a truly exhilarating ride to a mountain top. The sights of the city will make up one side of your 360 degree vision, the other three exploding with the colors and life of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. See beautiful lush forest and misty mountains during your ride, views of a lifetime that you won’t soon forget! At the top you will find binoculars on an overlook platform, completing a truly memorable Smoky Mountain experience. If you happen to take the ride during the night prepare yourselves for a completely different but still completely gorgeous view, the dazzling lights of downtown Gatlinburg sparkling your vision.



Ober Ski Area and Amusement Park - It’s a good thing you got a good hearty breakfast because you will be spending the rest of your morning and afternoon at Ober Amusement Park and Ski Area, a fun Smoky Mountain wonderland! While here at Ober you and your group will have tons of options for recreation and entertainment, from skiing and snowboarding in the right season to riding the aerial tramway or mountain coaster, ice skating year-round, or taking part in a fun local wildlife encounter! Ober has over 50  years of experience, providing your group will all the best "all things snow" options alongside all the best views, outdoor mountain recreation, and even food! If you are here from December to March you can participate in all things snow, like tubing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and the like with several centers, terrain parks, and slope trails to choose from. If you want a different kind of thrill head over the the Ski Mountain Coaster or Alpine Slide, the latter a fun option for all that weaves you through your mountain side descent down 1,800 feet of tracks!

Mountain Mall - End your fun three day getaway in Gatlinburg at the premier indoor shopping center of the city, a great opportunity for some serious retail therapy, the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall! Find almost anything you want within these shops, such as homemade candy, crafts, jewelry, music, movies, books, quilts, dolls, sports collectibles, toys, and more! Enjoy the decor of the whiskey barrel trash cans from Jack Daniels and sounds of Appalachian mountain music performed by locals, the perfect introduction to a Smoky Mountain shopping haven. There are two indoor water fountains, one over 30 feet tall, aside authentic "mountain folk paraphernalia" such as millstones, moonshine stills, and full-size bear traps. The entire center visibly celebrates the rich history of the city of Gatlinburg and the Ogle family, who owned and managed the mall. See the Cowboy Way for local apparel, Pepper Place for hot and spicy produce, Phoenix Candles or Cruising the Past for great gifts, and much more!