Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains

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    Dollywood

    Dollywood

    Ranked #1 overall in Pigeon Forge things to do
    294 reviews
    Entertainment, Theme Park, Water Park
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureStudents

    Recommended for all ages. Great shows. A family place. Lots of good music...great gospel music, our favorite, but other kinds of music as well. Dolly Parton's family show is great. ...

  • 2
    Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome

    Ranked #1 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    267 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    Popular spot for panoramic views of the Smokies! Drive near the top, park, then climb up to the tower...

  • 3
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Ranked #2 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    239 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Such a beautiful park to hike and drive through! Stay on the look out for bears!

  • 4
    Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

    Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

    Ranked #3 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    163 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureStudents

    This is one of the best deals in Gatlinburg. We for tickets to 2 additional Rioley's attractions for just $10 (not sure how much longer that sale is happening). Twisting ...

  • 5
    Newfound Gap

    Newfound Gap

    Ranked #4 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    153 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    This is where Tennessee & North Carolina dedicated The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  • 6
    Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

    Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

    Ranked #2 overall in Pigeon Forge things to do
    124 reviews
    Performing Arts, Theatre
    Popular withFamiliesFoodiesAdventure

    Owned by Dolly herself it is the most famous dinner show in the area. Good food and show!

  • 7
    Dollywood's Splash Country

    Dollywood's Splash Country

    Ranked #3 overall in Pigeon Forge things to do
    120 reviews
    Theme Park, Water Park
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureOutdoorsy

    Such a blast! Worth every penny! We stayed from open to close and never ran out of things to do.

  • 8
    Ober Gatlinburg

    Ober Gatlinburg

    Ranked #5 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    130 reviews
    Entertainment, Ski Area, Arcade, Theme Park, Water Park
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureOutdoorsy

    Watch the Ober from our cabin deck and then ride and find the cabin as you come down the mountain and enjoy your day in town. Breathtaking views!

  • 9
    Chimney Tops Trail

    Chimney Tops Trail

    Ranked #6 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    121 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureBackpackers

    My favorite hiking spot in the Smokies...It gets a little steep but it is worth it at the top.

  • 10
    Clingman's Dome Road

    Clingman's Dome Road

    Ranked #7 overall in Gatlinburg things to do
    98 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyFamilies

    We had a few in the group get car sick on the way up and down very curved and need to be in down shift mode

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