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

    Great place to go over and over. Dolly has several special times of the year where the decorations and shows change. Fireworks and parades are great. If you want to ...

  • 2
    Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome

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

    After a half mile hike you have some of the most amazing views in the Smoky Mountains.

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    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

    This park is beautiful. They have trails for all skills. They are not a pet friendly park, there are only 2 trails dogs are permitted on.

  • 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

    Highlight of this aquarium is the underwater tunnel which is pretty large. Takes about 1-1.5 hours to get through if you’re taking your time and reading the information. Cost was ...

  • 5
    Newfound Gap

    Newfound Gap

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

    Take the scenic drive! Newfound Gap is a mountain pass located near the center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

    Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

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

    My husband and I got free tickets as part of our honeymoon package and almost didn't go. I'm glad we went, it was the first night of the Christmas 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

    After relaxing at the lake for a day or two, visit Dollywood's Splash Country - a great escape for kids and adults

  • 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

    We just took a photo at the entrance and used the public restrooms! We were very glad that this is halfway down the strip!

  • 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

    It's a short 2.0 mile hike, but it's all up hill. I wouldn't recommend it for smaller kids. The hike is so worth it though. Getting to the top and ...

  • 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

    Highlights: mountain views, high elevation spruce-fir forest At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, ...

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