Gatlinburg is nestled right in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, and the mountain backdrop is phenomenal no matter what time of day.
The theme park-like nature of the town is quite intriguing given its location. Its one of the only places where you can experience such a natural setting with so many things to do and attractions to see.
Unique museums can be found in the city such as the Hollywood Stars Cars Museum, which features famous celebrity cars once owned, like Johnny Cash!
There is even a live ghost show that is interactive, and sure to scare guests half to death. It’s a fun thrill anytime of the year.
Spend time scoring some laughs at a comedy show or riding a motion ride movie at the movie theater.
Or enjoy a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift up 1800 feet from the city center up to the mountains.
These are only some of the things to do in the theme park mountain city.
Gatlinburg is also a really scenic and romantic place to tie the knot! Many couples find hidden gems in the mountains to host ceremonies on their special days.
The Smokys setting makes for the perfect wedding photos, especially during the day as the mountain backdrop glows bright in the sunlight.
The city offers amazing dining choices as well- from handcut steak fillets to freshly caught Smoky Mountain trout. There are loads of awesome mom and pop diners to explore too. And the service always has that southern hospitality feel that is highly coveted.
Shopping at the unique novelty shops is a great time. You’ll find super cool handmade and custom crafts to bring back home to your loved ones.
The town values it’s rich 205-year history. The buildings, historic sites, art, festivals and trails are well-preserved in order to share stories with visitors.
The Gatlinburg Historic Trail, for instance leads visitors to some major Gatlinburg historic sites from the last 200 years. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Gatlinburg is, hands down, one of the best places to visit in Tennessee. There is so much to explore in the quaint city- you really must see for yourself.