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

    Dollywood is THE place for family fun. Rides, shows, a water park - Dollywood has it all. Plan for a full day - or two! We love Dolly!

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    Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome

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

    This is a great place to get great photos of the mountains from the tower. If you are not up to the climb the views from the parking lot are ...

  • 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

    Beautiful park and a great place to hike, walk or jog along a river. The drive through the park is so filled with beauty and history.

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    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

    The aquarium was small but beautiful it had beautiful fish and they even allow you to feed the stingrays!

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    Newfound Gap

    Newfound Gap

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

    My kids always stood on the state line with one foot in NC and the other in TN.

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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, Theater
    Popular withFamiliesFoodiesAdventure

    Great for the entire family. Definitely a must do, but make sure you get tickets early because they do sell out quick

  • 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

    Wonderful waterpark. Usually opens April-August. Plan to spend the day and rent a locker for your personals. We always rent a covered cabanna as well. It is worth it to ...

  • 8
    Ober Gatlinburg

    Ober Gatlinburg

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

    Ober ski resort has many attractions including an alpine slide, chair lifts with live bands, an ice skating rink and a mountain coaster just to name a few.

  • 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

    Great day adventure for your family! Paved trail all the wayto the top. You will feel the temperature change at least 15 degrees from bottom to top. Closed in winter ...

  • 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 hiked up to the dome and all around the area. Loved every bit of it. The big bumble bees were really annoying, but that's the only bad thing. We ...

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