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Beginner's Guide to Spring Break in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Most people enjoy traveling because it gives them a new perspective of the world and the ability to escape from the stresses of everyday life. For spring breakers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, here are some of attractions that you definitely don't want to miss while you're here.

Smoky Mountain Lodges:

Gatlinburg is renowned for its scenic location in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Once you've settled in to your smoky mountain lodges, walk around the vicinity and familiarize yourself with all the amenities it has to offer. The Greystone Lodge boasts vacation lodging with countless amenities including an outdoor seasonal pool with a waterslide, private balconies and patios overlooking the river, a fitness room, a free hot breakfast buffet, and more. Not only that, but it's located in an ideal location right next to...

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

The Ripley's website calls says about this one-of-a-kind aquarium, "Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming with life -- over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg." And it's true -- the fish in Ripley's Aquarium outnumber the residents of Gatlinburg: 10,000 sea creatures compared to about 4,000 permanent residents.

Ober Gatlinburg:

Also, located in the heart of Gatlinburg is a five-acre artificial skiing surface called Ober Gatlinburg, and it's the largest artificial skiing surface in the world. Ober Gatlinburg also boasts an amusement park, snow tubing, ice skating, wildlife exhibits, an arcade, a scenic chairlift, mini golf, water rides, and so much more. Some attractions are seasonal, but there are sure to be plenty of activities available any time of year.

Gatlinburg Space Needle:

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is 407 feet high and provides a 360-degree view of the beautiful Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. A quote from their website says it all:

"The view from the Gatlinburg Space Needle is an unequaled panorama of beauty year-round which is only enriched with our free view finders. But, it's more than a view; it's also an information-packed experience thanks to our Higher Learning exhibits, an educational feature rich in facts and history about Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Also onsite at the Needle is Arcadia, a 25,000 square-foot, two-story playground with the latest video and redemption games including the area's largest redemption center. No other Gatlinburg arcade can boast the quality and quantity of games and prizes offered at Arcadia. We also offer a theater with some of the most entertaining shows in Gatlinburg - the Iris Theater features some of the most refreshingly-unique acts in the Smokies."

Overall, Gatlinburg, Tennessee provides and exquisite variety of attractions that provide something for everyone. For more information about Smoky Mountain Lodges, hotels with a river view, or other attractions in Gatlinburg, contact The Greystone Lodge on the River.