What’s one of the best parts about staying at our Gatlinburg hotel? Our location! The Greystone Lodge on the River is located in downtown Gatlinburg, just minutes from the most popular attractions, shops, and restaurants. When you stay with us, avoid traffic and parking fees by walking to all the fun things to do! We offer complimentary parking at our hotel — just park your car at our hotel and walk to everything you want to do on your vacation! Here are the top 4 attractions in Gatlinburg within walking distance of our hotel:
1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
When you stay with us, you’ll be right across the street from one of the top aquariums in the country! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is home to more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures throughout 10 themed galleries. You’ll see sharks, colorful fish, barracudas, eels, and so much more. Everyone in the family will love stepping into this underwater world — plus, there’s so many hands-on experiences! Waddle with penguins, touch a ray as they glide by, or touch moon jellies. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to explore Ripley’s Aquarium!
Anakeesta is an incredible mountaintop adventure park that has fun for all ages. You can walk to the chondola station, where you’ll get your tickets and ride to the top of the mountain! At the top, you’ll be faced with panoramic views and so many options for food and fun. Ride a mountain coaster, go ziplining, shop, relax — the opportunities are endless. We recommend heading to the top of the AnaVista Tower, where you’ll have 360-degree views from the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg. There’s also a bar and dining options as well!
3. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
For more mountaintop fun, walk to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park! Visitors will ride the famous Gatlinburg SkyLift from downtown to the top of the park, where adventure awaits. Cross the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the country, take in the views along the Gatlinburg SkyTrail, relax on the Gatlinburg SkyDeck, or grab a bite to eat and shop in the SkyCenter. The SkyLift Park is fun for everyone, from couples, to families, to groups of friends.
4. Gatlinburg Space Needle
We know you’ve seen it, but have you ever been to the top? The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 407-foot observation tower in downtown Gatlinburg. You’ll ride in a glass elevator to the top, where you’ll have panoramic views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. It’s more than just an attraction where you can enjoy the views, though! There are Higher Learning exhibits that teach visitors more about the history of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. Also at the Space Needle is Arcadia, a 25,000 square-foot arcade with video and redemption games. There are also escape games and the Iris Theater, which is home to the best magic show in the Smokies!
Other Nearby Attractions in Gatlinburg
These are just some of the best attractions in Gatlinburg within walking distance of our hotel. Our downtown Gatlinburg location allows our guests to walk to plenty more attractions and restaurants in the area. Whether you’re looking for food or fun, you can do it all just steps away from The Greystone Lodge on the River. Take a look at more things to do in Gatlinburg and start planning your trip!