Things to Do in Gatlinburg

The Gatlinburg area is home to countless hours of excitement. From mountaintop attractions to restaurants even the locals love, you’ll find so many fun things to do in Gatlinburg. To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together a list of some of the best attractions, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities in the Smoky Mountains!

Family Attractions

  • Anakeesta
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction
  • Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show
  • Dollywood Theme Park
  • Dollywood’s Splash Country
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
  • Hollywood Stars Car Museum
  • Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, Aerial Tramway & Amusement Park
  • Rafting in the Smokies
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Moving Theater, Haunted Adventure & More
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle
  • Sugarlands Riding Stables


  • Alamo Steakhouse
  • Bennett’s Pit BBQ
  • Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
  • Calhoun’s
  • Cherokee Grill
  • Crockett’s Breakfast Camp Restaurant
  • No Way Jose’s Cantina
  • Pancake Pantry
  • The Park Grill
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • The Peddler Steakhouse


  • Bootleggers Homemade Wine
  • Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
  • Mountain Mall
  • Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
  • Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • The Village

Outdoor Activities

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Cades Cove
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
  • Hundreds of Hiking Trails
  • Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf
  • Several Mountain Coasters
Gatlinburg SkyLift
Ripley's Aquarium
Peddler Steakhouse
Candy Kitchen
Smoky Mountain musicians