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When you take the family on vacation, you want to find fun things to do for everyone. While older kids and teens will find plenty to do, some of these activities aren’t designed for the younger ones. If you want older and younger kiddos to have fun at the same place, you need toddler friendly fun! That’s why we’re sharing 6 of the best Gatlinburg attractions for toddlers and the rest of your family!

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in GatlinburgYou might think that an aquarium wouldn’t be an attraction for the whole family, but once you visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, you will change your mind! With interactive exhibits, colorful creatures, and unique displays, you’ll all have a great time! It may even become a family favorite you’ll want to visit again.

2. Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf

Mini golf is a Smoky Mountain vacation staple for any age! Even if your kiddo doesn’t know how to play, they will have a blast putting balls along the course! A fun Gatlinburg attraction they will love is Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf because of the animal friends all throughout the course! Choose 1 of 2 courses, and play alongside Davy and his furry animal friends!

3. Anakeesta

black bear village in anakeestaAnother toddler friendly attraction in town is Anakeesta! This mountain top adventure park has a little bit of everything for everyone. Toddlers will love the playground equipment and challenge courses to get out their energy, while older kids will want to try out the mountain coasters and ziplines. And when you’re ready for a break, everyone can grab a bite of something delicious and enjoy the Smoky Mountain views!

4. Ober Mountain

For even more mountain top fun, Ober Mountain should also be on your list of Gatlinburg attractions that are perfect for toddlers! Take your kids for a fun ride on the alpine slide or mountain coaster. Enjoy the ride on the carousel, and then hop aboard the ice bumper cars. Your kids will also love learning about the native animals in their wildlife habitat. Ober Mountain has plenty of fun for your family!

5. Hillbilly Golf

hillbilly golf in gatlinburgIf your toddlers can’t get enough of mini golf, take them to Hillbilly Golf! At this golf course, you’ll ride to the top of the mountain on a train, which is fun for everyone! Choose one of the 2 courses, and then putt putt to your heart’s content all the way down the mountainside!

6. Gatlin’s Fun Center

Gatlin’s Fun Center is another Gatlinburg attraction that’s fun for your toddlers, kids, and teens. They also have 2 outdoor mini golf courses, as well as an indoor black light course. Want something more exciting to do? Try getting through the laser maze without setting off the alarms, then play a round or two of laser tag.

No matter which Gatlinburg attractions you decide to visit, your toddlers and the rest of the family will have a blast. But since you’re staying with us in the gateway to the Smokies, there’s no better place to take them than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Find out why your kids will love the Smoky Mountains!