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Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and the Smokies offer endless possibilities for places to visit and explore on your vacation. We wanted to help get you started with 6 of our favorite places to visit in Gatlinburg. Staying with us at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel will allow you to access many of the destinations easily, some locations are within walking distance of the hotel.

Planning a trip to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains? A vacation in the Smokies isn't complete without spending time at the many attractions that Gatlinburg has to offer. At The Appy Lodge, we're far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city to be quiet and cozy. However, we're close enough to still be within walking distance of some of the most loved attractions in Gatlinburg. Our hotel also offers free parking and a trolley stop on our property. During your stay with us, you'll have easy access to not only the following 4 attractions but many others as well.

Winter in the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg is filled with beauty, celebration, stunning lights and winter wonderland moments. Moments that you will treasure for a lifetime and want to experience time after time. Here at The Appy Lodge, we’ve put together a list of 4 of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in the winter:

Gatlinburg is a favorite vacation destination for families from all over the world. The city is located next door to America’s most popular national park, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the area is filled with fun attractions for the entire family! Here are 4 family-friendly activities in Gatlinburg to enjoy during your next trip!

The Aerial Tramway is not only a convenient way to access the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, but a scenic adventure that offers the best views of the Smoky Mountains! As one of the largest aerial tramways in the USA, this incredible cable car ride travels more than 2 miles as it soars through the sky! Here is everything you need to know about riding the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway:

One of the best things about taking a vacation to Gatlinburg is that there are so many fun things to do in the area for free! Whether you want to take a scenic hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park or enjoy window shopping among quaint stores, you can do it all without spending a dime! Here are the top 4 free things to do in Gatlinburg during your vacation:

Going to a museum is a classic family vacation activity, especially on a rainy day! Gatlinburg, TN is home to a number of unique museums where you can spend hours learning and having fun. To help you make the most of your next getaway, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to five of the very best Gatlinburg museums.

As one of the most popular destinations in the south, Ober Gatlinburg offers all types of fantastic activities for a day of family fun! The best part is that admission to the amusement park is completely free, with all activities on a pay-as-you-go basis. However, you can also purchase wristbands that include unlimited access to the attractions! Here are 3 convenient ticket options for a fun day at the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park:

Nothing beats the feeling of hitting a hole-in-one when you go mini golfing with your family and friends! When you stay at The Appy Lodge, you will be close to some of the best mini golf in the area. These are more than just your average mini-golf courses. They have obstacles, trick shots and more elements that make your experience more fun! Here are some of the best places to play mini golf in Gatlinburg:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium has officially reopened! After 9 months of renovations, the quirkiest attraction in Gatlinburg, TN is welcoming visitors to see all of the exciting new additions made to the museum. Featuring a fresh design and lots of new exhibits and artifacts, the revamped Odditorium is definitely a can’t-miss vacation destination, even if you’ve visited in the past. To help you make the most of your next getaway, The Appy Lodge has put together a handy guide to what’s new at Ripley’s Odditorium Gatlinburg.

Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains are famous for their family-friendly entertainment! Gatlinburg and the surrounding cities have become a magnet for talented magicians, musicians, and actors. Whether you’re in the mood for mind-blowing spectacles or laugh out loud comedy, you’re guaranteed to find a show with your name on it in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to the three best shows in Gatlinburg TN.