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Things to Do in 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.

Located on top of a mountain overlooking downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Anakeesta is one of the most-buzzed-about attractions in the Smokies! Opened in 2017, this unique theme park offers thrills, breathtaking scenery, and lots of family-friendly fun. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to six of the best things to do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN.

When you stay at The Appy Lodge, you’ll be just 2 miles away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This is the best place to visit during your vacation. Not only will you be able to experience the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains, but there are so many activities for you to enjoy. Here are the top 5 things to do at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a place that remembers its history. In fact, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are home to a number of well-preserved historic buildings that provide a window into what life was like in the 1800s and early 1900s. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to four fascinating historic places in Gatlinburg TN and the Smokies.

Tucked away in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with your sweetheart! Our charming city boasts beautiful scenery and a walkable downtown where you can visit a variety of excellent restaurants and bars. To help you make the most of your next couple’s escape, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to planning the ultimate date night in Gatlinburg TN.

Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers many opportunities for outdoor adventures. If a rainy forecast puts the brakes on your plans to explore the great outdoors, however, you definitely won’t be bored! Our charming city is absolutely loaded with awesome indoor activities that are fun for guests of all ages. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to six of the best indoor attractions in Gatlinburg TN.

We are excited to report that Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has received a major honor! The popular Gatlinburg aquarium took second place in USA Today’s list of the 10 Best Aquariums in North America. To compile the list, the newspaper's team of experts selected ten finalists and opened up the voting to the readers of USA Today. Ripley’s Aquarium earned more votes than many other notable aquariums, including the Georgia Aquarium, Dallas World Aquarium, The Florida Aquarium, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

When the weather is nice, there is no better way to spend your time than outside in Gatlinburg. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the sweet sunshine when you stay at The Appy Lodge. To help you decide what activities to try on your vacation, we’ve put together 4 of the best outdoor things to do in Gatlinburg.

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg has been voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today, and it’s easy to see why! Home to over 10,000 sea creatures, this hugely popular attraction is famous for its interactive exhibits like the Penguin Playhouse, Shark Lagoon, and Touch-A-Ray Bay. In addition to the hours of fun included with standard admission, Ripley’s also offers a number of special add-on experiences that you won’t find at other aquariums. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to six unique adventures you can have at Ripley’s Aquarium.

No trip to Gatlinburg, TN is complete without a visit to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! Located right on the Parkway, this unique attraction is home to some of the most famous cars to ever grace the silver and small screens. Guests will even have the chance to purchase a souvenir photo taken in one of their favorite vehicles. To help you prepare for your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to five famous cars that are typically on display at the Gatlinburg Hollywood Star Cars Museum.