Top-Most Gatlinburg Attractions Not To Be Missed For a Fun Filled Family Vacatio

Posted by dynamohi on September 23rd, 2015

Situated in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park - in East Tennessee, Gatlinburg has emerged as a top tier vacation destination in the East Coast. With the Smoky Mountains providing a grand spectacle for all the attractions and activities that take place day and night, you have an assurance of fun days ahead. They include live entertainment theatres, theme parks, thrill rides and other varieties.

Due to its geo-strategic mountain position, Gatlinburg enjoys a mild climate throughout the year while exhibiting the remarkable beauty of its four seasons –which are occasioned by kaleidoscopic spectacle of colors on the mountainside and the beautiful views of the changing leaves. Gatlinburg is also known for its fine dining, beautiful lodging options and for shopping - which are the "icing on the cake".

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Among the most unrivalled Gatlinburg attractions is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most common and regarded as the main landmark of the town. The national park is endowed with an abundance of sprawling landscapes which cover lush forests and a multitude of wildflowers that bloom throughout the year.

Little Pigeon River

For those who love smoky mountains white water rafting, this river is the ideal location for rafters which started back in 1978. The Pigeon River is situated near Gatlinburg, TN. This is an incredible 6.5 mile-long trip that will take you through the core of the Smoky Mountains and provide you with an unforgettable experience. Also, there are often lunch breaks to help you replenish and refresh yourself to garner more energy for the rest of the trip which ends down at the lower Pigeon.

Put your safety worries aside, as the folks in charge of smoky mountains white water rafting activities are certified, professional guides with necessary training to assist rafters in navigating while offering necessary aid throughout the trip.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

In this amazing aquarium that apparently hosts so many fish than you can shake a branch at, you'll be able to see over 10,000 different types of sea creatures from around the world that include 12 feet sharks encased inside a 1.4 million gallon tank of water. This aquarium is so amazing that it’s recommended that you set aside at least two and a half hours just to see it!

These are some of the most sought-after Gatlinburg attractions which are appropriate for all age groups. There are other attractions not mentioned here, such as Mount Le Conte, Chimney Tops, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, The Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg, etc. that are out of this world. With all these goodies, it’s best that you visit while accompanied by another person/people - like family, friends or colleagues with which to bond together in the fun. So why not start planning for ‘that’ trip early?

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