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Gatlinburg Attractions

Inside restaurant with couple dining in the middleThe beautifully scenic town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is considered one of the best vacation locations in the country. With scenic, mountainous views and gorgeous natural scenery, it's no wonder why this town gathers so many visitors. With rustic charm and a beautiful landscape, this town certainly has some of the heartiest, comforting cuisine in the area. As you read this article, you'll learn more about the best dining in Gatlinburg.

Man zip lining through the woodsAn exciting way to enjoy the views of nature is ziplining in the Smoky Mountains. Ziplining is the naturalist's answer to a roller coaster — without the inversions. A zipline is an overhead cable configured on an incline. Participants use harnesses and brakes to control their ride down the mountain.

Red wine and wine glass on wooden barrelThe Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are the perfect place for hiking, enjoying the panoramic scenery and hitting the theme parks such as Dollywood. However, the wine connoisseur and those who enjoy sipping fine whiskey can also enjoy a palate-pleasing experience while in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge with a visit to one of the many Smoky Mountain Winery options or distilleries.

Don’t wait until you’ve already planned a trip to the Smoky Mountains to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – plan your travel around the visit! It’s well worth a trip to see this marvelous, huge water attraction. TripAdvisor called Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies the best aquarium in the country! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is located in one of Tennessee’s most beautiful towns – Gatlinburg. There more than 350 species of sea life at the aquarium – for a total of over 10,000 individual animals!

Ski resort at nightOber Gatlinburg is a prime skiing destination within Tennessee. With it's grand opening in 1962, this winter sport attraction and amusement park continues to thrive today. When thinking of planning a trip to Tennessee during the winter or summer months, there is truly no better spot than Gatlinburg. Experience the Great Smoky Mountains unlike ever before with amazing scenic views, fun and excitement just waiting for you around every corner. Be sure to visit during Night Magic Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg held from January 2, 2013 to January 31, 2013 for a completely new experience.

Gatlinburg skyline at nightWhat to do in Gatlinburg at Night After the sun goes down Gatlinburg stays alive and is a showcase of twinkling lights nestled in the base of the Smoky Mountains.  Whether you are arriving for your stay late in the evening , making the most of everyday of your stay, or you are just a night owl – if you are wondering what to do in Gatlinburg at night we have several suggestions for you.  A walk along the main parkway of Gatlinburg offers many specialty shops, candy shops, restaurants, and several attractions most of which are open until late in the evening.

For 14 music-filled days, the Smoky Mountains come alive with Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass Performances. Located in Pigeon Forge, TN, Dollywood Amusement Park will feature over 300 musical performances from bluegrass artists from across the country. From May 26 thru June 10, 2012, the park's admission provides access to this amazing musical event, delicious East Tennessee barbeque, and all the shows, games, and rides Dollywood features.

Mark your calendars for “A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to the Titanic” premiering Saturday, April 14 at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This exciting premiere marks the 100th anniversary of the evening the ill-fated ship struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.