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Top 5 Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg On Your Next Trip

Just because you have a vacation budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fun things to do! There are plenty of affordable activities you will want to try during your trip to the Smoky Mountains. From tasting moonshine to playing games in an arcade, you’ll find plenty of attractions to visit! Check out these top 5 cheap things to do in Gatlinburg on your next trip:

1. Go Moonshine Tasting

ole smoky moonshine gatlinburg the hollerA popular pastime in Gatlinburg that won’t break the bank is moonshine tasting. There are several distilleries in the area, and all of them charge a small $5 tasting fee so guests can taste a variety of their signature flavors. This fee goes towards a purchase in the shop, so you can pick up your favorite flavor and take it home! Ole Smoky Moonshine is one of the most popular distilleries to visit, and their flavors include White Lightnin’, moonshine cherries, and blackberry. Another popular distillery is Sugarlands Distilling Co., and they have unique flavors like peanut butter and jelly and maple bacon.

2. See the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

If you enjoy unique attractions and you’re looking for cheap things to do in Gatlinburg, then you’ll want to visit the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. Admission to this museum is only $3, and it goes towards a purchase in their gift shop. The owners originally started collecting shakers years ago, and it grew to the point they wanted to share it with the rest of the world! You’ll find vintage items, unique shapes, bright colors, and many other varieties of shakers in the museum. Pick up a pair to take home with you to remember your trip!

3. Explore Hollywood Star Cars Museum

hollywood star cars museum in gatlinburgHollywood Star Cars Museum is a fantastic, family friendly place to check out while you’re in town. With an affordable admission price, you’ll have fun looking through the famous cars in the museum. All of the vehicles are real props from your favorite movie and TV shows, and you can pay an extra fee to take a photo in the car of your choice. Some of the vehicles you will see include the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard and Herbie from the Love Bug franchise.

4. Play at Fannie Farkle’s

Another cheap thing to do in Gatlinburg with your family is play games at Fannie Farkle’s. This is an arcade with hundreds of games you can play, from jackpot games to claw machines. You are able to spend as much or as little money as you want playing in the arcade, and once you’re done for the day, you can trade in your points for prizes! Once you step inside, you will find out why this is one of the most affordable places in Gatlinburg to bring the family!

5. Visit Ober Mountain

Ober GatlinburgOber Mountain is another fun place to visit with friends and family. You can choose to get a basic or premium wristband that includes a variety of attractions, like the chairlift, alpine slide, wildlife encounter, and more. If there are only a few things you want to do at Ober, you can purchase tickets to individual attractions! You’ll love being able to customize your experience based on how much you want to spend!

Looking for even more affordable attractions in the Smokies? Check out these other cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains!

Now you have an idea of what you would like to do when you’re in town! All you need is a place to stay, and you’re all set for your next vacation! Look through our cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains, and book one for your trip today!