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What to do in Gatlinburg at Night

What 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.

If you are looking for what to do in Gatlinburg at night for 21 years old and above then stop in Ole Red and enjoy some drinks and live music! With some fantastic craft cocktails and some of country music’s newest talent performing every week, Ole Red is a great place to kick back and enjoy your night out on the town. If a bachelorette party is celebrating in the area this is the hot spot to make your way to. If you’re interested in more places that have live music, read our blog “5 of the Best Gatlinburg Live Music Venues.”

To get an overview of it all an evening ride on the Gatlinburg Chair Lift will let you see the town from above.  As you rise to the top of a nearby mountain and have a chance to get off at the top to take in the scenic view from above you will want to have your camera in hand to capture the view.  Another way to get a view from above the lights and have a picture perfect spot is from the outdoor platform located on the 407’ Gatlinburg Space Needle.

A round of mini golf at the Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf is a great way to spend some of the remaining energy that you may have.  With its two course options located outside along the mountain slope the evening lights of the town add to the view as you make your way through either course you choose.  There are several Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg to entertain and amaze you that are open till late in the evening located along the main parkway.