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3 of the Best Indoor Activities in Gatlinburg, TN

DATE : April 28, 2021

When you think of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains the first thing that probably pops into your mind is the amazing scenery and fun things to do in the great outdoors, which there is certainly no shortage of. However, there’s a good chance during your stay with us at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel that you’ll want to find a great activity to do indoors as well. To help you out we’ve put together a list of 3 of the best indoor activities in Gatlinburg, TN. Check them out below and then start planning your next vacation.

1. Explore Ripley’s Aquarium

ripleys aquarium of the smokiesIn the heart of downtown Gatlinburg sits one of the top aquariums in the country. Ripley’s Aquarium has received countless great reviews, has been voted on of the top spots for getting up close and personal to marine life multiple times, and is the perfect indoor activity for guests of all ages. Bonus: During your stay with us not only will you be within walking distance of the aquarium but you’ll receive a coupon that will allow one member of your party to purchase a ticket to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies for only $1.

2. Fun at Fannie Farkle’s

A classic indoor activity in downtown Gatlinburg is Fannie Farkle’s Museum. Enjoy Fair-time fun as you challenge your family, friends, or sweetheart in the arcade. Snack on concession style foods, including an Ogle Dog, the biggest and best corn dog in the Smokies. Fannie Farkle's been in business for over 40 years and they’d love for you to be one of the many folks that have made great memories with them. Tip: You’ll find coupons on their website!

3. Visit a Museum

hollywood star cars museumGatlinburg has an abundance of museums for you to enjoy while you’re in town. No worries though about them being the boring kind of museums because they’re all unique and super fun. One of the most interesting museums located in town is the Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum. I know, it seems odd but trust me, it’s wonderful! Yet, it’s one of the top museums in the area. Hollywood Star Cars is a museum that will take you on a journey that’s filled with nostalgia as you explore famous cars that you’ve seen over decades of time in Hollywood films. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not as well. If you plan to visit the aquarium, the museum or a mix of any of their 8 attractions in the Smokies, consider purchasing a combo pass to save money.

Are you ready to start making your itinerary and getting everything set for your vacation? One of the perks of staying at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel on the river is being within walking distance of many of the great indoor activities in the area. You can catch the Gatlinburg Trolley from the hotel and ride to destinations all over the area, including to locations in the national park. Our Guest Rooms include 8 different room types to choose from so you’re sure to find the perfect lodging for you and your party. Our Amenities are perfect for not only a high-quality and comfortable stay but also a fun experience that will leave you wanting to return time after time. Connect With Us if you have any questions or need assistance with booking your stay! We look forward to seeing you soon!