This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove. Although the park is located inside the family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
This festival offers plenty of food, music and free entry to the public. You can taste the competition food, with the purchase of a $10 “tasting spoon.”
Ripley’s aquarium offers a wide variety of sea life and includes hands-on experiences for all ages. They even have a live mermaid show! In addition to general admission experiences, this aquarium hosts educational programs, sleepovers, birthday parties and private events.
Ripley’s aquarium also offers a variety of educational day camps to keep your kids busy and learning throughout the summer.
Just a short drive from the main strip, Gatlinburg’s oldest and scariest haunted attraction is set in a classic Victorian style mansion. The attraction is open year round.
This multi-functional entertainment facility offers indoor golf, outdoor golf, laser tag, gem mining, bumper cars, a motion ride, an arcade, and escape rooms. Group rates are also available.
This haunted attraction is open year round.
Keeping the art of wool spinning alive, this facility offers classes for spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting and more! They will also conduct educational programs at your location.
Free admission to this craft show with a ton of vendors!
This popular attraction features both indoor and outdoor fun, including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, year-round indoor ice skating, a mountain coaster, wildlife encounter, alpine slide, arcade, mini golf, and amusement rides. This is also the home of an annual month-long October fest, complete with German food and beer.
Mountain Mist Farms offers a variety of u-pick crops, including apples (coming 2020), blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red and black currants, gooseberries, elderberries, and cherries. They also use their grapes for homemade wine!
In addition to all the u-pick goodies, they also produce local blackberry blossom honey, and wildflower blossom honey, which they sell in their farm store.
- Average breakfast prices $7
- Average lunch/dinner price $13/adults, $5/kids
Although this fabulous German restaurant is newer, it is quickly becoming an area favorite. The menu features a mix of authentic German dishes, American fare and what I like to call “Germerican” food, like pretzels with beer cheese. Although the kids menu is small, kids are able to make healthier choices by skipping the fries and opting for fruit or apple sauce instead. They also have a wide variety of German beer on tap.
- Average breakfast price $4.50
- Average lunch/dinner price $9
This locally owned gem serves up authentic Cuban food for both breakfast and brunch. You are such to find all your Cuban favorites including Cuban sandwiches, plantains, and yuca fries. It doesn’t get better than that!