There are lots of family activities in Gatlinburg that everyone will enjoy! Our hotel is just four blocks from the downtown area so you can easily walk or take the convenient trolley system. The whole family will enjoy dinner theatre at the Dixie Stampede at Dollywood. Chill out at Fannie Farkle’s amusement center with arcade games your kids will love and corn dogs you’ll remember from your own childhood. If you’re looking to stay outside in the Smoky Mountains, take the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster for a spin! The wide track and self-controlled brake system lets the whole family have fun on the ride. Go for a ride at night or ride a double-seater with younger kids. Located 1,800 feet in the air, the Gatlinburg Sky Lift is another ride with a great view of the Smokies by day or night. The chair lift up the mountain is a relaxing way for the whole family to enjoy the view, unless you’re planning a hike in Great Smoky National Park.
We are less than five miles from Rocky Top Sports World, one of the newest sports facilities in the country with 7 outdoor fields and an 86,000 square foot indoor facility. Another fun thing for families to do in Gatlinburg is visit Ripley’s Aquarium, full of sharks and penguins! Other Ripley’s attractions in town are Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Ripley's Mirror Maze, Ripley's Moving Theatre, and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.
There are lots of things to do in Gatlinburg, with the family or just a fun night out on your vacation!
Ride the Chondola up Anakeesta Mountain to Firefly Village, an amusement park full of fun for the whole family! Take the Tree Canopy Walk over forty feet above the forest floor on sky bridges amongst the trees. There’s a dual zipline to enjoy view of the Smokies and race friends or family to the next platform.
Anakeesta Gem Mining allows kids to pan for special gemstones or fossils in the waterfall. The Children’s Treehouse Village is the perfect playground with multiple bridges to navigate within the treetops.
Anakeesta is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic views from the mountain top and hang out by the fire pit. Pearl’s Pie in the Sky and Anakeesta Summit Smokehouse are family-friendly dining options for a treat! Come shop, explore, and experience the fun of Anakeesta!
A dynamic space to enjoy Southern gospel music, craft shows, and conventions! This modern building is easily accessible in downtown Gatlinburg and has over 148,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. While you’re in the Smokies, check out what local fairs are being held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center!
Host your event in The Great Hall, The Tennessee Ballroom, or The Mills Auditorium! The exceptional Gatlinburg Convention Center team is always there to make sure event run smoothly, whether it’s a cheerleading competition, corporate presentation, or bridge tournament. Our hotel is just 8 blocks away.
Looking for a place to stay near Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Whether you’re looking for old-growth forests, Tennessee wildlife, or a variety of beautiful hikes, there’s lots to do outdoors. The park covers over half a million acres and is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. Our hotel near Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect place to rest after spending the day in untouched wilderness.