Stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg on the Strip so that your family can easily walk to local shops and fun. Downtown is full of places to shop and enjoy entertainment for days. There’s an activity for everyone, whether it’s a golf course 300 feet up the mountain or a 3D movie theater.
Whether you’re looking to ride some bumper cars, play some arcade games, or laugh yourself silly at musical comedy theater, there is an activity for you and your family on the Strip!
Come explore the Strip without having to drive! Gatlinburg has an excellent trolley system, with a free trolley that rides down Parkway. There are 20 trolleys running on 8 routes through Gatlinburg, always convenient for getting your family from one point to another. Individual rides range in price from $0.50 to $2.00, unless you choose to purchase an All Day Trolley Pass. There are more than 100 convenient locations to board with designated signs and shelters.
Yellow Route takes passengers to Great Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Community.
Pink Route goes to the Dollywood trolley.
Tan Route goes to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Check out the trolley map here:
Sleep Inn & Suites Gatlinburg is in the perfect location for you hang out in our pool and lazy river before walking downtown for more attractions. Our Gatlinburg hotel is right on Parkway, the main road that holds all the entertainment your family is looking for! Stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg on the Parkway for a convenient place to stay during your vacation in the Smokies.
The best viewing platform in Gatlinburg is over four hundred feet in the sky. The Gatlinburg Space Needle has 360 degrees of the Smokies and downtown that will amaze your whole family. Go downstairs for two floors of games and prizes in Arcadia. There is hours of fun to be had and some of the most generous prizes in the area! Try Lazer Runner for the modern laser tag and then come downstairs for the best pizza in Gatlinburg. Come downtown to traffic light #8 and hang out at the Space Needle!
The New Years Eve Event began in 1987 and is still going strong! Ring in the New Year at the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle at late night Dec. 31st.
Whether you’re looking for a hand-crafted treasure from a local artisan or an outlet mall full of bargains, Gatlinburg shopping is an essential part of any trip. Browse the unique shops along the brick-laid streets on the Arts and Crafts loop or stop by the Donut Friar since everyone should treat themselves on vacation! The Village Shops is the place to visit for specialty boutiques and a center fountain to toss pennies in. Shop for:
Check out the Gatlinburg Shopping Guide as a downloadable PDF.
To play the first hole, take the rail car up the side of the mountain featuring a great view of Gatlinburg! This old school golf course is a family favorite for kids and parents alike. Play two unique mini golf courses along the side of the mountain. Learn about the rich history of this family-owned course which is full of rocky walls and native plants. Some of the hazards are moonshine stills, outhouses, and country farm equipment obstacles.
Both courses have 18 holes and cost $13 per player. Come play Hillbilly Mini Golf for some old fashioned fun!