Ten Must-See Attractions For Visitors in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers great vacation value. Tourism represents an important segment of the economy in this Appalachian community. If you happen to visit this area, you won’t want to miss ten great attractions:

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Gatlinburg proudly describes itself as the “gateway” to the sprawling, scenic national park nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, a haven for camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and horseback riding.

2. Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center:In nearby Townsend, the heritage center re-creates buildings from the past in an historic mountain farm. Located at 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend.

3. Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community: Take the tour of 120 local galleries and artisan shops to see the crafts and art of the Great Smoky Mountains region. Tour maps available online.

4. Downtown Parkway: Stroll through downtown Gatlinburg, to see shops, eateries and civic attractions. This walk of less than three miles offers an overview of the community.

5. Ripley Museums: Several museums in Gatlinburg founded by the Ripley Believe It or Not enterprise include an aquarium, a museum of oddities, and a miniature golf course. You can get detailed information at: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

6. The Gatlinburg Space Needle: Glass elevators carry visitors to a convenient observation tower overlooking Garlinburg and the surrounding countryside. Visit 115 Historic Nature Trail Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

7. The Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway: Ride a cable car for 2.1 miles to nearby ski slopes and an amusement park. The tramway advertises excellent views of the nearby mountains. At 1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

8. Star Cars Museum: See a collection of cars used in the production of Hollywood films and television programs. Items include the original Batmobile driven in the 1960s TV show and the General Lee used in The Dukes of Hazzard. Visit 914 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

9. World of Illusions: This attraction bills itself as “the world’s largest exhibit of action packed illusions.” Located at 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

10. The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum: If you’ve ever considered collecting salt and pepper shakers, this combination museum, shop and information center will help you appreciate the cultural significance of these antiques. Situated at 461 Brookside Village Way Shopping Center in Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

About the Author: Johnny is a guest contributor from Mountain Rentals in Gatlinburg, a Tennessee cabin rental company that offers beautiful homey cabins.

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