Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the country's best-kept secret mountain hideaways. Located in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is home to a plethora
of natural beauty and wildlife, along with some modern curiosities.
Gatlinburg visitors can attend historical and modern-day sites throughout the region, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Tennessee's sole ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg, which boasts an amusement park and an aerial tramway. Dollywood and Splash Country, Dolly Parton's theme parks, are don't-miss local attractions.
If you're looking to add a fun, educational element to your vacation, then go to Ripley's Aquarium, which hosts exhibits on the Titanic, Mars, and real-life pirate lifestyles, in addition to local artifacts. As a tasty treat after a day in the aquarium, don't forget to enjoy Galinburg's most delicious feature: its homemade candy, taffy, and fudge. Many locals create their own versions, and sell them in shops that can be found all over the town.
From skiing, to sampling the locally-made candy and visiting a country music-themed amusement park, there are so many options in Gatlinburg, that you're likely to have a hard time fitting it all into a single vacation.