Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.
There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg. Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around make the town of Gatlinburg a “natural” location for a world-class aquarium, America’s most fun aquarium.
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park - located over 3,000 feet up the slopes of Mount Harrison in the Great Smoky Mountains. With awesome scenery and eight slopes, skiers and snowboarders from beginner to advanced come to enjoy the thrill of winter fun in the South.
Skate year-round on Ober’s huge indoor ice arena. The 140′ X 75′ indoor ice arena is the centerpiece of Ober Gatlinburg’s massive enclosed mall. With over 400 pairs of rental skates available for men, women, and children, you can skate-away an hour or an afternoon.
Pigeon Forge Attractions
Dollywood – With more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead and Mystery Mine roller coasters; award-winning live entertainment featuring the best in country, bluegrass, classic rock ‘n’ roll, Southern gospel and mountain music; unique master craftsmen and four of the South’s largest festivals, Dollywood is your Smoky Mountain Family Adventure. Explore 150 acres of wholesome fun and good times nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Don’t miss our most elaborate stage show ever, Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke, opening May 9, 2009! Come along on this musical journey that celebrates the spirit, people and heritage of Great Smoky Mountains National Park as the cast performs eight new songs written by Dolly!
Dollywoods Splash Country – the water adventure park featuring 30 acres of unique Smoky Mountain fun. Twice recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s top ten water parks, Dollywood’s Splash Country is situated in a lush, wooded mountain setting like no other. The fun never ends with the Downbound Float Trip lazy river, interactive children’s play areas and a variety of water adventure slides.
Dixie Stampede – Visitors and locals agree that Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza that everyone should experience! It’s the perfect place for families, friends and groups to gather for spectacular special effects, amazing stunts by the most talented performers in the area.
Beltz Outlets – Pigeon Forge’s largest and only enclosed outlet center. Over 40 factory direct stores for your shopping pleasure. Stores include Nike Clearance, Colman, Dress Barn, Tuesday Morning, Old Time Pottery, and much more.
Christmas Place – Stroll through the beautifully landscaped courtyard and Bavarian-style village shops and experience the sights and sounds of Christmas year ‘round. Browse the unique village shops filled with delightful Christmas decorations for home and hearth, gifts for every age and taste, personal luxuries, Christmas collectibles of all kinds, garden accessories, local wildlife and landscape prints, and delicious hand-made treats. Have your picture taken with The Singing Santa, entertaining both the young and the young-at-heart in story and song.
Zorb Smoky Mountain – The ZORB™ ride is just a totally bizarre and fun adventure experience where you’d be protected by a massive cushion of air whilst sphering down a hill.
Wonderworks – WonderWorks began as a Top Secret facility on a remote island, in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. As legend has it one experiment went awry, in an attempt to harness the power of a man-made tornado, the entire laboratory was hurtled skyward, hundreds of miles away, it landed upside down in the heart of Pigeon Forge TN.
Hatfield and McCoy – Come join Pa Hatfield and Ma McCoy as they try to set aside their differences in the spirit of the Season. Watch as they bring their two famous feudin’ families together for a night of food and entertainment guaranteed to make you feel better about spending the holidays with your in-laws! Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the holiday singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something here for everybody!
Country Tonite – Voted Best Show year after year! A high-energy variety show that offers something for everyone! You don’t even have to like country music to LOVE Country Tonite!
Tanger Five Oaks Outlet – At Tanger, everyday is a sale day. From apparel and footwear to linens and housewares, you’ll always find in-season, top-quality brand name merchandise at unbeatable prices every day, any day. Save even more during our centerwide sidewalk sales, merchant tent sales, gift with purchase promotions and special events planned throughout the year.
Bass Pro Shop – For the best in hunting and fishing gear, shop Bass Pro, your Sevierville sporting goods store. The Bass Pro Shops retail store in Sevierville is a leader among Tennessee hunting outfitters, with seminars and classes on everything from fishing and hunting to learning about the outdoors. Whether you need gear for fishing in Tennessee, or simply want to maximize your outdoor fun, shop Bass Pro.
Smoky Mountain Knife Works – “The Worlds Largest Knife Showplace” covers 55,000 square feet, so get your walking shoes on! The Retail Showroom features thousands of name brand cutlery items at discount prices, showcased by one of the nation’s largest collections of cutlery memorabilia and trophy wildlife. In fact, you’ll be learning a lot about our region when you get to gaze at the museum quality historical collections of native American relics, Civil War displays, and Americana. We recommend at least a few hours enjoying this unique store.