Top 4 Family-Friendly Attractions in Gatlinburg TN near Our Hotel

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If you are looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel near the excitement of downtown Gatlinburg, check out the Park View Inn & Suites! When you visit with your family, you’ll love being close to all the amazing things to do in the area. Here are the top 4 family-friendly attractions in Gatlinburg TN that are near our hotel:

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

happy family at aquariumYour family can enjoy pleasant stroll along the Parkway to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which has been nominated as one of the best aquariums in the country! Explore a variety of fascinating exhibits including the Tropical Rainforest, Coral Reef, Shark Lagoon and Touch a Ray Bay. The kids will love trying all the unique experiences, where they can venture into the Shark Lagoon on a glass bottom boat, get in the water with the stingrays or even have an up-close encounter with a penguin! After completing your tour of the aquarium, be sure to stop by the Cargo Hold Gift Shop to take home a souvenir!

2. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Experience the thrill of controlling your own coaster ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster! This family-friendly attraction features single or double rider sleds that are securely attached to a specially designed silent steel track. After stepping into the driver’s seat and hearing the safety procedures, your adventure begins with a slow lift hill to the top of the mountain. This is the perfect time to enjoy the scenery before you head back downhill through multiple twists and turns at speeds reaching 30 miles per hour! While on your way down, remember to smile for your professional photo, which can be purchased at the photo desk.

3. Mysterious Mansion

Mysterious Mansion in GatlinburgAnother one of the fun attractions in Gatlinburg near our hotel is the Mysterious Mansion, a spooky haunted house with tons of fun scares! As Gatlinburg’s oldest and scariest haunted house, this family-owned attraction has been thrilling Smoky Mountain visitors since 1980 and is now ready for you to walk through its front doors! The house is designed and decorated in an early 1900s Victorian style with an authentic chilling atmosphere that changes each year. The Mysterious Mansion is situated on the quieter street of River Road behind the Parkway, which just helps to add to the creepy atmosphere!

4. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Kick back on the best seat in Gatlinburg while riding 1,800 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift! The smooth glide to the top of the mountain offers a relaxing journey before slowly turning around the wheel to begin the exhilarating ride back down! This ski lift style attraction provides breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, so bring your camera along for some fabulous photo opportunities! It’s a must-see experience for the whole family.

Check out all of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms today to stay near all of these family-friendly attractions in Gatlinburg TN! We hope to see you soon at the Park View Inn & Suites!