Gatlinburg is a town in eastern Tennessee that is famous for being among the least mountain towns. It offers tourists various scenic sites and activities. This makes it a destination you should focus to visit in your lifetime. Below we discuss the best this to do in this mountain town of Gatlinburg:
Mountain Moonshine Tasting
This is one of the best activities that has been key at Gatlinburg. Many visitors visit the Sugarlands Distilling Company for the moonshine tastings. Many have reviewed the place for the service and very welcoming hosts. Near the Ole Smoky Distillery, visitors enjoy the tastings and open-air stage for music. If you are 21 years and above you enjoy these tastings or even buy the moonshine. If you have kids, don’t worry, the open air music will keep you entertained.
Great Smoky Mountains Art and Crafts Loop
If you are a lover of Appalachian crafts and art, you will want to spend your day touring the 8-mile Arts and Crafts loop. Watch the skilled craftsmen make pottery, baskets, and brooms. There are around 100 shops where you can go shopping for various unique items. These shops are open all through apart from during winter.
Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram
This is among the country’s largest tramways. You get a 2.1-mile ride to the peak of the mountain where you will find an amusement park, dining, shopping, ice skating rink, and a zoo. You can prefer the chairlift at the peak for an excellent view. Although most visitors describe the ride as very thrilling, it is a lifetime worth trying the activity.
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
The 2 hours show is favorable even for children includes such as dancing, singing, audience participation, and magic shows that will leave you very entertained. This place is very affordable to you as a tourist. Most tourists here have praised the “paper dance” that is customarily performed by men wearing their underwears. The vaudeville theater is located around the Ripley’s Aquarium and offers very cheap tickets from children to adults.
Visit the Great Smoky Mountains, National Park
This park receives an annual record of around 10 million tourists. It does not charge visitors. Activities at this park include; biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Additionally, you get to be driven to famous spots e.g. the waterfalls on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail and the Cades Cove(home for black bears and spot deer ). It is recommended that when you visit this place, you carry packed lunch and drinks so that you cannot distract your touring and avoid foods with gluten and lactose bought from stores nearby.