Gatlinburg Adventure Vacations
Enjoy outdoor adventure any time of year in the Great Smoky Mountains
Great Times in the Great Smoky Mountains
A perfect Gatlinburg adventure vacation package typically starts with a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park! As the official gateway to the Smokies, the beautiful mountain village of Gatlinburg provides a great place to start and end your day in America’s most visited national park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses 800 square miles of Tennessee and North Carolina wilderness and offers hundreds of miles of spectacular hiking trails. The Park offers some of the most inspiring natural treasures the Appalachian Mountains have to offer.
Dollywood Theme Park
While the national park should be your first stop, you’ll also want to check out the adventures at Dollywood Theme Par. The family-oriented, 150-acre Dollywood, located in nearby Pigeon Forge, features more than 40 rides and attractions, crafters, live shows and award-winning live entertainment.
Thrilling roller coasters, daring water excursions, family rides, kiddie rides, live shows, delightful restaurants and more – it’s all part of the fun at Dollywood. The park also features five of the South’s largest annual festivals between March and December, each offering a unique blend of family entertainment and adventure. The events include: Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, Great American Summer Festival, National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration, and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas.
Any time of year, you can find adventure at Ober Mountain. Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski resort, offering eight ski slopes ranging from beginning to advanced. Using a combination of natural and man-made snow, visitors can ski and snowboard. Plus, there’s even an indoor ice-skating rink and other fun adventures at the top of the mountain throughout the year. The aerial tram offers an exciting way to get to the top where you’ll also appreciate the amazing view.
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Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park
Located at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, the indoor/outdoor Wild Bear Falls adventure park offers 300,000 gallons of wet and wonderful fun any time of year. The largest indoor water park in the south, Wild Bear Falls provides 60,000-square feet of refreshing entertainment under a retractable roof. The water park even pays homage to its surroundings by taking names from the national park. Aquatic adventures include attractions like Cades Cove Lazy River, Clingman’s Dome (a 360-foot body slide), Laurel Falls (a 300-foot tube slide) and Little Pigeon River, a zero-entry pool and toddler play area that’s ideal for the youngest in your group.
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort
- 3 Heated Outdoor Pools.
- Fully-equipped kitchens.
- World-class Serenity Spa.
- Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park.
Ideally located in the heart of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa puts you on the doorstep of the nation's most visited national park - Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Offering spectacular views, the resort provides convenient access to the National Park as well as downtown Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge. The Gatlinburg area is an ideal destination any time of year, offering more than 800 miles of hiking trails, scenic views from atop Ober Mountain, the area's only ski slopes, and a wide range of family fun and entertainment ranging from shopping and dining to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood theme park.