Although the use of social media is often blamed for some of our country’s biggest challenges these days, it does have its place in society. Social media sites help people stay in touch with each other, whether they’re next door or across the world. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great for sharing pictures of the new grandbaby, your most recent rock concert experience, or last night’s dinner at the new restaurant down the street. Social media is also great for finding out which Gatlinburg attractions are the best while you’re here on vacation.


To help you out, here’s a quick rundown of a few of the Gatlinburg attractions you’ve probably heard about on social media sites. Once you visit, make sure you leave reviews online and post about your experience on your own social media sites so your friends can see where you’ve been and how much fun you’ve had!

Ober Gatlinburg

This combination ski/amusement park is a family favorite because of all there is do just in this one location. Skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and shopping are just a few of the possibilities. Riding the aerial tram or the Ski Mountain Coaster offers a thrill. Learning about wildlife in the area makes a great activity for the whole family. There are activities to interest every member of the family here.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

This world-class aquarium provides a great learning opportunity for the kids. They’ll learn about sea life of all kinds: sharks, penguins, eels, fish; and they’ll learn what kinds of fish and other creatures live in coral reefs. You’ll even have a chance to pet a ray in the shallow waters of Touch a Ray Bay. Take a glass bottom boat tour while you’re there, and experience ocean life as you never have before.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Smokies are known for the unique misty hue that settles over them on most days giving them a mysterious look. It’s a view that lures visitors in to come explore their many wonders. This national park, free to the public, gives you the chance to explore them up close. Hike on the miles of maintained trails. Explore the many waterfalls and rivers. Take a drive on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This place is the ultimate adventure for outdoor enthusiasts.

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Zip down the mountain and through the woods on this fun-filled ride. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is unlike the coasters you’re probably familiar with. This one doesn’t use motors or engines on the way down. You’re dropping with the force of gravity. Ride by yourself or with a buddy; but make sure you’ve paired up appropriately because you control your own speed. You’ll love it!

Amazing Mirror Maze

Another Ripley’s attraction, this one is a favorite with the kids. Kids love to see themselves in a mirror and this place has mirrors galore. Try to find your way through this mirrored maze outlined with thousands of little lights. Which way is the way out? Don’t worry…they’ll eventually send in a search party!

After a Day of Fun, a Little Solitude Sounds Nice

All these Gatlinburg attractions are great, but at the end of the day, you’ll be exhausted and looking forward to a good night’s sleep. Ski Mountain Chalets has some wonderful secluded Gatlinburg cabin rentals that are perfect for that. Give them a call today or visit them online as you’re making plans to visit Gatlinburg. Don’t forget to post your experiences on social media while you’re here!