Things to Do: Gatlinburg

We offer a variety of discount tickets to the shows and attractions in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. Don’t forget to check out our Events Calendar to help you plan the perfect Smoky Mountain log cabin vacation.

You’ll find hours of fun attractions, shopping opportunities from fashion to arts and crafts, dining venues to suit nearly every palette as well as outdoor activities in town or the surrounding area.

Things to do in Gatlinburg in winter

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park

Ober Gatlinburg offers 10 ski trails serviced by two quad and one-double chairlift which keeps you out of lift lines and on the slopes. When temperatures drop, the snowmaking equipment blankets 100% of the slopes and there is a indoor skating rink! For summer season fun Ober offers mini-golfing, mazes, arcade, and more.

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Ripleys Believe it or not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The strangest place in Tennessee! A world-renowned Gatlinburg museum with unique and interesting displays.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Our renowned addition to downtown Gatlinburg. No aquarium gets you closer to underwater life with the world’s longest underwater aquarium tunnel surrounded by sharks and other ocean going creatures! See thousands of exotic sea creatures from around the world including 10’ sharks. Enjoy dive shows, marine lectures, two great restaurants, and our exclusive gift shop. You can even pet sting rays and hold horseshoe crabs.

Shopping at The Village in downtown Gatlinburg Tn


Shopping is a popular activity when visiting Gatlinburg and your Mountain Shadows Resort and Rentals cabin is the perfect stepping out point for visiting some of the most unusual and unique stores. Downtown visit modern galleries, quaint shops and boutiques either along the Parkway, down a side street or in one of downtown’s distinctive shopping malls.

Basket weaving in Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Arts & Crafts

Your cabin in the Resort is right in the middle of the famous Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community. It is comprised of a 9-mile loop featuring artists and craftsmen in galleries and shops where you can find items made right there on site. See these artisans at work and enjoy a bit of casual shopping.

Delicious burger at restaurants in Gatlinburg


Though you may be preparing some meals in your cabin, most guests step out for a meal or two during their visit. There are over 100 places to enjoy a great meal in Gatlinburg including restaurants has places for down home, southern-style, fine dining, stick-to-your ribs fare, ethnic cuisine, and everything in between. It’s all here.

Hiking trails in Smoky Mountains

Outdoor & Adventure

Mountain Shadows Resort and Rentals is in the heart of the many diverse Smoky Mountain outdoor activities. There is everything from golfing and fishing, nature walks and hiking to white water rafting, mountain biking, zipline canopy tours, and bungee jumping. If you can’t find something fun to do in Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, you’re just not trying!