4 Fun Attractions in Gatlinburg TN That Are Within Easy Walking Distance of Our Condos

With a peaceful setting on Ski Mountain Road that is just steps from downtown, Park Place on the River has the best location in Gatlinburg! While staying with us, you and your family can enjoy the convenience of walking to some of the top attractions in town! Here are 4 fun attractions in Gatlinburg TN that are within easy walking distance of our condos:

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most famous attraction near Park Place on the River is undoubtedly the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trailhead for the Gatlinburg Trail is a 3-minute walk from our condos, which leads directly into the national park! The Gatlinburg Trail travels for 1.9 miles on a relatively flat path along the river where you can view the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites. The trail ends at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, which has a shop, public restroom facilities, vending machines and a free 20-minute film about the park. This is the perfect place to pick up a park map, talk to a ranger and begin your exploration of other park trails!

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Take your movie viewing experience to the next level with a ride on Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater! This state-of-the-art theater features digital effects and motion seats to make you feel like you are in the movie! Hold on tight as it could get bumpy during your adventure through the movies! Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater is just one of the many awesome Ripley’s attractions in town, which include Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Odditorium, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Mini Golf and the Guinness World Records Adventure.

3. Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg

Another one of the fun attractions in Gatlinburg TN that is within walking distance of Park Place on the River is the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg. This is not only a convenient means of accessing the ski and amusement area at Ober Gatlinburg, but a fantastic way to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Smoky Mountains! The Aerial Tramway features two 120-passenger counter balanced cars that depart regularly from the station in downtown Gatlinburg at Parkway and LeConte Street. The 2.1-mile journey to the top of the mountain provides amazing views for miles, so don’t forget to bring your camera along for some photos!

4. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Enjoy a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! This fun attraction showcases the best cars from Hollywood television and film in recreated settings with sounds, lights and action! Some of the highlights include the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds, the DeLorean from Back to the Future and the Mellow Yellow race car from Days of Thunder. The most famous car in the collection is the Batmobile from the original 1966 television show!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain condo rentals today to plan your vacation near these fun attractions in Gatlinburg TN! We hope to see you soon at Park Place on the River!