Ah, those elusive screen-free moments just seem to come and go so swiftly…if ever. Emails keep pouring in; the kids don’t seem to understand the importance of eye contact; we can’t bear to miss the newest release of our favorite TV show; and notifications are hard to let go for too long. Yes, we live in a screen-filled world, be it our laptops, tablets, TVs, or phones, but it’s nice to put technology away every once in a while. And the Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect place to unplug and reconnect with nature, yourself, and loved ones. Slap FOMO (fear of missing out) in the face and enjoy screen-free family fun in Gatlinburg, TN — filled to the brim with attractions for all ages and cozy cabins galore!
Gatlinburg Family Attractions
Family-friendly attractions are plentiful in Gatlinburg, TN. You’ll find everything from outdoor adventures to indoor excitement, and they can all be enjoyed by the whole family! Get ready for uncontrollable laughter, grins from ear to ear, and precious memories made to last.
Ride the scenic Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway to the bulk of Ober fun at this famed Ski Area and Amusement Park, your 1-stop hub of unique experiences and kid-friendly activities, like the Amaze-N Maze, rock wall climbing, the Alpine Slide, Wildlife Encounter, and year-round ice bumper cars!
The Ripley’s 7!
Believe it or not — there are 7 exciting attractions brought to you by Ripley’s in Gatlinburg. Venture beneath the sea at the aquarium, putt-putt together, visit the Odditorium, challenge the Haunted Adventure (suitable for older children), weave through the mirror maze, and see if you can beat world records.
Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun
Keep everyone entertained at Gatlin’s! Play laser tag, mini golf (including a glow-in-the-dark course!), and escape games. Twirl, dodge, and speed in the bumper car arena; complete the Rugged Ropes Adventure Course as a family; get through the laser maze; and beat the Atomic Rush game!
Seeking the magic in the mountains? You’ve found it — atop Anakeesta! This aerial adventure park not only boasts outdoor activities, like the Dueling Zipline, Tree Canopy Walk, and the Treehouse Village Playground, but also features mountaintop restaurants and unique boutiques.
Rowdy Bear Mountain
Head to Rowdy Bear Mountain and experience 2 award-winning rides, including the speedy gravity coaster and first mountain glider in the world! Race up to 35 miles per hour or take things slow down the mountain, then combine free falling and hang gliding aboard the suspended single-rail coaster.
More to Explore!
Silly, you didn’t think that was all?! Check out our list of screen-free family fun in Gatlinburg, TN below.
- Smoky Mountain Stables
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- ClimbWorks Smoky Mountains
- Zip Gatlinburg
- World of Illusions
- Christ in the Smokies
- Hillbilly Golf
- Gatlinburg Sky Lift
- Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
- Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum
- Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
- Hollywood Star Cars Museum
- Smoky Mountain Anglers
- Gatlinburg Space Needle
Where to Stay
A hotel may provide a place to bathe and rest, but we guarantee your entire family will be screen-hooked within minutes as there won’t be much else to do. Instead, continue your screen-free family fun at a Gatlinburg cabin rental, with gorgeous views plus entertaining amenities.
After playing at family attractions in town, spend quality time in the rocking chairs overlooking priceless panoramic peaks. Better yet, slip into your swimsuit for a splash in the private indoor pool or a soothing soak in the bubbly hot tub outdoors. Teach your eldest secret grill techniques at the cabin cookout while the youngsters play board games at the dining table. And end every night with bedtime stories in the bunks, a spa bath in the jetted tub, and sweet cuddles with your spouse in the master suite’s king-size bed. Your family getaway to Gatlinburg is waiting for YOU — book online or at 1.800.684.7865 today!
Unplug, reconnect, and recharge with your family at fun attractions, then settle in for cozy cabin eves in Gatlinburg, TN!