Ripley Attractions in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg has a lot of wonderfully fun activities and attractions that are family friendly and interesting to all ages. There are a plethora of outdoor activities, a vast array of wonderful restaurants, and oodles of great shows. But perhaps the most unique attractions in the Gatlinburg area belong to Mr. Ripley. If it so happens that you have visited one of Mr. Ripley’s museums while in say Myrtle Beach or St. Augustine, do not be deceived in thinking there is nothing new to see! Gatlinburg’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum is unique from the others, and Mr. Ripley chose Gatlinburg, as the location for his aquarium, moving theatre, Guinness World Records Museum, Davy Crocket Golf, and other attractions.

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Fine Dining in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is known as the honeymoon spot of the South! The beauty of the mountains and the laid back culture of the area is conducive to creating magically romantic moments. Because even lovers must eat, many of the local restaurants are geared toward fine dining complete with delicious cuisine and a romantic atmosphere. Here are a few of the finer restaurants located in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:

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Memorial Day in Gatlinburg

Memorial Day is celebrated to commemorate fallen United States soldiers who have lost their lives during the wars of our nation’s time. While ceremonies and tributes mark the holiday, Memorial Day has also become the date that marks the beginning of the sunny summer season. Cookouts, barbecues and family gatherings are common on Memorial Day weekend, a celebration of family, friends and the beginning of vacation season. If you’re celebrating Memorial Day in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you’re in for a special treat!

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Gatlinburg Honeymoon Tips

So you’ve decided to plan your honeymoon in Gatlinburg? Good for you! This city is a perfect place to both get intimate with your partner and experience the sites and services present in the area. Those unfamiliar with the region, however, may be stuck as to what to use to make their honeymoon both exciting and original. Not to worry, though – as always, Gatlinburg has got you covered!

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Cades Cove Heritage Tours

If you’ve visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, chances are that you’ve visited Cades Cove. Drawing in nearly two million visitors per year, the area attracts more guests than any other location in the National Park. The 6800 acre valley is pristine, isolated, and seemingly untouched by humans – a perfect place to get in touch with an undisturbed side of nature. Guests who visit Cades Cove enjoy exploring all that it has to offer; the preserved ancient homesteads, breathtaking mountain views and plentiful wildlife keep visitors coming back for more.  An 11-mile, one way loop circles the cove, offering motorists, bicyclists and hikers the opportunity to take in the beautiful sights at their own pace.

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Activities for Kids in Gatlinburg

There’s no place in the world quite like Gatlinburg when it comes to fun family vacations. While other vacation towns only offer adult entertainment, such as dining and theaters, Gatlinburg is home to a wide array of activities that are kid-friendly and fun for you as well! Bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting and zip lining. In addition, the area is packed with entertainment and attractions that are fun for the whole family. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, Gatlinburg is guaranteed to leave your family happy, satisfied and ready to plan your next trip!

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Ripley’s Aquarium Fun Facts

With about10,000 exotic sea creatures and over 300 individual species living in the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, there are officially more ocean creatures than human inhabitants in the entire city of Gatlinburg. There is so much to learn about the ocean at this world-class aquarium. Here are some fun facts you can take along to impress your friends while visiting each exhibit.

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Forbidden Caverns

With over 8,350 caves, Tennessee has more caves than any other state in America. The Forbidden Caverns are an ideal attraction for travelers any time of the year since they remain at a cool 58 degrees year round. The site is around a 35-minute drive from Gatlinburg (45 minutes if you’re traveling from Knoxville), and the drive should be enjoyable in itself as you cruise by picturesque views of Mount LeConte and English Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Spring Events in Gatlinburg – May 2011

Spring is finally upon us. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the Smoky Mountains are as beautiful as ever. While most of our spring breakers have already come and gone, there’s still plenty to do in Gatlinburg during the month of May. It’s a great time to come to Gatlinburg because it’s just before the big summer crowds and the hot summer heat arrive. Plus, there are lots of fun activities to keep you entertained.

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