Gatlinburg is a major entrance to the National Park and serves as a good base camp for exploring. With many hotels and cabins in the area, you will find that perfect place to stay.
Gatlinburg offers many attractions including Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. This world renown aquarium is a must see for the children and grown ups alike. Fish, sharks, sea horses and more await you. Several museums also make their home here including Ripley's Believe it or Not, Guinness World Records, and Star Cars Museum. Star Cars has many famous cars from TV and movies include the original Batmobile. Other cars include Beverly Hillbillies, Ghost Busters, Back to the Future and more.
Come hungry, because Gatlinburg has some unique and tasty restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. From BBQ to Steak to Italian and more, you will find it in Gatlinburg. The Peddler is a prime choice for steaks and more. Other favorites include Cherokee Grill, Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que, Calhoun's and Crocketts Breakfast Camp.