Gatlinburg, TN is a city surrounded by picturesque scenery of all kinds. You’ll see the Smoky Mountains, waterfalls, rivers and creeks all around you; it’s a nature-lovers’ dream come true! However, Gatlinburg is not immune to the rain. When you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day, here are a few fun, local activities for everyone!

Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek | Gatlinburg, TN

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s has tons of attractions in East Tennessee; The aquarium is one of our favorites! This 80,000 + square foot aquarium has more sea animals inside than there are people living in Gatlinburg – can you believe it? Take advantage of this oversized aquarium while you’re in town!

Ice Skating at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is filed to the brim with fun activities! One of these activities to escape the rain is ice skating. No matter the weather, this attraction is open!

Hollywood Star Cars of Gatlinbug

Got a car aficionado in the group? This is the place to be! Stuffed with over 40 famous cars, you can enjoy cars like Herbie “The Love Bug” 1967 Volkswagen Beetle and the original Batmobile from Batman Returns!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

This place is…indescribable. Enjoy interesting exhibits, hand-on activities, and things you won’t believe at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Get a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your kids!


Gatlin’s has mini-golf courses and features an indoor, black light course! You can also enjoy laser tag, bumper cars, arcade, laser maze, and gem mine!

Don’t worry about the weather; there’s still a ton of activities for you to enjoy, even if the weather is not ideal. So, go ahead and book your trip to Gatlinburg today! Make it a one-of-a-kind experience by staying in a treehouse built and designed by “Treehouse Master” Pete Nelson! You can find more information on the treehouses, located in Treehouse Grove, here!

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