The Smoky Mountains are calling, and Gatlinburg is an ideal place for students to take all the adventure in.
Gatlinburg is known as one of the largest natural playgrounds in America, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s here that students could set out into nature within the most-visited national park in the country—Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ride the world’s first Mountain Glider at Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park, ski the snowy slopes of Ober Gatlinburg, go white water rafting on the Upper and Lower Pigeon River, see the sights by horseback, zipline through the trees and more.
Students could also watch sharks swim above their heads at the world-class Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, or catch one of the many opportunities for live entertainment.
Downtown is full of fun, too! Students could peruse the galleries of local artisans before checking out one of the many delicious eateries—perfect for fueling up for their next thrilling activity.
No matter what time of year your trip is scheduled, there are always fun and exciting things to do in Gatlinburg.