Smoky Mountain Outdoor Activities

Rides, Rafting, Golf and more!



Gatlinburg has a handful of fantastic waterfalls with some being easy to get to and others requiring a bit of a hike. Below you will find a few of the most popular waterfalls in Gatlinburg, TN along with links to find out more about them, view photos, get directions, etc. If you plan on taking children to any of these waterfalls, make sure you see how long the hike is and what is involved (crossing streams and such) to be fully prepared.


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Ober Gatlinburg


Ober Mountain




Welcome to thic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area.  A mountaintop of fun, excitement and beauty high above Gatlinburg, TN, is waiting for you!



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Gatlinburg Golf Course


Gatlinburg Golf Course




From scenic mountain views to one-of-a-kind holes, golfing in the mountains is a fun and exciting experience for new golfers and golf enthusiasts alike.




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Dollywood and Dollywood Spalsh Country




Dollywood offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the incredible spirit of its people, all at a place fun for all ages.

We invite you to taste award-winning recipes, experience heart-pounding thrills and witness incredible performances sure to become memories you'll treasure always.



Offering more than 40 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world!



Rafting in the Smokies

Rafting in the Smokies

  The upper section of the Pigeon River boasts 12 Class III and 3 Class IV thrilling whitewater rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies friendly, professional river guides, you’ll be escorted down 5.5 miles of lively rapids with equally engaging nicknames such as Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide. No Experience Necessary!


 The scenery surrounding the upper and lower sections of the Pigeon River is just as breathtaking as the rapids.


Skirted by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon River has carved its rocky riverbed through some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee. If someone in your group needs a little less adventure, we can accommodate! Let us help you plan coinciding Upper Pigeon River Whitewater and Lower Pigeon River Scenic Family Float Trips.


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 Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

 Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park


Yep.. that's me! :)

Rowdy Bear Mountain is home to two amazing thrill rides including the First Mountain Glider in the world. The Glider combines free falling and hang gliding into a safe fun experience. The Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster allows you to experience the Great Smoky Mountains in a fun, fast, and unique way, reaching speeds up to 35 mph. You control the speed!

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Gatlin's Mini Golf

Gatlin's Mini Golf 



Play Mini Golf everyday of your vacation! Includes two 18-hole outdoor courses & 9 holes of indoor Blacklight Mini Golf. It’s unlimited golf for your entire vacation! $19.99



 Reagan Terrace Mall, 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 




Outdoor Gravity Park

(865) 366-2687

203 Sugar Hollow Rd

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Monday-Sunday11 am - 6 pm


When you come run, jump, dive, climb, or crawl into the O.G.O ball, a minute and a half of laughter and happiness is our gift to you all! We believe age is just a state of mind, and we’re all young at heart! Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wet zorbing is available year-round. Swimsuit recommended.


Dry zorbing only available in the fall, winter, and early spring. Call to check on dry zorbing.


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The Gatlinburg Space Needle

The Gatlinburg Space Needle

The iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 407’ observation tower that overlooks beautiful Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. Our tower is served by two glass elevators. Ride over 400’ to our observation deck for a 360° view of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg.

 The view from the Gatlinburg Space Needle is an unequaled panorama of beauty year round enriched by our free viewfinders. But, it’s more than a view; it’s also an information-packed experience thanks to our Higher Learning exhibits, an educational feature rich in facts and history about Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.

 Also onsite at the Needle is Arcadia, a 25,000 square-foot playground with the latest video and redemption games including the area’s largest redemption center, The Captured escape games, and the Iris Theater which features some of the most refreshingly-unique acts in the Smokies.

 The Gatlinburg Space Needle is the premiere Gatlinburg attraction. Open 365 days a year!

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River Rat Tubing is your East Tennessee destination for a cool escape in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. Float and drift down the Little River, with two awesome routes included in one price!

 We offer both the upper section and lower sections of the Little River. The lower section and main outpost is our family-friendly float and features relaxing rapids, scenic views, and even a rock jump! The lower outpost is ideal for ages two and up or those who are first timers to The Rat. The upper section is what we like to call the “adventure float.” It features a scenic float with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes. The upper outpost is suitable for ages six and older.

Note: Age restrictions may apply due to high-water levels. Check in with us for more information.

 River Rat Tubing is a quick 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, only 20 miles from Gatlinburg, and nine miles from Cades Cove Scenic Loop in the Smoky Mountain National Park. We pride ourselves in our customer service and offer a great atmosphere both on and off the river.


Anakeesta Theme Park

Anakeesta Theme Park


The mountains are a place for adventure and relaxation, exploration and wonder. A place where people of all ages can discover nature and family entertainment.You and your family will find lots of fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains at Anakeesta.Enter Anakeesta via our scenic Chondola. Choose to ride in an open air 4 person chair with safety bar or select an enclosed gondola cabin with seating for 6. This 14 minute ride takes you up 600’ to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you will enter the whimsical Firefly Village. Soar above the City of Gatlinburg and enjoy the spectacular views from above.This unique fixed-grip transportation system has 104 quad chairs and eight 6 -person gondola cabins. The Anakeesta Chondola is the first of its kind to be built in the United States!


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Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud and Adventure

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud and Adventure

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show is a real, honest to goodness lumberjack competition where the two biggest, baddest logging families in the Smokies square off in a face to face battle to prove the best of the best.


You'll see all the most exciting lumberjack events like chopping, sawing, speed climbing and log rolling, and they will make you a part of the action too!


If you want to compete in your own Lumberjack Adventure try our High Woodsman Challenge with 28 obstacles, our Loggersports has 5 elements including log rolling and speed climbing, The Flying Ox is a mixture of rollercoaster and zipline action, and you can jump from our 80ft Timber Towers for a real thrill.


It's fun for the whole family!

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure is located in Lumberjack Square on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge! 

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