Rainy Day Fun with the Kids in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Ripley's Aquarium

Gatlinburg Ripley’s Aquarium

Yes, it rains in Gatlinburg too!  You’ve heard the old saying, April Showers bring May flowers. Though we love to enjoy bright blooms in the spring, we hate for rain to ruin our vacation. Do not fret, let your kids run around your Gatlinubrg cabin and sing, Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day. You have plenty of indoor activities just a stones throw for Elk Springs Resort sure to occupy and entertain your kids until the sun shines again.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokys

This aquarium, voted number one by Trip Advisor, is sure to wow you and your kids! With it’s one of a kind Shark Tunnel you can actually walk under the sea, as ocean creatures swim up above, around, and beside you. Apart from the numerous exhibits, this aquarium features a Discovery Center, where kids can solve puzzles, test their ocean knowledge, and touch real sea creatures.

Directions: Located at Traffic Light #5. 88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium

This museum is sure to wow with over 500 unique and surreal oddities from all over the world. From an eight legged buffalo to a shrunken human head, these crazy, interactive exhibits are sure to keep the mind whirling and the kids running everywhere.

Directions: Located just past Traffic Light #8, 800 Gatlinburg Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Amazing Mirror Maze

You can lose your kids worry-free in this trippy mirror maze. While you and the family get lost and found you can enjoy a crazy light show as colored lights illuminate and conceal the hidden corners of this indoor mirror maze.

Directions: Located just past Traffic Light #8, 800 Gatlinburg Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

For those speed demons and movie gurus in your family, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a real treat. Visitors will experience a trip through fifty years of movies and TV by viewing forty authentic cars used in Hollywood movies and real TV sets. See cars like the Batmobile used in Batman Returns or take a walk down memory lane with Herbie the Love Bug.

Directions: 914 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738

Treasure Quest Mini Golf

Mini-golf places abound in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but it may be more of a challenge to find a rainy day option. Treasure Quest solves this problem offering a championship, 18 hole indoor mini-golf course. Find your hidden treasure and putt your cares away as you golf your way through an ancient jungle course.

Directions: Located Midway Between Traffic Lights #6 And #7 653 Parkway – Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

For the ultimate adventures in your clan, Indoor Skydiving offers a chance of a lifetime. Experience the feeling of flight without having to drop out of a high-flying plane. Moms need not be worried. Fliers receive a twenty-minute training session and wear a special helmet and flying suit during their flight session in a vertical wind tunnel.

Directions: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is located at stoplight #5 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Don’t let the rain ruin your Gatlinburg cabin vacation!