7 Awesome Things To Do In Gatlinburg When It Rains
Gatlinburg is a fun-filled vacation spot that can seem like a less attractive place to be when it begins to rain, which is the same almost anywhere you go. However, unlike some of those places, there are tons of things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains. You would be surprised how much fun you can have on vacation when dealing with a rainy day. Find out below what the best things you can do in Gatlinburg are when you face inclement weather.
1. Enjoy Your Cabin Amenities
All of our cabins have something for everyone to enjoy from the youngest of visitors to the oldest. We have cabins in Gatlinburg available with swimming pools, theater rooms, hot tubs, game rooms and more. There is definitely plenty to do in your cabin alone to keep you occupied for an entire rainy day of fun. Rainy days are also the best days to curl up with a blanket, popcorn and your favorite movie. Not to mention indoor swimming pools come in handy as well.
2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked the #5 Aquarium in the World, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is also one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains that has you engaged in something fun, as well as something educational. At this aquarium you will experience seeing and hanging out with some of the world’s most beautiful fishy friends including but not limited to: penguins, sharks, stingrays, flounder, eel and tons more. Get ready to see and learn some great facts about some of the most interesting living things when you visit here.
If you are into games and electronics, you will definitely love visiting Arcadia. It is the ultimate gaming experience in the Smokies, and it has arcade games for everyone. This isn’t your normal everyday arcade, because it has games inspired by your favorite tv shows, movies, characters and more. For example, Arcadia has several games with popular themes including a game from Star Wars, Super Mario, Ice Age, Jurassic Park and Monopoly. You’ll find these plus more, like a Hurricane simulator, when visiting on a rainy day in Gatlinburg.
4. Ripley’s Mirror Maze
Ripley’s Mirror Maze is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains that will keep you occupied for hours. If you haven’t experienced a mirror maze, you will absolutely want to visit this one. There are thousand’s of mirrors and pathways left or right, but there is only one way out. Don’t worry though, they send search parties every half hour just in case you really get lost.
5. Fannie Farkle’s
There is always something to do at Fannie Farkle’s in Gatlinburg. Between the great food, games and prizes, you won’t want to miss out on this rainy day fun. They are famous for their homemade footlong corn dogs called “Ogle Dogs”, their sausage subs and cheesesteaks. Whether you choose to eat they play or play then eat, as long as you experience Fannie Farkle’s you will definitely be experiencing a lot of fun.
6. Visit a Winery or Distillery
If you are looking for something a little more laid back, but still very entertaining, you should visit a winery or distillery. It is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains because it is just as relaxing as it is fun. Gatlinburg wineries and distilleries like Ole Smoky Moonshine pride themselves by being locally crafted and infusing the history of the area into their work. You will find some of the best wines, moonshines and other beverages this side of the Smokies when you visit any of the ones Gatlinburg has to offer.
7. Guinness World Records Museum
One of the best qualities about Guinness World Records Museum as an attraction is not only that it is perfect for a rainy day, but it is also open 365 days a year for unlimited entertainment. At this museum you will experience the most shocking and interesting world records available. You will also see replicas of some of the world’s largest and smallest things, interactive games, and fun trivia. It is a wonderful place to take anyone in your group for a great time during your stay.
When it comes to things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains, we’ve got you covered, so make sure you book one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals close to downtown to enjoy your cabin amenities and all of the other great things to do.
Sabrina Morris is a graduate of Carson-Newman University where she studied Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations. She also completed minors in Marketing and Business Administration. She enjoys writing and conversing over the latest funny commercials, as well as reading books or articles about creativity, business and finances. In her spare time you can find her at Neyland Stadium, at Nashville Predators hockey games or playing with her Siberian Husky, Pekka.