4 Fun Gatlinburg Attractions That Are Within Easy Walking Distance of Our Hotel
One of the many perks of staying at the Quality Inn Creekside is our excellent location in downtown Gatlinburg! While we are just far enough from Parkway to avoid the traffic and noise, we are also close enough where you can walk to some of the best attractions in the Smoky Mountains! Here are 4 fun Gatlinburg attractions that are within easy walking distance of our hotel:
1. Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg
We are one of the closest hotels to the downtown Gatlinburg station of the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg! This attraction takes you on a breathtaking journey to the mountain top amusement park and ski area at Ober Gatlinburg, where you can enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, a mountain coaster and much more! While riding one of the two 120 passenger tramway cars, you will soar more than 11,000 feet above Gatlinburg for an experience that is sure to be a highlight of your vacation! The tram departs every 20 minutes and is extremely popular, so arrive early for the shortest lines!
2. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Another one of the fun Gatlinburg attractions that is within walking distance of our hotel is the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! This unique attraction offers an incredible collection of famous automobiles from your favorite Hollywood films and television shows! While browsing through the museum, you will find have the opportunity to see the hot rods from the Fast and the Furious, the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future and the Batmobile from the original 1966 Batman tv show! The cars are displayed in recreated settings with special sound and lighting, and you even have the chance to purchase a souvenir photo of yourself in one of the cars!
3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Step into the weirdest place in Gatlinburg at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! This wacky museum features 16 themed galleries where you can explore 500 mind-blowing exhibits and artifacts! This is your chance to see authentic shrunken heads, cannibal skulls and all types of mind-boggling illusions! The museum also features unusual homemade items such as a dragon created from recycled scrap metal and the Last Supper artwork made out of lint! You can purchase single tickets to Ripley’s Believe It or Not or buy combination tickets that include some of the other exciting Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg.
4. Gatlinburg Space Needle
One of the most iconic Gatlinburg attractions is the Gatlinburg Space Needle, which is also just steps away from the Quality Inn Creekside! This 407-foot-tall observation tower offers stunning panoramic views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, as well as free viewfinders where you can zoom in for a closer look. While at the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, don’t miss the Higher Learning exhibits that present fascinating information about Gatlinburg and the surrounding area!
Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near these awesome Gatlinburg attractions! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Quality Inn Creekside!