The Smoky Mountain towns of Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN are only 6 miles apart and each town comes with its own mixture of exciting attractions and activities. Gatlinburg borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and is popular for having the only ski resort in the state, Ober Galinburg. Brand name retail shops and malls are more abundant in Pigeon Forge, TN whereas Gatlinburg has a number of quaint specialty stores and outdoor gear shops. Once the mountain air reinvigorates your need for adventure, you can try your hand at whitewater rafting, skiing, caving, hiking, zip-lining and a whole lot more! If you need a day to take it easy, explore the perplexing mysteries that constitute the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium or float through the Titanic Museum’s exhibits to rediscover one of the iciest events of the 20th century. Spend your evening at a dinner show or comedy club unless you would prefer to see the city lights from atop the Gatlinburg Space Needle. You have plenty of options at your disposal when deciding on what to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeonforge TN.