Gatlinburg is located in a beautiful, forested region where green surrounds you. It should come as no surprise that Gatlinburg looks the way it does with the steady rainfall we get throughout the year. Worry not if you find yourself in the rain when you visit Gatlinburg. Sure, it may make some outdoor activities difficult, but luckily there are plenty of other options to help you wait out the rain. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Gatlinburg on a rainy day:


Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

One of the best indoor attractions that Gatlinburg has to offer is the thrilling Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. This entertainment venue is one of the top family destinations in the area for good reason. You will find thousands of incredible underwater critters in expansive habitats. Make sure to take a walk through the underwater glass tunnels, where the fish and sharks swim all around you. The Penguin Playhouse features our favorite loveable flightless birds. Additional attractions at Ripley’s are the Odditorium, Marvelous Mirror Maze & Candy Factory, and the spooky Haunted Adventure. You can easily spend hours at Ripley’s!


Grab an Adult Beverage

Gatlinburg features various different purveyors of adult beverages—perfect spots to stop on a rainy day! Visit Sugarlands Distilling Company or Ole Smokey to try out the area’s favorite spirit, moonshine. Both locations make their own moonshine on site and provide tasting flights so you can try out their selection. For those who prefer sweeter cocktails, they can also whip up a tasty moonshine beverage with tons of flavor. You will find the service and selection at both Sugarlands and Ole Smokey to be exciting and entertaining.


Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Come see some exciting cars used in movies when you visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. This local attraction is a budget friendly option and is perfect for all ages. None of the vehicles are replicas and are the actual real deal used in their respective movies. This museum is fun for the whole family!


Book Your Gatlinburg Trip Today

Of course, you can always spend time inside one of the spacious vacation rentals available in our exclusive catalog instead of enjoying these things to do in Gatlinburg on a rainy day. Each property features fine amenities that is sure to guarantee your comfort, even on the rainiest of days. Find your favorite property today and see how you can get ready for the ultimate Gatlinburg journey.