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When you visit Gatlinburg, you’re definitely never going to be bored. Our mountain town offers fun and excitement around every corner! From museums to live shows to fine dining to fun theme parks, your stay here is guaranteed to be packed with things to do. And while every activity will be something you never forget, it’s the time you spend in the great outdoors that will change the way you look at life. Enjoy thrilling and breathtaking adventures designed to make you feel as if life just couldn’t get any better than it is right now at this moment. This guide to our favorite adventures in the great Gatlinburg outdoors makes your getaway the perfect vacation experience!


Anakeesta, 576 Parkway in Gatlinburg

To be honest, just being outside in Tennessee can be an exciting experience, but when you add in the adventures you can have at this outdoor amusement park, well, you’re never going to want to leave! Offering everything from ziplining to gondola rides and treetop hijinks, Anakeesta (Cherokee word meaning from the balsams) is fun from the moment you walk in the gate until you carry your sleeping children out at the end of the day!


Aventures in the Smokies of the Great Gatlinburg Outdoors, 910 Parkway in Sevierville

As you explore the surrounding towns and villages throughout the Smokies, one unique experience may just catch your eye—a monster truck ride! Most of us never get the chance to see one up close and personal, and if this is your first time, expect to be awed! Everything about Big Jim (yes, they named their truck!) is impressive; from its 66-inch-tall tires and 12-foot-tall silhouette to the bumpy hills and twists and turns the ride takes you on, this experience is really special! And with prices starting at $11 for backseat rides, it’s an affordable adventure you won’t ever forget!


Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls

Not all your adventures in the Gatlinburg outdoors have to be organized ones that cost money; sometimes a simple hike behind a waterfall through an old forest of hemlock will be the most exciting undertaking of all, and the Trillium Gap Trail is the perfect example! Take the Historic Nature Trail into Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Roaring Fork Nature Trail (stop #5) and prepare for three miles of unsurpassed beauty and thrills. The trail, considered moderate to difficult, actually takes you behind the Grotto Falls, giving you a unique view. Please be sure to bring water and wear the appropriate footwear for safety reasons; this is not a flip flop accessible trail!


Small Adventures with a Large Impact

You don’t always have to leave your Cabin Rental Store vacation escape to experience the great Gatlinburg outdoors to its maximum potential; an evening spent grilling the fish you caught on your morning’s expedition and enjoyed on the deck of your cabin will bring about the sweetest memories. Reserve your stay with us today!