There are plenty of fun ways to spend your summer break in Gatlinburg but not all of them may be the most fun for your children. Finding kid friendly activities is always an important step to traveling especially if you are vacationing with family. Take a look at some of our family friendly Gatlinburg Summer activities you will find here.


Stop by Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

If you and the family are ever in need of a break from the outdoors, come visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Rockies. The start of the art aquarium features over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 10 different galleries. Incredible critters such as penguins, sharks, rays, and more will be on display and some in petting areas such as the Stingray Bay. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies even has exciting events over the summer such as sleepovers for kids, sensory nights, and much more. Make sure to get a combo pass that gets you entry into the aquarium along with other Ripley’s attractions such as Believe It or Not!, Haunted Adventure, Marvelous Mirror Maze, Mountain Coaster, Davy Crockett Mini Golf, and much more. Ripley’s has all the fun for the kids here in Gatlinburg!


Visit Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park

Check out the thrilling adventure of a water park but indoors when you visit Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park! This spacious park is known for their retractable roof allowing it to be indoor or outdoor depending on the weather. Float along the lazy river for a relaxing time. Slide down one of two huge water slides or have the kids enjoy the interactive treehouse. There is plenty to enjoy at this water park!


Climb Up to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

You and the family will be able to see all of Gatlinburg when you make the trek to SkyLift Park. Take the free scenic chairlift ride up to the park and see panoramic views of the region. Cross the SkyBridge, North America’s longest pedestrian rope bridge that has a glass floor in the middle. Climb up to Tulip Tower for the best views imaginable. Hike along the SkyTrail. There is so much to see and do when you take the family to SkyLift Park!


Gatlinburg this Summer

Treat your family to the most exciting summer adventure by planning a stay in Gatlinburg. Book one of our vacation cabins today and experience Gatlinburg (and all these Gatlinburg Summer activities) in the best way possible.