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Top 5 Indoor Activities in Gatlinburg to Try on Your Winter Vacation

Toddler watches fish at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Museums, aquariums and more! Gatlinburg has plenty of fun and exciting attractions for you to enjoy indoors! If you’re trying to avoid the cold winter weather or the pouring rain, you can stay entertained with all the incredible indoor activities in Gatlinburg. Check out the top 5 indoor activities in Gatlinburg to try on your winter vacation:

1. Indoor Mini Golf

You don’t have to wait until it’s warm outside to enjoy a round of mini golf! Gatlinburg has indoor mini golf courses that the whole family will love, and you won’t have to worry about the weather ruining your plans! Try Treasure Quest Mini Golf for an 18-hole putt-putt course with spectacular scenes. This mini golf course is located right on the Parkway, so it’s hard to miss!

small children looking at tropical fish at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies2. Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is voted the best aquarium in the country, and once you visit you’ll know why! There are so many different experiences, from touching jellyfish to riding in a glass bottom boat through Shark Lagoon! You’ll also have an incredible opportunity to see penguins up close as you walk through clear underwater tunnels. Ripley’s Aquarium is both educational and fun, and you’ll be nice and warm indoors as you experience the incredible adventure!

3. Star Cars Museum

The Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg is a great place to go if you love anything and everything that has to do with cars! You’ll be able to see cars from your favorite Hollywood movies and TV shows in recreated settings. Fans of the Fast and Furious movie franchise will love being able to see the car Paul Walker drove in Furious 7 and other cars from the movies, and Back to the Future fans will have the chance to see Time Machine, the automobile driven by Michael J. Fox! Head to the gift shop when you’re finished exploring all the cars to purchase a photo of you in one of the cars or a die-cast Hollywood collectible. The Star Cars Museum is one of the best indoor activities in Gatlinburg!

4. Ice Skating at Ober Gatlinburg

If you don’t want to be outdoors in the cold winter weather, but still want to have winter fun, try ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg! Ober Gatlinburg has an indoor ice skating rink right in the center of the enclosed mall. Lace up your skates and show off your best ice skating moves as you glide across the rink. The whole family will love an exciting afternoon filled with skating, laughs and memories that will last forever.

5. Hang Out in Your Cabin

When you stay with Alpine Chalet Rentals, you can have a good time without even leaving your cabin! You can relax in the hot tub while staring at gorgeous mountain views, or curl up in front of the fire while you drink hot cocoa and watch a movie. We also have cabins with theater rooms, so you can pop some popcorn and gather the family in front of the big screen to see a movie of your choice! Some of our cabins have pool tables, foosball tables and more games to enjoy. You’ll have plenty to do to keep you entertained in your cabin!

The weather won’t get in your way of having a good time with all the indoor activities in Gatlinburg. Browse our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and get ready for a winter vacation you’ll never forget!

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