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Get Ready for Fun at the Top 3 Amusement Centers and Arcades in Gatlinburg!

December 27, 2017

Gatlinburg is not only home to the most beautiful scenery in the south, but also several exciting amusement centers and arcades! With everything from redemption games, laser tag and your favorite arcade games, these awesome facilities offer hours of fun entertainment during your vacation to the Smokies! Here is everything you need to know about the top 3 amusement centers and arcades in Gatlinburg:

1. Gatlin’s Fun Center

Find a virtually endless assortment of fun things to do at Gatlin’s Fun Center in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg! This entertainment oasis has something for everyone, ranging from two unique hillside miniature golf courses to the largest laser tag arena in town! Gatlin’s Fun Center even has two themed escape rooms where you must work together with your family and friends to solve challenging puzzles in a race against the clock. The newest attraction is the Atomic Rush, which combines the gameplay of Simon Says with Whack-a-Mole! In this game, you must test your agility and coordination as you compete against others in three fun game selections.

2. Fannie Farkles


For one of the best arcades in Gatlinburg, head to Fannie Farkles on the famous Gatlinburg Parkway. You will know you have arrived when you smell their legendary cheesesteaks, hot dogs and sausage subs! After grabbing a bite to eat, check out all of the latest arcade and redemption games in the huge game room. From classics like PacMan and Skee Ball to the latest state-of-the-art games, you will find it all at Fannie Farkles! The new game card system allows you to play for hours without having to dig for quarters and keeps track of all of your points. When you are finished for the day, simply turn in your card and select the prize of your choice!

3. Arcadia

Enjoy over 100 of the hottest games in the 25,000 square foot amusement center at Arcadia! This massive arcade is situated below the Gatlinburg Space Needle and has an extensive variety of arcade games, including the latest games like Star Wars Battle Pod, Jurassic Park and the Mario Kart GP DX Arcade. After getting your fill of arcade games, play your favorite redemption games to earn eTickets that you can exchange for prizes ranging from plush stuffed animals to gaming consoles! You can purchase Arcadia play cards online or at kiosks on-site at the arcade, and packages are available that include admission to the Space Needle observation deck.

Where to Stay

The exterior of Bearadise, a Gatlinburg TN mountain cabin.

Be close to all of this awesome gaming action with a stay at Alpine Chalet Rentals! Our cabins are situated in quiet locations with scenic views of the Smoky Mountains but yet are just minutes away from the excitement of downtown Gatlinburg. While staying with us, enjoy great amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, relaxing hot tubs, fireplaces, game rooms and more! Come find out for yourself why so many folks love staying in our cabins for their Smoky Mountain vacation.

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to stay near these fun amusement centers and arcades in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon at Alpine Chalet Rentals!