As you drive through the Smoky Mountains, you will notice that many of the attractions have a very familiar name attached to them, Ripley’s. As a matter of fact, most of them are in Gatlinburg! From a haunted house to one of the country’s most visited aquariums, there are a ton of exciting things to check out while you are in town. Here are 4 Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg you need to visit:
1. Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
Miniature golf is one of the most popular activities for those who are visiting the Smoky Mountains. Not only do you get to compete against your friends and family, but you can enjoy some beautiful scenery along the way. At Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, they have 2 uniquely themed courses that equal up to 36 holes of fun! This amazing attraction tries to replicate the “good old days” when famous men like Davy Crockett roamed through the Smokies! As you honor his legacy, you can try to defeat your group on your way to the lowest score!
2. Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze
Do you spend a lot of time looking at yourself in the mirror? Well, you definitely will when you visit Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze. Along the way, your family will be tasked with many decisions on which way to turn. The problem is that everything looks the same because of the stunning lights and reflections. There are hundreds of different ways you can turn, but only one solution to get to the exit. If you get turned around too much, they send search parties every half hour to help those that are stuck.
3. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, you can learn all about a variety of marine life while also having the time of your life. With the help of interactive exhibits, you and your family can explore every inch of the sea. While you are there, you can come eye to eye with dozens of astonishing creatures, such as sharks, penguins, rays, and jellyfish! The aquarium is great for people of all ages, especially if you love animals!
4. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
The dead have risen and they have taken over one of the most thrilling Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg! Do you have the guts to make it through the #1 rated haunted house in Gatlinburg? Along the way, live actors will be waiting around every corner of the creepy renovated mansion trying to welcome you with a scare. If nothing else, this attraction will bring you closer to your family members than you ever have been, mostly because they are clinging to the back of your shirt! Take a trip to Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and see what all the screaming is about.
Our Smoky Mountain cabins can put you just minutes away from all the best Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg, in addition to delicious restaurants and fantastic shops! Browse through our rentals today to find the perfect one for your next vacation. We hope to see you soon!