Gatlinburg borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is an important tourist destination in Tennessee.Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in the state. It has eight ski trails, three chair lifts, and a wildlife encounter area and is accessible via roads and a gondola from the city strip. The Gatlinburg Trolley, a privately funded public transit system, caters to area tourists.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift takes visitors up 1,800 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain, and the Gatlinburg Space Needle provides a 360-degree view of the Smoky Mountains from its 407-foot observation tower. The attraction includes glass elevators, educational exhibits on the history of Gatlinburg, a two-story arcade, and unique shows and performances at the Iris Theater. The area has beautiful homes for sale that can be used as full or part time residences. Investment homes that are rented to tourist are a specialty of mine. Call me if I can help you!
Anakeesta is a nearby theme park named after the Anakeesta Formation that makes up many of the mountains near Gatlinburg, including Chimney Tops, Charlie's Bunion, and Mount Kephart. In Cherokee, the name means "the place of the balsams" and refers to high ground. The park has zip lines, chair and gondola rides to the top of Anakeesta Mountain, and a mountain coaster. Inside the park, Firefly Village has shops and restaurants.Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country, which are both named for Dolly Parton, are amusement parks located in nearby. Ol Red Resterant owned by Blake shelton is also in Gatlinburg.