5 Indoor Activities in Gatlinburg to Try on Your Next Vacation

Photo of the skyline taken close to our cabins near downtown Gatlinburg TN.

Gatlinburg is full of incredible outdoor adventures, but there are so many exciting activities visitors can enjoy indoors! Not even the weather can stand in your way of having a good time on your Gatlinburg vacation. Rain or shine, you’ll be able to have fun! Here are 5 indoor activities in Gatlinburg to try on your next vacation:

1. Visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg.The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is not your everyday museum. As soon as you step inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into some of your favorite Hollywood movies and TV shows. The museum has the most popular cars from movies and shows on display in recreated settings with sounds, lights and action! You’ll be able to see the famous Batmobile, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, and so many more automobiles. Stop by the gift shop before you leave and purchase an in-the-car photo for a souvenir!

2. Explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

What better way to spend your day than exploring the best aquarium in the country? Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has something for everyone, from penguin encounters to the Discovery Center, where you can touch jellyfish! You’ll love walking through an underwater tunnel and seeing large sharks, giant stingrays and other sea creatures swim above you. If you’re looking for a thrilling way to spend your afternoon, try the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, where just 3 inches of glass will separate you and 12-foot sharks that swim in Shark Lagoon! You’ll venture into the heart of Shark Lagoon where a sea turtle, sharks and exotic sea creatures call home. After you’re done exploring, head to the gift shop to pick up a souvenir and grab a bite to eat at the Feeding Frenzy Eatery!

3. Shop at the Mountain Mall

You can never go wrong with an afternoon of shopping. Shop until you drop at the Mountain Mall, Gatlinburg’s premier indoor shopping experience! There is a variety of shops in the mall, each with its own unique theme. You can find homemade candy, food and crafts, handmade jewelry, books, apparel, music and more! You can even buy sports collectibles, dolls and toys. Because of the wide variety of items, it’s the perfect place to go to find souvenirs for everyone you know. You don’t want to miss out on the unique and wonderful shopping experience you’ll get at the Mountain Mall.

4. Play in Arcadia

Kids will love spending a day playing in Arcadia, Gatlinburg’s largest family arcade attraction. Arcadia is a 25,000 square-foot amusement center that has more than 100 of the hottest games. There is a variety of amusement games, simulators and activities. Earn as many eTickets as you can and take them to the redemption center to pick out your prizes! The whole family will have fun playing games like Mario Kart, Pac Man Smash, and more. See which family member can win the most games and get the coolest prize!

Pool table at Misty Cove, one of our Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins near a golf course.5. Hang Out in Your Cabin

For a relaxing afternoon and evening, spend time in your cabin! Our cabins have amazing amenities to keep you entertained. Relax in front of the fire while watching your favorite TV shows, enjoy a delicious family meal you cooked in the fully equipped kitchen, shoot a game of pool, or play video games! Browse all of our wonderful cabins and chalets and find the one with the best entertainment for your vacation.

There are so many incredible indoor activities in Gatlinburg for you to try on your next vacation! Check out all the amazing things to do in Gatlinburg when you stay with Stony Brook Cabins, and start planning your trip.

Stony Brook Cabins and Chalets
1663 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Reservations: 800-633-5652
Local: 865-436-7428
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