Gatlinburg vacation homes offer tourists access to one of the most diverse destination resorts in the state of Tennessee. Not only does the city offer a number of intriguing attractions built by human hands, it also sits along the border of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, designed to preserve the scenic beauty of the American landscape in its natural state.
The ski resort in Gatlinburg features eight ski trails as well as three chair lifts. Tourists can drive to the ski resort or take a scenic ride in a gondola, which serves the resort from the city strip. One of the most popular tourist attractions is Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, which offers tourists a lot more to ponder than mere fish. Here, visitors can also learn about the sinking of the Titanic and find out about the history of piracy. There is even a new section of the attraction dedicated to educating visitors about the planet Mars, of all things.
Nearby amusement parks include Dollywood and the water park Dollywood's Splash Country. Just down the road in Pigeon Ford, these parks reflect the flamboyant personality of their founder, country music star Dolly Parton. For those that want a closer experience of country music, the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg offers a musical comedy show. Theatre entertainment here in Gatlinburg tends to be family-oriented, making this a perfect vacation getaway for couples with children.