5 Other Attractions to Visit in the Smokies

Ober Gatlinburg Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Photo by James Carnes (Flickr)

Run out of ideas on things to do in the Smokies now that the rafting season has come to a close? It’s okay, because we have you covered with a list of five other attractions that you can visit while you’re here! Whether you’re looking for yourself, your family, or friends, we are showcasing attractions that everyone can enjoy!

Ober Gatlinburg

Are you thinking of some fun outdoor activities in the winter time? Ober Gatlinburg is your place for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and tubing. The slopes open in early to mid-December and close in early to mid-March, although tubing starts November 18 and is available through April 1, 2018. The open/close dates are dependent on the weather. Also at Ober is the “Snow Zone” for kids to play in the snow. If you plan to visit, but aren’t sure how to ski or snowboard, they offer lessons too! You’ll learn the fundamentals like slowing down, turning, stopping, and gliding on the slopes. Ober Gatlinburg also has a rental shop for gear and clothing.

Crave Golf Club

Looking for some mini-golf fun, but without worrying about a blanket of snow? Crave Golf Club in Pigeon Forge offers two courses, and one is entirely indoors! Use the hole spinners to add a new level of adventure to your experience as you have to do more than just swing a club. How about putting while standing on your right foot? You can also score prizes with the spinners. In addition to the course offerings, they have a mini bowling alley indoors as well as a milkshake bar. No candy-themed attraction would be complete without tons of candy available for purchase as well. Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied!

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

With performances three times a day, there’s no excuse to miss this rowdy dinner show experience. They offer a southern feast as well as good, clean, family entertainment. There is plenty of dancing, singing, laughing, and (of course) rivalry. Maybe during your visit, you’ll see the Hatfields and McCoys work it out. You can also add-on additional shows like The Comedy Barn, Smith Morning Variety Show, the Smoky Mountain Opry, and Magic Beyond Belief for a discounted price (and kids are free with an add-on).

Bluff Mountain Adventures

Traverse over the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with a guided ATV trip. They offer several different types of rides. The one-hour family ride allows older children to operate their own ATV. The mountain trail and ridge run rides offer tougher terrain options than the family ride. If you are adventurous, you can create your custom trail ride, traversing two hours of trails. In the winter, make sure you dress accordingly in warm clothes and gloves. The helmet and goggles are provided.

Blake Jones Racing Center

Ready to hit the track and not worry about rain? Take pleasure in racing in an indoor drift track! Passengers who are 36” or taller can ride. Kids can ride single cars on the indoor track as young as age 10 (and 54” tall). Double car drivers must be at least 16 years old. There is also a covered figure eight slick track and indoor bumper cars. Grab the coupon for a buy two, get one free deal!


We hope you enjoyed your list and come back later to visit our site for more fun ideas on how to make the most of your trip to the Smokies! When rafting season starts, make sure to add us to your list to visit!