Top 4 Attractions in Gatlinburg TN That Offer Amazing Views
- August 28, 2020
While the Smoky Mountains are gorgeous from virtually any location in Gatlinburg, there are several attractions in town that provide a particularly breathtaking view! These are wonderful places to visit whether you want to take some amazing photos or just want to see the top viewpoints in town! The best part is that all of these attractions are just minutes away from our beautiful cabins! Here are the top 4 attractions in Gatlinburg TN that provide a spectacular view of the Smokies:
1. AnaVista Observation Tower
One of the newest attractions in Gatlinburg TN is the AnaVista Observation Tower, which is the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg and the only tower of its kind in the world! This attraction is located at the popular Anakeesta theme park and is surrounded by Vista Gardens, a lovely botanical garden with walking trails and interactive play areas. To access the top of the tower, simply climb the 78 steps to a large observation platform where you can see as far as Kentucky! The platform also includes interpretive signs that identify mountain ranges and peaks, as well as two glass panel floors where you can look straight down into the garden 60 feet below!
2. Gatlinburg SkyBridge
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is located at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America! This jaw dropping bridge literally spans across the sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep valley and reaches a height of 150 feet at its midpoint. As if that doesn’t sound cool enough, there are glass floor panels in the middle of the span where you can see straight down into the valley! You can walk across the bridge at your own pace to experience the stunning panoramic views. To access the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, take the Gatlinburg SkyLift from downtown Gatlinburg to the top of Crockett Mountain. This attraction is included as part of your all-access ticket to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park!
3. Gatlinburg Space Needle
When it comes to iconic attractions in Gatlinburg TN, you won’t want to miss a visit to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle! This impressive 407 foot tall observation tower overlooks downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, which is beautiful at any time of year! To access the observation platform, step aboard one of the glass elevators for a quick ride to the top. Take advantage of the free viewfinders to get an up close look of the mountain scenery and be sure to check out the educational Higher Learning exhibits that feature facts and history about the Smokies!
4. Aerial Tramway
While exploring the streets of downtown Gatlinburg, you will find the terminal for the Aerial Tramway! This breathtaking cable car attraction takes you on a 2.1 mile ride to the amusement park and ski area at Ober Gatlinburg. During your journey on one of the two 120 passenger counter-balanced cars, you will experience a 1,500 foot rise in elevation! The Aerial Tramway was completed in 1973 and has carried millions of people to Ober Gatlinburg, making it one of the most popular and long-running attractions in town!
Check out all of our cabin rentals in the Smokies today to stay close to these incredible attractions in Gatlinburg TN! We look forward to seeing you soon!