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5 Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg You Don’t Want to Miss

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Many of the attractions in Gatlinburg can push your vacation budget to the max. If you’re looking for some cheap things to do in Gatlinburg, look no further! We want to share some fun attractions and activities you’ll definitely love. Look at these 5 cheap things to do in Galtinburg you don’t want to miss:

1. Alcohol Tastings

There are a ton of distilleries in Gatlinburg where you can participate in cheap tastings. The Sugarlands Wine Cellar is the only winery in Gatlinburg, and they provide limited complimentary wine tastings! You can try dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines. If you’re wanting a true mountain experience, go to Ole Smoky to try a variety of flavored moonshines, from white lightnin’ to apple pie. To try samples at Ole Smoky, you just pay $5. At the Sugarlands Distilling Company, you can try different spirits available for purchase for a $5 tasting fee, and you will get a $5 voucher towards an in-store purchase. For people over 21 years old, this is a great cheap thing to do in Gatlinburg!

2. Gatlinburg Space Needle

gatlinburg space needle in gatlinburg tennesseeYou can’t visit downtown Gatlinburg without heading to the Gatlinburg Space Needle! A ticket to get to the observation tower is pretty cheap for adults and kids. Once you buy a ticket, you’ll ride to the top of the Needle in a glass elevator, getting a view all the way up. At the top, you’ll be able to see all of downtown Gatlinburg and most of the Smoky Mountains, creating a 360-degree view. Seeing the mountains like this is unlike anything else. Plus, if you go on the Space Needle at night, you’ll have a completely different view! Once you’re done looking around, you can head down to the arcade for some more fun!

3. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

For movie or car buffs, you’ll want to go to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. You’ll see all kinds of cars from your favorite movies. There’s the Jurassic Park jeep, the Ghostbuster’s car, Batmobiles, and so much more. Not only are there cars from movies, there are also cars from popular TV shows, like the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, the Jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies, and the Drag-u-la from the Munsters. You can even see cars from the Fast & the Furious movies. Kids and adults alike will love walking around and taking pictures with the cars from their favorite shows or movies!

4. Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun

gatlin's fun centerAt Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun, you’ll find all kinds of cheap things to do in Gatlinburg! The best deal is to mix and match 6 activities for a set price. Some of the fun activities you can choose from include laser tag, where you can chase each other and gain points by shooting lasers and hitting your opponents. Play outdoor or indoor mini golf with your group. Put your brains to the test at escape games with a variety of themes to choose from. Love adventure? Go on the Rugged Ropes Adventure Course. There’s so much to do at Gatlin’s, you could spend an entire day here!

You can easily stick to your budget if you choose to do any of these cheap things to do in Gatlinburg. To save even more money, check out our cabin specials when you book a cabin for your trip!