A father and son admiring fish at an aquarium.

4 Amazing Attractions Within Walking Distance of Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg TN

Black Bear Inn & Suites prides itself on offering clean, comfortable, and spacious hotel rooms for an affordable price. We want our guests to have the best experience when they book a stay with us. One of the best benefits of staying in our hotel for your Smoky Mountain vacation is that you’ll be close to all the excitement on the Gatlinburg Parkway! We are located in downtown Gatlinburg which means you’ll be within walking distance of some of the best attractions and restaurants the area has to offer. You’ll save time and money on transportation when you choose to visit one of these 4 amazing attractions within walking distance of our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

1. Ripley’s Aquarium (15 Minute Walk)

There is something really relaxing about going to an aquarium. You can watch all the fish, turtles, and penguins thrive in their habitat at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Your family will love getting to learn more about aquatic life and there are a lot of fun interactive activities to try. You can pet a stingray or try the new glass bottom boat ride! The aquarium is only a 15 minute walk from our hotel, so strap on your walking shoes and get ready for a good time!

Mysterious Mansion

2. Mysterious Mansion (10 Minute Walk)

Looking for some spooktacular fun? This Victorian style haunted house attraction is guaranteed to send chills down your spine! Mysterious Mansion is open year round, so you can experience the fun even after Halloween is over. Take your family on a self-guided tour through the home where you feel creepy residents lurking around you. It’s a great attraction to experience if you’re looking for something new to try!

3. Hollywood Star Cars Museum (5 Minute Walk)

Do you have a car fan in the family? At the Hollywood Star Cars Museum they’ll get to see a collection of cars that have been made famous by Hollywood movies! The collection continues to grow, so you can see a different car each time you go. This museum is only a 5 minute walk from our hotel and it’s a fun way to learn some Hollywood trivia on your vacation!

4. Ober Gatlinburg (1 Minute Walk)

Tram at Ober Gatlinburg

Access to one of the coolest attractions is only a 1 minute walk from our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg TN! You can walk to the aerial tramway and enjoy the gorgeous scenery as it takes you to Ober Gatlinburg where you can enjoy fun thrill rides, indoor ice skating, and much more. You can ski or toboggan in the winter, experience a mountain coaster in the warmer months, and enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants any time of year! There is bound to be something there that everyone enjoys doing. You can easily spend a whole day at the outdoor amusement park alone! No matter what you decide to do there, it’ll be a memorable vacation for everybody.

You can enjoy all of these attractions when you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites. Browse our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg TN to find the best option for your family’s next vacation!