Adventures in Gatlinburg: 4 Awesome Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most exciting places to visit in the United States! Our Smoky Mountain city is full of fun adventures that your whole family is sure to love. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to four of the best adventures in Gatlinburg.

1. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

If you’re looking for spooky thrills and chills, you can’t beat Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! When you visit this popular attraction in downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll explore an eerie haunted house that is filled with plenty of ghoulish surprises. With over 10,000 square feet of terror, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is only for the bravest of souls. Ripley’s is open 365 days a year and guests must be at least 6 years old to enter.

Teenager preparing to go ziplining.2. CLIMB Works

CLIMB Works offers two exhilarating adventures in Gatlinburg: ziplining and mountain biking. The canopy tours at CLIMB Works include 9 amazing ziplines that will have you flying through the trees. The mountain views from the CLIMB Works zipline course are absolutely breathtaking.

For a different way to see the Smokies, guests can rent a mountain bike and ride through miles and miles of gorgeous trails. The highlight of biking at CLIMB Work is “The Curliest”, a wooden roller coaster-like course that you can cycle down.

3. Gatlin’s Escape Games

Gatlin’s Escape Games offers an exciting role playing adventure unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced! Visitors to Gatlin’s are “locked” in a room and given 60 minutes to complete a challenge in order to make their way out. The game is themed around an exciting expedition into the Lost Continent of Atlantis. We recommend playing the game with your whole family because you’re going to need all the brainpower you can get to solve all of the mind bending puzzles.

4. Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg

While Ripley’s Haunted Adventure offers lots of creepy fun, the Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg provide a totally different experience. When you sign up for a ghost tour, a paranormal expert will take you to some of the most haunted locations in downtown Gatlinburg. Along the way, you’ll hear riveting ghost stories about actual people who used to live in the Smoky Mountains. Participants even get to use real ghost hunting equipment to search for supernatural activity in a graveyard! Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, you will love this tour.

A Deluxe Double Queen room at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN.When you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be near all of these amazing adventures in Gatlinburg. Our hotel is located right on the Parkway, just steps away from the city’s best attractions, shops, and restaurants. Black Bear Inn is also just minutes away from all of the fun and beautiful scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, an enclosed heated pool, free high-speed wireless internet, and balconies with beautiful views, our hotel has everything you need for an incredible vacation.To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!