One of the top family-friendly destinations in the Smoky Mountains is Ober Gatlinburg, a mountaintop amusement park with tons of fun attractions! While many of the activities are outside, there are plenty of indoor attractions to enjoy as well. This makes it easy to keep to keep your kids entertained, especially on those days when it might be cold or rainy outside! Here are 4 indoor attractions at Ober Gatlinburg that your kids will love:
1. Ice Skating
One of the fun indoor attractions at Ober Gatlinburg that your kids will love is ice skating! Simply strap on a pair of skates and glide around Ober Gatlinburg’s indoor ice arena that is open all year long for your enjoyment! If you and your kids are new to ice skating, there is a handrail around the perimeter of the rink to help your balance. However, if your family has skated in the past, you won’t have to worry about being bored because the rink is large enough to have hosted the Ice Skating Institute Team Competitions in the past!
2. Ice Bumper Cars
If your family still wants to hit the ice but has no athletic ability, take a seat in one of the Ice Bumper Cars at Ober Gatlinburg! This unique attraction is just as fun as it sounds, as each of the round colorful tubes have wheels and their own motor that let you easily glide around on the ice! The controls are similar to playing a video game and you can choose to smash into the other bumper cars, zoom around the ice or just sit there and spin around in circles! Everyone in your family will have a blast bumping into each other and want to ride again and again!
If you have younger children in your family, one of the indoor attractions that your children will love the most at Ober Gatlinburg is the Carousel! This classic amusement park attraction beckons riders with its sparkling lights and beautiful selection of horses. Whether your kids want to ride on a pretty pony or relax in a cup-shaped chair, they will love their ride on the Carousel as it gently spins around in a circle! Keep in mind that kids have to be at least 36 inches tall to ride solo on the Carousel, otherwise they must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
It is no secret that all kids love arcades, so they will enjoy spending hours playing games at Ober Gatlinburg’s Arcade! This action-packed arcade includes all of your favorites, including racing games and traditional classics! This is the perfect opportunity for kids to challenge their parents to a game of air hockey and see who can become the champion! The arcade at Ober Gatlinburg is open daily, and each game is paid for individually.
Where to Stay
Stay just minutes away from Ober Gatlinburg with a vacation at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our affordable hotel is within easy walking distance to the Aerial Tramway, where your family can catch a scenic tram ride to all of the indoor attractions at Ober Gatlinburg. While staying with us, enjoy a variety of excellent amenities including an enclosed heated swimming pool, complimentary full hot breakfast and free wireless internet access.
Check out the family suites at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near Ober Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing your family soon at Black Bear Inn & Suites!