Top 4 Rainy Day Activities in Gatlinburg TN

The outside of Fannie Farkle's in Gatlinburg TN.

While sunny skies are always the most preferable forecast for a vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, a little rain certainly won’t spoil your trip! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of awesome indoor attractions that provide hours of entertainment when the weather is less than perfect. To help you make the most of your getaway, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to the top four rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN.

1. Fannie Farkle’s

Nothing is better on a rainy day than a trip to the arcade! Fannie Farkle’s offers the perfect mix of arcade classics and state of the art games that your whole family is sure to love. Instead of dealing with tokens and tickets, Fannie Farkle’s uses a convenient card system to keep track of your points. Once you’ve had your fill of the games, you can head over to the arcade’s redemption center to pick out an awesome prize.

Of course, no trip to Fannie Farkle’s is complete without sampling some of their amazing food. Their massive corn dogs are legendary in the Smokies!

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is another one of the best rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN. Ripley’s was voted the #1 aquarium in the nation by the readers of USA Today, and it’s easy to see why! This incredible aquarium is beloved for its interactive exhibits, including Touch a Ray Bay (where you can pet a real live sting ray), glass bottom boat tours through Shark Lagoon, and kid-sized crawling tunnels in the Penguin Playhouse.

3. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a real treat for movie buffs and fans of TV! This unique museum is home to some of the most famous vehicles to ever grace the silver (and small) screen. Highlights of the museum include two Batmobiles (Adam West’s and Michael Keaton’s), cars from the Fast and the Furious franchise, the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, and the Jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies.

4. Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun

Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun offers a number of wonderful indoor activities that are great for a rainy day. Guests can enjoy blacklight mini golf, bumper cars, a motion ride, and escape games. When you book one of Gatlin’s escape games, you’ll be “locked” in a room and given a 60-minute mission that you need to complete before the clock runs out. If you intend on participating in more than one of Gatlin’s activities, we suggest taking advantage of their money-saving combo deals.

Gatlin's Smoky Mountain Fun mini golf in Gatlinburg TN.

When you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be near all of the best rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN. Our hotel is located right on the Parkway, just steps away from all of the attractions, restaurants, and shops on The Strip. Offering complimentary breakfast, an enclosed heated pool, unlimited high-speed wireless internet, and balconies with beautiful views of the city, Black Bear Inn & Suites has everything you need for a spectacular vacation. To start planning your next escape, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!