You don’t have to be in town to enjoy these Gatlinburg attractions! Even when you’re at home, you can feel like you’re really there with these virtual activities. Experiencing these attractions will make you miss Gatlinburg a little less until you can come back and stay with us! Here are the top 6 virtual Gatlinburg attractions you can enjoy at home:
1. Adventures of Sasquatch at Anakeesta
When no one is at Anakeesta, Bigfoot comes out to play! You can watch his adventures on Facebook. Bigfoot walks through Firefly Village to explore and relax. Then he browses through the shops to see if he wants to purchase anything. He even grabs a treat at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky to cool off on a warm spring day. Everyone will love seeing what Bigfoot does next!
2. Virtually Visit the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Even if you have visited Gatlinburg SkyLift Park before, you’ll want to see it through this virtual tour. The video is about 1 hour long, and it takes you through a tour of the entire park. You’ll ride up the mountain on the chair lift, then get off on the SkyDeck. You’ll get to see the mountains at sunset, which is beautiful. You’ll also explore the SkyDeck a little bit, then walk across the SkyBridge.
3. Ober Gatlinburg Webcam
If you love visiting Ober Gatlinburg, now you can when you’re at home too! Ober has two webcams you can watch from the comfort of your home. The first one shows a view from the top of the resort, looking towards downtown Gatlinburg with a view of the mountains as well. You’ll love watching snow fall and seeing the fall colors throughout the year. The other webcam is set up near the end of the ski slopes so you can watch people come down the hill, tube in the summer and winter, and enjoy many other activities at Ober Gatlinburg.
4. #OberCast at Ober Gatlinburg
#OberCast is a video series made by Ober Gatlinburg. It starts every day at noon on their Facebook page. The videos feature the Wildlife Encounter, foodies, and fun facts about the history of Ober. Each day of the week is a different topic. They are Monday Funday, Trendy Tuesday, Wildlife Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Foodie Friday.
5. Gatlinburg Space Needle Webcam
Did you know there’s a live webcam on the Gatlinburg Space Needle? You can feel like you’re in downtown Gatlinburg at any time with this virtual Gatlinburg attraction. This camera is unique because you can control which direction it points, providing you with a huge range of options of what to look at. They include downtown Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg left and right, Gatlinburg towards Pigeon Forge, Ober Gatlinburg, and the national park entrance.
6. Events at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
When you’re at home, you can enjoy live events from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or watch previous videos if you missed them live! Video content includes animal feedings, educational encounters, story time, and more. If you want your kids to learn while having fun, you can find downloadable animal activities and crafts on the aquarium’s website.
There are so many virtual Gatlinburg attractions you can enjoy from home. When you’re back in Gatlinburg staying with us, look at these other things to do in Gatlinburg for some ideas!