If you are planning a family vacation to Gatlinburg with kids, there is no better place to stay than at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is situated directly on the Gatlinburg Parkway and is within easy walking distance of many fun attractions that your kids will love! Here are 4 kid friendly attractions in Gatlinburg TN that are within walking distance of our hotel:
1. Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg
The Black Bear Inn & Suites is just across from the street from the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg, a breathtaking cable car ride that travels for 2.1 miles from downtown Gatlinburg to the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park area. The two 120-passenger counter balanced tramcars provide a fun experience for guests of all ages as you soar on a cable high above the Smoky Mountains! Once you get to the top of Ober Gatlinburg, there are plenty of other fun activities and attractions for kids to enjoy including an alpine slide, mountain coaster, water slides and more!
2. Gatlin’s Fun Center
Another one of the kid friendly attractions in Gatlinburg TN is Gatlin’s Fun Center, an amusement facility offering all types of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy together! Introduce your children to the joys of miniature golf by playing one of two award-winning outdoor mini-golf courses or head inside to experience the glow in the dark putt-putt course! Gatlin’s Fun Center also features an exciting laser maze challenge and a laser tag arena, as well as a challenging ropes course that your kids will love! Another awesome activity is the bumper car area, where unique dual level steering controls allow you to go in any direction! Although there is a 44-inch height requirement, most young children can participate equally with the adults.
Experience Gatlinburg’s largest family fun arcade at Arcadia, which is situated below the Gatlinburg Space Needle. This massive amusement center features more than 100 of the hottest arcade games, as well as redemption games, simulators and other incredible activities! When entering Arcadia, you simply need to purchase a play card for the ultimate gaming experience. If your kids are into playing redemption games for prizes, they can try to earn as many tickets as they can and redeem them at one of the largest redemption centers in Gatlinburg!
4. Ripley’s Moving Theater
Go for a wild and action-packed ride at Ripley’s Moving Theater, just one of the many awesome Ripley’s attractions that are located in Gatlinburg! This unique 5D movie theater not only features spectacular digital effects, but motion seats that actually make you feel like YOU are in the movie! After your ride, check out some of the other attractions in the Ripley’s family including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Mirror Maze and Haunted Adventure!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain hotel rooms today to plan your vacation near these fun kid friendly attractions in Gatlinburg TN! We hope to see you soon at the Black Bear Inn & Suites!