Top 5 Rainy Day Activities in Gatlinburg TN

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While we all keep our fingers crossed for sunny skies during our vacation, sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. If the weather forecast is looking less than ideal for your trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, there is no need to panic! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of excellent indoor attractions that are fun for the whole family. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to five of the best rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN.

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the SmokiesFamily looking at fish close to our cabins near Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg.

The readers of USA Today voted Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies the #2 aquarium in the entire nation! Boasting over 10,000 beautiful sea creatures, this hugely popular attraction is famous for its interactive exhibits. Some of the most-buzzed-about features at the aquarium include the glass bottom boat tours of Shark Lagoon, live mermaid shows, and Touch A Ray Bay. With Timber Top’s Luxury Pass, you’ll receive one free adult admission to Ripley’s Aquarium per paid night stay.

2. Gatlin’s

Gatlin’s offers a wonderful selection of rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN. Guests can play a round of blacklight mini golf, shoot it out in the laser tag arena, take a spin in the bumper car zone, or make their way through the laser maze challenge. Gatlin’s is also well-known for its awesome escape games, in which guests are “locked” in a room for 60 minutes and must solve a series of puzzles in order to break out. All of the escape games at Gatlin’s feature fun themes like an expedition to the lost continent of Atlantis or a moonshine-fueled feud in the mountains.

The outside of the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg TN.3. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is another can’t-miss stop in Gatlinburg. This unique museum is home to over 20,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers! All of the shakers on display in the museum feature unusual designs, with everything from space aliens to U.S. Presidents in the mix. Admission to the museum is only $3.00 and that money can be applied to any salt and pepper shaker purchase in the gift shop.

4. Mysterious Mansion

The Mysterious Mansion is the scariest haunted house in the Smokies! Since 1980, this Victorian-style mansion has been serving up plenty of shrieks, shouts, and full-throated screams. Guests will explore a three-story mansion filled with secret passageways, mysterious corridors, and a host of creepy characters who can’t wait to meet you. The mansion is open all year round and it can be especially fun on a dark and stormy day.

5. Guinness World Records Adventure

The Guinness World Records Adventure is dedicated to the incredible men and women who have broken Guinness World Records. When you visit this attraction, you’ll learn all about history’s most heroic feats and you’ll even have the chance to break a world record of your own. Guests will have a blast playing all of the interactive games and challenges, including the Lumberjack Tree Hack, Frisbee Toss, Quick Draw, and Block Breaker.

Where to Stay in Gatlinburg TN

When you stay with Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, you will be minutes away from all of these wonderful rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 15 bedroom lodges, we are sure to have the perfect property for your escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg!