Gatlinburg, TN attractions Free Fun Pass
When it comes to planning a fun vacation, it's important to have all the bases covered: Time off from work? Check. Kids all packed for the trip? Check. Pets either ready to travel with you or arrangements made with a dog or cat resort? Check. Cabin reserved with Diamond Mountain Rentals? Double check! Did you know that not only does Diamond Mountain Rentals offer the very best Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins that your whole family will love, but you'll also get a Free Fun Pass for some of the best things to do in Gatlinburg when you rent from us. This Fun Pass unlocks a whole vacation filled with amazing adventures! In this first part of our mini guide, we'll take a look at three of the popular Gatlinburg things to do you can get a free admission to by using our Fun Pass.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
This aquarium is surely one of the most beloved attractions in Gatlinburg. Not only does it offer many opportunities to view and interact with wildlife, it also acts as a venue for a variety of activities, including Gatlinburg weddings. Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass provides you with one adult admission per unit, per paid night's stay. These exhibits and shows are but a sample of what you will enjoy at the aquarium:
Explore themed settings such as a Tropical Rainforest, Shark Lagoon, Coral Reef and Penguin Playhouse. Each of these habitat recreations (and many others that the aquarium features) is populated with the fish, frogs and other amphibians that live in the comparable real-life habitats. A stroll through this aquarium delights and educates at the same time!
The aquarium really excels with its activities for kids and families. A few highlights: Pre-Schoolers can attend fun monthly Sea Squirt activities. Birthdays are incredibly special at the aquarium and can be planned for young kids all the way up to teens. One on one time with animals, greetings by divers, special gifts, sleep overs and so much more make Ripley's Aquarium birthday parties memorable!
This is the #1 rated aquarium by TripAdvisor!
WonderWorks - Pigeon Forge
This is one of Pigeon Forge's most popular attractions. If you're into science, magic, climbing (there's a 3 story ropes challenge course) plus several one-of-a-kind experiences. Feel what a 6.0 earthquake is like, hold on for dear life when you get exposed to hurricane force winds and then discover space exploration. There's so much to do, you may need to visit WonderWorks multiple times to take it all in. Here you're sure to find lots of fun for all ages. Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass provides you with one adult admission to the exhibits and the ropes course per unit, per paid night's stay. Please see the Fun Pass for additional details.
Not all groups that visit WonderWorks are families; in fact, WonderWorks is the perfect venue for corporate trips and team building activities. The next time you need an unusual corporate event idea, remember WonderWorks. They offer Lazer-Tag, Scavenger Hunts, ropes challenge courses and more activities that corporate event planners can depend on if they need to find a unique way for the whole team to bond. You can also book their banquet room or buy out the whole building (which holds 1,000 people) for the ultimate private gathering.
Big Creek Expeditions, Inc.
White water rafting might seem like it's only for people who have experience; but actually anyone can enjoy rafting when they work with the guides at Big Creek Expeditions. Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass provides you with one adult admission to white water rafting on the Upper or Lower River, per unit, per paid night's stay. Please see the Fun Pass for additional details. Please note that rafting dates are May - December.
When you go on vacation it's sometimes tempting to stay within your comfort zone and do many of the same things year in and year out. It's actually fun and more interesting to try new activities, especially when on vacation, which will create memories for the whole family. A professionally guided rafting tour will ensure that your entire group, of any size, will love their time on the water. Choose Upper or Lower Pigeon River trips, neither of which requires experience. The Upper River trip offers the excitement of Class III and IV rapids. Ages 8 and above can go rafting on this trip.
The Lower River trip is open to rafters age 3 and above and is a more leisurely trip along the river where rafters can take in over 5.5 miles of Smoky Mountain scenery. This trip is tailor made for a lazy summer day. It can make a perfect romantic trip for a couple, or a great trip for anyone who loves the outdoors. There's a lot of history in this area, so as you move along the water your guide will surely discuss the first settlers and Native Americans in the vicinity and how they used the same river to travel on, many decades ago.
Big Creek Expeditions offers an excellent rafting trip planner page that provides all the information you need to book your trip and start looking forward to your Smokies rafting adventure.
Be sure to check back soon as we'll post part two of this mini guide and you'll get three more tips on Fun Pass attractions.
Gatlinburg Fun Pass Attractions Part 2
Part 1 of this guide showed you how you could get a free admission to three amazing attractions, all by renting a cabin from Diamond Mountain Rentals. In this installment we'll discover more opportunities for free admissions to some of Gatlinburg's most popular activities. Remember - Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass is your ticket to the best Gatlinburg has to offer, and you can get it when you rent a Gatlinburg cabin from us.
Let's see which additional attractions you can enjoy by using your Free Fun Pass:
Adventure Park Ziplines or Legacy Mountain
If you have never been zip lining, you really have to go. It is a tremendously popular activity that takes you right out of your comfort zone and sends you soaring high above the ground. Trees definitely look different when you are swooshing through the tops and seeing things from a bird's perspective. Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass provides you with one adult admission to a zip line ride at either Adventure Park Ziplines or Legacy Mountain, per unit, per paid night's stay. Please check the Fun Pass for additional details. Take a look at the videos on each of the zip line company websites; they allow you to get an idea of what you can expect when you go zip lining. If you want a really unique way to enjoy Smoky Mountain scenery, you will love cruising through the treetops over thousands of feet of fast zip lines!
Country Tonite Music Show
Want a fun show to take everyone in the family to, without worrying about age appropriateness? Then get on over to the Country Tonite Music Show! In its 19th year, this show located in Pigeon Forge offers the ultimate in live shows. This isn’t just any country show! The Country Tonite Music Show has won numerous awards, including 2001-2014 show of the year”, “Best Live Country Show in America” and “Best Show in the Smokies”! It's a variety show extravaganza with singing, dancing, gospel, comedy and patriotism. What a great way to spend an evening! They’ve created a brand new show for 2014 and you’ll really love it because they have many youth performers, which make the show a great family fun time. Visitors have said that you don’t even need to be a country music fan to love this show. It’s just the best show you’ll see anywhere and we’re happy to provide you with a free admission to this popular show! Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass provides you with one adult admission to a Country Tonite Music Show, per unit, per paid night's stay. Be sure to review the Fun Pass for additional details.
Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show
Cheer on the lumberjacks as they work to cut the last of the wood remaining in this area before the land becomes part of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The amazing lumberjack show offers you the chance to size up and root for the lumberjacks, then eat just like they do! Try the Lumberjack Feast which is sure to tantalize with its chicken, tasty potatoes, slow roasted pork loin, mac and cheese, and more delectable specialties. Don’t forget to get here in time for the pre-show, which is 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Check this FAQ page for all the information you need to ensure you have a great time at this fantastic show. See their blog here and learn all about the show’s characters. Diamond Mountain Rentals' Free Fun Pass provides you with one adult admission to a Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show, per unit, per paid night's stay. Please read the Fun Pass for additional details.
We hope this two part guide has introduced you to some of the popular attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Remember you can get all of these free admissions with Diamond Mountain Rentals’ Free Fun Pass which is yours when you rent a Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabin with us.
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