With spring break right around the corner you may be quickly putting together a last minute trip for the family. Instead of going the traditional route with a jaunt to Disney or a laid back week on the beaches of southern California, why not opt for a unique and cost-effective trip to Gatlinburg and the Smokies??
While a secluded stay in the Smokies may not appeal at first, you’ll be surprised to discover that there are plenty of family attractions in Gatlinburg that will top any of your original thoughts for spring break. Gatlinburg is home to the famous Ripley’s Museum series, and if you do nothing else on your trip to Gatlinburg, you have to hit these fun interactive exhibits. There’s enough activity to fill your itinerary and guests can enjoy a week-long pass that includes access to all the Ripley’s attractions without breaking the bank. Here are a few of the Gatlinburg attractions you’ll want to explore!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
The main Ripley’s museum is one of the best family attractions in Gatlinburg. Perfect for kiddos the museum is something you simply won’t find elsewhere. With three floors spanning over 12,500 square feet every inch of the museum is a site to be seen! The museum boasts over 500 exhibits of fun, eccentric oddities including most uniquely a collection of shrunken human heads, artwork made of lint, and an antique car covered in crystals.
Ripley’s Guinness Book of World Records
Did you know there is a standing record for the longest handshake? What about the tallest mohawk? The Ripley’s World Record Museum brings all these records to life under the premise of the famous Guinness record book. Each display offers a unique story to accompany the featured record. The museum is educational, but also extremely interactive boasting exhibits that include the Lumberjack Tree Hack and Frisbee toss. Visitors can attempt to set a new record while enjoying over 350 lively, colorful displays and stories of current record holders. Landing as one of the top Gatlinburg attractions, you won’t want to miss your ticket to this bizarre locale!
The aquarium is one of the best family attractions in Gatlinburg and offers a nice, relaxed atmosphere for guests of all ages. Some of the most popular books in the museum include the shark tank, the penguin cam, and the stingray exhibit. Both educational and fun you and the family can escape to the sea in this well-structured arm of the Ripley’s museum series.
What Are You Waiting For?
As you can see, Gatlinburg offers a fun-filled week for the whole family. While there are many Gatlinburg attractions that may peak your interest, the Ripley’s Museum series is a package deal. Affordable and family-friendly you simply can’t go wrong.
If you do choose Gatlinburg for your spring trip, check out the selection of cabin rentals at Diamond Mountain Rentals. Our cabins are well-equipped for a fun vacation and located in close proximity to Gatlinburg and the Ripley’s museums. Pack your bags and head our way for a fun-filled family getaway.