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Top 7 Indoor Activities in Gatlinburg for a Rainy Day

Don’t let a rainy day ruin your Smoky Mountain vacation! There are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area that are inside, so you can enjoy hours of entertainment without being stuck in bad weather. Read on to explore the top indoor activities in Gatlinburg for a full day of family fun! 

1. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

hollywood star cars museum Do you love Batman, Back to the Future, Transformers, Ghostbusters, or Fast and Furious? Hollywood Star Cars is home to all your favorite automobiles from famous Hollywood stars, TV shows, and movies. You’ll be able to see the original 1966 Batmobile, the Dukes of Hazzard Dodge Charger, the 1981 DeLorean Time Machine, and more, not to mention cars driven by Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson! 

2. Speedwerkz Exotic Car Experience 

Another unique car-themed attraction, Speedwerkz has rare and exotic cars on display, from Lamborghini to Ferraris. Their state-of-the-art exhibits are interactive, and you can also enjoy their authentic racing simulators and personalized photo souvenir opportunities! If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing a supercar like a McLaren up close, now you can!

3. Fannie Farkle’s Family Fun Parlor

fannie farkle's indoor activities in gatlinburg Kids love an arcade, and Fannie Farkle’s is one of the best places for family fun, games, and entertainment. They have classic arcade games as well as the latest games, so families of all ages will love spending hours playing together. Use their electronic game card system to track your points, and then you can redeem them at the end for amazing prizes. 

4. Impossibilities Show

Looking for a family-friendly show in Gatlinburg? The Impossibilities: Magic, Mindreading & Mayhem show is located at the Iris Theater at the base of the Space Needle. You won’t believe your eyes as Master Mentalist and Magician Erik Dobell puts on an incredible show! With magical sleight of hand and jaw-dropping mindreading skills, it’s easy to see how this has become one of the top-rated family shows in the area!

5. Ripley’s Attractions

ripley's amazing mirror mazeOf course, some of the best indoor activities in Gatlinburg include popular Ripley’s attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the Believe It or Not Odditorium. But those aren’t the only options! There’s the Haunted Adventure, the Moving Theater, the Super Fun Zone, as well as the Mirror Maze and Circus Golf. It’s the largest mirror maze in Gatlinburg, and the blacklight mini golf course is half fun circus house and half golf!

6. Gatlinburg Axe House

Looking for something unique to do as a family? Why not try axe-throwing? The Gatlinburg Axe House is located along the downtown strip and features several lanes of fun, including special target designs and blacklight events. The staff ensures a safe environment for all guests, and they confirm a 100% success rate– you don’t leave until you can stick the board!

7. Gatlin’s Fun Center 

gatlin's escape games and fun centerAt Gatlin’s Fun Center, your family has a variety of exciting activities to choose from. Beat the clock at one of their 5 escape rooms, play laser tag or ride the bumper cars, and complete the laser maze or a round of blacklight mini golf! They have a variety of combo ticket options, so you can get the best price on all the things you want to do. 

Now you know some of the top indoor activities in Gatlinburg that will make your rainy day spectacular! If you get hungry between attractions, head over to Cumberland Jack’s for a hearty meal. We serve all the Southern favorites like buttermilk fried chicken, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, smoked BBQ, juicy burgers, and more. We also have a great kid’s menu too! Learn more about our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant, and be sure to stop in for a delicious lunch or dinner the next time you’re in town!