Gatlinburg – Things to do with your Team

Gatlinburg is an amazing location to take your team to play in a tournament. Smack in the middle of the Smokey Mountains, you would be hard pressed to find more beautiful scenery anywhere on the east coast. Between the family-style restaurants and the many fun attractions, this will no doubt be one of your team’s favorite trips. We have put together some suggestions of what to do when you team is done playing for the day.


Skylift Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsHop on and enjoy a smooth glide to the top of Crockett Mountain on Skylift Gatlinburg. Spectacular views of the lush forests and majestic mountains are enjoyed on the downhill ride since the area is surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Lighting is soon to be completed and the Sky Lift will then offer another and very different scenic experience. Downtown Gatlinburg’s dazzling lights illuminate the nestled community and seeing them from high up on the mountainside puts a peaceful and perfect wrap on a fun-filled day in the Smokies. 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a unique, family-friendly thrill ride that puts you in the driver’s seat. Race through the Smoky Mountains on the unique, wide track with a brake system that puts you in control. And best of all, their tubular rails guarantee a smooth, comfortable ride every time! 306 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, this fun-themed course replicates the “old days” when a Tennessee hero named Davy Crockett roamed “them thar hills”. Family and friends will enjoy spending a day with Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf800 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Gatlinburg Space Needle

Another great attraction near Rocky Top Sports World and the Gatlinburg Convention Center is the Gatlinburg Space Needle, a 407 foot observation tower that overlooks the city and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. The tower has two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride the glass elevators over 400 feet to the observation deck for a 360° view of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. Inside the Needle is Arcadia, a 25,000 square-foot, two-story playground with the latest video and redemption games including the area’s largest arcade. No other Gatlinburg arcade can boast the quality and quantity of games and prizes offered at Arcadia. There is also a theater with some of the most entertaining shows in Gatlinburg, the Iris Theater features some of the most refreshingly-unique acts in the Smokies. 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Gatlinburg - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsGatlinburg is perhaps best known for being the main gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it is conveniently situated along the northern edge of this vast expanse of wilderness. The park hosts more than 11 million guests every year, making it one of the most visited National Parks in the country. Once inside its boundaries, you can enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, and more. Known for its wildlife, the park is a noteworthy home to more than 1,500 black bears (and hundreds of other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians). Spotting wildlife and soaking up the idyllic setting is a great way for visitors of all ages to spend a day in nature’s wonderland.


Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Right in the heart of Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is frequently voted one of the best aquariums in the world. With approximately 10,000 sea creatures representing more than 350 species, this popular attraction blends awe with education. Walk through the sea tunnel as sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, and other creatures swim overhead. You can also learn about octopuses, penguins, frogs, and more as you explore exhibits designed to simulate their natural habitats.  800 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park

The scenic Ober Gatlinburg ski area and amusement park is set atop a mountain and replete with panoramic views. Visitors can take an exciting aerial tramway ride from downtown Gatlinburg up to the mountaintop, where you’ll find plenty of kid-friendly activities like an alpine coaster, human maze, arcade, ice rink, and more. In the winter, the slopes are perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Snow tubing is also a popular activity for those guests who want to enjoy some unique downhill thrills.  1001 Parkway Suite 2 Gatlinburg TN, 37738


Outdoor Gravity Park

About 10 miles north in nearby Pigeon Forge, adventurous visitors can have tons of fun participating in a unique activity imported from New Zealand. Known as “zorbing,” the experience involves rolling downhill in an 11-foot plastic sphere called an OGO. Both wet and dry experiences are available, depending on the time of year. Up to three kids can fit into the OGO at one time as they roll down one of three different tracks set on a 1000-foot hill. Zorbing at the Outdoor Gravity Park is bombastic, thrilling, and lots of fun. 203 Sugar Hollow Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863



Also in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood combines the thrills of a theme park with traditional music and local culture unique to the Great Smoky Mountains area. Partially owned by entertainment legend Dolly Parton, the Tennessee incarnation of Dollywood is a sister park to the original one in Branson, Missouri. The park is divided into several themed areas that pay homage to Southern history. It features seven rollercoasters and several other rides for both thrill-seekers and less adventurous guests. Theatres scattered across the park also feature live shows each day and night. Throughout the year, the park plays host to cultural festivals that feature local entertainers, craft displays, and more. 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Southern charm abounds in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Whether you take the time to enjoy nature or embrace the kitsch of some of the city’s most fun attractions, you’ll find that your team has a great time playing and eating in one of the country’s most memorable resort cities. When you are done competing for the day, enjoy the amazing beauty this part of Tennessee has to offer!