Top 4 Rainy Day Activities in Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN
Everyone hopes for sunny skies during their vacation. Sometimes, however, the weather forecast puts your plans to go hiking or picnicking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on hold. Fortunately, the Smokies have nearly as many wonderful indoor activities as outdoor activities! Here are 4 of the best rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN:
1. Titanic Museum
The Titanic Museum is hard to miss when you’re driving down the Pigeon Forge Parkway, since the entire building is shaped like the enormous ship! This unique museum is home to over 400 artifacts from the RMS Titanic that are valued at $4 million. Visitors to the attraction will have the chance to walk through full-scale recreations of rooms on the Titanic, including the breathtaking grand staircase. Young children will love the museum’s Tot Titanic section, which includes a small Captain’s wheel, puzzles, and an interactive electronic polar bear. There are several interactive exhibits everyone in the family will find interesting. This is really a great fun and educational place to go when it rains.
2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the most popular rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN. Ripley’s Aquarium is known for its interactive exhibits, where you can interact with unique animals. Some of the most popular exhibits are the Shark Lagoon, which features a moving sidewalk and an immersive underwater tunnel, and the Penguin Playhouse, which contains clear tubes that kids can crawl through to get a closer look at the penguins. There is a coral reef section where you’ll see colorful coral and fish, as well as a rainforest section with iguanas, frogs, and piranhas.
3. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
Pigeon Forge is home to one of the nation’s only indoor skydiving destinations: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving. You may be wondering how you would go skydiving without jumping out of a plane. The secret is Flyaway’s vertical wind tunnel, which creates gusts that are powerful enough to keep divers suspended in the air. When you go skydiving at Flyaway, you won’t have to worry about parachutes; you can just jump right in and enjoy the thrill of “free falling.”
4. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg is a can’t-miss stop for TV and movie buffs, but it’s also a great rainy day activity. This fun museum is home to some of the most iconic vehicles to grace the big and small screens, including two different Batmobiles (Adam West’s and Michael Keaton’s), the Back to the Future DeLorean, the Jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies, and a number of cars from The Fast and the Furious franchise. For an extra fee, you can even get your picture taken in some of the famous cars!
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