8 Attractions That Are Just a Short Walk from Our Gatlinburg Parkway Hotel
Downtown Gatlinburg is the most exciting place to visit in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains! Commonly known as “The Parkway” or “The Strip”, the downtown area is overflowing with fun things to see and do. Reagan Resorts Inn is located in the heart of the city, just minutes away from some of the best attractions in the Southeast. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to eight popular destinations that are within walking distance of our Gatlinburg Parkway hotel.
1. Gatlinburg Space Needle
Standing at 407-feet tall, the Gatlinburg Space Needle is an iconic observation tower that offers panoramic views of the city and the mountains. The Space Needle is also home to a fun arcade, a thrilling escape game, an excellent pizza restaurant, and a wonderful theater that hosts magicians and other entertainers. The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 3-minute walk from Reagan Resorts Inn
2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is a unique museum that is dedicated to anything and everything that is delightfully weird. Guests will have the chance to see shrunken heads, an ostrich skeleton, and over 500 other bizarre artifacts and exhibits. Ripley’s Odditorium is a 3-minute walk from our hotel.
3. Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in the state of Tennessee! The most convenient way to get to the resort is via the Aerial Tramway, a scenic cable car ride that leaves from downtown Gatlinburg and takes passengers straight to the top of Mt. Harrison. The station for the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is only a minute’s walk from Reagan Resorts Inn.
4. Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler
The Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler is the most visited distillery in the United States! Guests at The Holler will have the chance to sample authentic white lightnin’. Some of the most popular moonshine flavors include Apple Pie, Blackberry, Lemon Drop, and Blue Flame. The Ole Smoky Holler is a 2-minute walk from our Gatlinburg Parkway hotel.
5. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum showcases famous vehicles from the silver and small screens. Highlights of the museum’s collection include the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Herbie the Love Bug, and two Batmobiles (Adam West’s and Michael Keaton’s). The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a 2-minute walk from Reagan Resorts Inn.
6. The Village Shops
The Village is a charming shopping destination that is designed to look like a quaint European town. Popular shops in The Village include The Donut Friar, The Day Hiker, Pepper Palace, The Cheese Cupboard, and The Hayloft. The Village Shops are a 7-minute walk from our hotel.
7. Anakeesta Chondola
Anakeesta is Gatlinburg’s newest attraction! Located on top of a mountain overlooking The Strip, this incredible destination features dueling ziplines, a tree canopy walk, gem mining, a treehouse playground, shopping, and dining. To get to Anakeesta from downtown Gatlinburg, guests can take a fun chairlift or gondola ride to the summit of the mountain. The station for the Chondola (a mix of “chairlift” and “gondola”) is a 9-minute walk from Reagan Resorts Inn.
8. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today! This amazing aquarium is home to over 10,000 sea creatures and numerous interactive exhibits. Ripley’s Aquarium is a 10-minute walk from our Gatlinburg Parkway hotel.
With our unparalleled location in downtown Gatlinburg, Reagan Resorts Inn is the perfect home away from home for your escape to the Smokies. Our hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation, including complimentary garage parking, a swimming pool, and rooms with private patios or balconies. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!