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Posted on 5/18/2022

10 Exceptional Things to Do this May in Gatlinburg


Are you looking for things to do this May in Gatlinburg? Well, look no further! Here are 10 awesome ideas that will keep you entertained all month long. From outdoor activities to shopping and dining, there's something for everyone in Gatlinburg. So put on your sunscreen and get ready to have some fun!


1. VISIT GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

With more than 800 miles of hiking trails, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise. In May, the park comes alive with wildflowers blooming and animals coming out to play.


2. SPEND A DAY AT DOLLYWOOD

Dollywood is a world-famous theme park located in Pigeon Forge, just a short drive from Gatlinburg. In May, there are plenty of rides and attractions to enjoy.


3. VISIT RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF THE SMOKIES

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the top-rated aquariums in the country. In May, the fish are active and the tanks are full of color.


4. TAKE A HIKE TO RAMSEY CASCADES

Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hike to the waterfall is 8 miles round trip, but it is well worth the effort.


5. PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF AT GATLINBURG GOLF COURSE

Gatlinburg Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course. In May, the course is in great condition and the views are breathtaking.


6. GO HORSEBACK RIDING IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Several companies offer horseback riding tours in the Great Smoky Mountains. In May, the weather is perfect for a leisurely ride through the woods.


7. SHOP AT THE GATLINBURG ARTS AND CRAFTS COMMUNITY

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is an 8-mile loop of more than 100 artists and craftspeople. In May, the shops are open and the displays are beautiful.


8. STROLL THROUGH DOWNTOWN GATLINBURG

Downtown Gatlinburg is a pedestrian-friendly area with plenty of shops, restaurants, and attractions. In May, the weather is perfect for a leisurely stroll.


9. RIDE THE GATLINBURG SKY LIFT

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is a 2.1-mile long aerial tramway that takes passengers from downtown Gatlinburg to the top of Crockett Mountain. In May, the views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking.


10. VISIT OBER GATLINBURG

Ober Gatlinburg is a ski resort and amusement park located in Gatlinburg. In May, the park is open daily and there are plenty of rides and attractions to enjoy.


So there you have it, 10 things to do this May in Gatlinburg. Get out there and enjoy all that Gatlinburg has to offer!

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