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Posted on 1/5/2022

A Selfie Tour of Gatlinburg: 8 Cool Places to Snap a Pic


Come to Gatlinburg for gorgeous selfies and attention-grabbing Instagram stories. This Smoky Mountain town is your perfect backdrop for vacation photos galore. Try these eight cool selfie spots.

1. GATLINBURG SKYLIFT PARK

Float on bright yellow chairlifts to SkyLift Park, 1,800 feet above sea level. Snap selfies with panoramic views of the Smokies. Record yourself on the breathtaking SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the country.

2. HOLLYWOOD STAR CARS MUSEUM

Amaze your friends with shots of you next to legendary movie and TV cars including two Batmobiles, a James Bond’s spy car, and cars from “Ghostbusters,” “Back to the Future” and the Fast and Furious movies.

3. GATLINBURG SPACE NEEDLE

In Gatlinburg, you see the iconic Space Needle from wherever you are! Grab selfies with the Needle behind you, then ride the glass elevator more than 400 feet to the top, for 360-degree views of the Smokies to star in your Instagram feed.

4. ANAKEESTA

This mountaintop theme park was practically built for selfies. Visit Willow Man, a giant sculpture of a friendly tree creature, and sit in his lap. Smile next to waterfalls in Vista Gardens. Ascend AnaVista Tower to photograph the farthest mountains. Snap selfies as you walk through the treetops on suspended rope bridges.

5. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT ODDITORIUM

The weirdest place in Gatlinburg is selfie heaven, with human and animal “oddities” and tons of hands-on activities. Get a shot with the albino giraffe or the shocking shrunken heads!

6. OBER GATLINBURG SCENIC CHAIRLIFT

Rise nearly 800 feet as you take the longest chairlift ride of its kind in America. Your open-air ride gives plenty of time for Instagrammable shots. Whether you’re here for fall colors, winter’s frosts, or spring flowers, take amazing photos without hiking.

7. GATLINBURG SCENIC OVERLOOK

See the whole town below you, with the misty blue Smokies as the backdrop. Put yourself in the frame for the ultimate vacation photo. The overlook is along the Gatlinburg Bypass, just minutes outside town.

8. NEWFOUND GAP ROAD

This is 31 miles of selfie stops. Nearly a mile high, this easy drive starts in Gatlinburg and features views of Mt. LeConte, the highest peak in Tennessee. Stop at Mingus Mill, on the North Carolina end of the road, for old-time photos of an 1866 mill.

Scroll through your selfies back at your private vacation cabin! Rent a Gatlinburg cabin today.

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