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From outdoor adventure to indulging in local moonshine, there are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg for adults all year long.

While the area has gorgeous landscapes to explore, your indoor options are just as exciting, making the area a top spot for people of all backgrounds, preferences, and tastes.

Here are a few ideas to consider for your next trip.

Take To The Sky

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One of the most thrilling things to do in Gatlinburg for adults is to fly high over some of the most exciting sites.

Between the Great Smoky Mountains and miles of farmlands to Dollywood, a helicopter or balloon ride over Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is a great way to see the landscape with your partner or friends.

If you like heights but don’t want to fly, try the Aerial Tramway, a 120-passenger tramway 11,000 feet above the ground that transports guests over two miles from downtown to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area.

Sip Some Spirits

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Looking for a bit of good ol’ fashioned moonshine? The Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery’s Holler location has you covered.

With traditional and unique flavors, the distillery features a tour of how the spirits are made and provides plenty of samples to try.

You can also take home your favorite, like Apple Pie moonshine. If wine and beer are more your speed, the area has some of the top wineries and breweries around, such as Little Bear Winery, Tennessee Homemade Wines, and Tennessee Cider Company.

The Smoky Mountain Brewery offers a delicious menu to taste while you try their extensive list of beers.

Try Ole Red

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Did you know Blake Shelton has a restaurant and watering hole for adults in Gatlinburg?

The location’s top-notch menu features delectable choices such as the Redneck Nachos and Champagne of Fried Chicken.

Wash it down with specialty cocktails and beer while watching up and coming country stars sing their hearts out on stage.

Get Out In Nature

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Miles of beautiful landscape are at your disposal in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the scenic views are a must when it comes to things to do in Gatlinburg for adults.

Hiking trails, tours of historic buildings, white water rafting, and other exciting excursions are all available.

You may even get an up-close glimpse at some of the wildlife of the region like the black bear.

Visit Dolly

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While Gatlinburg has plenty of amusement parks for kids, there is a special place that the older crowd can enjoy, too.

Dollywood is right next store in Pigeon Forge and offers a water park, thrill rides, dining, and dinner shows like Dolly Parton’s Stampede, where 32 horses and their riders perform extraordinary feats for onlookers.

The resort area offers visitors a spa and you can even book your wedding there!

If you have any questions contact us, we’d love to help you.