underneath the skybridge

While Gatlinburg is known for beautiful mountain scenery, unique shopping opportunities and tons of great restaurants, it is also home to some of the most thrilling attractions in the world! If you consider yourself a thrill-seeker and want to experience what it is like to race down a mountain on a sled or soar through the sky like an eagle, there is no better place to be in the Smokies! Here are 4 exciting attractions in Gatlinburg TN that thrill-seekers will love:

1. Mountain Glider at Rowdy Bear Mountain

Rowdy Bear Mountain in GatlinburgOne of the most exciting attractions in Gatlinburg is the Mountain Glider at Rowdy Bear Mountain, which combines the elements of free falling and hang gliding into one fun and safe experience! As the world’s first attraction of its type, the Mountain Glider allows you to soar through the treetops of Rowdy Bear Mountain while being suspended from a single rail track. Be sure to add this attraction to your list for bragging rights because you just won’t find it anywhere else!

2. Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Get your nerves up to walk across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America! From the mountaintop SkyDeck at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, the bridge literally crosses through the sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep valley in a single span! The Gatlinburg SkyBridge reaches a height of 140 feet at its midpoint, and there are even glass floor panels in the middle of the span to add to the thrill! You are free to walk across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge at your own pace to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views.

3. Rail Runner at Anakeesta

anakeesta in downtown gatlinburgWhile the Smoky Mountains have quickly become the mountain coaster capital of the USA, you won’t find one quite like the Rail Runner at Anakeesta anywhere else in the country! Unlike other mountain coasters, this attraction features a single rail track that allows you to ride even closer to the ground! The Rail Runner takes you on a fun-filled downhill ride with a 400-foot elevation change, and you can hit speeds of 25 miles per hour as you control your ride down the mountain!

4. Mysterious Mansion

Another one of the most exciting attractions in Gatlinburg TN that thrill-seekers will love is the Mysterious Mansion, an interactive haunted house adventure where you must navigate your way through secret passageways, eerie dark corridors and winding staircases! You never know who, or what, might be around every spine chilling corner in this haunted “turn of the century” mansion that has been ranked as Gatlinburg’s most terrifying attraction for 40 years!

Where to Stay

edgewater hotelStay just steps away from all the action with a vacation at our hotel! Our comfortable and affordable hotel is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, but is just far enough off the Parkway to avoid the traffic and noise! This means that you can enjoy a fabulous night of sleep in one of our lovely hotel rooms, ranging from Double Queen Rooms and King Rooms to Jacuzzi Rooms and Suites! While staying with us, enjoy a wide range of fantastic amenities including an indoor and outdoor heated pool, poolside hot tubs, private balconies and a complimentary hot continental breakfast!

Check out all of the rooms at our Gatlinburg hotel today to stay close to these thrilling attractions in Gatlinburg TN! We look forward to seeing you soon!