It all begins on the famous Gatlinburg "Strip"! Enjoy attractions including several Ripley's® venues such as the "Believe It or Not! Odditorium, the Aquarium of The Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg, theatre entertainment, and shopping, shopping, and more shopping! Ober Gatlinburg offers activities in the summer for all ages including ice skating, and becomes a ski resort in the winter. Pigeon forge is home to Dolly Parton's famed parks and presents one of the finest dinner theaters in the Smokies. Visit Dollywood® for high flying coasters and rides of all kinds. Spend a day at Dollywood's® Splash Country Water Park for excellent water fun in the sun. Enjoy an evening of entertainment at at any number of dinner theaters such as Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede". Outdoor adventures begin with horseback riding, white water rafting, zip lining, and even camping! With Huddletrip at the helm, your students will be adventurous, experience educational venues, and have the fun of a lifetime.
Guinness World of Records Museum (Gatlinburg)
Enter the world of incredible feats, facts and records of events that have really happened. From zany to real life, dramatic re-creations come to life in a visit of unparalleled fun! See Batman's car housed in the Bat Cave, view the most expensive car ever made, and compare your height to the tallest man on record. Visit the circus to meet unusual people, climb aboard the Ark with Noah and the animals deep inside a cave, and check out authentic memorabilia from celebrity record holders like Elvis. A delightful and captivating journey you won't soon forget!
Hollywood Wax Museum (Pigeon Forge)
Enter the world of Hollywood Stars when you visit this museum entirely devoted to celebrity figures. Rub elbows with current stars such as Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Anne Hathaway, as well as golden oldies; John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis. These re-creations are so faithfully done so you would honestly believe they are alive! Also in the same entertainment complex is the Castle of Chaos, a 5-D adventure ride, Hannah's House of Mirrors, and Outbreak; "Dread the un-dead! Chemacorp is in trouble, and the military needs your help. Something went horribly wrong when test subjects were exposed to Alpha Strain at secret labs all over the world. Could they have genetically altered soldiers to be ultimate destroyers on the battlefield? We’ll only know if this outbreak remains contained. It’s your job to assist with clean-up and disposal quickly and quietly. It won’t be easy and it might chill you to the bone, but it will definitely be a zombie adventure to remember"!
Titanic Museum AND Attraction (Pigeon Forge)
Her maiden voyage ended more than 100 years ago, but her legacy lives on at the Titanic Museum. On board the giant, ship-shaped attraction, visitors become part of the drama that unfolds. See the actual belongings of passengers who were on board Titanic that fateful night in 1912. Hear the retelling of fascinating passengers' stories that bring it all back to life in vivid and dramatic detail! Wander through exhibits depicting the ship's granduer, view priceless artifacts recovered, learn more about the passengers and crew who managed to survive, and get a 'feel' for what it was like to be on this fabulous maiden voyage that became one of the worst disasters in history.
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park (Gatlinburg)
Take the aerial Tramway high above the Smoky Mountains on a journey to Ober Gatlinburg for skiing and tubing in the winter and a fun array of attractions in the summer. Whether a beginner on the slopes, enjoy tubing, want to just have fun in the snow zone OR are a seasoned skiier ready to tackle the moguls and Terrain Park, Ober Gatlinburg is the place to be! The other seasons offer a different kind of fun from a wildlife adventure and the Alpine Slide, to Blue Cyclone Rapids and Ober's Lightnin' Raft Ride and Shoot-the-chute. And..., of course, there is always ice skating available year round in the enclosed Mall.
White Water Rafting (Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge)
Known as the fastest-growing outdoor group activity in the country today, ride the rapids with an experienced guide aboard. Romp in class 3-4 rapids as you traverse the waters of the Pigeon River. An unforgettable "float" down the river awaits you. Don't worry about March and April coolness as your group will be equipped with Dry Suits, and the water tends to be cool to warm. Fun and thrilling for ALL ages, this river adventure is a 'must-do' when in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
From black bears to salamanders, Old-growth forests to spring wildflowers, and Log cabins to grist mills, the park offers numerous opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains. Enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, waterfalls, and tours aboard your motor coach.
Space Needle (Gatlinburg)
Travel 400 feet up in the air inside glass elevators for a 360 degree panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Experience the educational feature rich in facts and history about Gatlinburg. There is so much to do and see at this premier Gatlinburg attraction. Enjoy futuristic lazer tag, a 25,000 square-foot arcadia with the latest games and the area's largest redemption center, the Hypnotized Comedy Show at the Space Needle's own theater, check out the Oh Zone, visit the souvenir shop, and maybe grab a slice of the best pizza in town at the Flying Saucer Italian Bistro.
Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg
Come along for a walking tour of a ghostly nature. Visit historic and "haunted" places in Gatlinburg as a local storyteller dressed in costume takes you on a lantern-led walk through tragedy, murder, and mayhem.
Dollywood® Theme Park (Pigeon Forge)
Soar over the Smoky Mountains as the newest roller coaster ride, "Wild Eagle" opens in 2012! This famed amusement park offers something for everyone. From high-flying roller coasters to the gentlest of rides, a day at Dollywood will be a trip to remember. Enjoy all types of music, shows, an assortment of other attractions, shopping, and the many eateries.
Dollywood's® Splash Country Water Adventure Park (Pigeon Forge)
One of America's best water parks! Acres of adventure with both water rides and attractions await you. Enjoy a 25,000 square foot wave pool and many exciting slides from the Big Bear Plunge to Wild River Falls. This famed theme park is reminiscent of Dolly Parton's childhood experiences of swimming in the rivers of the Great Smoky Mountains. Come join in on the fun from the end of May through the middle of September basking in the sun, riding the waves, and soaring down zig-zag water slides.
The Island (Pigeon Forge)
There's never been a better time to bring your student group to Pigeon Forge. Enjoy The Island at your own pace, ride the giant Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, shop more than 60 retail and specialty shops, a number of popular restaurants and eateries, enjoy the many arcade games, view the grand Island Show Fountains, and listen to free live music. Performing groups are welcome to showcase their talents in an outdoor presentation. Teachers will love education made fun for their students at Mellow Mushroom's Pizza School as they learn about proper sanitation while cooking, essential ingredients that go into pizzas, and how to make and bake them. The Fudgery offers a 30 minutes show to teach students how to make fudge and to prepare it for the marketplace. Want to learn a bit of German? Poynor's Pomme Frites (pronounced "Pawn-ers PonFreet") offers the best authentic German Food. While students enjoy the brats and hand cut Belgium fries, they will learn German translations and phrases.
Jump on America's newest favorite past-time to get your blood pumping! Zip Line your way from the top to the bottom and up again! Enjoy 5 different zip line adventures soaring over tree-tops. Each line you zip down gets better and better as the views become more fascinating. Saving the best for last, the final stretch is an unbelievable 2,000 feet long towering above all obstacles, giving you the best view of the mighty Smoky Mountains. Safety is always the highest priority. Experienced guides will be with you every step of the way as you embark on the thrill of a lifetime!
WonderWorks™ (Pigeon Forge_
Wow! Imagine a Top Secret research laboratory on a remote island in the Bermuda Triangle filled with the world's greatest scientists who were given the task of creating and harnessing the power of a tornado! Then, imagine this experiment going awry, creating a vortex that was strong enough to rip the laboratory from its foundation and hurl it thousands of miles to land...upside down... on top of a building in Pigeon Forge, TN.! Your visit will send you into a world of everything 'upside down' until you are inverted in the inversion tunnel so you can participate in all the fun ahead of you. Over 100 interactive hands-on exhibits to challenge the mind and spark imagination await your arrival. Experience the 5.3 Simulated Earthquake, Hurricane Simulator, Swim with the Sharks, Computer Trivia, Velocity Ball, Space Suit, Mission to Mars, the Bed of Nails, and the Ropes Challenging Course. Enjoy Laser Tag, the Wonder Wall, Wonder Coasters, the Bubble Lab, and so much more!
Ripley's® "Believe It or Not!" (Gatlinburg)
Welcome to the strangest place in Gatlinburg! Ripley's Believe It or Not has been proudly "freaking out" visitors for more than 90 years. Prepare to be amazed and curious at the unbelievable phenomena. Three stories of over 500 artifacts from around the world await to amaze and maybe "freak you out" as you view an eight-legged buffalo, a two-headed calf, and so much more! Experience and learn new, interesting, and highly unusual things; all guaranteed to be real! Interactive family fun is just around the corner as you ready yourself for the challenge to simply...Believe It or Not!
Ripley's® Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg)
Experience piranhas, travel through the world's longest underwater aquarium tunnel, pet a horseshoe crab, come fact to face with a giant Pacific octopus, and actually TOUCH a stingray! Enjoy this and more at spectacular Ripley's® Aquarium of the Smokies. View 12 foot sharks, and even plan a sleepover in Shark Lagoon. Over 10,000 exotic sea creatures reside here comprised orf more than 350 species. There are actually more fish than there are people living in Gatlinburg! From the Tropical Rainforest, Gallery of the Seas, and the Shark Lagoon hosting 12-foot sharks, to the Coral Reef, Discovery Center, and "Touch-A-Ray Bay", exciting adventures await as you step into a whole different world. You might even get to participate in dissecting a squid as a classroom program.
Additional Ripley's® Venues:
3-D Moving Theater
Davy Crockett Mini Golf
Old McDonald's Farm Mini Golf
Marvelous Mirror Maze and Candy Factory
Blaine's Grill and Bar
J.T. Hannah's Kitchen
The Old Mill Restaurant
Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede" Dinner Show
Hazard County Hoedown Show and Dinner Buffet
Smith Family Show and Southern Style Dinner Buffet
America's Hit Parade Dinner Show
Soul of Motown Dinner Show
Magic Spectacular Dinner Show
The Island (Pigeon Forge)
Scheduled performance for Visitors
Dollywood® Theme Park (Pigeon Forge)
Scheduled performance for Visitors
Smoky Mountain Music Festival
Adjudicated Performance and Awards Ceremony (April and May)