5 Ways to Have a Fun Evening in Gatlinburg, Tennessee


A resort town of barely 4,000 permanent residents in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, this together with nearby Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the eastern USA's top tourism nexuses, a mix of nature, sport, and honky tonk, all with a country-western kind of flavour. And nighttime brings as much fun as the daylight hours.

Downtown Gatlinburg

Visit the shops, attractions, restaurants and watering holes on the downtown strip for a lively, stimulating evening out.

Space Needle

Take the opportunity to take in a spectacular view of the lights of downtown from this 407-foot tower. While taking it all in, you can also wander through the exhibits here to learn about Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountain Brewery

If you're in the mood for some good live music, Smoky Mountain Brewery is the perfect place to visit and listen to some local bands. They have live music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night featuring some local favorites. It is a great place the whole family can enjoy.
Plus every Monday and Tuesday they host karaoke, as well as live team trivia.

Fireflies at Elkmont

If you are visiting in the spring or early summer, you should take time to experience the Smoky Mountain fireflies at Elkmont. The Smoky Mountain is the only one out of two places in the entire world where you can experience being amid millions of fireflies which flock here for their annual mating every year between late April and early June. This allows visitors to see a stunning natural light show that you can't find anywhere else.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The chairlift ride to the top of Crockett Mountain and back down is fun any time of day, but even more breathtaking under a sky filled filled with twinkling stars.

Discover all of the fun and exciting things the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg have to offer at


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