After dark, this Smoky Mountains town sparks with nightlife, food and fun. You won’t run out of amazing things to do in Gatlinburg at night.
1. Cruise on a Mountain Coaster
Zip downhill, through glittering tunnels of lights, at speeds up to 35 miles an hour! You’re on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, a coaster where you and your sweetheart (or kid, or friend) drive a two-rider car on a track so fast you’ll think you’re taking flight. A brake lets you take control—unless you’re bold enough for the “No Brakes Night Ride.”
2. Watch a Band at Ole Red
For country music fans—especially Blake Shelton fans—this down-home concert hall is a must. Shelton’s hit song “Ole Red” inspired this laid-back place, where you can hear established stars and breakout country artists. Grab a drink, munch chicken, burgers or amazing desserts, and listen to live music on the best sound system around.
3. Relax at Your Gatlinburg Cabin Rental
Relishing the privacy of a quiet cabin is a great way to spend a cozy evening. Soak in a bubbling hot tub. Play pool or arcade games in the game room. Make a great dinner (or unpack terrific takeout) and watch movies. Cabins with fire pits are ideal nighttime fun, with s’mores, stories and stars. Pick a Gatlinburg cabin where you’ll love cuddling up.
4. Take in a Ghost Tour
History meets horror in Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg. Your costumed storyteller leads you into Gatlinburg’s past of haunted hotels, murders, and spirits who lure the living. This is a hair-raising hour of frightening folklore and terrifying true tales. Borrow a “ghost detector” from your guide so you’re ready to spot the supernatural.
5. Walk the Gatlinburg Strip
Imagine entertainment, food and shopping, all steps from each other. That’s the Strip, and at night, it glows with neon and possibilities. Take in dazzling views from the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, escape rooms, wineries, moonshiners, restaurants for every taste—explore all these and more, long after dark.
6. Ride the Gatlinburg SkyLift
Gatlinburg sparkles below as you ride the chairlift to the top of Crockett Mountain and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. At the summit, point out your favorite nighttime destinations on the Strip far below. Walk over the stunning SkyBridge and stroll the new SkyTrail that hugs the mountain’s curves.