Best Free Things To Do In Gatlinburg With Kids Parents Will Love

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Looking to experience something new and exciting during your next family vacation in the Smoky Mountains? Why not discover something new with your loved ones while also saving a little money at the same time by checking out one of the many fun and free things to do in Gatlinburg with kids?

Explore the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community

There are over 100 talents artisans and crafters who call the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community home. These talents range from candle making to leatherworks and everything in between.

You and your family can see these talented crafters first hand by strolling through their shops and stores by visiting the crafts community for yourselves. Located on Glades Road, these shops are open year-round. There are even a few restaurants and snack shops that you and your family can grab a delicious bite to eat during your visit.

Drive the Roaring Fork Motor Trail

Roaring Fork Motor Nature TrailThe Roaring Fork Motor Trail home to some of the most scenic views in the Smoky Mountains. Not only are there an abundance of scenic overlooks found along this roadway, but there are also several historic home sites and buildings that you and your loved ones can explore.

The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is particularly scenic during the fall and the spring when the natural beauty of the area really comes to life. Not to mention, driving the scenic roadway is completely free!

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Take in the Views At the Gatlinburg Overlook

Similar to the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, the Gatlinburg Overlook is one of the most scenic of our favorite free things to do in Gatlinburg with kids. Offering the perfect bird’s eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the overlook is great for family photos or souvenir snapshots to help you and your loved ones remember your most recent trip to the Smokies.

The easiest way to get to the Gatlinburg Overlook is to ride the Gatlinburg  Sky Lift. Please keep in mind, there is a small fee for this ride.

Cades Cove at nightDiscover History at a Visitor Center

Do you love kids love learning about history and nature? Then they will simply fall in love with visiting one of the many Visitor Centers found in and around Gatlinburg. Not only do these centers give visitors a chance to learn more about the history of the area, they also house a ton of information about all the beauty and wonder found inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

When the weather is warmer, don’t forget to see if there are any ranger-led hikes planned during your family’s next visit. This will give you an even bigger inside look into the mystery of the Smokies.

Relax in a Gatlinburg Cabin

Last, but not least, one of our favorite family-friendly free things to do in Gatlinburg with kids is simply lounging around a spacious Gatlinburg cabin rental with the people you love. Whether you are looking to enjoy a movie on the large home theater system, play a game of pool in a game room, relax in an outdoor hot tub, or just enjoy the views from your Ways a Pigeon Forge cabin with an outdoor hot tub is good for your healthprivate deck, we can guarantee you and your loved ones will not be disappointed by your vacation rental.

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Would you like to learn more about the many fun and free things to do in Gatlinburg with kids? Be sure to give our vacation experts a call today. With over a decade of experience helping families enjoy a memorable Smoky Mountain vacation, they will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you and your loved ones may have.