Honor America’s heroes and veterans with this tribute, featuring a wide variety of events including patriotic music, a fly-by presentation, and even an appearance by an American bald eagle from the American Eagle Foundation. This event takes place at the Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza on November 11 and it’s a great activity for the entire family to come to together and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Area events and festivities grow larger each year and a variety of veterans and current service members will be there, so be sure to attend. Our lodging options are perfect for your stay, and there are plenty of activities to check out while you are in the area!
Step into the amazing Dixie Stampede to witness an all-in-fun look at the rivalry between North & South in this action packed dinner and show extravaganza. You’ll witness amazing performances by the cast, as well as the stars of the show – 32 amazing performing horses! Ostrich races and a fantastic patriotic finale highlight this family adventure that has made a name for itself around the country. You’ll also feast on a hearty four-course meal featuring Southern favorites like rotisserie chicken, homemade biscuits and much more.
The Titanic Museum boasts a wide range of artifacts and memorabilia as you are taken on a historical journey through the tragic events of the Titanic, as well as into the personal lives of its passengers. The museum features twenty rooms, which include a full-size replica of the Grand Staircase, actual lifeboats used by survivors and victims, the ship’s bridge, and more. Even the building itself has been built to half-scale in the image of the Titanic and sits anchored to water for a realistic effect. Inside the rooms, you will find over 400 artifacts and personal items, as well as chilling accounts, SOS messages, and so much more.
Ascend to the clouds with the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Watch the world below grow smaller and smaller after boarding in downtown Gatlinburg and climbing above the city, mountains, trees and river for amazing views from the heights of the Smoky Mountains. You’ll end up 1,800 feet above the rest of the world where you can savor the view, enjoy a picnic lunch or take some unbelievable mountaintop photos. Try it at night for a different experience!