Big Savings on Gatlinburg Fun
If you’re looking for activities to keep the whole family busy during your visit to Carr’s Northside Cottages, you’ll be able to fill up a whole week with trips to all of the Ripley’s Attractions. You save a lot when you bundle your tickets, so plan to take in several options.
Most people will want to start with passes to Ripley’s Aquarium, and the bundle packages start there as well. The largest of the Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg, the Aquarium is indeed one of the most visited spots in the region. This 1.4 million gallon aquarium features over 10,000 denizens of the deep. Gaze in wonder as you glide along the moving walkway through the underwater tunnel; the sharks slip right over your head. Be sure to check out the new Swarm exhibit and get a free fish manicure. That’ll be a new experience! Allow for at least two hours to see all that the aquarium has to offer.
If the countless exotic sea creatures don’t slake your thirst for the unusual, you should head over to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, home to all things weird and wonderful. Spanning 3 floors with 16 themed galleries taking up 12,500 square feet of exhibit space, the Odditorium is certain to be both educational and entertaining.
After all the walking around at the Aquarium and Odditorium, you might be ready for a sit-down. Don’t expect to relax too much at the Moving Theater, though. You’ll strap in for a thrilling 5D movie adventure with motion seats and digital effects to enjoy one of two films: Roadhoggers or Winter Wipeout. You’ve never seen a movie quite like this!
Step back to a leisurely pace as you knock a golf ball around for a bit at Davy Crockett Mini-Golf. This activity is perfect as part of a combo pack because the whole family will love the delightfully themed courses, complete with whimsical animated characters. Play one or both of the two 18-hole courses.
You can get another, even more challenging winding walk at the Mirror Maze. There’s only one way out, but the maze creates the illusion of infinite possibilities. If you get hopelessly lost, don’t worry! Search parties rescue wanderers every half hour. After you successfully exit, celebrate your victory with a candy treat from Ripley’s Candy Factory.
Which family member holds the record for the fastest time through the mirror maze? If you’re a fan of the Guinness Book of World Records, you’ll want to see the records and memorabilia at Guinness World of Records.
When evening rolls around and your energy is dipping, you need the shot of adrenaline that you’ll get when you visit the Haunted Adventure. It’s the #1 haunted house in Gatlinburg, and rightly so, featuring plenty of terrifying live actors in the 10,000 square foot spook house. On second thought, you might not want to make a haunted house your last stop of the day. You’ll want to get a good night’s sleep at Carr’s Northside Cottages before you set out for another day of adventure in Gatlinburg.