Stunning Gatlinburg TN fall colors in the mountains.

4 Attractions in Gatlinburg TN That Are Perfect for Viewing Fall Foliage

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit the Great Smoky Mountains as the leaves change from deep green to a vibrant display of red, yellow and orange! While you can enjoy the fall foliage from virtually anywhere in Gatlinburg, there are several fantastic attractions near Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals that are ideal for viewing this annual phenomenon! Here are 4 attractions in Gatlinburg TN that are perfect for viewing fall foliage:

1. Aerial Tramway

One of the best ways to view the fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains is by soaring above the forest on the Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg! This exciting attraction features two 120 passenger cars that provide a breathtaking 2.1 mile journey from downtown Gatlinburg to the amusement park and ski area at Ober Gatlinburg. The Aerial Tramway is open daily from 9:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., which is subject to change due to weather conditions. Since this attraction is quite popular, we recommend arriving as early as possible to avoid a long wait!

2. Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg Space NeedleAnother one of the attractions in Gatlinburg TN that is perfect for fall foliage viewing is the Gatlinburg Space Needle. This 407 foot tall observation tower provides stunning panoramic views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. After riding glass elevators to the observation deck, take advantage of the free viewfinders for an up-close look at the gorgeous autumn colors. The Gatlinburg Space Needle also features the Higher Learning Exhibits, an educational feature with fascinating facts and history about Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.

3. Anakeesta

The top of Anakeesta Mountain provides spectacular views of the Smokies, but half the fun is getting there on the scenic Chondola ride! This unique fixed grip transportation system is the first of its kind to be built in the United States and features both quad chairs with a safety bar and 6 person gondola cabins. After selecting a quad chair or gondola, you will glide for 600 feet to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain and enter the Firefly Village. Along with treehouse-themed dining and shops, you will find numerous overlooks to enjoy the fall foliage!

4. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Gatlinburg Space NeedleSit back and relax on the BEST seat in Gatlinburg on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift! This ski lift style attraction slowly takes you 1,800 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain. After your smooth glide to the summit, your chair will turn around the wheel for the exhilarating ride back down to the bottom! The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is surrounded on 3 sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it one of the best opportunities to view the beauty of the fall foliage in the Smokies! Be sure to bring your camera along to capture some awesome photographs to show your family and friends back home!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your vacation near these wonderful attractions in Gatlinburg TN! We hope to see you this fall at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals!