When you stay at Old Creek Lodge, you’re just steps away from some of the hottest attractions around! There’ll be no worrying about getting stuck in traffic, paying for gas or finding a place to park. Leave your car parked safely in our parking lot and enjoy a short walk to all the exciting things to do! Check out these 5 Gatlinburg attractions you can walk to from our hotel:
1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
You read it right – you can walk to the top aquarium in the country! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is only a 13-minute walk from our Gatlinburg hotel. You’ll be able to spend your afternoon waddling with penguins, splashing with rays or touching jellyfish! There are so many incredible experiences for you to try at the aquarium, and of course you’ll get to see all your favorite sea creatures, like a sea turtle, 12-foot sharks and more!
2. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
To see some of your favorite automobiles from popular TV shows and movies, walk to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! It is only a 6-minute walk from Old Creek Lodge. You’ll be able to see the Batmobile, General Lee, Ecto-1 and cars from famous movie franchises like Fast and Furious! The museum displays the cars in recreated settings with sound, lights and action. Before you leave, get a picture of you in one of the cars for the perfect souvenir to take back home!
3. Park Grill
Feeling hungry? No problem! The Park Grill, one of the most delicious restaurants in Gatlinburg, is only a 5-minute walk from the Old Creek Lodge. You’ll be just steps away from some of the best food in town! The Park Grill offers a true taste of the Smokies with menu items like a Moonshine Marinated Chicken Sandwich and Smoky Mountain Shrimp. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy burger, tender steak or ribs, you’ll be able to satisfy your appetite at The Park Grill!
4. Mountain Mall
It’s time to shop till you drop! Take a 5-minute walk to the Mountain Mall, Gatlinburg’s premier indoor shopping experience. With a variety of unique shops in the mall, you’ll be able to find everything you’re looking for. There are clothes, candy, food, crafts, movies, sports collectibles and so much more! You can even pick up an outfit to take back home to your four-legged friend! When you walk the hallways of the mall, you’ll hear Appalachian mountain music recorded by local musicians.
5. Sugarland Cellars
You’ll be able to sip complimentary wine when you visit Sugarland Cellars in Gatlinburg! The winery is only a 6-minute walk from our hotel, so you won’t have to worry about drinking and driving. You can take a tour while you’re there and learn more about the rich mountain history. There is also a gift shop at the winery that has plenty of wine-related gifts and Smoky Mountain memories.
It’s time to lace up those walking shoes! There is no doubt you’ll have a fantastic time in Gatlinburg and make memories that last a lifetime. Browse our Gatlinburg hotel rooms and start planning the perfect vacation!