Clarion Inn & Suites is located directly on the Gatlinburg Parkway, offering convenience to all area attractions and dining options. We have collected a sampling of some of the finer points of interest here in Gatlinburg for you. Please feel free to take the time and explore some of Gatlinburg’s Finest.
Just a short walk out of our front door and you can find yourself submerged in the attractions of the trees and foilage that the Geat Smoky Mountains are known for.
Fine dining, including Angus Steaks, and Southern Home Cooking surround the Clarion, in addition to world renown attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, or Ripley’s Haunted Mansion. Race car simulators, miniature golf and good old fashioned Smoky Mountain Taffy are just some of the other things you will see on your walk through downtown Gatlinburg.
The Great Smoky Mountains are filled with magic and mystery. Its popularity has encouraged development of the local amusement industry. There are many fine attractions and places you must see in the Smokies…here are a few of our recommendations.
Ripley’s Variety of AttractionsAquarium of the Smokies, located on River Road parallel to the Parkway; Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Ripley’s Motion Theater are all located directly on the Parkway and offer imaginative entertainment for all who visit…“Believe it…or Not!”
Ober Gatlinburg 865-496-5423Ride America’s Largest Tramway to the top of the mountain to Ober Gatlinburg. Enjoy year-round ice skating, arcade, bungee jumping, dry-track alpine slide, winter skiing and much more!
Dixie Stampede 1-800-356-1676The Most Fun Place To Eat In The Smokies! “I guarantee it!” – Dolly Parton. Come and enjoy a delicious four-course feast and be dazzled by a horse-racing, whip-cracking, Wagon-busting good time complete with a friendly North/South rivalry.
Dollywood 865-428-9488Wholesome Entertainment in the Smokies. Quality & Value Guaranteed! Live show performances daily, countless rides and attractions including the all NEW Dolly’s Splash Country! Acres of water time fun for the whole entire family!
Romance in the Smokies
Make every day a romantic experience with a romance gift basket delivered to your cabin or hotel. Surprise your special someone with a romantic bath basket, a dozen roses, or a delightful morning breakfast. Have some romantic ideas of your own? We’ll be happy to provide a custom quote and have your signature gift waiting for your arrival.
A Mountain View Spa
Enjoy a therapeutic, personal massage and a full range of spa services during your getaway to the Smokies. Licensed massage therapists offer professional services including Aroma, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Swedish, Tandem and Couples massages in the comfort of your vacation rental. Gift certificates and spa packages available.
The Track Family Recreation Center
Outdoor fun center in Pigeon Forge featuring amusement rides, go karts, mini golf, bumper cars, bungee jumping and blaster boats. Play outside or stay in and enjoy our cool video arcade!
Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! It is said that the best way to respect and honor those who gave their lives is to simply tell their stories.
Check out their website for more info!
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Let us make a few dining recommendations…..
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Located at 900 Parkway
Calhoun’s RestaurantAtmosphere! Glass enclosed seating with view of the Parkway and a full service bar. Specialties include award-winning baby back ribs, steaks, prime rib, grilled chicken, barbecue, and catfish.
The Cherokee GrillYour destination for any occasion located in Calhoun’s Village offers a contemporary, casual atmosphere and menu that includes steaks, rotisserie chicken, seafood, sandwiches, and salads.
Flapjack’s Pancake CabinWonderful selection of traditional omelet’s, huge variety of pancakes, waffles, Campfire Skillet meals and Cades Cove Specialty sandwiches.
The Park GrillDine in a Smoky Mountain Lodge! Full service bar, Moonshine chicken, trout, ribs, and homemade desserts. Children’s menu available.
The Peddler Restaurant and LoungeDine in a log cabin atmosphere overlooking a mountain stream, while you enjoy an incredible steak cut fresh to your liking and broiled over a charcoal grill.
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Micro brewery with a lodge atmosphere featuring tremendous appetizers, homemade pizzas, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and handcrafted beers. Nightly entertainment provided for having a whole lot of fun.
T.G.I.Friday’sCasual atmosphere and family oriented menu including Jack Daniel’s ribs, steaks, and chicken. Adult beverages served.