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5 Virtual Ways to Enjoy Smoky Mountain Attractions from Home

gatlinburg skylift park
April 17, 2020

Are you missing the Smoky Mountains and wish you could enjoy some of the fun things to do in the area? You can with these virtual ways to enjoy Smoky Mountain attractions! You and your kids will have a blast with these things you can do when you’re at home and find yourself wishing you were in the Smokies. Look at these top 5 virtual ways to enjoy Smoky Mountain attractions from home:

1. Titanic Museum Virtual Tour

titanic museum in pigeon forge

Want your kids to learn a little more about American history? You should watch the Titanic Museum Virtual Tour A member of the Titanic staff will take you through the museum where you can see historic artifacts, replicas of parts of the ship and movie, and learn about the different aspects of the ship. If you really want to make it educational, there’s a guide on their website where you can do activities together based on what you learn along the tour!

2. Virtual Escape Game

Do you love puzzles and mind teasers? Then you’ll love the virtual game from The Escape Game. The game is called Unlocked: The Heist. This digital adventure takes you on a mission to stop a suspected art thief. You have to find clues and solve puzzles to complete the mission. The Escape Game is also offering other online adventures, like virtual field trips and an online scavenger hunt and mystery game.

3. Virtual Ride on the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

If you have never ridden a mountain coaster, you can do it from home on this virtual ride! The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster shares part of their coaster ride, so you will have to visit it in person to get the full experience. But you’ll have a blast watching the video and pretending like you’re racing along the track.

4. Virtual Tour of Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

One of the most iconic Smoky Mountain attractions is the yellow chairs of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Whether you’ve been or not, you can experience this attraction virtually in their hour-long video. You’ll ride up the side of the mountain on the chairlift, then get out on the SkyDeck to explore and take in the incredible views. The tour takes place at dusk, creating a truly unique experience. After enjoying the view, you’ll get to walk across the SkyBridge and look down into the forest at the three glass panels. This is a great way to face your fears since you are there virtually!

5. Virtual Fun with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

The very popular Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has all kinds of options for you while you’re at home right now. They are having a ton of live events you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Kids will love being able to watch animals be fed while learning about them. Staff members will also do educational encounters and story time with the animals. Plus, you can watch the penguins all day on their live webcam!

You’ll love all of these virtual ways to enjoy Smoky Mountain attractions while you’re at home. Want some ideas of things to do the next time you’re in Gatlinburg? Here are the top things to do in Gatlinburg!