When it comes to the perfect vacation in the Smoky Mountains, there is no better place to stay than the Rocky Waters Motor Inn! Our hotel not only features affordable guest rooms and convenient amenities, but a fabulous location that is within walking distance to some of the top attractions in Gatlinburg! Here are 4 fun Gatlinburg attractions that are within walking distance of our hotel:

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

One of the most popular Gatlinburg attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which is just a short stroll from the Rocky Waters Motor Inn! This state-of-the-art facility contains more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 10 themed galleries, including the Shark Lagoon, Touch A Ray Bay and the Penguin Playhouse! You can also sign up to enjoy one of the aquarium’s unique experiences, such as the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure that floats just inches above 12 foot sharks!

2. Hillbilly GolfHillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg

If you are a fan of miniature golf, you will be thrilled to know that our hotel is literally right across the street from Hillbilly Golf! This iconic mini golf course has been a Gatlinburg institution for years and is a “must do” when spending a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains! Your golf adventure begins with an incline train ride to the top of the mountain, where you can choose from 1 of 2 different courses and putt your way back down the mountain! See if you have what it takes to score a hole-in-one and become the mini-golf champion in your family!

3. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster  

Another one of the fun Gatlinburg attractions within walking distance of our hotel is the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, a thrilling roller coaster style attraction that puts YOU into the driver’s seat! The single or double rider karts are securely attached to a tubular track as you wind your way down the mountain through dips, twists and turns! The best part is that you can control the speed of your ride by using a simple braking mechanism. Enjoy a leisurely ride down the mountain or race down the mountain!

Rowdy Bear building in Gatlinburg4. Mountain Glider at Rowdy Bear Mountain

Rocky Waters Motor Inn is also walking distance to Rowdy Bear Mountain Park, where you will find the world’s first Mountain Glider attraction! This amazing ride features a single overhead rail that allows you to soar through the treetops of Rowdy Bear Mountain. The attraction combines the sensation of free falling and hang gliding into a single safe and fun experience! You can even race your family and friends on the dual Glider tracks as you reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour! If your adrenaline is still pumping after your ride on the Mountain Glider, don’t miss the Mountain Alpine Coaster which is also at Rowdy Bear Mountain!

Before your visit, learn more about other popular Gatlinburg attractions and decide what you want to do on vacation! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Rocky Waters Motor Inn!