If you’re looking for an affordable way to get around town and not get lost, look no further than the Gatlinburg Trolley! This transit system can take you and your family to all the attractions you want to visit for a fraction of the cost you would spend on gas to get yourself there. Most trolley routes are a dollar or less, and you can even get a Trolley Pass for $2.00 that lets you ride all routes (except Tan and Pink) unlimited times in a day. To help you plan for your trip, here are 5 of the top places that you can visit when you ride the Gatlinburg Trolley.
1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
You can meet some adorable new friends when you visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Inside, you can pet playful penguins and graceful stingrays, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and watch live shows in which divers interact with the amazing animals there. Since this attraction is located right by the Mass Transit Center where each of the Gatlinburg Trolleys stop eventually, you can reach it using any route.
Dollywood is home to more than 40 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, and award-winning dining for you to enjoy! You can easily spend an entire afternoon at the theme park or water park there. You can get to this attraction when you ride the Pink Trolley, which costs $1.00 each way and runs whenever Dollywood is open.
3. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
Another one of the attractions you can get to by way of the Gatlinburg Trolley is the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. This 8-mile loop has over 100 artists and craftsmen and you can visit it on the Yellow Trolley. It costs $0.50 to ride and is good for unlimited access all along the route.
4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, a diversity of wildlife, and numerous historical buildings and structures. You can get to the national park when you ride the Tan Trolley, which runs June through October. This route departs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at approximately 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., and is $2.00 for a round trip.
5. Ober Gatlinburg
Start your Ober Gatlinburg adventure with an Aerial Tramway ride during which you’ll see breathtaking views of the Smokies! There are also fun activities like ice skating, ice bumper cars, and so much more for you to enjoy. You can reach the Aerial Tramway station with the Green Trolley, which costs only $0.50 to ride!
Now that you know all about the top places you can get to when you ride the Gatlinburg Trolley, it’s time to start planning your trip! Be sure to check out all of the other Smoky Mountain attractions in the area so that you’ll always have somewhere exciting to visit in mind.