Upon arrival, you'll meet your Tour Manager and visit Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the-Art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout the Aquarium! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet! Explore many unique underwater worlds and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel. Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows. Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays. Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins' private beach and get nose-to-beak!
After breakfast, you will ascend the Gatlinburg Space Needle. A 407 feet tall observation tower with an outdoor observation level provides a 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg!
After lunch, you'll spend the afternoon at Dollywood. Spanning 150 acres and located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead wooden coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle. The first wing coaster in the U.S. Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide, having received more trophies (20) than any other theme park for its live entertainment which showcases country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. Daily demonstrations by more than a dozen master craftsmen offer a glimpse into the authentic artistry of the area’s rich heritage.
You'll enjoy entertainment and dinner at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. This fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza includes the comedy and musical talent of Bluegrass and Country band, Mountain Rukus. Only Dixie Stampede brings you this diverse mix of musical talent of Bluegrass and Country in such a family-friendly atmosphere.
After breakfast, you'll visit WonderWorks, an amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Experience the trembling of a 6.0 earthquake, make human-size bubbles in the bubble lab, fly a fighter jet, lie on a bed of nails, ride the roller coaster simulation, experience rock climbing and test your skills on the 50ft tall indoor ropes challenge course. During your visit, stay for “The Wonders Of Magic” starring master magician Terry Evanswood and fly 400ft in the air on our helium balloon with "The Wonders of Flight."
Your trip comes to a close as you begin your return trip home.
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