Even though you aren’t in the Smokies right now, you can still enjoy some of your favorite attractions! There are several virtual things to do in the Smoky Mountains you can enjoy from home. From watching live events to virtual games, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you busy until you can come back to the mountains! Here are the top 6 virtual things to do in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Online Events with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has several online events on their Facebook page you can attend! From live videos to animal feedings, you’ll find all kinds of fun things to watch. Sometimes they post videos of behind the scenes and teach viewers about animals in the aquarium. Some videos are fun, such as the penguins walking around the rest of the museum. If you want to make these videos educational for your kids, Ripley’s is offering educational materials to help your kids learn more about these animals.
2. #OberCast at Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg started an online series called #OberCast on their facebook page. They start live videos at noon, but you can go back and watch previous videos too. The staff talks about all kinds of fun things, including attractions, the Wildlife Encounter, food, and history of Ober. Each day is a different subject. The days of the week are Monday Funday, Trendy Tuesday, Wildlife Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Foodie Friday.
3. Virtual Tour of the Titanic Museum
You can take a virtual tour of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge! One of the staff members takes a child around the museum, providing educational information the entire way through. You can see artifacts, replicas, and the interactive parts of the museum. On their website, you will find educational tools for a cool history lesson for your kids!
4. Virtual Tour of Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park has a virtual tour of the entire park you can watch from the comfort of your home! There’s a tour guide sharing information as you watch the video. The video shows a view of going up the mountain, walking around the SkyDeck, and going across the SkyBridge. The video is filmed at dusk, so you have a unique view the entire time!
5. Virtual Escape Game
If you love puzzles and mind games, you should do the virtual Escape Game! The game is called Unlocked: The Heist. You are a spy looking for an art thief, and you must solve riddles and puzzles to find clues. The Escape Game is also offering other online adventures, like virtual field trips and an online scavenger hunt and mystery game.
6. Rocky Top Virtual Wine Trail
Have you always wanted to go wine tasting as one of your things to do in the Smoky Mountains? Now you can from home! The Rocky Top Wine Trail has created a virtual wine trail you can do at home. All you have to do is order 3 wines from different wineries, and they will ship you two wine glasses with logos. If you order wine from 5 wineries, you’ll receive the gift you would get after you visit all five wineries along the trail.
There are so many fun virtual things to do in the Smoky Mountains. When you’re ready to come back, you’ll need a place to stay. Look through our Smoky Mountain cabins and book one for your next trip!