Deer Ridge has the pleasure of being about 15-20 minutes driving distance from downtown Gatlinburg in East Tennessee. Gatlinburg is one of the most famous mountain cities in the country, being built at the very gates of the Smoky Mountain National Park, and it could take you weeks to see all there is to see and do all within the city limits.

On this page, we’ll show you some of our recommended attractions and restaurants for you to consider the next time you’re in town.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Give your mind one heck of a workout at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in center downtown Gatlinburg. Hundreds of genuine oddities and interactive fun stuff from every corner of the planet in every epoch of history await you and your family.
www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg

Christ in the Smokies
Formerly “Christus Gardens”, this is one of Gatlinburg’s oldest and most dignified attractions. Christ in the Smokies is a museum dedicated to the story and portrayal of Jesus Christ with over 100 life-sized wax figures and the famous “Carrera” face of Christ.
www.christinthesmokies.com

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Gatlinburg’s premiere theater for serious comedy and theatrical entertainment enthusiasts, Sweet Fanny Adams has had 35 successful seasons in town with no signs of slowing down! If country music isn’t your thing, come to Sweet Fanny Adams for comedy stylings in the vein of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and more.
www.sweetfannyadams.com

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts
The reason the city is here – The Arts and Crafts Community is famous throughout the country as being the largest collection of independent artists and artisans in The U.S. Potters, painters, broom-makers, fine restaurants, sculptures, sketchers and incredible stores of all kinds could take days to see in full.
www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

Ober Gatlinburg
An icon in the large roster of attractions in Gatlinburg, Ober has been a site for many things for over 40 years in the city. In the winter time, it’s the only place for miles around to go for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. In the warmer season, it’s a mountain-high family fun park with mini-golf, arcade, park rides, shops, indoor ice skating and more.
www.obergatlinburg.com

Space Needle
The tallest structure in Gatlinburg is a center place for a good portion of the entertainment in the city. From the top of the tower, you can see for miles and miles around of the Smokies. At the bottom is Arcadia, a 25,000 square foot arcade and family entertainment center and Jon Dee’s Hypnotized Comedy Show. Watch for the Space Needle on New Years Eve where the city of Gatlinburg traditionally lines the whole structure up with fireworks and creates one of the most spectacular displays you’ll ever see.
www.gatlinburgspaceneedle.com

A Brit of Magic With Keith Fields
Gatlinburg does have a small vein representing a UK culture in the area, and that small but pleasant vein grows with the entertainment of Keith Fields – world champion street magician who has appeared on Broadway in New York, London’s West End, Las Vegas, and apparently even had Robin Williams as a warm-up act. How many entertainers like that do you get to see in the Smokies?
www.gatlinburg.com/things-to-do/details.aspx?id=1309

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
After becoming a big hit on Wears Valley Road, the people who own the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster brought one to North Gatlinburg to add a new unique attraction for visitors to enjoy. Come soar through the hills of the city like never before!
www.smokymountainalpinecoaster.com

Bennetts BBQ
Having been in the BBQ business in Sevier County for over 20 years, Bennetts has racked up in impressive amount of awards for their food and service; winning “Best Ribs, Best BBQ” again as recently as 2012. They also serve amazing chicken, sausage, catfish, pork shoulder, brisket, and more. See their full menu at
www.bennetts-bbq.com

The Smoky Mountain Brewery
One of the area’s favorite hangouts for visitors and locals alike, the Brewery is part, well, brewery, and part restaurant specializing in ribs, wings, pizzas and half-priced pizzas on Tuesday nights, sandwiches, burgers, spaghetti and a ton of other items on the menu.
www.smoky-mtn-brewery.com

The Peddler Steakhouse
How would you like a proper fancy dinner at one of Gatlinburg’s oldest restaurants where a fat, succulent steak, cooked over hickory charcoal is waiting for you next to some mountain trout or prime rib, New York cheesecake or hot blackberry cobbler. This is one of many amazing food combinations you’ll find at The Peddler Steakhouse. Wine Menu also available.
www.peddlergatlinburg.com

Three Jimmy’s
Man alive, you haven’t eaten the best in the Smokies until you’ve eaten at Three Jimmy’s in Gatlinburg near the Arts and Crafts Community. Favorite dishes include award-winning wings, brick-oven pizza, Champagne Chicken, Sirloin, Artisan Cut Shoulder Tender, Back Baby Ribs and much more.
www.threejimmys.com/

Wild Boar Saloon
Formerly Howard’s in Gatlinburg, but with the added advantage that is both a new restaurant, and the original restaurant available upon request. Some of the best steaks and steak burgers, roast beef sandwiches, grilled pork chops, chicken sandwich platters and much more just waiting for you to take your next trip to Gatlinburg!
www.bestitalian.com/wild_boar_saloon.html

Pancake Pantry
When you drive down the main street and, at any given day during the morning, you see a line from the outside of the door extending around to the inside of the Village just to get in and EAT, you know you’re looking at the best pancake restaurant in the city! Chocolate chip pancakes, sweet potato pancakes, cherry waffles, pecan waffles, western omelets, breakfast cereals with banana slices and much more!
www.pancakepantry.com

The Best Italian
Not just a boastful name, “The Best Italian” proves itself to many a visitor with starting rounds of their famous “garlic knots” and continues on with some of the best homemade pizza you’ll find in the city, or Filet Tips Linguini, Chicken Linguini with White Sauce, Tenderloin Tips Marsala and more amazing Italian dishes that earned them the name on this listing.
www.bestitalian.com