No Way Joe's Cantina
No Way Jose's combines delicious authentic Mexican cuisine with a lively atmosphere to create an experience your family will love.
Pigeon Forge Location
(865) 429-7779
104 Walden’s Main Street
Pigeon Forge, 37863
Gatlinburg Location
(865) 430-JOSE (5673)
555 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (at stoplight no. 5)
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The Top 4 Ripley’s Attractions in Gatlinburg You Must Visit

Are you looking for kid-friendly activities? Ripley has several fun museums and attractions with lots of entertainment and fun for the whole family! What’s even better– all of them are very close to our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant! Take a look at the top 4 Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg that you should add to your list of places to visit during your vacation: 

1. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! contains 3 stories worth of collections, artifacts, memorabilia, and interactive exhibits. You won’t believe your eyes, yet everything is 100% real at what many call the weirdest place in Gatlinburg! Some things you can expect to find include a floating 10,518-pound granite kugel ball, a replica of Hogwarts made completely from matchsticks, and a one-of-a-kind Megalodon Sculpture created from a salvaged 1950s jet fuel tank. 

2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies 

ripley's aquariumProbably the most well-known Gatlinburg attraction near our restaurant is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. From the sea creatures who call Shark Lagoon home to the Penguin Playhouse, you’re guaranteed several hours of educational fun! The kiddos will love petting the stingrays at Touch A Ray Bay and watching the live shows. You’ll be able to watch the trained professionals feed the animals and discover the world of the ocean realm by listening to expert divers.  

3. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 

You definitely won’t want to skip this Ripley’s attraction in Gatlinburg! Get thrills and chills at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, a spooky haunted house with jump scares at every turn. Inside, you’ll face your fears and feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins; it’s terrifyingly fun!  In October, they host special Fright Nights where you’re plunged into an immersive experience unlike any other. While this attraction is definitely kid-friendly, it isn’t appropriate for children under 6 years old. Anyone between the ages of 6 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult. 

4. Ripley’s Mirror Maze 

ripley's mirror mazeDo you have what it takes to escape the maze? Find out at Ripley’s Mirror Maze! Enter a world where everything is an illusion– you can’t trust what you see! This endless labyrinth of LED lights, mirrors, and perplexing rooms will have you second-guessing yourself, but it’s an a-maze-ing experience the whole family must try. Worried you won’t be able to find your way out? We send out search parties every half hour, so we promise you won’t be lost for long!

Now that you know the top Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg, get ideas of some more things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge. Don’t forget to stop by No Way Jose’s for a delicious meal while you’re in the Smoky Mountains! Our family-friendly atmosphere and authentic Tex-Mex dishes are sure to take your vacation to a whole new level. We look forward to serving you!

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