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“Perfect for younger children”
Review of Gatlin's

Gatlin's
Ranked #10 of 21 Fun & Games in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Gatlin's is the place to be for families looking for exciting attractions in the heart of Gatlinburg. We offer NINE activities for ONE LOW PRICE! We feature TWO serene, award-winning miniature golf courses located on a beautiful, landscaped hillside. As you play the timeless game, learn about the history of Gatlinburg. Fort Fun also offers the unique experience of playing miniature golf under the sea with the Indoor BlackLight Golf Course. Test your skills at Gatlinburg's largest Laser Tag arena! With a 3,000 square feet arena featuring interactive sentry pods and home bases, you will find out who the sharpshooters are in your group! Bounce your way around our electric bumper car arena! Fun for all ages, bump and bash your family and friends, all in good fun of course! Think you are up for the Venturer Motion Ride? Hold on tight as you ride the wildest motion simulator in Gatlinburg! To top it all off, pan for gems like old-timey miners with our souvenir activity: Gem Mining-15-17 gem stones guaranteed in every bag!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our children range in age from 5-11 and all three had a great time. We spent most of our day there because we bought the 9 activity deal making each activity just over $2. With 8 possible activities to enjoy each of my children were able to choose what they most enjoyed (my 5 year old loved the bumper cars and my husband loved the lazer tag). My complaints:the lazer tag vests did not consistently work; the indoor putt putt was hot and stuffy; and you better take bug spray for the outdoor putt putt courses.

Thank HaganClan
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

$11.99 for 1 round of putt-putt???? Course was cluttered with leaves. Neat course but not worth more than $5.

Thank SteveG78665
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WendyatFortFun, General Manager at Gatlin's, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Thank you for choosing Fort Fun for your family entertainment while in Gatlinburg, TN. Although we are pleased that you came by, we are disappointed that your experience with us left you feeling less than satisfied. Regarding your specific feedback, we do set our prices to be more advantageous for our customers looking to enjoy more than one activity. For example, our "Do It All Souvenir Pass" is priced at $23.99 which breaks down to only $2.33 per activity. This pass allows you to participate in nine activities, and you are able to choose from all three of our miniature golf courses, laser tag, bumper cars, motion ride, 3-D theater, laser maze, and gem mining. Regarding the leaves on our golf course, that is one unfortunate downfall of such a beautiful, mountain side course. On occasion, after a rain storm or heavy wind, our courses do become littered with debris but we make every attempt to ensure clear putting greens by blowing them at least twice a day. Again, thank you for visiting Fort Fun as well as for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. We hope the next time you are in Gatlinburg you will choose to visit us again.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We found the Fort on our first day in town, we decided to play a little bit of mini golf. The young man working suggested we try their unlimited golf package. It gives you unlimited golf at their two outdoor 18 hole courses and the indoor 9 hole glow in the dark course. The courses aren't especially fancy but they are fun and when it's unlimited once you played 2 rounds you were money ahead. The interesting fact plaques at each hole on the outdoor courses gave some neat insight to local history...

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

The black light golf is incredibly fun. The scenery is great and the holes are challenging. The other attractions (3d movie, motion simulator) are cheesy and outdated, but still fun if you know what to expect going in.

Thank Lolabubbles
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This place is okay if you do the play it all pass for $20.99. Most of the stuff is either old or cheesy. The good thing is you can do whatever you want you don't have to do what they have lined up. Skip the 3D movies, the 3D is subpar quality and very cheesy. Skip the motion simulator, it is old and very jerky. The bumper cars are ok, nothing really bad about them. The blacklight golf is only 9 holes but not bad. The gem mine is cool but you can only do it once. The outdoor minigolf is the biggest draw, they are pretty good. There is a laser maze which is kind of neat. There are two outdoor minigolf courses. The do it all pass let's you do nine things, so if you wanted to do the gem mine and 8 rounds of minigolf you could. They also have laser tag but I did not try it out. If you do any of these things by themselves it cost $11.99 and I would say none of them are worth that, but if you do the do it all pass then I would justify going here.

Thank Andy P
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