Smoky Mountain Highs & Family Adventures

Smoky Mountains

Experience natural beauty and adventure. Make family memories on a trek to Andrews Bald’s magnificent views. Fly above the trees on a zip line. Soak up Appalachian culture and browse authentic handicrafts. Scream yourself silly on Dollywood’s coasters, and tap your toes at the musical shows. Shop designer names at Sevierville outlets. The Great Smoky Mountains will call you back again and again.

Youll get a magical feeling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Youre in the presence of something fresh and, yet, ancient. The oldest mountains in the world. A preserve of wildflowers, old-growth forests and rushing mountain streams. The Smokies. Its the ultimate getaway.

Bring your camera. The park has panoramic vistas with cascading rivers and majestic forests. Venture out on horseback at Sugarlands, and then cool off by rafting the Pigeon River. Cycle the 11-mile Cades Cove loop for some of the parks best wildlife viewing. Learn about cantilevered barns and that mysterious blue haze over the mountains. Take the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage to see 1,600 kinds of flowering plants. Study the wildlife. In addition to the 1,500 bears in the park, the Smokies has more salamanders than anywhere else on earth! 

Hike Abrams Falls and Mt. LeConte. Find a waterfall. The Smokies is a hikers paradise with more than 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short walks to strenuous treks that call for backcountry camping. The Appalachian Trail gives you a unique perspective with 70 miles of crestline trail. Cosby, with great campgrounds and a spacious picnic area, is a favorite among locals for the popular day hike to Sutton Ridge Overlooks spectacular panorama. 

Visit the charming mountain town of Gatlinburg, filled with shops and places to play. Be sure to stop in Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies and other attractions. Try skiing or the luge at Ober GatlinburgTravel the talent-rich, eight-mile loop of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Take time to appreciate the lost arts here, and take home a treasure.

In Pigeon Forge, Dolly Partons Splash Country is a guaranteed good time with waves of fun. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island gives a birds-eye view of the area. Go upside down at WonderWorks or get lost in the stories of the Titanic. Play the day away at arcades and games centers. Try zip lining or whitewater rafting.

Savor the Smokies at Blackberry Farm, a luxury hotel and resort on a 4,200-acre estate. You’ll experience a gracious taste of genteel hospitality and a feast of farm-to-table Southern cuisine. Visit the less-traveled Townsend, on the peaceful side of the Smokies. A lifetime of adventure is here in the Smokies.

Experience the Smoky Mountains

Centered around the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the area welcomes you with a rich arts and crafts tradition, family-friendly small towns and musical shows, fantastic views and recreation in the great outdoors.

Smoky Mountains Jul 17 - 26 Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair Gatlinburg, TN Art, crafts and music lovers can find over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. learn more Smoky Mountains Jul 17 Wine on the Lawn at Hillside Winery in Sevierville Sevierville, TN Wine on the Lawn is a free event at Hillside Winery, and fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy some live music, play games,sip on our wines, and buy some food from Relay for Life volunteers! Bring your lawn chairs or just throw down a blanket and relax! learn more Smoky Mountains Jul 18 - 19 Volkswagen Car Show Townsend, TN Summer Jam is held at the Talley Ho Inn, located in scenic Townsend, Tennessee. This beautiful site offers room for hundreds of show cars, vendors, and games. The venue is highly visible from State Hwy 73 and will present several opportunities for promotion of your organization. Summer Jam will feature a huge display of air- and water-cooled Volkswagens vying for tops in their category, bicycle show, and include new and used parts vendors, swap meet vendors, children’s activities, and games. Summer Jam will be filled with two-days of planned events and prizes and giveaways. At Summer Jam we will be having a small cruise on Saturday July 18th. We will line up @ 5:00pm learn more Smoky Mountains Jul 24 Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan Pigeon Forge, TN The Grits and Glamour Tour Starring Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis at the Country Tonite Theatre. learn more Smoky Mountains Aug 9 - Sep 20 END OF SUMMER SPECIAL! Pigeon Forge, TN END OF SUMMER SPECIAL Valid August 9, 2015 through September 30, 2015. BUY 3 Nights, Get 5% OFF! BUY 4 Nights or Longer, Get 15% OFF! learn more

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