Millions of people visit the Smokies each year because of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The most visited national park in the National Park Service, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts 800+ miles of trails ripe for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The 11-mile Cades Cove loop road is home to an impressive diversity of wildlife, wildflowers, and trees. Roads in and around the national park are perfect for scenic drives and feature interesting historic sites and buildings.
The name Johnny Appleseed has become a household one, eliciting images of pioneers, apple trees, and the great outdoors. John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman was the American pioneer who brought apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and beyond. Stories tell of Johnny Appleseed spreading apple seeds everywhere he went, planting nurseries and donning a tin-pan hat and bare feet along the way. The stories vary from person to person, but one thing is certain: the widespread use of apples in the U.S. is due in large part to the eccentric John Chapman.
So you thought Pokémon Go would be a nice change because, hey, at least your kids aren’t locked in their rooms anymore, right? Well, we’re offering you an even better solution: a real-life scavenger hunt in the Smokies! This is a chance for your family to work together, checking out popular attractions in Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge.
The days are shorter, the nights are colder. The trees are bare, and activities are sparse…or are they? While wintertime in other parts of the country might mean sitting inside and getting cabin fever, winter at Ober Gatlinburg is synonymous with fun! Check out these 8 ideas for beating the winter blues at the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area this year:
- Hike to a waterfall in the national park.
A must-see during any visit to Gatlinburg is the most visited national park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And when you’re ready to burn off Thanksgiving and Christmas calories, this is the best place to begin! With 16 main waterfalls in the park, you’ll have plenty of waterfall hikes to choose from—whether you’re an experienced trail blazer or strapping on hiking boots for the first time.
After booking your Smoky Mountain cabin with Cabins for YOU, be sure to plan your visit to one of our Cabins for YOU partners* and TripAdvisor’s #1 aquarium in America—Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Located in the heart of downtown, this amazing aquarium has more fish species than there are residents in Gatlinburg!
July Fourth is only the beginning when it comes to celebrating America’s heroes in the Smokies. For those planning to visit Pigeon Forge this summer, the whole month of August will be dedicated to those brave men and women who fight for, protect, and serve our country with an event called Celebrate Freedom!
For kids, summer break is just that: a break. It’s what they look forward to all year, getting out of school for long days of swimming, running, playing, and sleeping in. But for parents, a fun summer for the kids comes with some work. Besides actually going to work, you’re probably working to find a lot of ways to keep the kids entertained.
Looking for a way to escape the sun this summer? Why not stay indoors and watch a favorite Pigeon Forge show this year? This Smoky Mountain town has a variety of options for your summertime getaway, and they’re all suitable for everyone from young children to adults.
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