Category Archives: Attractions

Zombies Take Over in the Smokies

New Zombie Adventure in Pigeon Forge is Terrifyingly Fun

I love haunted houses. I’ve been to quite a few over the years, and I’ve found that many of the best ones are put on during Halloween. They’re also often located off the beaten path…in a corn field, in old factories, in a rundown part of town. But in Pigeon Forge, TN, a new attraction at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center – Outbreak – Dread the Undead – brings a terrifyingly fun haunted-house-style zombie experience to the heart of the Smokies. The storyline is this:

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Best of the Smokies: Top-Ranked Attractions

Gatlinburg is a number-one travel destination for good reason. Nestled among the gorgeous Smoky Mountains, it has something for everyone, from little tikes to honeymooners to your adrenaline-junkie best friend! So if you’re looking for the perfect destination—whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, a friends’ getaway, or a much-needed family vacation—we recommend booking your stay in the charming mountain town of Gatlinburg.

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5 Winter Activities in the Smokies

1. Ski or snowboard at Ober Gatlinburg. Located on top of the mountain in downtown Gatlinburg is Ober Gatlinburg, a winter wonderland of fun in the Smokies. Make the most of your time on the mountain by skiing or snowboarding when you visit Ober. The slopes usually open sometime in mid-December and close sometime in early to mid-March. Open season depends entirely on the weather, so check back on the skiing & snowboarding page of their website before you make plans to visit. You can also check this page for session times, ticket prices, and rental fees. And even if the slopes aren’t open when you visit, you can always enjoy another wintertime activity at Ober Gatlinburg: ice skating! The rink is actually open all year round, but it’s especially fun to skate in the winter when you’re already bundled up. And ticket prices stay pretty reasonable for this attraction—only $9 per session, including your skate rental.

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Tubing Now Open at Ober Gatlinburg

Get ready for the some in the fun in the winter sun on the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg! As of Saturday, November 21, 2015, snow tubing is open for all visitors. Tickets are selling quickly, but there’s plenty of fun in store for your friends, family, and kids at Ober Gatlinburg!

Tickets and Pricing

Late November brought lots of sold-out weekends for snow tubing, so if you’re planning on hitting the slopes, be sure to get to the ticket office early. Tickets are sold in person only and can be purchased for sessions occurring the same day or sessions up to 3 days in advance.

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Fall Fun at Ober Gatlinburg

No Smoky Mountain vacation is complete without a visit to the one-of-a-kind Ober Gatlinburg. This one-stop shop for family recreation and fun has plenty in store for you this fall—including its 6th annual Oktoberfest starting at the end of September – and several year-round attractions that are perfect for enjoying the crisp mountain air and gorgeous fall foliage. Ober Gatlinburg is located just off the Parkway in Gatlinburg, right up Ski Mountain Road. Read on for more information about what you can look forward to at this family-friendly attraction this fall.

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Can you escape at The Island?

Decoding The Escape Game at The Island

At The Island in Pigeon Forge, there are always new things popping up. From restaurants and attractions to mini rides and shops, you’re likely to find something new each time you visit. One of the newer attractions at The Island is an exciting new experience called The Escape Game. Teams of two to eight people will be locked in a room, only escaping when (or IF) they are able to decode the secret messages, uncover clues, and solve a series of puzzles. You only have 60 minutes to try to escape! This hands-on experience is great for friends and families, getting you out of the cabin and outside of your comfort zone.

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Activities & Events at Ripley’s Aquarium In Gatlinburg

If you think you know what an aquarium is all about, you’ve never been to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Yes, you’ll get to see penguins and stingrays and sharks and LOADS of fish, but did you know that at Ripley’s you’ll also get the chance to participate in unique experiences like a FREE fish manicure at its Swarm Exhibit? With two levels and a variety of activities to enjoy, Ripley’s Aquarium is your one-stop exhibit for education and entertainment when you visit the Smokies.

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