Category Archives: Attractions

Free Things To Do In Gatlinburg

I would love to see the Great Smoky Mountains in person, but everything in Gatlinburg is way too expensive! If you’ve ever found yourself thinking the same, let us shed a light on savings with our best FREE things in Gatlinburg! We get it: vacation costs add up. Between finding a place to stay, travel costs, going out to eat, souvenirs, and attractions, cash can run short on a mountain getaway. Thankfully, we have budget-friendly cabins that won’t break the bank, and Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge have family-friendly activities, attractions, shops, and even restaurants to fit almost any budget.

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11 Fun Things to Do in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg in the Summer

Stuck inside all winter, busy schedules in spring…summertime is vacation time! Imagine cool breezes brushing past and warm summer rays shining down as you stay and play with family and friends in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Local attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are in full swing during the lively summer months, and most are family-friendly so you can bet there is something for everyone. Temperatures average in the mid-80s during the day and low 60s at night for June, July, and August, great weather for exploring the national park. And you can skip walking downtown and

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Learn & Experience History in the Great Smoky Mountains

Known for their majestic appeal, flock of tourist attractions, unique culture, and country charm, the Great Smoky Mountains allure many to travel to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee, year after year. Whether you’ve been here many times or are planning a first-time trip in the future, we invite you to take a moment to learn a bit about our Smoky Mountain history. With a rich cultural background, these southern Appalachian mountains helped shape the area into the welcoming and scenic retreat it is today.  Starting with the Cherokee, the Ogle family, and the founding of the most-visited national park

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Girls’ Weekend in Gatlinburg

Ladies, what is one of the things you look forward to most in the year? Hmm, we’re placing our bet on getting together with your girlfriends. After all, it’s always nice to grab lunch, catch up, and feel that sisterly love. But sometimes, it’s just not that easy. Some friends live in different cities or states, and others never seem to have the time in between raising a family, working overtime, or bonding with their partner. And as much as you love your family and the men in your life, sometimes you just need girl time, ya know?  If you’re

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Things to Do in Gatlinburg – Beyond the Cabin

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is always bustling. Year-round, there is always something to do, see, hear, smell, taste, and experience. And whether you're here for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, fun family vacation, special event, work conference, sports tournament, church retreat, weekend with friends, or family reunion, you'll quickly understand that there is no shortage of things to do in downtown Gatlinburg. And as you extend your radius, you'll find even more activities, from shopping in Pigeon Forge and driving through Wears Valley to finding outdoor fun in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and more.  Adults can appreciate local wineries and moonshine

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WINTER TIPS IN THE SMOKIES

Picturesque throughout the year, the Great Smoky Mountains is especially enchanting as winter settles into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mountain peaks are tucked under a shimmering blanket of snow. Christmas lights brighten up seasonal events and shopping windows. Local attractions put a wintry spin on fun activities. And the weather is great for cabin life, snuggling in front of a crackling fireplace or relaxing in a steamy hot tub at the end of the day. Winter is the perfect time of year for couples, families, friends, and groups to vacation in the Smokies!  Need help planning your unforgettable

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Christmas in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

CELEBRATING, SHOPPING, EATING & LODGING Sipping hot cocoa with wintry mountain scenes, celebrating the season at dazzling parades and fun festivals, enjoying holiday shows, gift shopping for yourself and loved ones, whipping up sweet treats at your cabin, and unwrapping presents together by a crackling fireplace — Christmastime in the Great Smoky Mountains is always memorable. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are filled to the brim with holly jolly events, attractions are decked out for the holiday season, and special Christmas performances are at every theater. Best of all, cozy cabins of all shapes and sizes abound with decorations, crackling fireplaces,

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Say Hello to NEW Cabins in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge for August 2020!

NEW for YOU — join us in welcoming awesome additions to our Smoky Mountain cabin inventory for August 2020! There’s something for every group size in this fun mix with cabins ranging from 2-12 bedrooms. Not to mention, the amenity selection is pretty sweet and includes stunning mountain views, fireplaces, games, a theater, hot tubs, and a private indoor pool! One new cabin is even pet friendly, so Fido doesn’t need a sitter and can come along for a tail wagging adventure. Whether you’re taking a small family getaway, gathering a large group reunion, or hosting a couples’ retreat, our

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Partner Attractions Are OPEN in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN!

Ready to visit the Smokies again…but unsure about which attractions are officially open? Cabins for YOU partner attractions have taken the necessary measures to reopen safely, with newly implemented cleaning routines, limited guest contact, employee temperature checks, mask requirements, social distancing encouragement, sanitation stations, and reduced capacity. Dinner shows, comedy theater, an award-winning aquarium, mini golf, live music, lumberjack competitions, adventure parks, and The Escape Game are eager to serve YOU! Come and play without worry at our OPEN partner attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.  Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction Enjoy a 4-course Southern feast — with a

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Spectacular 4th of July Fun in the Smokies!

Easter, Mother’s Day, and (for some) even Father’s Day this year have been spent at home with video chats to close friends and family… Independence Day is a time for gathering together and celebrating our country’s freedom, and while forming groups larger than 50 is not recommended for now, traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains and enjoying 4th of July together this summer is A-okay.  Quite a few events have been cancelled to aid in health and safety efforts, like the annual Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge and the Independence Day Parade in Gatlinburg, TN. However, there’s still fun to

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