Category Archives: Attractions

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 - all with plenty of Appalachian charm.  Temperatures average in the mid-80s during the day and low 60s at night for June, July, and August, great weather for outdoor activities and

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Christmas in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

CELEBRATING, SHOPPING, EATING & LODGING Sipping hot cocoa with snow-capped mountain scenes, celebrating the season at dazzling parades and fun Christmas 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 wintry 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 cabin rentals of all shapes and sizes abound with

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Enjoy Thanksgiving Together in the Smokies

thanksgiving-in-the-smokies-feature Ah, inhale the fresh Smoky Mountain turkey in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Wait…what? Oh no, not the wild critters gobbling about, we’re talking about the succulent Thanksgiving turkey cooked at your cozy cabin in the mountains. Paired with smooth mashed potatoes covered in creamy gravy, 4-cheese macaroni, baked stuffing, homestyle cranberry sauce, and mouthwatering veggies, what could be better? Why, spectacular rolling mountain views with remnants of fall colors only a glance away from the dining table of course! There are so many reasons to enjoy Thanksgiving in the Smokies. Select restaurants stay open and serve special holiday dishes

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Discover Family-friendly Frightening Fun During A Smoky Mountain Halloween!

So much of the fun of Halloween is the costumes and decorations. You’ve done the typical trick or treating at home, so how can you mix it up this year? Head to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee! Pack up your costumes, candy, Halloween craft supplies, and treats in a tote and re-enact the classic Halloweentown scene when Aggie Cromwell magically pulls tons of Halloween trinkets from her “bag that defies logic.”  Gather around the kitchen table in the cabin and make Halloween crafts together. Decorate personalized trick-or-treat bags at the living room coffee table with the little ones while the

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Whimsical Fairy House in the Smokies + Enchanting Extras

fairy-fun-smokies-feature Magical creatures have always sparked imagination, inspired creativity, and even shaped the captivating stories we tell our children. If you’ve been craving a fairytale adventure since childhood, a getaway to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, may be just what you need. Offering a world of enchantment, the Great Smoky Mountains features an estate that is rumored to house fairies! And we have the scoop on where the Fairy House is located in the Smokies, how to get to Voorheis Estate, and what you’ll find when you get there. Plus, there are other mystical attractions and events in the area worth

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Daring Fun — Axe Throwing in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

axe-throwing-feature Ever wanted to throw an axe? Make your dream come true in Tennessee — where axe throwing is taking the Great Smoky Mountains by storm! So many hatchet houses have popped up among fun attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg within the last few years, and we have the scoop on where to go for the best axe-throwing experience in the Smokies. Plus, some Smoky Mountain axe houses feature ninja stars, darts, foam axes for kids, and other fun things to throw at a fixed or moving target. Axe throwing in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, or Gatlinburg is fun for the

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The 407: YOUR Gateway to Adventure

407-gateway-feature Traveling down Interstate 40 to reach the Great Smoky Mountains, you spot a new place to take a break and enjoy the moment just off Exit 407 in Sevierville, Tennessee. What’s that? It’s The 407: Gateway to Adventure retailtainment complex that features shops, eateries, moonshine, and family-friendly attractions to make the most of your classic American road trip! And if you want to stay a while longer, there are plenty of local cabins to book. Wholly owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), Kituwah LLC launched a 200-acre development known as Project 407 in Sevierville, TN, in 2021.

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NOW Open in the Smokies — NEW Attractions for 2022

Fan of trying new things? Love unique experiences? Nestled in the scenic Great Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee, are loads of brand-new attractions, additions to favorite places, shops with one-of-a-kind goods, eateries with fresh flavors, and new cabins with awesome amenities and views. Plan YOUR next memorable stay in the Smokies and check out what’s NEW! Here’s what you’re missing. NEW Attractions Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer staple attractions, restaurants, and activities that have stood the test of time. At the top of many vacationers’ must-do lists are skiing at Ober Gatlinburg, exploring underseas at Ripley’s

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Lumina Enchanted Night Walk at Anakeesta — First in the Nation!

lumina-anakeesta-feature Talk about magic in the Great Smoky Mountains! Anakeesta — a family-friendly, award-winning adventure park with fun attractions, mountaintop shops, Southern eateries, and seasonal events in the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee — is expanding with Lumina Enchanted Night Walks in fall 2022. As the first Lumina Night Walk in the United States, Astra Lumina will be a one-of-a-kind immersive experience YOU won’t want to miss at Anakeesta! The Lumina Enchanted Night Walk Experience Created by Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio based in Canada, Lumina Enchanted Night Walks are brilliant light displays filled with movement, sound, and sparkling imagination. Walking

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Top 5 Gatlinburg Outfitters for Outdoor Adventures in the Smokies

gatlinburg-outfitters-feature Ah, you finally made it to the Great Smoky Mountains! Fresh mountain air beckons you to breathe easy, and breathtaking views of the mountains, valleys, rivers, and trees amaze. Ready to create lasting memories with friends and family in the great outdoors of the Smokies? You could go hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, skiing, mountain biking, picnicking, camping, or fly fishing. Before setting off on your outdoor adventure, stock up on supplies, gear, and healthy snacks at Gatlinburg outfitters. Many Smoky Mountain outfitters offer guide services as well. You can chat with locals to find the best picnic spot

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