Sky Adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains

What are you hoping to see during your visit to the Smokies? A dinner show in Pigeon Forge? Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg? Whatever you plan to do, see, and explore in the Smokies, we’d put our money on this one: you’re here to experience the innate beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains!

Part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the alluring Smokies are protected by the most visited national park in the nation — the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — and they’re worth checking out while you’re in town. Plan for a waterfall hike to one of the park’s 16 main waterfalls, a bike ride around the Cades Cove Loop, or an unforgettable glimpse of these natural wonders from new heights on a sky adventure!

Scenic Helicopter Tours
Since 1972, Scenic Helicopter Tours has flown more visitors over larger portions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park than any other helicopter service in the area. A family-owned and -operated business, Scenic Helicopter Tours also boasts the most FAA & National Park Service approved flights over the Smokies. With tons of accolades from TripAdvisor and past guests, you’re sure to enjoy a comfortable, safe, and professional experience with Scenic Helicopter Tours. Get ready for breathtaking bird’s-eye views of rolling hills, rushing waters, and majestic peaks!

Scenic Helicopter Tours provides 12 different tour options for your scenic flight over the Smokies. Take the short Lake View Tour, which takes you over the French Broad River to Douglas Lake. Opt for the mid-range Mt. Valley Tour, which takes you a total distance of 24 miles over Bluff Mountain and the Tennessee Valley. Or go for the extended Scenic Special Tour, which is first choice among the Scenic Helicopter Tour pilots — covering nearly 70 miles over the heart of the Smokies and traveling to areas of the national park you can only see from the air!

Ticket Office
1965 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


1949 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37876


Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tours
Offering one of the largest zipline tours in Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Ziplines will have you smiling and shouting with excitement through the pines! You’ll cover more than 4,200 feet of cable at this adrenaline-pumping attraction that features 7 ziplines, 2 hours of fun, and an exclusive 30-foot freestyle drop. And with their highly skilled staff members and reasonably priced photo packages, it’s no wonder Smoky Mountain Ziplines received TripAdvisor’s FlipKey Award for Top Pigeon Forge Area Tours in 2015!

Smoky Mountain Ziplines is also an ideal choice for group outings in the Smokies. Thanks to its large base camp, you can easily accommodate an 8+ group, whether you’re hosting a wedding party, planning a corporate getaway, or sponsoring a church retreat. Who knows? They may even toss on a special group discount (wink)!

Safety Guide

  • Have at least 8 years of life under your belt.
  • Weigh between 60-275 pounds.
  • Leave open-toed shoes at home!

Smoky Mountain Ziplines
509 Mill Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
This is your warm-up to the real thing in the Smokies! Flyaway Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge simulates the skydiving experience without the pressure of jumping out of a plane. A popular training resource for sport skydivers and even military units, Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is the site of America’s first vertical wind tunnel and offers its guests a body flight experience that’s as close to skydiving as you can get.

Located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Flyaway offers 3-minute flying sessions for individuals, 15-minute sessions for families (up to 5 flyers), a discounted rate for repeat flights, and more. After a 15-minute training class, you’ll suit up, pack on flight gear, and make your way to the tunnel. There, you’ll take off in style — no wings, plane, or copter necessary! Just be sure to empty all pockets before liftoff… And if you’re still too nervous, visit the observation deck and watch family and friends soar for FREE. 

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
3106 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Skydive Smoky Mountains
After testing the waters at Flyaway, get ready for the real deal with Skydive Smoky Mountains at Cooper Air Field! The longest-running USPA (United States Parachute Association) Drop Zone in East Tennessee, Skydive Smoky Mountains features world-class instructors and quality student training for the best and safest skydive experience in the Smokies.

Wondering what to expect? Skydive Smoky Mountains offers tandem-only skydiving from heights up to 12,000 feet! Before you jump, you’ll receive all the safety information you need for a safe and fun time. All guests must be 18 years or older and weigh less than 215 pounds with no chronic back, neck, or knee problems to participate. After watching a short video and completing a 20-minute training class, you’ll be more than ready to fly!

Skydive Smoky Mountains
6199 Fish Hatchery Road
Mohawk, TN 37810