Things to do
Gatlinburg – Pigeon Forge – Sevierville
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THE SMOKIES IN A DIFFERENT WAY
There are a lot of things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville. Here are a few that you can try, but first a little bit of history
The Great Smoky Mountains (Cherokee: ᎡᏆ ᏚᏧᏍᏚ ᏙᏓᎸ, Equa Dutsusdu Dodalv) are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which protects most of the range. The park was established in 1934, and, with over 11 million visits per year, it is the most visited national park in the United States.
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Opened in 2008, Wahoo Ziplines was the first in The Smokies. With approximately 2 miles of cables strung between platforms, zippers are immersed in a hardy forest canopy of beech and oak trees. There is no view left unobserved. From above, under or through, these cables offer heights from 40 feet to 250 feet from the ground. A pleasant set of walking trails along the forest floor connect platforms offering customers a chance to share their ziplining stories. The course is designed to build anticipation and in grandeur, to grab your attention and not let go.
Wahoo offers a family friendly experience for ages 5 and up. Concerns of slowing down and stopping are eliminated by the use of speed regulated lines and well trained certified guides. Freedom from stress allows each person to focus on the excitement of letting go, spinning 360, and even flipping upside down.
White Water Rafting
5 Rivers Adventures is a whitewater rafting company established in 1997 located on the beautiful Big Pigeon River in Hartford, TN. This company boasts one of the finest outdoor attractions in the Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina areas. They are located approximately 30 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN, and 45 minutes from Asheville, NC.
They offer full-service whitewater rafting trips for all ages and skill levels. No matter what the size of your group, they can accommodate your needs, wants, and provide a day of unforgettable memories for all. All of the guides are professionally trained, both as river guides and as medical care providers. Treat yourself to a great experience with one of many whitewater rafting adventures in Tennessee. They have been setting the bar high for whitewater rafting service, safety, and fun since 1997.
Smoky Mountains Jeep Tours
Guided Jeep Tours
Experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountains on your family vacation. They provide you with the best views and keep you safe while enjoying the rugged terrain. Will take you on a journey to experience the breathtaking views of Smoky Mountain National Park from your comfortable Jeep.
See the best of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The tours are narrated, bringing to life the stories of early settlers, Cherokee Indians, and rare foliage only found in the area. Your adventure will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy all that nature has to offer while you experience the ultimate outdoor adventure!
Smoky Mountain Paintball
Smoky Mountain Paintball has been around to serve you since 1994. The staff here is dedicated to offer you the best paintball experience in East Tennessee! Smoky Mountain Paintball offers a wide variety of fields to play paintball on, ranging from large wooded courses to a hybrid speedball field. Totaling 4 fields, there is always a different experience to be had!
Whether you are a seasoned player or you are just looking to play for the first time, they will offer you a great time of paintball. The staff is laid back and always ready to let you play a variety of different game types with your group. They offer outings for families, church groups, corporate groups bachelor and bachelorette parties, etc.
Outdoor Gravity Park
Outdoor Gravity Park is an amazing adventure destination in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, featuring the only zorbing park in the USA! Zorbing was invented in New Zealand and is the act of rolling down a hill in a giant 11 foot inflatable ball with up to 3 people! Ride down our 1000 foot hill with 3 different tracks to choose from!!! Ages 5 years and up can ride.
Outdoor Gravity Park has a total of four tracks with three very unique experiences:
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Estimated time: 4 hours
Roaring Fork is one of the most popular driving tours in the Smoky Mountains. It gets its name from the large, fast stream that flows next to the trail — “Roaring Fork.” The motor nature trail is popular because you get to experience the wooded forestry views as well as some of the history of the national park.
Estimated time: 4-6 hours
The Foothills Parkway is a national parkway that traverses the foothills of the northern Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. One of the best and most recent scenic drives to appear in the Smoky Mountains is the formerly “missing link” of the Foothills Parkway that was opened in 2018. Don’t forget to stop at Look Rock Viewing Platform!
Estimated time: 6 hours
At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The observation tower on the summit of Clingmans Dome offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond for visitors willing to climb the steep half-mile walk to the tower at the top. Parking and restrooms are on site.
Estimated time: 6-8 hours
One of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove 11 miles one way loop road offers spectacular views of the valley all year around, sunrise to sunset. While we can’t promise you will see wildlife, Cades Cove is one of the places where animals are most active in the park.