The Smoky Mountains are more than just hiking trails and spectacular views. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg hold treasures beyond the mountains. See what the Smoky Mountains have in store on this week’s episode!
Pigeon Forge Snow – Who knew there was snow in Pigeon Forge all year long? Head to Pigeon Forge Snow for a cool experience. Grab a tube and have some fun going down the indoor slopes.
Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud – This show takes the intense historical feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families and turns it into a fun dinner show, with bluegrass music sprinkled throughout. Catch the 5:00 PM show, and expect some amusing southern entertainment.
Country Tonite Theater – Pigeon Forge is full of entertaining shows like the Country Tonite Theater. A must see for any lovers of country music, Country Tonite takes you through the history of Country Music through performances by its talented crew, including some extremely talented young singers.
Country Cascades Waterpark Resort – When in Pigeon Forge, make your stay at the Country Cascades Waterpark Resort! This wonderful hotel is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge and features a waterpark for anyone in the family to enjoy.
The Titanic Museum – Everyone has seen the movie, but in Pigeon Forge you can learn more about the individuals aboard the Titanic and their stories. If you’re a fan of the Titanic movie, make sure to stop by The Titanic Museum to get a different perspective on the individuals aboard the ship.
Explore The Island – Shopping, restaurant, attractions, The Island has it all. Make sure to grab some food at the Timberwood Grill, Take a ride on The Wheel, and sample some moonshine at Ole Smoky Moonshine.
Alcatraz East Crime Museum – If you’re a fan of true crime like me, go explore the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Learn about some of worlds most infamous criminals, forensics, and other aspects related to crime.
TopJump Tampoline and Extreme Arena – Have some fun by hopping over to TopJump. Not only do they have a lively trampoline park – they also have a ninja course and rock climbing so you can challenge yourself and burn some calories.
Day 2 (Cont.)
Crave Golf Club – If you want a sweet mini golf experience, you need to hit up Crave. This Candy themed course features holes on multiple floors. Beyond the golf experience, they have escape rooms available, mini bowling, and an elaborate candy shop that Willy Wonka would be proud of.
Mellow Mushroom – A chain featuring delicious pizza, you’ll find fresh ingredients and a pleasant dining experience at Mellow Mushroom.
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park – Start your experience at the wonderful Adventure Park that features some fun obstacles to climb around and an exciting zipline roller coaster. After the Adventure Park catch a Lumberjack Feud show, where two teams settle their differences through various lumberjack competitions.
Smoky Mountain Brewery – Swing by the Smoky Mountain Brewery for some good, local Tennessee beer. I’d definitely recommend trying their Black Bear Ale.
Take a drive though the Great Smoky Mountain National Park – There is so much to see at the most visited National Park in the county. Be sure to stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center to learn more about the Smoky Mountain wildlife, and take a picture at the Newfound Gap, where you can be in North Carolina and Tennessee at the same time. Keep your eyes open for black bear as you drive!
Dollywood – This quality theme park with thrilling rides and entertaining shows is owned by Dolly herself. There’s something for everyone in the family to do, and I’d recommend grabbing some good southern cookin’ at Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse.
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – A show highlighted by acrobatics and live animals, the Pirates Voyage Dinner and show will make sure you’re entertained and fully fed.
Return to the Island – The Island has so much to offer that you probably haven’t had the chance to see it all! If you need a cold one, stop by Yeehaw Brewing Co. for a great local beer.
Make your way to Gatlinburg on Highway 321 – Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are separated by a short yet scenic drive. Be on the lookout for all of the wonderful plants and animals you’ll pass on the drive.
Explore Downtown Gatlinburg – Take some time to explore this wonderful town. You’ll be amazed with the variety of food and dining options in a place that’s certainly larger than a small town, but still feels like one.
Grab a Cabin – Hotels are great, but there’s something nostalgic about staying in a cabin. There are plenty of cabins throughout the Gatlinburg area to choose from.
Anakeesta – There’s magic in the mountains, and you’ll find it at Anakeesta. This mountain theme park has great views and unique experiences. From ziplining through the forest, to flying down a mountain coaster, to exploring picturesque mountain top gardens and more, Anakeesta is truly an amazing experience. If you’re hungry go to the Cliff Top Bar & Grill to enjoy some great food with an amazing view.