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5 Awesome Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains

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by Rhoda Venture
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5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville are outstanding destinations for families, students, sports, and performance groups. There really is something for everyone in this delightfully appealing region of the country.  Here are 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains!

Go “Glamping”

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Smokies is Aunt Bugs Cabin Rentals, a leader in luxury cabins in Pigeon Forge. Cabins range from one to eight bedrooms and are surrounded by shopping, shows, and stunning vistas.

Amenities can include jacuzzis, private indoor pools, game rooms, theater rooms, or even rock climbing walls- there’s a cabin for every budget or group size! I love the outdoors but appreciate creature comforts when planning my lodging- Aunt Bug’s definitely unites the two in spectacular fashion!

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

If you’re looking for a break from the usual vacation dining experience, look no further than Dolly Parton’s  Stampede. It really is a dining experience! Horses, trick riding, and a good ole’ rivalry between the North and South, Dolly Parton’s Stampede will keep you cheering while enjoying a fabulous, southern-style meal. Bring a group and salute the red, white, and blue!

Defy Gravity

There are two really cool opportunities to defy gravity while in the Smokies- Flyaway Indoor Skydiving and Outdoor Gravity Park.

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving lets you experience the freedom of skydiving in the safety of an indoor wind tunnel. There is nothing more exhilarating than the moment you realize you are soaring through the air with nothing more than a flight suit (well, and an instructor, goggles helmet, gloves, and earplugs!)

Roll down a 1000 ft. hill in a spaceship-like OGO (wet or dry- depending on the season). Outdoor Gravity Park is the only place in America where you can experience three, unique zorb experiences. Individuals or groups of 3 can roll along zig-zagging tracks or speed down the hill in a ventilated and sometimes wet giant plastic ball. This is extreme adventure like no other!

Take to the Water (or the Trees!)

Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors is a great option for groups rafting the scenic Pigeon River. There’s Class III-IV whitewater for ages 8 and up or milder. There are also Class I-II river floats for ages 3 and up.  A professional guide will be with you all the way. Experience the splendor of the Smoky Mountains from an entirely new perspective.

Start the day Rafting in the Smokies with Class I-IV rapids, or take to the tree tops with a zip line course. You can hike, complete a ropes challenge course, or cross a 150 ft. suspension bridge to a 10-acre Adventure Island and playground.

It’s family-friendly fun at its best!

Titanic Adventures Awaits

The ill-fated voyage of the Titanic holds a unique place in American history. It continues to intrigue and beckons us to explore the stories of its passengers.

Now visitors can learn more about Titanic at the immense, ship-shaped permanent attraction in Pigeon Forge. Completely interactive and filled with artifacts, groups can investigate all the museum has to offer. You can even participate in the Titanic’s First-Class Dining Experience.

If these 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains don’t wear you out, the next five awesome attractions will definitely test your travel mettle. Read more in my next post about the dazzling and fun-filled Smoky Mountains!

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