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Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Smokies.

Smoky Mountain Attractions


Let’s start off by saying that you can find loads of indoor activities and outdoor activities when you visit the Smoky Mountains.  There are so many amazing adventures in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

With more than 80 indoor and outdoor attractions in Pigeon Forge alone not counting the 40 attractions in Gatlinburg, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy.

There’s so much variety that if you’re only here for a few days, it’s really tough to decide on which things to do first.  That’s why people who visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge usually spend several 2-to-4-day vacations in the area each year.

Wahoo Ziplines is fun for all ages.There’s ziplines. There’s white water rafting, for those outdoor enthusiasts; as well as, horseback riding. Let’s not forget the trams and chair lifts in Gatlinburg.  You may even want to go on a llama trek through stunning scenery with lovable llamas and make some wonderful Smoky Mountain memories.

For families with pre-teen children, there’s an Adventure Park at Walden’s Landing in Pigeon Forge and you’ll also want to visit the Adventure Park at The Island.  Plenty of fun while the kids traverse the paths to reach the other side – always held with a safety while in the air above you.

If you love water and swimming, we’ve got you covered from Memorial Day to Labor Day, there’s also two great waterparks available for you.  There’s Dollywood’s Splash Country and Soaky Mountain WaterPark.

Gatlinburg golf is popular when vacationing in the Smokies.

For you golf lovers, there are several beautiful courses in the Smoky Mountains real close together. So, if you love golfing and you’re vacationing here for golf, there’s the Bent Creek Golf Club in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Golf Course which is actually in Pigeon Forge just off of the Parkway.  And by the way, the Parkway is the main road in Pigeon Forge.  In Sevierville, there’s the Sevierville Golf Club with spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains.

If mini golf is more to your liking, there are plenty of mini golf courses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.  You may want to try them all.  Each is unique and will give you plenty of fun to include in your Smoky Mountains memories.

A visit to the Smokies wouldn’t be complete without visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  While in Gatlinburg, you may want to visit all 8 of Ripley’s attractions.  There’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, 5D Moving Theater, Haunted Adventure, Marvelous Mirror Maze, Super Fun Zone and Ripley’s Themed Mini-Golf Courses.

Anakeesta in Gatlinburg offers plenty of outdoor and indoor attractions for you in Gatlinburg.  They want you to play, shop, eat and relax on their property.  For play, they have chair lifts, mountain coaster, gem mining, tree challenge course, an observation tower, and a splash pad to name a few of their attractions.  For shopping, they have several shops from jewelry, gifts, to Smoky Mountain momentos.  For eating, there’s plenty of variety from desserts, snacks, to a full dining experience.  What’s amazing is Anakeesta offers you places to relax with scenic views, vista gardens, and memorial forest walks.

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have several mountain coasters to choose from.During the past few years, there have been several mountain coasters added to our list of attractions.  You’ll find them in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

If you love wines or moonshine, there’s plenty of places with those available to you and you get to do some samplings as well.

And for the kids, there’s arcades throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and there’s speed parks with go karts.

And of course, the upside-down house Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge has all kinds of fun activities for all ages.

Hiking trails are ranked easy to difficult so you can choose the perfect trail for you.


For the ultimate in outdoor adventures, we have the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with hiking trails, waterfalls, and lots of fishing.

The Smoky Mountains offers more outdoor and indoor attractions you can enjoy in one visit so come back often.  You’ll never get bored because there is always something to do and memories to make.