Destination Smoky Mountains

Nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee are three family friendly towns.  With something for everyone, these cities are the perfect destination for family fun!

We are headed that way soon and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!


Wilderness at the Smokies Resort

Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center is a luxurious vacation and meeting destination. Wilderness at the Smokies is the largest indoor/outdoor waterpark resort in the southeast.  The great part about his resort is that admission to all three waterparks (Salamander Springs, Lake Wilderness, and Wild WaterDome) is included in your room rate.   In addition, you have access to these waterparks beginning on the day of your arrival until closing on the day you leave; therefore, it allows you plenty of time to take in the waterparks.  Adventure Forest, is a family adventure center, that features a 3 story ropes course, multi-level laser tag, black light mini-golf, mega arcade and more!


Titanic Attraction 

Experience what the Titanic was like at Pigeon Forge’s Titanic exhibit.  As you enter you are given the boarding ticket of an actual passenger of the Titanic.   Follow the passenger’s story as you tour the attraction and discover the fate of said passenger at the end of the tour.  Shaped like the Titanic herself, the museum built to half the scale of the actual ship.  Walk on the replica of the Grand Staircase, touch a surface of a simulated iceberg, steer the ship, send SOS signals, view artifacts, and more at this fun filled attraction.


Lumberjack Feud

A family dinner show in Pigeon Forge, Lumberjack Feud is an unforgettable experience.  Journey back in time to the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where two logging families compete for the remaining timber before the park opens! You’ll choose a side, Dawsons or McGraws, then cheer on your lumberjack family to victory!  Lumberjack Feud brings real lumberjack athletes and the history of the Great Smoky Mountains together in one action packed night full of family fun!



What’s not to love about this theme park built around Dolly Parton and nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains!  There are plenty of rides available for all ages and all levels of adventure from the Busy Bee cars to the Wild Eagle.  You will also find a wide variety of shows and demonstrations throughout the park.


Splash Country

Next door to Dollywood theme park, your family can experience more than 20 water rides and attractions at Dollywood’s Splash Country water adventure park, including RiverRush, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster.


Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

It’s Feudin’ Feastin’ Family Fun at The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show! Become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something here for everybody!

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Smoky Mountain Opry

The Smoky Mountain Opry is the area’s largest musical variety show featuring music from Big Band Swing through today’s country.  See the most talented cast of singers, dancers, comedians, and musicians the Smokies has to offer! Marvel at our special effects, laser lights, pyro, giant video screens, dazzling costumes, and high flying musicians! Yes… HIGH FLYING MUSICIANS!  From Country hits old and new, yesterday’s Disco, Jivin’ Swing, Movie Favorites, and a little Motown! Songs from Frank Sinatra, Kenny Loggins, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Etta James, George Jones, and many others! The Smoky Mountain Opry has it all! Don’t hesitate and reserve your family’s seats today! Located at traffic light #0 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge Tennessee!


Ripley’s Attractions

Experience eight unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, our 85,000 sq ft Aquarium of the Smokies, a 5D Moving Theater, our bone-chilling Haunted Adventure, the mind-bending Marvelous Mirror Maze, and our two fully themed mini-golf courses!

Dolly Parton’s Dixieland Stampede

Searching for family fun and adventure during your vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee? Join Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages.

Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

20 thoughts on “Destination Smoky Mountains

  1. Janet Coats says:

    Yes we have been through the Smokey Mountains and the sheer beauty amazed me as I felt I was so close to God as we drove through. It was breathtaking and we spent more time there than we had planned but we just wanted to take it all in..and the wildlife was amazing! I had NEVER seen a bear before and I was half afraid but we just sat back and enjoyed as we knew we would probably never see one again! What was totally amazing was the fact that there is such a drop off along the sides of the roads and you must be so very careful! It literally takes your breath away and then we went on down through to all of the outstanding areas and we ended up staying another week!!! Gatlinburg is one of my all time favorite places now and Pigeon Forge and I could go on but I will leave room for others but to say the least WE LOVED IT!!! We felt like God worked overtime in that area!! Thanks for all the hard work you do making it such an incredible area for those who come to visit!!

  2. Marti Tabora says:

    I have only been two times, but I really love the beauty of the place and driving through Cades Cove was truly awesome.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I have never been to the Smoky Mountains and it looks like I am really missing out a lot! I want to go to Dollywood so bad, and the biggest waterpark in the Southwest sounds amazing. I want to go on vacation their some day!!

  4. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I also have never been to the Smokey Mountains, but it is a great place to gather and bring the family too, very educational experience for the kids too.

  5. Lori Pouncey says:

    I have never been anywhere in the mountains. I would love to visit this area. I believe I would like to plan a trip here when my little one is a little older. Beautiful🙂

  6. Angelica says:

    I’ve never been to the Smoky Mountains but they’re definitely on my list if my hubby and I ever realize our dream of road tripping across the US. Loved the post, there sure are a ton of fun things to do!

  7. Sandy Cain says:

    It looks like a great vacation spot! I’ve never been through this area, but after reading the article, it’s on my bucket list!

  8. Kelly O'Malley says:

    I have not gone to the Smokey Mountains before but I have thought about it. It is such a beautiful area of our country and I just love the mountains. I would also love to go to DollyWood🙂 That would be a blast.

  9. Birdiebee says:

    No I have never been to the Smokey Mountains nor have not been anywhere in this part of the country. Looks like a really fun place to visit.

  10. Betsy Barnes says:

    I have been to the Smoky Mountains many years ago when I was in high school. I remember enjoying the dinner shows in one of the towns my family stayed. It was a fun place🙂

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