The holiday season is a special time in the Smokies. Filled with sparkling lights and merry decor, there is plenty of Christmas-themed entertainment to choose from. If you're planning to visit and don't know what to see, Visit My Smokies has created a list of 4 Christmas attractions in the Smoky Mountains you should see on your trip.
Have you heard the news? There are big plans at Dollywood for an expansion as part of a $500 million investment. Part of this expansion includes a record-breaking new attraction at the world-class theme park! Dreamer-in-Chief, Dolly Parton, visited the theme park on August 5th to make the official announcement about the new Dollywood roller coaster! Here's everything we know about the new addition to Dollywood in 2023, Big Bear Mountain:
Who says you have to hike through the mountains to see the bears? Your family is counting on seeing a bear during your Smoky Mountain vacation, but spotting a black bear in the national park isn’t always guaranteed. Don’t worry, though, there are actually a few places where you can see bears without having to hike. Learn about the best places to see black bears in the Smoky Mountains without hiking:
Are you looking for fun ways to escape the busyness on the Parkway? We can help! You can spend a whole day (or more) enjoying all the activities along Wears Valley Road. Located just off the beaten path, this road offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle along the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Parkways. We want to show you all the fun you can have here! Take a look at the top 6 things to do along Wears Valley Road:
Get ready for a new, fully immersive experience in Pigeon Forge! FlyRide is now open at Beyond the Lens. On this adventure, riders will soar over mountains and skim over lakes on a journey above the most popular landmarks in America! To help you learn more about this attraction, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about FlyRide in Pigeon Forge:
There are plenty of options available when looking at Dollywood ticket prices for you and your group. You are able to get Dollywood tickets for one day, multiple days and even season passes for all year long. Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country can provide you with the family fun experience you’re looking for while enjoying your stay in Pigeon Forge.
One of our favorite wintertime activities is available in the Smoky Mountains all year long! Pigeon Forge Snow offers year-round indoor snow tubing so you don't have to wait for the chilly winter months to enjoy the beautiful snow or racing down the hill on a tube! Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about indoor snow tubing in Pigeon Forge.
The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is a historic landmark unlike any other in the area. People come from all over the country to watch the wheel turn on the river and tour the quaint Old Mill Square. Its age, paired with its rich history, make people want to visit every time they’re in town. Keep reading to discover the fascinating history of The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge:
Once you visit the Smoky Mountains, you’re going to want to keep coming back. It will be love at first sight when you arrive! If it’s your first time visiting the area, there are some incredible attractions you have to go to before you leave. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything during your first experience in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve come up with 10 things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN for first-time visitors.
Do you love playing mini golf in Pigeon Forge? If you answered yes, then we’re excited to share this news with you — a brand new mini golf course is coming to Pigeon Forge! The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay will be unlike any other mini golf attraction in the area. Keep reading to find out what to expect at this new spot for mini golf in the Smoky Mountains:
Everyone loves saving money on vacation, right? Of course! We want to help you save money on your Smoky Mountain vacation by providing you coupons for some of the best attractions in the area! From dinner shows to restaurants, we’ve gathered the best coupons for things to do in Pigeon Forge. Here are the top 6 Pigeon Forge coupons you need for your next vacation:
When people visit the Smoky Mountains, they typically want to spend time enjoying the great outdoors. What better way to get outside and take in the fresh air than to go horseback riding? There are several riding stables in the area, and this is the perfect activity for people of all ages to enjoy! Here are the top 6 places to go horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains:
New activities are popping up all over the Smokies! As the area continues to grow, there are so many fun places for you to add to your vacation itinerary. From exciting attractions to delicious new restaurants, there are some places you don’t want to miss while you’re in town. We helped you out by creating a list of 8 new Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions and restaurants you can’t miss!
It’s no secret that Dollywood is one of the most-visited attractions in Pigeon Forge, and it’s not hard to see why! Each year, the world-class theme park introduces something new for visitors to enjoy. Dollywood is constantly making changes to improve guest experience, and we want to share some of the new and exciting things happening in the 2022 season with you:
Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are a truly magical place...in more ways than one! In addition to their almost supernatural beauty, the Smokies are home to some of the country’s very best magicians. The nation’s leading illusionists are drawn to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg because the cities have established themselves as major hubs for family entertainment. Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all the incredible magic shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.