Share Your Story: What’s Your Favorite Part About Visiting Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains?

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Wears Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although the area is quaint, many vacationers choose to spend thier time there because it’s rather peaceful and quiet compared to the action-packed towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

When visitors choose Wears Valley, they are looking for the calm environment surrounded by the rolling hills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But why do you visit Wears Valley? Below, you will find that we’ve listed a few of our favorite things about Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains, but we really want to hear from you!

We Want to Hear From You

What do you love about Wears Valley? Do you have a special Wears Valley memory to share? Just scroll to the bottom of this post, and in the comments section at the end, leave a comment telling us your favorite part about Wears Valley!

The author will respond to comments, and we look forward to hearing your favorites!

Take a look at the video tour of Wears Valley below to see an inside look at the area, then read about our favorite parts of visiting the Wears Valley area.


(See Related: 4 Facts About Wears Valley TN That Will Blow Your Mind)

  • Peace and Quiet

Although Wears Valley isn’t really a secret, it’s definitely one of the areas with less of a commercial feel. There are a few attractions along Wears Valley Road, leading to Wears Valley itself, but nothing quite like what you’ll find when you wander along the Parkways in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

  • Secret Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkWears Valley in the Smoky Mountains

Wears Valley has what we refer to as a ‘secret entrance’ to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While it’s not really secret, because it can be found on just about any map of the national park, there’s much less traffic in this area. The entrance takes visitors straight across a bridge and into the dense forestry of the park.

In the winter months, this area is especially beautiful because the snow falls perfectly over the trees. When the sun shines, the glistening snow will slowly melt away, making Wears Valley one of the best places to take snowy Smoky Mountain pictures.

  • Barn on Wears Valley RoadLocal Restaurants in Wears Valley

If you like to visit local eateries, Wears Valley may be the place for you! With one of the best, and most popular, local restaurants in the Smokies, you can’t go wrong! Elvira’s Cafe is known for serving a ‘farm to table’ style menu, with only the freshest, in-season ingredients.

Also make sure you take a look at the 5 Wears Valley Restaurants You Didn’t Know Existed–But Should!

To learn more about things to do in Wears Valley, take a look at our helpful Smoky Mountains information blog. There, you can find details about everything happening in the Smoky Mountain area, including all sorts of great information about Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains.

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and comment on this article to tell us your favorite part about Wears Valley!


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