Born on a farm in Sevier County, Tennessee, she was inspired very early by the beauty of nature and has been into art as long as she can remember.. She has no formal training, and paints what she feels as well as what she sees. Much of her work is by memory of her childhood. She lives in Cosby, Tennessee, very happily on her few acres of paradise. Besides the little cabins, she has a small art studio and showroom overlooking the creek, filled with oil paintings of this area, and open to the public from 10AM to 6PM every day except Tuesdays. See her works at www.IvaPrinceArt.com
Get up close and personal with these beautiful and undeniably cute creatures like never before! You can view our feathered friends from above or below the water and even pop up on the penguins’ private beach to get nose-to-beak with these curious creatures in this uniquely interactive exhibit!
Voted #1 in the World for Best Family Fun, #3 in the World for Best Water Adventures and #11 for Best Experiences in the USA. Rip-Roaring Whitewater Adventures provides Exciting Whitewater Rafting in The Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee State Forest for the whole family! From our Upper Pigeon Class 3&4 rapids to our Scenic Family Float, we have rafting adventures for all ages 3 & up.
The Foothills Parkway has been in the works for some 75 years and is probably another 20 years to completion. The southern most 17 miles running from US 129 at the Chilhowee Lake to US 321 at Walland was completed in 1966 and is quite spectacular. The next phase of 16 miles was opened in December of 2018. This extension runs 17-miles from US 321 in Walland to Wears Valley.
There is a northern 5.6 miles open from I-40 south to US 321 near Cosby. This short section was opened in 1968.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad historic train depot sits in the heart of Bryson City, North Carolina and is a favorite regional attraction for family fun. A round-trip on the train is an ideal way to see extraordinary places that you can’t get to by car. Get a front-row view of Fontana Lake, the historic Fontana Trestle, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala National Forest, the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, historical structures, and stunning foliage.