Little Bear Winery is among Gatlinburg’s newest wineries, but they’re quickly developing a nationwide fan base. A member of Gatlinburg’s Wine Trail, Little Bear is a natural stop when visiting the Smoky Mountain’s best wineries. Here you’ll find a welcoming environment, 4 free wine tastings per visitor, and a variety of wines to suit a range of preferences.
Excitement abounds at Ober Gatlinburg, where you’ll find thrilling experiences in all seasons. When winter skiing lets up, a variety of summer activities take over — including a climbing wall worth checking out. Ober’s rock wall is bound to provide just as much of a workout as your winter ski sessions, although, of course, you’ll work a completely different set of muscles.
Ober Gatlinburg may be best known for its ski slopes, but you don’t need to strap on a pair of skis to enjoy winter thrills. With snow tubing, technique and athleticism are of no concern; you can travel down the mountain again and again on a tubing track that has been designed to maximize both thrills and safety.
On the hunt for a new way to experience the beauty and excitement of Ober Gatlinburg? Hit up the Ski Mountain Coaster, which takes you on an exciting journey through a magical mountain landscape. Lasting over five minutes, this heart-racing adventure exposes you to all kinds of twists and turns as you navigate lush foliage on your way down the mountain.
It is important to know that finding Herbert Holt Park can be a bit of a trick. Located in a steep valley, directly across from the Fairfield Inn as you drive into downtown Gatlibnurg, it’s a tough place to find from the street.
Stick with it though because this park is absolutely worth the trip. The fact that locals and regular Gatlinburg visitors consider the park a haven should tell you all you need to know about the experience. No, the play equipment is not shiny and new and depending upon the weather the air can smell a little ripe, but this small park just outside the city is pretty perfect for a number of other reasons.
If you want to see the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains from every last perspective, you absolutely need to try the Mountain Zipline Tour from CLIMB Works. On this two-hour tour, you get to zip through the air above the treetops, taking in the spectacular views while satisfying your need for speed. Plus, you can test your mettle by traversing four aerial bridges and rappelling off a platform like a true adventurer.
The Gatlinburg Space Needle, which originally opened in 1970, is probably the most iconic attraction in Gatlinburg, TN. The Space Needle towers high over the Parkway at a height of 407 feet and offers visitors the chance to view the Smoky Mountains from a 360 degree platform.
Gatlinburg is a city of tradition. Today, many parents introduce their kids to the same exciting experiences they enjoyed during their formative years. Such is the case with the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which has delighted generations of visitors.
Ober Gatlinburg, which initially opened over 50 years ago, is a popular mountaintop destination complete with an aerial tramway, alpine slide, ski slopes, amusement park, ice skating, wildlife, and much more. The wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities has continued to make Ober Gatlinburg popular with visitors in spite of its somewhat outdated appearance. The majority of the attractions range in price from $4.00 to $20.00 or you can buy an unlimited wristband for the day.
Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled on four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Hundreds and hundreds of beautiful tropical birds and thousands and thousands of flowers and plants and trees.
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Theatre is the region's leading performing arts facility with advanced technology, staging and lighting that draws top entertainment to the Knoxville area.
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River Rat Whitewater is the #1-Rated Smoky Mountain Outfitter. We specialize in providing premium experiences, making life-long memories and building camaraderie on scenic, guided whitewater rafting trips between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest. At River Rat Whitewater, we don't just raft, we jump, slide, surf and swim! Each trip is uniquely catered to the adventure your group is looking for.
Located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and The Foothills Parkway, we offer an experience you can’t get anywhere else topped with panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. The best part of this guided tour is YOU get to be in the driver’s seat! Never been off road before? No problem! Our experienced guides will give you all the necessary information to ensure an awesome trip through the woods, complete with stops for photo op’s that will take your breath away.
Metal yard art we have the whole zoo, concrete statues, stepping stones wood signs, swings and home.
Outdoors in the Smokies, a Veteran owned small business and proud 2nd Amendment supporter. We are an outdoor event facility and private training establishment in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our location in Cosby, TN is close to Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge, and just an hour to either Knoxville, TN or Asheville, NC. We look forward to serving your needs! - Private firearms training - SEAL: Adventure Race Series competitions - Off-Road Vehicle trail use - Private Off-Road Driving Instruction - Jeep club destination rides - Rustic outdoor weddings and chapel use - And More!
Enjoy spectacular, scenic, Smoky Mountain trails accompanied by an experienced guide and friendly, fluffy, professionally trained, llamas. We offer two hikes. One is approximately an hour long and the other is approximately two hours long. For those that don’t wish to hike we offer the Farm Visit also known as a petting zoo. Smoky Mountain Llama Treks has the perfect outdoor adventure for you and your family. Let our llamas walk with you and nibble mountain wildflowers while you relax, enjoy your hike, and make a Smoky Mountain memory.
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.
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.
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.
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!