Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville are outstanding destinations for families, students, sports groups, performance groups and faith-based travelers. There really is something for everyone in this delightfully appealing region of the country!  Here are

5 awesome things to do in the Smoky Mountains

1.  Go Glamping

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Smokies are luxury cabins.  They range from one to eight bedrooms and are surrounded by shopping, shows and stunning vistas. Amenities can include jacuzzis, private indoor pools, game rooms, theater rooms or even rock climbing walls.  There’s a cabin for every budget or group size! I love the outdoors but appreciate creature comforts in my lodging.  Luxury cabins definitely unite the two in spectacular fashion!

2.  Dine at Dolly’s

If you’re looking for a break from the usual vacation dining experience, try Dolly Parton’s Stampede. It really is a dining experience! Horses, pageantry, trick riding and a good ole’ rivalry will keep you cheering as you enjoy a fabulous, southern-style meal. Bring a group and salute the red, white and blue!

3.  Defy Gravity

Defy gravity at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving and Outdoor Gravity Park!

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving lets you experience the freedom of skydiving in the safety of an indoor wind tunnel.  You’ll soar through the air with nothing more than a flight suit.  Well, that and an instructor, goggles, helmet, gloves and earplugs!

Roll down a 1000 ft. hill in a spaceship-like OGO!  Outdoor Gravity Park is the only place in America where you can experience three, unique zorb experiences. Individuals or groups of 3 can roll along zig-zagging tracks or speed down the hill in a ventilated and sometimes wet giant plastic ball. This is an extreme adventure like no other!

4.  Take to the water (or the trees!)

Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors is a great option for anyone looking to raft the scenic Pigeon River. Class III-IV whitewater for ages 8 and up or milder Class I-II river floats for ages 3 and up are available.  A professional guide will lead you the entire time to help ensure a safer trip. Experience the splendor of the Smokies from an entirely new perspective.
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You can also start the day Rafting in the Smokies with Class I-IV rapids, or take to the treetops with a zip line course. Hike, complete a ropes challenge course, or cross a 150 ft. suspension bridge to a 10-acre Adventure Island and playground. This is family-friendly fun at its best!

5.  Explore the Titanic

The ill-fated voyage of the Titanic holds a unique place in American history. Now visitors can learn more about Titanic at the immense, ship-shaped permanent attraction in Pigeon Forge. Completely interactive and filled with artifacts, groups can investigate all the museum has to offer.  They can learn about individual passenger stories or even participate in the Titanic’s First-Class Dining Experience.

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