Smoky Mountain Attractions
The Smoky Mountains region of East Tennessee –
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and
Sevierville, has always been a top vacation destination each year, and with good reason. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park's (America's most visited national park)numerous recreational opportunities and spectacular mountain views, in addition to the live entertainment, theme parks, and family-friendly attractions available throughout the area provide Smoky Mountain vacationers with a myriad of compelling activities to choose from. And for many one trip to the Smokies just doesn't do it. Much is the same for the majority of visitors who return. They want to experience more of the attractions and cultural flare that this picturesque region of East Tennessee has to offer. A few of the more popular attractions available in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are listed below.
Smoky Mountain Theaters and Dinner Show Attractions:
The Black Bear Jamboree – Pigeon Forge, TN
Enjoy a theatrical experience like none other. Featuring extraordinary sets, state-of-the-art lighting and surround sound, elaborate costumes, and a gifted, highly entertaining cast, the Black Bear Jamboree focuses on local Smoky Mountain folklore that says once a year all black bears in the Smokies gathered together in a secret mountain cave to celebrate with food, dancing and singing.
Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show - Pigeon Forge, TN
Take a trip back to the Old West where riders on horses entertain you with cowboy antics and rodeo stunts. Be sure to order some of the famous Smoky Mountain BBQ pork, rotisserie chicken, corn bread and corn on the cob. You're sure to have fun here, and get your fill as well.
Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, TN
This multi-million dollar theatre seats 1500 and features the best in quality entertainment including: comedy acts, gospel and patriotic presentations, singing and dancing performances, and more. Come take in a fun-filled, action packed two-hour show next time you're in Pigeon Forge.
Sweet Fanny Adam’s Theatre – Gatlinburg, TN
The Sweet Fanny Adam's Theatre is more than just a catchy name. And it's no come lately either. It actually boasts a long history of professional, live-on-stage musicals and hilarious, comedy shows. Guests will be taken back to the unique Music Halls of the latter 19th century when they step into Sweet Fanny Adam's Theatre.
Smoky Mountain Theme Parks, Museums and Misc. Attractions:
Guinness World Records Exhibition Center – Gatlinburg,
Want to see how tall the world's tallest man actually was, well stop by the Guinness World Records Exhibition Center. These records really come to life in Gatlinburg and there are literally hundreds of exhibits. Featuring 10 galleries of adventure, fascination and fun, and eight shows, this is a definite must stop while in the Smoky Mountains.
The Elvis Museum – Pigeon Forge, TN
While this isn't Memphis or Graceland, this Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge contains the world's largest private collection of Elvis memorabilia. Here, visitors can see the King's cars, concert clothing, jewelry, and much more.
Ripley's Believe-it-or-Not Museum – Gatlinburg, TN
At Ripley's, we emphasize the odd and the unusual. It makes for a memorable way to spend an afternoon or just a couple of hours in downtown Gatlinburg. Ripley's bizarre and interesting exhibits will twist your senses and your imagination.
The Dinosaur Walk Museum – Pigeon Forge, TN
Behold, the world’s largest collection of life-sized dinosaurs- over 60 in all... And right in Pigeon Forge, Tn. Guests can also see more than 20 reptile exhibits with the world's most venomous snakes. Each museum exhibit is accompanied by information that tells the story of each dinosaur.
Ripley's Haunted Adventure – Gatlinburg, TN
Want to get scared out of your wits? Then head toward Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg and you'll definitely get the frights you're seeking. At Ripley's Haunted Adventure, they're in business to "make your worst nightmares come true!"
The Old Mill – Pigeon Forge, TN
Take a step back in time to the early beginnings of Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains region. The Old Mill has great knickknacks in its gift shop for you to take home. Come see life as it was before the Parkway and all the great attractions in Gatlinburg.
Mysterious Mansion – Gatlinburg, TN
This turn of the century haunted house will truly creep out anyone who even steps foot on the premises. The Mysterious Mansion haunted house has secret passageways, spooks, creeps, creaks, a dark dungeon, and plenty of things that go bump in the night.
Indoor Skydiving – Pigeon Forge, TN
Pigeon Forge's indoor skydiving center features the nation's only indoor skydiving simulators. "Take to the skies" following a brief orientation to experience the next best thing to the real thing.