Visit the Smoky Region

Get ready for an Appalachian adventure as you explore the smoky region of Tennessee. The Blue Ridge Mountains are always ripe for exploring and you’ll find several interesting cities and sites to explore around the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Outdoor lovers will appreciate a day of hiking trails and fly-fishing at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is also a popular destination for horseback riding and biking.

Head to the Tennessee River Valley in the Smoky region for white water rafting and more biking and hiking opportunities.

Many festivals, including the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, the Gospel and Harvest Celebration, and the Festivals of Nations take place at smaller cities around the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge, you can enjoy a variety of exciting events and community celebrations during your trip.

If you’re looking for some historic sites to explore, make your ay to the Cades Cove Historic district and the Seveierville Commercial District. Take a tour of the East Tennessee History Center of Knoxville or visit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend to discover the magic, mystery, and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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National Parks in the Smoky Region

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Mountains are popular destinations for outdoor lovers heading to Pigeon Forge. Spend your days on the hiking trails or go fly-fishing, horseback riding, or biking for the afternoon. White water rafting is a popular activity in the Tennessee River Valley.

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Rides & Thrills in the Smoky Region

You’ll find plenty of ways to get an adrenaline rush at some of Tennessee’s theme parks, water parks, and amusement parks. Take the kids to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge or spend a hot summer day at the Soakya Water Park and Lake Winnie. The Wilderness at the Smokies and The Wetlands are some other destinations to explore throughout the region.

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