The natural landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomes unparalleled adventure and authentic Appalachian culture. Centered on its rich panorama of mountains, valleys and trails, the Smokies match its tradition with newfound recreational experiences. Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains SkyZip at Dollywood, Pigeon Forge Pigeon Forge is amazing! You can have both privacy and a multitude of different fun things to do! There are breathtaking views, wildlife, creeks, attractions like theaters, roller coasters, go karts, etc. I recommend a Pigeon Forge vacation, at LEAST once a year, more if possible, to EVERYONE! —Joni Brackin Atkins via Facebook THE HOT LIST Watch or compete in one of the many baseball tournaments hosted at The Ripken Experience, a gleaming new facility in Pigeon Forge, or play a variety of indoor and outdoor sports at the 80-acre Rocky Top Sports World campus in Gatlinburg. ICONIC EXPERIENCES Bring the family to Dollywood, a sprawling theme park, water park and resort in Pigeon Forge. Get a thrill on two theme-park rides opening in 2017: Drop Line and Whistle Punk Chaser, or try the new TailSpin Racer at Dollywood’s Splash Country. For dinner and a show, try the Lumberjack Adventure dining experience. FREE ATTRACTION Drive through Townsend to access the 11-mile, one-way loop through Cades Cove, a lush valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where historic sites and ample wildlife offer plenty of photo opportunities. LOCAL FLAVOR Stock up on locally made apple butter, jams and pickles at The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store in Sevierville. At The Island in Pigeon Forge entertainment complex, indulge in Southern family recipes at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen or enjoy island flavors at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. THE UNEXPECTED Soar through the treetops on the tallest zip lines in the Smokies at Sevierville’s Foxfire Mountain, where The Goliath offers a unique bird’s eye view of the breathtaking canopy from 475 feet above the ground.
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