Area Recreation & Events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park: Most come to the Smoky mountains to enjoy warm, sunny days and cool crisp nights, where you can hike on over 100 trails.
Aquarium: Ripley's Aquarium of the smokies.
Antiques: There are many antique shops located within 30 minutes of the Lodge. We have antique maps available.
Arts and Crafts: The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community: Established in 1937, the Arts & Crafts Community is comprised of the largest group of independent artisans in the country. With shops, studios, and galleries located along an 8-mile loop. This is a part of Gatlinburg's history and has been designated as a historic pathway on the Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Offers workshops, conferences, and professional instruction in a variety of art-craft media.
Baseball: Smokies Stadium- Sevierville. Minor League Baseball about 20 minutes from the Lodge
Biking: Take a guided tour or rent a bike and create your own mountain biking adventure. Trails include gentle dirt roads to gnarly single-track.
Caverns: Forbidden Caverns is a one hour guided tour featuring sparkling formations, natural chimneys, and waterfalls. Another close Cavern is Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend. www.tuckaleecheecaverns.com
Dollywood: Where entertainment and crafts come together - www.dollywood.com
Fishing: Fly or spin fish on the world famous Little Pigeon River. Let us "hook" you up with a superb guide for a full or half day of fishing, April to October
Flatcreek Village: Antiques, collectibles, local crafts and insulated portable storage buildings. Leisurely stroll our over 30 unique shops and step back to your good memories.
Golfing: There are 3 year round acclaimed area golf courses. Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course(865) 453-3912, Eagles Landing Golf Club or Bent Creek Golf Course: (865) 436-3947
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river gorges in a spectacular region called the Great Smoky Mountains.
Helicopter Tours: For the nature lover, you will be soaring over the foothills, through Walden's Creek and beautiful undeveloped mountain ranges and unspoiled back country. As you fly over blankets of mountains you will be amazed at the view. Your pictures will be worth a thousand words.
Hiking: More than 850 miles of hiking trails traverse the Great Smoky Mountains. They range from easy to difficult and provide half hour walks to week-long backpacking trips. The Appalachian Trail runs for 70 miles along the Park's top ridge.
Horse Back Trail Riding: is available at commercial stables located in the park from mid-March through late November or year round outside the park.
Hot Air Balloon Rides: Soar quietly at dawn for an hour long ride with commanding views and enjoy a champagne breakfast. Year-round.
Museums: Sevier County Heritage, exhibits and information about Sevier County's history. 167 Bruce Street, Sevierville 865-453-4058
Ripley's Believe It or Not: Features hundreds of exhibits of the bizarre and unusual. 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg 865-436-5096
Museum of Appalachia: A complete replica of a pioneer village, featuring artifacts left by early settlers to the area. Exit 122, off 1-75, Norris. 865-494-7680
Movies at the Lodge: We have over 850 different movie titles for you to watch for free.
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Shopping: Many visitors come to the smokies area to take advantage of the shopping bargains. Shopping malls, discount shops, and factory outlet stores are numerous in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Outlet Shopping: Five Oaks, Tanger, Beltz, Red Roof, Several Christmas Shops.
Skiing Ober Gatlinburg: Offers 8 ski trails serviced by two quad and one double chairlift which keeps you out of lift lines and on the slopes. When temperatures drop, our snowmaking equipment blankets 100% of our slopes. Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface creating enjoyable skiing conditions.
Smoky Mountain Field School: Offers nature workshops and hiking adventures. The in-depth programs offered, immerse program participants in the Park environment providing a more personalized opportunity to understand and appreciate Park resources.
Theaters: The variety of entertainment offered to families that visit the Smoky Mountains is certainly unsurpassed. This area has become the fastest growing entertainment showplaces in the southeast.
The Smoky Mountain Opry | Dixie Stampede | Hatfields & McCoys | Lumberjack Feud
Comedy Barn Theater | Country Tonight Theatre |Wonders of Magic | Memories Theatre
Tubing: Grab a tube and have a of fun-filled trip floating down the lower end of the Big Pigeon River with Rafting in the Smokies and Tubing In The Smokies! It's a cool way to spend a hot afternoon in East Tennessee's Smoky Mountain Area.
White Water Rafting: The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll literally rock and roll down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through continuous class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide."
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame: Interactive exhibits and memorial displays of the History of Women's Basketball. 700 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville. 865-633-9000
Wineries: Smoky Mountain wines are robust and award-winning. Smoky Mountain Winery, Gatlinburg • Mountain Valley Winery, Pigeon Forge Hillside Winery & The Apple Barn Winery, Sevierville• Biltmore Winery, Asheville, NC