Things To Do In The Area
Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country are guaranteed to keep your family busy, but in case you want to venture out and explore the rest of what the Smokies have to offer, we recommend:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This true national treasure is the most visited national park in the U.S. Take in the park’s natural beauty by driving, hiking or bicycling through areas of the park, and be on the lookout for native creatures such as black bears, deer, wild turkeys, raccoons and many other animals. Be sure to check out popular park spots like Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Abrams Falls and many more. To plan your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit nps.gov/grsm/.
Known as “The Smokies Most Fun Place to Eat,” Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede serves up a delicious four-course feast and lots of family fun. Dixie Stampede dazzles guests with a cast of talented performers and a team of skilled riders who lead the show’s 32 magnificent horses through barrel races and other various tricks, all in the name of Dixie Stampede’s friendly rivalry and competition between the North and South sides of the arena. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DixieStampede.com.
The Great Smoky Mountains Parkway
This 23.5 mile stretch of road, also known as SR-441, spans from Interstate 40 to the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains Park. Take a trip down this main thoroughfare, and you’ll get a sampling of the great attractions, shops and restaurants Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have to offer.