Reasons People Are Flocking for Outdoor Adventure

Smoky Mountains

Are you itching for an adventure that’s got it all — panoramic vistas, adrenaline-pumping activities, and a whole lot of history? If so, your next destination needs to be the Great Smoky Mountains! 

Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains

Biking through the picturesque Cades Cove valley is a unique way to experience the heart of the Smokies. The Cades Cove Loop Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is relatively flat, so it’s accessible for cyclists of all levels, whether you’re an avid rider or thrill-seeker. 

Pedal Through Paradise

You’ll get to saddle up in the wilderness of Tennessee, discovering everything under the forest canopy — including some woodland critters. 

Saddle Up for Adventure

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge is a towering Ferris wheel that stands 200 feet tall, making it the perfect spot to take in the views of the Smoky Mountains. 

Take Your Thrills to New Heights on a Ferris Wheel

Journey to Anakeesta Mountain

You begin with the Chondola Ride up the mountain to Anakeesta, where you can explore the tree canopy walk, zip line through the forest, and enjoy amazing views of the Smoky Mountains. 

At the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, check out the Pioneer History exhibit which features a collection of artifacts that showcase what life was like for early settlers in the Smoky Mountains. 

Travel Back in Time With a Museum Visit

What was once a thriving community of vacation homes and hotels is now a ghost town rumored to be haunted by the spirits of its former residents — spooky! 

Step Into a Ghost Town

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