It would truly be impossible to list all the activities in the area. Pigeon Forge is like the ocean city boardwalk in that there are arcades, go cart tracks, shops, museums, dinner theaters, shows, and just a whole lot of fun. You really need to experience this.
Gatlinburg is a quaint little town that you can walk up and down the strip and see all the sites. There are musicians playing in the streets. There are museums, shops, bars and just a great place to go and watch all the people walk by. They also have places where you can do some wine tasting, whiskey tasting and the very popular moonshine tasting. In the moonshine area, there are plaques which tell you about moonshining.
I drug my husband to the area in June of 2012. Now, we own our own cabin there. When we first got to Pigeon Forge, we were driving down the strip and the kids were so excited about everything they wanted to do while in the area. My husband got to my brother’s cabin and saw the view. He said “You can drag me 10 hours any time”. He also found a place on the deck and proclaimed the spot where he would be spending his vacation.
The Smoky Mountain National Park is breathtaking. We have seen so much wildlife. We have sat in on history talks. We have seen how people once lived. I love the history in the area. You can take hikes to the most spectacular views. You can hike to waterfalls. You are sure to see natures best on the way.
There is horseback riding, tubing down the Little Pigeon River, history, museums, nature, you name it – the area has it.