5 Reasons You MUST Visit the Smoky Mountains

Savoring a Moonshine Tasting

No, it’s not illegal, and it’s actually something tasty that the locals proudly craft in various distilleries around Gatlinburg. Many distilleries offer free samples and plenty of flavors, so you can indulge before you buy some to take home.

White Water Rafting in the Smokies

Whether you’re planning a long vacation or just a day trip, experiencing white water rafting in the Smokies is something you won’t soon forget. There are several places in the Smokies where you can have the experience and go on a trip that aligns with your comfort level.

Channeling Your Inner Cowboy on Horseback

Channel your inner cowboy the old-fashioned way to see the scenic local landscape. Cades Cove is a great place to go for a ride, but there are several great spots in the Smokies where you can enjoy the gentle place of riding.

Seeing Well-Preserved Primitive Sites

Walk through pioneer-era history with the abundance of well-preserved buildings around the national park. The area around Cades Cove is a great place to see some of these primitive sites and get a sense of what life was like in simpler times.

Visting Anakeesta Theme Park

Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, Anakeesta is an award-winning theme park with activities that visitors of all ages can enjoy. This park sits on 70 acres and is 600 feet above Gatlinburg, offering attractions like a skywalk, a roller coaster, gem mining, and more.

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