There are so many things to do in Gatlinburg, that we decided to make another list to help you find the most unique, popular things to do. Stay in our Gatlinburg cabins, and head out for a few days of fun in the Smoky Mountains.
Wears Valley is like a miniature Cades Cove. The mountains are close, filled with hiking trails, cool streams, old structures and history throughout the valleys. You will pass several down-home eateries, antique shops and homegrown farmers markets along the way.
Patriot Park was dedicated to the veterans of Sevier County that served during the war. The park is located beside the Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge. Here you can feed the ducks alongside the river, have a family picnic at the pavilion, walk your dog, gaze at the giant liberty bell, and learn about the historic Patriot missile. This is a great stop along your trolley ride or walk through downtown Pigeon Forge.
Take the family out to tour Cooter's in Gatlinburg. Cooter's is a museum dedicated to all things Dukes of Hazzard! Here you will be able to see the original costumes worn by cast members, real life set props, classic Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia, collectibles and the General Lee!
The Rocky Top Wine Trail is located in the heartland of the Smokies. The trail offers over 60 different and unique wines for free sampling between the five represented wineries along the wine trail. Visitors are given a Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport at their first stop and will have this stamped throughout the trail and then will receive a free logo wine glass and a complimentary gift for completing the trail.
The Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House is located in Winery Square in Gatlinburg. Here you can try free samples of homemade preserves, syrups, jellies, jams and pickles. Taste the spirit of the south in each bite of edible art. Find your favorite recipe and take a flavorful memory of the Smokies back home with you.
Bring the family downtown for free mini performances by costumed performers who portray time periods between 1800s and today. Watch the history of the Smoky Mountains come to life each summer evening. The performers also practice their skills streetside during fall and winter as well. Listen closely to history and folklore of the Smokies and feel connected to the area. Together you can sing, clog, and dance along with the crowd to set your roots deep in the Smokies.
We hope that our list of free things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will guide you along a fantastic journey through the Smokies! Book your next getaway with Diamond Mountain Rentals and find your home away from home today.