Area Attractions

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SMOKY MOUNTAIN FUN

Nearby you will find the largest outlet shopping in the Southeast, theatres, Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Smokies professional baseball, art galleries, golf courses and more.

THE ISLAND
A new retail and entertainment center in the heart of the Smokies, The Island features restaurants, shopping, attractions, and The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-tall Ferris Wheel attraction. The Island in Pigeon Forge is close to Gatlinburg, and features restaurants, gift shops, rides, eateries and more. A giant state of the art arcade, a beautiful flying horse carousel ride and more are just part of the fun things to do at The Island. Everyone will enjoy Mellow Mushroom, Timberwood Grill, Island Yogurt and Dude’s Daiquiri’s.

TANGER OUTLET SHOPPING
What could be more fun than spending the day with family and friends bargain hunting at Tanger! Tanger Outlet Centers feature more than 2,200 outlet stores which are owned and operated by the most popular, brand name manufacturers. Buying direct from the manufacturer at Tanger means you’ll always save more, usually 20-40%!

PIGEON FORGE FACTORY OUTLET MALL
Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall, also known as the “Red Roof Mall,” is one of the ORIGINAL outlet malls of Pigeon Forge. A 196,900 SF Outlet Mall at stop light # 4, find everything from designer brands to one of a kind hand crafted gifts to books and furniture, all for low prices you can’t beat.

DOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT PARK
Dollywood theme park was created by Dolly Parton to showcase her homeland, the Smoky Mountains. Visitors to Dollywood theme park will enjoy music, shows, amusement rides, attractions, crafts and special events, all with an Appalachian flavor. You also don’t want to miss Dolly’s Splash Country, a new water park open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Located just down the road from Dollywood, the attraction features single and double tube slides, a family raft ride and a 25,000-square-foot wave pool. And there’s Dollywood’s Showcase of Stars, summer concerts headlined by leading country music stars.

DOLLY PARTON’S DIXIE STAMPEDE DINNER & SHOW
The Smokies most fun place to eat! I guarantee it, says owner, Dolly Parton. Our action-packed dinner and show features 32 magnificent horses, beautiful southern belles, gallant heroes, incredible feats of horsemanship, and a stand to-your-feet patriotic finale. All this fun and excitement while enjoying a fabulous four-course feast.

THE COMEDY BARN
The Comedy Barn is America’s funniest family variety show and guarantees a night of 1,000 laughs. We feature nationally known clean comedians, magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists and fun barnyard animal acts. Great music, too! With everything from country to gospel to bluegrass. This show is suitable for the entire family and is packed with fun, laughter, music and magic.

COUNTRY TONITE
The show that started it all! The longest running music show in the Smokies. Country, Gospel featuring the Jubilee Quartet, Comedy by Highpockets, 50’s, Bluegrass and Clogging. Good, clean, wholesome family entertainment at it’s best. Two time winner of the Traditional Country Music Award.

MEMORIES THEATRE
Tributes to legendary music artists are featured in Memorie’s Salute to Elvis & Friends. Lou Vuto as Elvis and Charlie Hodge, Elvis’ long-time best friend, star in a “Tribute to Elvis” and are joined by other entertainers who pay honor and perform as Kenny Rogers, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, the Blues Brothers, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, and Rod Stewart. Together, our STARS create a magical web of entertainment that, once seen, is not soon forgotten.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

METCALF BOTTOMS PICNIC PAVILION
Find your perfect picnic spot, big bolders to climb on, restroom facilities and a short hike just minutes from Clabough’s Campground. At 1,700 feet, Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion provides a moderate climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers. Great Smoky Mountains National Park preserves a rich cultural history of Southern Appalachia. From the prehistoric Paleo Indians to the early European settlements in the 1800s, the park strives to protect its historic structures, landscapes and artifacts that tell the stories of the people who once called these mountains home.

TENNESSEE SMOKIES PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
An Affiliate team for the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies Stadium can hold up to 6,000 baseball fans. With a restaurant, gift shop, visitor center and pay-to-play kid’s area, this facility offers fun for sports fans. (During the winter months, the drive-through Christmas light show is spectacular!)

JIM GRAY ART GALLERY
Jim Gray Gallery has three locations: River Road in Pigeon forge, Knoxville on Park West Blvd and one in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg. These galleries feature the watercolor, oil, pencil, pen and ink, and sculpture of renowned American artist Jim Gray, as well as his signed limited edition giclee and lithograph prints and reproductions. Paintings and prints showcase the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee as well as many of the places Jim has traveled across this country and the world.

THOMAS KINKADE GALLERY OF LIGHT
The serious Kinkade collector knows that to see the largest and most complete array of Kinkade art, they must visit a Signature Gallery whether they are looking for Standard Numbered Editions or the extremely rare Studio Proof.

ROBERT A. TINO GALLERY
Listed on the Register of Historic Places in Tennessee, the gallery is in a two-story antebellum home built by John Andes in 1844 and has served as the private residence of only two families in its history – the Andes family and the Denton family. Robert’s wife, Mary John Denton Tino, is the granddaughter of John H. Denton, the home’s second owner. In the 1990’s, the home was transformed into an art gallery that could preserve its Tennessee heritage and also showcase the original works, as well as published limited editions, of East Tennessee watercolorist Robert A. Tino.

LAUREL VALLEY GOLF COURSE
Bordered by The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Laurel Lake Nature Preserve … our picturesque views and natural beauty are protected from development and change only with the seasons. At the heart of the valley is a beautiful and challenging eighteen-hole golf course … highlighted by the clubhouse, restaurant, and fitness/swim center. And you may even spot a bear or two!

GATLINBURG GOLF COURSE
Acclaimed as one of the most picturesque courses in America with breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

For a complete list of area attractions, please visit our local tourism agencies:
PIGEON FORGE
GATLINBURG

SEVIERVILLE
TOWNSEND/MARYVILLE

Looking for more to do? Try one our 16 Tennessee State Trails and Byways. Clabough’s Campground is on the Rocky Top Trail: A journey through the majestic Smoky Mountain peaks, rivers, caverns and rapids, the sky’s the limit on this trail. Explore Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend and enjoy a live broadcast music performance at WDVX’s “Blue Plate Special,” featuring bluegrass bands every weekday at noon from the Knoxville Visitor Center. Capturing the adventurous spirit that fills the peaks in this scenic region, try whitewater rafting on the Little Pigeon River.

For more day trips, visit our regional tourism website: www.easttnvacations.com and for information for all of Tennessee, visit the State’s tourism website.

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