Here at 'Great Smoky Vacations', we have tried to compile a list of attractions and things to do in the area. It would truly be impossible to list all of the attractions and activities in the area. Here are a few attractions.
This distillery is a little out of the way. It is about 8 miles on Dolly Parton Parkway from Sevierville. Moonshine, Whiskey and after dinner drinks. Try the cream based ones. They have recipe cards that they give out for the different alcohol drinks.
The distillery has friendly staff and good moonshine. Some say it is the best around. Definitely worth the trip.
PawPaw’s Cajun Kitchen is off of Wears Valley Road. It looks like a little shack. Very small, nothing fancy. Some reviews say the ventilation could be updated. Well known for its catfish. But, also praised for many things. Most reviewers would go back and say it is worth the trip.
Reviews are mixed. The staff doesn’t seem to be as good as most places we have blogged about. Most places rave about the staff. There are rules you need to follow. You can’t take the turns too fast, get too close to others, etc… Some reviews say it is worth the cost and others say it is not. Best for older teenagers and adults.
Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge is dedicated to bringing guests the ultimate Pigeon Forge go kart experience with the choice of three thrilling courses! Totaling 3,500 linear feet, 'Xtreme' track is filled with winding turns, narrow straightaways and thrilling adventure as guests race inside one of the professional-grade Sodi GT-5 go karts. These karts are sure to create a memorable ride for all who visit.
Governor's Crossing Stadium 14 Cinema is the premier luxury theater in Sevier county. Amenities include Dolby 7.1 audio, luxury seating featuring leather recliners, and large format presentations in the 40,000 watt SXS auditoriums. Bring your friends and family for a movie night to see the best blockbusters out today.
When I was young, we used to go to game rooms. This was before everyone had gaming systems in their homes. This game room brings back memories.
Enjoy over 100 of the hottest games in this 25,000 square foot amusement center . Located below the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Arcadia was established in 2009. Friendly staff will greet you, ready and eager to supply you with play cards for the ultimate gaming experience. You can pick up play cards purchased online, or use one of our many kiosks on location.
Delight yourself with a vast variety of amusement games, simulators, and activities. Earn as many tickets as you can and redeem them at the elite redemption counter.
Car enthusiasts! This Pigeon Forge attraction offers an up-close and personal experience with some of the world's most well-known exotic vehicles. Learn all about each of the cars on display—including Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis and more—fully knowledgeable staff members to share a wealth of information.
There are some beautiful cars in this museum! It is very small- only about ten cars. Relaxed show room and the staff is very knowledgeable and loves to share car facts. Cars are behind a roped off area.
Smokies Abandoned Resort Town Hike and Walking Tour
- 2-hour walking tour of two abandoned resorts
- Learn about Smoky Mountain history and legends
- Explore the site with an experienced guide
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Sugarlands Visitor Center, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, First Parking Lot
8:30am or 1:30pm
- All easily accessible from a paved road and the Appalachian Clubhouse parking lot
- Update – The area is now closed. They are no longer offering tours. They are tearing down the resort town.
Moonshine Ridge is located on Wears Valley Road. It is a rather large building with beautiful landscaping. The cafe is to the left as you enter the porch area. The cafe just opened back up again on August 23, 2016.
When you enter Moonshine Ridge, you will find the country store section to the right which includes many items to browse and explore such as home decor items, jewelry, t-shirts etc. To the left of the entrance way is the grocery market section of Moonshine Ridge. They have free smaples set out in front of the items that are for sale including a large selection of various salsas, dips, chips, relishes, pickles, jams, jellies, butters, BBQ sauces, and pickled vegetables. Look for items with the name brand of Tennessee’s Best, which is supposed to be a line of products made locally in the Great Smoky Mountains area. In the center section of Moonshine Ridge to the left of the check out tables, you will see Aunt Tipsy’s fudge “shop” and more free samples if you ask.
2005 Wears Valley Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 446-4673
Very excited to hear there is disk golf courses around.
It's been a lil while since my last post. I haven't much of great importance to pass along, but a couple things–maybe not worthy of posts of their own– for tonight:
I disc golfed Tennessee for the first time about a week back. With my family I played The Claytons in Alcoa, TN, Sept. 4. Unfortunately, because I was with family, most not used to 18 holes, elevation, terrain, bugs and heat, I didn't get to play even nine of those beautiful holes. What we did play was very nice. Challenging and picturesque.
A couple days later– with most of the family busy doing the tourist strip in Gatlinburg– I played Mills Park, a local course to Gatlinburgers. I left my wife in the car, told her I'd be not too much more than an hour, and went out on my merry way. On hole 2, I joined up…
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A true deli that makes it’s own bread. Everything is quality from the service to the food. I got the Chub and my friend got the Reuben. She said it was the best Reuben she ever had. The full chub is probably too much for most people to eat. I have a huge appetite and regretted eating it all.
The Pigeon Forge Deli is about 1 block from main highway on Wears Valley Road in small shopping center. In corner out of view so look for signs.It is on East Wears Valley Road on the side of the Parkway that has Dollywood and the Island. 159 E Wears Valley Rd, suite 13 – IN THE CORNER OF 2 BUILDINGS, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3255