Don’t Miss These Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

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Cades Cove at sunsetWhen you go on vacation, you don’t want to spend your time doing things you could be doing at home. So, we compiled a list of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains!

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

If you are looking for one of the most unique things to do in the Smoky Mountains, take a trip to the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum! Being the only Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in the United States, it is home to over 20,000 pairs of shakers! Located in Winery Square, this museum is fun for the whole family. Don’t leave without purchasing a unique set of shakers to take home!

Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a historic area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Log cabins, mills, churches and barns have been preserved from some of the first settlers in mountains. The historic community is now surrounded by an 11-mile loop road. Visitors looking for things to do in the Smoky Mountains can take a driving tour and grab a pamphlet to experience Cades Cove. If you have never visited Cades Cove, it is also one of the most popular places to see wildlife. If you want to see a bear in the mountains, visit Cades Cove at dawn or dusk.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

For the best view of Gatlinburg, take a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift! Reaching 1,800 feet above the ground, riders will experience an awe-inspiring view of the Smoky Mountains! During the day, there is a clear view of all of the Gatlinburg restaurants and attractions. At night, visitors can enjoy the lights dancing across the sky. No trip to Gatlinburg is complete without taking a trip on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift!

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is one of the most unique places in the area. Featuring over 120 working artists and craftsmen, the Arts and Crafts Community is a great place to shop for local treasures! At the Arts and Crafts Loop you will find a variety of handmade items, including jewelry, pottery, candles and woodwork.

After a day exploring the Smokies, relax in a cozy room at The Inn On The River. For the best deal, visit our ‘Specials and Packages’ page! If you have any questions or are interested in booking your stay with us, contact one of our friendly staff members at 1-877-391-1284.

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