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The Inn On The River

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2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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4 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Vacation in Smoky Mountains

Are you looking to plan the best outings to fill your Smoky Mountain days? During your vacation to the Smoky Mountains, make sure you check out all the amazing attractions and activities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. From shopping, dining, theme parks and more, we’ve got a few suggestions! Here are 4 of the best ways to spend your vacation in the Smoky Mountains:

1. The Island in Pigeon Forge

If you want to see the Smokies from a whole new view, head to The Island in Pigeon Forge, where you can find the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! Reaching 200 feet tall, the wheel at the Island features stunning Smoky Mountain views that overlook Pigeon Forge! With 42 gondolas that seat up to eight guests, the wheel is a great family attraction! Also at the Island in Pigeon Forge, visitors will find shops, restaurants and food stands. Among these, you can find Mellow Mushroom, Timberwood Grill, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Bill’s World Famous Lemonade and numerous gift and novelty shops! The Island offers something for everyone, making it the perfect spot to bring your group. There is. also free parking and a free fountain show in the center of all the action!

2. Dollywood

dollywood entrance signIf you’re looking for thrilling roller coasters and a Southern experience like no other, visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge! Dollywood has a variety of rides, shows, restaurants and snack shops for everyone’s enjoyment! Check out rides like The Wild Eagle, Thunderhead, Lightnin’ Rod and Mystery Mine. Make sure you also swing by one of their award-winning shows that change throughout the year and feature amazing performers from all around the world. A vacation in the Smoky Mountains is not complete without taking a trip to one of the South’s most popular amusement parks.

3. Splash Country

Dolly’s Splash Country is the perfect place to cool off during the summer months! Located right next door to Dollywood, you can hit both of these parks back-to-back. At Splash Country, there are plenty of water attractions and activities to keep the family entertained! For those that want to relax rather than run around, grab a tube and relax on the 1,500-foot Downbound Float Trip! Both Dollywood and Splash Country are perfect for families because there are activities for people of all ages.

4. Cades Cove

Trail in Cades Cove in the springCades Cove is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your vacation in the Smoky Mountain. At Cades Cove, you can take an 11 mile driving tour or wander around historic Smoky Mountain buildings. When the afternoon hits, you can find a picnic spot and take a break while you watch all of the wildlife in the area! Be sure to take your binoculars to check out all of the awesome Smoky Mountain animals! This is one of the best spots in the Smokies to see black bears.

No matter how you choose to spend your vacation in the Smoky Mountains, choose to spend your Smoky Mountain nights with us at The Inn On The River! Relax in one of our guest rooms equipped with all of the amenities you need for a fantastic Smoky Mountain vacation! Check out all of our available rooms and book your stay today!