Smoky Mountains Insider
Gatlinburg, TN · Pigeon Forge, TN · Cherokee, NC  




Great Smoky Mountains

For a truly magical mountain vacation, you can't beat the Great Smoky Mountains. Visitors will discover lovely, pristine peaks, rushing rivers and lush valleys with an amazing diversity of wildlife. In addition to the natural beauty of the area, you will discover several popular destinations in the Smokies such as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that offer an array of exciting attractions and outdoor activities including white water rafting in the Smokies.

Spectacular Mountain ViewsThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park consists of more than 500,000 pristine acres in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee and hosts 9 million visitors each year. Visitors to the park will find sparkling waterfalls and cascading streams, picturesque mountain views, over 4,000 species of plants and an abundance of wildlife. In addition to natural beauty, the park offers an array of outdoor activities including hiking on over 850 miles of trails, fishing, biking, horseback riding and camping.

Gatlinburg, the Gateway to the Smokies, is bordered on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is definitely a great place from which to enjoy the Smokies. Gatlinburg, TN offers visitors family-oriented attractions, 400+ charming shops, hundreds of Cabin Rentals, a thriving arts and crafts community and spectacular mountain views.



Pigeon Forge offers everything you will need for a perfect family vacation. Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will discover a myriad of attractions including Dollywood as well as the largest concentration of live shows in the Smokies. Over 40 exciting attractions are found along the Pigeon Forge Parkway including go-carts, waterslides, indoor skydiving, laser games, miniature golf and more.

Cherokee, NC (on the Cherokee Indian Reservation bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park) provides a unique look at the Native American heritage of the Cherokee. Visitors will find a recreation of a 1750s Cherokee Indian village, the Cherokee Indian Museum and Unto These Hills, an inspiring outdoor drama that tells the story of the Cherokee people.