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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

Smoky Mountain River Rat

One of our favorite things to do to cool off in the summer is to go tubing at Smoky Mountain River Rat in Townsend. For one price (see website for details), you can float down the river as many times as you’d like. The river is mostly calm with a few spots of small rapids…



High up above Gatlinburg is an attraction called Anakeesta. The first part of your adventure is getting up to Anakeesta. You will either take a chondola (basically a ski lift chair), a gondola (enclosed space) or you can stay on the ground and get up the mountain on their Ridge Rambler vehicle. Once you’re up…

Parrot Mountain

Parrot Mountain and Gardens

For years, we had heard good things about Parrot Mountain, but just couldn’t envision what it was. It ended up being the highlight of our Spring Break trip that year. Parrot Mountain sits high up on the mountain, over in the Dollywood area. There are birds of all kinds there. Some are out in the…

The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge

There isn’t a trip we take to Pigeon Forge in which we don’t end up visiting The Island in Pigeon Forge. The Island offers something for everyone including: The Island Show Fountain – every half an hour there is a free water and light show (2 songs). There are rocking chairs surrounding the fountain for…

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