About Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are inviting you to sit back, relax, and take a breath of fresh mountain air.

Navigating the Smokies

As the nation’s most visited national park, The Great Smoky Mountains attracts millions of visitors each year. With more than 187,000 acres of old growth forest, popular water recreation rivers like the Little Pigeon River and the Tennessee River, 78 historical structures, and 800 miles of trails, the park offers so much to see and do for any visitor. Discover for yourself the draw of these Appalachian mountain communities. 

Kid-Friendly Attractions

Kids and adults can enjoy beloved family attractions throughout the Smoky Mountains region. Dollywood is owned by renowned country singer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment. Featuring thrilling roller coasters, kid-friendly rides and attractions, annual festivals and events, fun themed areas, Southern dining, and much more. The Rainforest Zoo in Sevierville, Tennessee houses over 600 animals and depicts over 130 species. The Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park enables guests to soar through the treetops and zoom around the mountain for a unique experience. At Anakeesta, visitors can enjoy the 16 bridge Tree Canopy Walk 40 to 60 feet above the forest floor, zip line, ride the rail mountain coaster, and more. And these are just a few of the attractions kids will love. 

Charming Lodging 

Take a retreat into the wilderness of the Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re planning a vacation for family or couples getaway, there are thousands of cabins, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, condos, and more throughout the area. You can customize your experience to include luxury amenities or rustic lodging to create lasting memories with loved ones. Receive beautiful views of the mountains and valleys as you rest under the stars and fresh, open air. 

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