When you plan your family vacation to the Smoky Mountains, you look for exciting things to do together that will create long-lasting memories. There are so many amazing experiences you can share with each other that will make your vacation even more special. To help guarantee you have an incredible time, we've come up with 3 can't-miss Smoky Mountain attractions for your family vacation.
1. Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers an unforgettable white water rafting experience for the whole family. If your family is looking for a thrill, go Upper Pigeon River Rafting! This rafting trip takes you over class 3 and 4 rapids for an exciting 6.5-mile trip down the river. If you have younger kids or just want a more leisurely ride, go Lower Pigeon River Rafting! This rafting trip lets you take time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains along the way and is a family favorite. If you can't decide which one, do both! Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers a Pigeon River Combo Package that lets you try both trips on the river. You can even stop after your first trip to enjoy a nice riverside lunch at the Lost Guide Grill!
2. CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains
At CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains, you're in for the ziplining experience of a lifetime. This Smoky Mountain attraction offers an incredible zipline canopy tour that is great for families. Your adventure will start off with an ATV ride up the mountainside, on which you'll gain 400 vertical feet over half a mile! Then, you'll soar over large ravines, trees and streams on 9 world-class ziplines. On the canopy tour, your feet won't touch the ground for more than 2 hours! There will even be 3 sky bridges for you to cross and take in the breathtaking scenery. This incredible adventure will be one you remember for the rest of your life, and it will be even more special sharing it with the ones you love. If you want to go both ziplining with CLIMB Works and white water rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, you can purchase a combo package that allows you to experience both outdoor attractions!
3. Country Tonite
After all your fun enjoying the great outdoors, take some time to go see a show! For more than 20 years, Country Tonite has been voted the best show in the Smokies, and you'll want to see why for yourself. The fascinating performance includes singing and dancing, side-splitting comedy, powerful gospel and American patriotism from a full cast of talented performers. You don't even have to be a fan of country music to be a fan of Country Tonite. This high-energy production will have your whole family smiling and having a good time! Not to mention, it is the only show in Pigeon Forge that has youth performers, so your kids will enjoy it even more!
When you try these can't-miss attractions, you're guaranteed to have a memorable family vacation. Browse more Smoky Mountain attractions and start planning your trip today!
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.