4 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains Off the Beaten Path

By Darryl Payne
Posted on October 27, 2018

Fun outdoor activity in the Smoky Mountains.

The Smoky Mountains are full of exciting and popular things to do, but sometimes the things that lead to the most adventure are the more unique attractions. If you want to try something new and different next time you're in the area, check out our list of the 4 things to do in the Smoky Mountains off the beaten path:

1. Outdoor Gravity Park

Have you ever heard of zorbing? This activity originated in New Zealand, but has now been brought to Pigeon Forge! At ​Outdoor Gravity Park​, you will climb inside an OGO, which is like a giant hamster ball made out of plastic, then roll down a 1,000 ft. hill. What's unique about this activity is that it's a splish and splash adventure! In the H2OGO, 10 gallons of water will be added so that you slip and slide down the hill. It's perfect for cooling off in the summer, or you can do it with warm water during the winter!

2. The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof​ is the most fun alpine coaster in the Smoky Mountains! You will take an exciting journey through the hills of Tennessee at speeds just under 30 miles per hour. Not to mention the incredible view! This coaster is the best way to see the beautiful sights while having a blast. The carts can comfortably fit 1 or 2 people and are equipped with hand brakes so you can control your own speed! After your fun on the coaster, stop in Goats on the Roof and get a can of goat chow so you can feed the goats who are on the roof!

3. Tennessee Smokies Baseball

If you really want to feel like a local, attend a ​Tennessee Smokie​s baseball game. The Tennessee Smokies is a Class AA minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. If you visit during baseball season, make sure you plan a day to go watch a game! The Smokies Stadium is known as “America's Friendliest Ballpark.” Throughout the season there will be special promotions like Dollar Dog Night and Taco Tuesdays that will make your experience at the game even more special!

4. Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo​ features more than 600 live animals, representing over 130 species. It is home to a variety of unique creatures from the rainforests around the world.

There is everything from reptiles, to mammals, to birds, to amphibians, to bugs! It's a great place for families with children to visit while you're in the Smoky Mountains. You can see lemurs, an African hedgehog, turtles, a blue and gold macaw, and so much more. Don't miss your chance to see all of these special animals!

Not that you know some of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains that are off the beaten path, it's time to start planning your visit! Find out more ​things to do​ while you're here, and see how we can help you save.

Take in a baseball game while you are on vacation.
Snakes, goats, reptiles, birds and more at this awesome zoo in Sevierville.

 

 

Darryl Payne the blogger

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.

 

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