Spring in the Smoky Mountains
It is no exaggeration that this Winter has been virtually unprecedented in the recent history of the Smokies. We’d seen more snowfall than the last two months than we had possibly in the last two years, and it is therefore no exaggeration that we are REALLY looking forward to Spring!
And we’re not the only ones. Come March, the area will be open for Spring Break celebrations and guests of all types. In this article, we wanted to present you some excellent recommendations for what to do in the Smokies once you get here in March or Spring.
Ole Smoky Moonshine
Only several years old and still the biggest hit of the Smokies since The Ripley’s Aquarium and Dollywood, Ole Smoky Moonshine is pretty much required visiting for any adult coming to the Smokies. Legal moonshine in a variety of awesome flavors, live entertainment on most occasions, and a variety of other fun things makes it so Ole Smoky Moonshine lives up to its enormous hype – just like every attraction we have in the Smokies. www.olesmokymoonshine.com
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
There’s nothing like this for miles around in the Smokies! In downtown Pigeon Forge, next to Stewart Drugs, is the only place you can go Skydiving without launching out of an airplane. Safe fun and a thrill ride at the same time! www.flyawayindoorskydiving.com.
Pigeon Forge’s hottest city square is Walden’s Landing, featuring several restaurants (Smoky Mountain Brewery, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Calhoun’s), many stores selling a wide variety of gifts and foods, the Firehouse Golf Course, The Forge Cinema and much more! Not to mention being within walking distance to the Christmas Village, several hotels and the Pigeon Forge Community Center, do you need another reason to visit? http://www.waldenslanding.com/
Nantahala Outdoor Center
The NOC is definitely a major center of activity for the Southernmost part of town, offering whitewater rafting, a zipline adventure park, classes on kayaking, canoeing and more adventuring, a fully stocked outfitter’s store, a complete outdoor destination with lodging, restaurants and much more. Definitely put this one on your itinerary. www.noc.com
The Smoky Mountain Wheel At The Island
Adding more color and life to the skyline of the city and mountains, The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel lives up to its name providing a lightly thrilling, but thoroughly fulfilling ride and a brand new perspective of the Smokies and city from a vantage point few get to see. Check out The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and the rest of what The Island offers as www.islandinpigeonforge.com.
The Titanic Museum
Who would’ve expected the Titanic would end its legendary journey here in Pigeon Forge? A major surprise hit if there ever was one, the Titanic Museum is not only the coolest museum in the city, it is a center for special events and seasonal activities in town too. See everything they have going on at www.titanicpigeonforge.com.
The dinner and show that’s been dazzling crowds for over 20 years, Dixie Stampede is an essential part of the Pigeon Forge entertainment industry. Some of the best southern food with some of the best southern music and dancing at the same time are waiting for you at Dixie Stampede! www.dixiestampede.com
Many Other Shows Worth Watching:
* The Comedy Barn
* Country Tonite Theatre
* Hatfield and McCoy Dinner
* Lumberjack Feud
* Smith Family Feud Theatre
* Smoky Mountain Opry
And you can see more on those shows at http://www.mypigeonforge.com/things-to-do/shows/.
This should get you through a week in the Smokies! Complete the Pigeon Forge Spring Break experience with a luxury cabin in the foothills from Mountain Air Cabin Rentals. Find the cabin of your dreams at www.mountainaircabinrentals.com.
Mountain Air Cabin Rentals vacation homes are located throughout the Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Wears Valley. We are close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, many dinner shows and theaters, local arts and crafts, and a variety of other activities.