23 Sevierville Attractions

There’s always something to do in the Smoky Mountain area. Recently, we’ve been posting lists of the attractions by city, so you’ll have a place to start when trying to decide where to spend your time and money.

5 Tennessee Cave Adventures

Did you know that Tennessee has more than 8,600 known caves? That’s more than any other state in the U.S. We’ve seen signs to different caving adventures in the Smokies, but haven’t ever visited any. Today, I thought we’d take a look at the industry in Tennessee. On Wednesday, I’ll be back with some information […]

Visit Wilderness at the Smokies for Indoor Water Fun

You know, our family loves to stay in a mountain cabin. And when we go to the Smokies and don’t stay in a cabin, it’s because we’re trying to stay cheap. For those reasons alone, we haven’t ever stayed at the Wilderness at the Smokies. But we will stay some day. Make no mistake. Every […]

Spring in the Smokies

There are a lot of good feelings in life. Sinking down into a hot tub; waking up after a long, restful night’s sleep; having just had your teeth professionally cleaned; having a warm rain pour down on your head. But nothing, nothing, beats the first true day of spring to me. I tell people that […]

5 Summer Camps in the Smokies

  Spiders in the bunkhouse. Swims in a slimy lake. Cute boys and dances and arts and crafts. Ahhh, summer camp. Those, without doubt, were some of the best days on my life. I spent a lot of time at a summer camp (Miracle Camp) in Michigan growing up. I wouldn’t have traded the experiences. […]

7 Smoky Mountain Zipline Adventures

Adventure. Don’t we all love to do something that pushes us out of our comfort zones? At least every once in a while? There’s such a feeling of accomplishment when we conquer fears or do something new. But I digress. For today’s post, I thought I’d take a look at the different zipline tours available […]

Holiday Events in the Smoky Mountain Region

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … but sometimes it’s hard to find out the details about the Smoky Mountain Christmas events that are available. Here’s what we’ve found: Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade — This Friday at 7:30 p.m. downtown Gatlinburg. Including more than 100 parade entries, the parade stretches from […]

Family with teens? Here’s the plan:

Teenagers have tons of energy, love a good deal and like to have flexibility. Given those thoughts, here are 6 things you should do if you are taking your teens to the Smoky Mountain area for a getaway: 1. Rent a cabin. Hotels are fine for little ones (though we prefer a cabin because we […]

Outlet Shopping in Sevierville

There are so very many things to do in the Smoky Mountain region. Some come to hike, others to putt-putt, others to laze around in a cabin. And more than you’d expect come to … shop! From the small downtown Gatlinburg shops to the arts and crafts village to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville, there […]

5 Spots for Horseback Riding in the Smokies

Hiking is one way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Another is on horseback. Below, five local stables that will show you the sites atop a beautiful horse. Plus, one that offers camping and a Wild West Show! Smoky Mountain Riding Stables (this is the one right in The Great Smoky Mountains […]