The Blue Ridge Mountains are FULL of things to do and see.

We normally spend the majority of our time hiking along trails, visiting waterfalls, and just being outdoors.  But we often enjoy visiting many of the various area attractions as well, especially in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN areas.

Our Blue Ridge Attractions article series talk about the various attractions we’ve visited, what we thought of them, and shares personal tips about each.  We also often partner with many of these attractions to provide you with exclusive discounts as well.

Linn Cove Viaduct Blue Ridge Parkway

In 1987, the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was completed.  The section was unique, as it was a 1,243-foot sectional concrete bridge, that wraps around a part of Grandfather Mountain, and cost $10 million dollars to complete. ...
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Elkmont – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Elkmont Tennessee was established in 1908 by the Little River Lumber Company, as the base for it's logging operations in the Little River and Jake's Creek areas.  The first permanent residents of what is now known as Elkmont, settled in the Jakes ...
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Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam is a very popular attraction, located near Bryson City in Western North Carolina.  Fontana Lake was formed between 1942 and 1945 when the Little Tennessee River was impounded by the formation and construction of the Dam.  Fontana Dam is ...
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Fontana Lake North Carolina

Fontana Lake an absolutely beautiful lake, nestled in between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  The lake forms the southern border of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is also the largest ...
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Big Creek Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is full of numerous creeks, both big and small.  Frankly, it's difficult to find a hiking trail in the smokies that doesn't run near a beautiful creek.   Big Creek is one of those many creeks, and as it's name ...
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Road to Nowhere Bryson City NC

Located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just outside of Bryson City, NC is a road, that literally goes to nowhere.  No, we're not kidding, you follow the road for about 8 miles from Bryson City into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ...
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Way Back When Dinner at Cataloochee Ranch

This past Friday evening, we packed into our SUV with our two younger kids, and headed up the steep and curvy Fie Top Road in Maggie Valley, NC to Cataloochee Guest Ranch.  We were invited by the ranch to attend their "Way Back When Dinner". ...
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Ripley’s Aquarium Gatlinburg TN

During spring break, we decided to head over to Gatlinburg TN and take the kids to Ripley's Aquarium.  The last time we visited was a few year ago, and we had heard they had added a few new attractions, including a Penguin area. The aquarium ...
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