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Things to Do in Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains are known worldwide for their never-ending ridges of blue, foggy valleys and stunning vistas. However, often when the Smokies are mentioned people also think of one of our most famous residents, Dolly Parton. Along with the mention of Dolly also comes the thought of Tennessee’s most popular theme park, Dollywood. With a few million people visiting the park every season, it’s pretty clear that there are some pretty special things happening behind the gates of most successful amusement destination in the Smokies! We have put together just 10 of the hundreds of gems tucked away at Dollywood to help get you started on making your own list of reasons that you’ll want to visit the park on your next vacation with us in Gatlinburg!

Every vacation should include stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, BBQ, BeaverTails, YeeHaw Brewing, a walk among the butterflies, a zipline trip through the tree canopy and a friendly game of cornhole. Where can you find a place with all of that and more? At Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! The entry to this “magical theme park in the mountains” is located in downtown Gatlinburg, but the fun awaits at the top of Anakeesta Mountain in the Smokies. We’ve put together 7 tips for visiting Anakeesta as well as a few exciting plans that they have for this year!

The Smoky Mountains is a great destination for all ages, but here at The Appy, we know that sometimes finding the right activity for the little ones can be difficult at times. We have put together a list of things to do in the area that is not only perfect for toddlers but also fun for the entire family!

Gatlinburg and the Smokies are two of the top destinations for many families during the summer time. While vacationing in the area, you’ll find an unlimited amount of fun and places to explore, but we wanted to give you a few ideas to help you get your itinerary for this year planned! We hope that a few activities spark your interest and that we welcome you as our guest soon!

Planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg is fun and exciting, but at times it can also be a bit overwhelming when trying to choose how to spend your time while on vacation. Even if you spent months in the area, you still wouldn’t be able to see and do everything that the Smokies has to offer. With so many choices available we wanted to help get you started with some suggestions on some of the best activities to put on your itinerary while staying with us at The Appy Lodge.