You have chosen to get married in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains! This is not only a great area for a destination wedding, but for an exciting vacation as well. Why not combine the two? Whether you had a private getaway for two or a big celebration with all of your family and friends, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer many attractions that suit everyone. So what are some fun things to do after the Big Day?
Need for speed.
1. The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster- This 1-2 person coaster takes you up 363 feet into the wooded mountain. Just over a mile long, you’ll experience the thrill of zooming and zipping through the hillside. Don’t worry! You are totally in control of your speed, so you can take that banked curve as slow as you want, or let go and feel the centrifugal force! This is a ride you’ll want to ride over and over again.
2. Go-Carts- Are you still looking for a thrill? There are many go-cart tracks around the area that will blow your hair back! Many of these tracks have other attractions like the skyscraper ride and bungee jumping.
3. The Island- The Island in Pigeon Forge offers something for everyone of all ages! While the younger ones are enjoying the arcade and rope course, the adults can enjoy the moonshine and wine tasting. There are several restaurants and attractions just in this one location. We can’t forget about the 200-foot Ferris wheel with private, enclosed gondolas that gives a view of our beautiful mountains that you can’t get anywhere else.
Stretch your mind.
4. Ripley’s Attractions- For something a little more laid back, check out all of Ripley’s attractions that Gatlinburg has to offer. Of course, our favorite is the Ripley’s Aquarium, but there is also Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, the Mirror Maze, and a couple of mini golf courses! If you still need a hint of adrenaline, there is also Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.
Enjoy the view.
5. The Tram to Ober Gatlinburg- Park in downtown Gatlinburg and ride the aerial tramway to Ober Gatlinburg. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains while being chartered up to Ober, where it’s an amusement park of its own! Cafes, shops, ice skating, skiing, and more will keep you entertained for hours.
Back to nature.
6. Cades Cove Loop- If you are looking for something a little more leisurely, we suggest taking a relaxing drive through Cades Cove. This 11-mile loop offers beautiful mountain views, open spaces, and plenty of wildlife. This area is booming with history, so be sure to stop and get out of the car to tour some of the old homesteads. If you need to stretch your legs a little more, there are plenty of trails to hop on