Spring is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The weather is mild, the trees are in bloom, and there are plenty of fun things to do for families. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures or indoor activities, there is something for everyone in the Smoky Mountains. Here are some ideas for fun things to do with your family this spring.

  1. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most popular attractions in the area. It is home to over 800 miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, and breathtaking views. You can explore the park on your own or take a guided tour. Our friend Jayson Maples with My Bigfoot Adventure, www.bigfootadventuretours.com has tours of all varieties.  He has hiking tours, bus tours, karaoke tours and moonshine tours!  For the Spring, he offers Easter Bunny visits!  Use code Moonrise10 for 10% off!  Spring is a great time to visit the park because the wildflowers are in bloom and the waterfalls are at their best.

  1. Go Ziplining

If you are looking for a thrill, try ziplining through the treetops. There are several zipline tours in the area that offer a unique perspective of the Smoky Mountains. Most tours are suitable for children over 8 years old, and safety gear is provided. Some zipline tours also include other activities like rope courses and rappelling.

  1. Visit Dollywood

Dollywood is a popular theme park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It offers a variety of rides, shows, and attractions for all ages. In the spring, Dollywood hosts the Festival of Nations, a celebration of music, dance, and food from around the world. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops to explore at the park.

  1. Go Tubing

Tubing is a fun and relaxing activity that the whole family can enjoy. There are several tubing companies in the Smoky Mountains that offer trips down the Little Pigeon River. The water is shallow and calm, making it a great option for younger children. Most companies provide tubes and life jackets, and some offer shuttle service back to your starting point.

  1. Visit Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It is home to over 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles. The aquarium also features interactive exhibits and a touch tank where you can pet a stingray. Spring is a great time to visit the aquarium because it is less crowded than in the summer months.

  1. Go Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a great way to explore the Smoky Mountains. There are several stables in the area that offer guided trail rides for all skill levels. Some stables also offer pony rides for younger children. Horseback riding is a fun and unique way to experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

  1. Visit the Gatlinburg SkyBridge

The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. It stretches 680 feet across a deep valley in Gatlinburg, offering stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. The bridge also features glass panels in the middle for a unique perspective. Spring is a great time to visit the SkyBridge because the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller.

The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee offer a variety of fun things to do for families in the spring. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures or indoor activities, there is something for everyone. From exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to ziplining through the treetops, the Smoky Mountains are a great destination for a family vacation.

We would love to host you and your family and friends at one of our cabins this Spring or Summer!  Book now, prime dates are filling fast!

 

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