Rockytopgetaway Guidebook

Tammy And Victor
Tammy And Victor
Rockytopgetaway Guidebook

Adventure/Sightseeing

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. It is free to enter the park. It’s also one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world. And it’s a great place to spot a variety of wildlife, with over 400 species of animals that live in the park. Located within Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Clingman’s Dome. Standing at 6,643 feet, it’s the highest point in Tennessee and the third highest point in the eastern United States. An observation tower is located at the end of the half-mile paved trail, where visitors can see for hundreds of miles on a clear day. • Cade’s Cove is the most visited area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as one of the most historic areas. The area is home to cabins, barns, gristmills, stores and other buildings constructed by early settlers, before the area became a national park. You can book half day or full day kayaking tours. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has about 2,900 miles of streams within its boundaries. Approximately 600 miles of stream contains fish, providing for an abundance of angling opportunities from high elevation trout streams to cool water low elevation streams. Rainbow trout, brown trout, and the native brook trout are the fish that are primarily targeted by fisherman inside the park. However, the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains do offer other angling opportunities. Smallmouth bass are another native game fish species that can be found in a number of the large lower elevation streams in the national park. Smallmouth bass prefer streams with rocky bottoms, root wads, woody debris, and boulders, and generally occupy areas with deep pools and slow moving currents where they feed primarily on crayfish, as well as insects and other fish. Smallmouth can be found in the first few miles of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, as well as in the first 0.5 -1.0 mile of a few streams flowing into Fontana Lake near the park boundary (i.e., Eagle Creek, Hazel Creek, Noland Creek).
31 locals recommend
Smokey Mountain National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
31 locals recommend
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. It is free to enter the park. It’s also one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world. And it’s a great place to spot a variety of wildlife, with over 400 species of animals that live in the park. Located within Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Clingman’s Dome. Standing at 6,643 feet, it’s the highest point in Tennessee and the third highest point in the eastern United States. An observation tower is located at the end of the half-mile paved trail, where visitors can see for hundreds of miles on a clear day. • Cade’s Cove is the most visited area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as one of the most historic areas. The area is home to cabins, barns, gristmills, stores and other buildings constructed by early settlers, before the area became a national park. You can book half day or full day kayaking tours. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has about 2,900 miles of streams within its boundaries. Approximately 600 miles of stream contains fish, providing for an abundance of angling opportunities from high elevation trout streams to cool water low elevation streams. Rainbow trout, brown trout, and the native brook trout are the fish that are primarily targeted by fisherman inside the park. However, the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains do offer other angling opportunities. Smallmouth bass are another native game fish species that can be found in a number of the large lower elevation streams in the national park. Smallmouth bass prefer streams with rocky bottoms, root wads, woody debris, and boulders, and generally occupy areas with deep pools and slow moving currents where they feed primarily on crayfish, as well as insects and other fish. Smallmouth can be found in the first few miles of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, as well as in the first 0.5 -1.0 mile of a few streams flowing into Fontana Lake near the park boundary (i.e., Eagle Creek, Hazel Creek, Noland Creek).
Enjoy Ziplines, roller coasters, Tree top skywalk, gem mining, adventure areas or ride the scenic Chondola.
173 locals recommend
Anakeesta
576 Parkway
173 locals recommend
Enjoy Ziplines, roller coasters, Tree top skywalk, gem mining, adventure areas or ride the scenic Chondola.
Dollywood has a theme park, water park and dinner shows and entertainment and offers something to see and do all year long.
95 locals recommend
Dollywood
2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard
95 locals recommend
Dollywood has a theme park, water park and dinner shows and entertainment and offers something to see and do all year long.
Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa is the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area's premier horseback riding and outdoor adventure destination. Located just a short drive from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, enjoy horse back riding in the Smoky Mountains year round (weather permitting) seven days a week from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. No Reservations Required - First Come First Served! There is a "Web Special" check website for details https://horseridingbigrock.com/
12 locals recommend
Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC
909 Little Cove Rd
12 locals recommend
Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa is the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area's premier horseback riding and outdoor adventure destination. Located just a short drive from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, enjoy horse back riding in the Smoky Mountains year round (weather permitting) seven days a week from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. No Reservations Required - First Come First Served! There is a "Web Special" check website for details https://horseridingbigrock.com/
Visit website to book online and sale money https://smokymountainziplines.com/ Centrally located for your convenience: less than 2 miles from Parkway (Hwy 441) in Pigeon Forge. Maneuver through one of the largest canopy tours in the Pigeon Forge area: over 4,200 feet of cable across seven lines! Zip across lengths of 800 feet and heights of over 150 feet above the forest floor. Massive pole towers deliver one-of-a-kind views that words here cannot do justice.
14 locals recommend
Smoky Mountain Ziplines
509 Mill Creek Road
14 locals recommend
Visit website to book online and sale money https://smokymountainziplines.com/ Centrally located for your convenience: less than 2 miles from Parkway (Hwy 441) in Pigeon Forge. Maneuver through one of the largest canopy tours in the Pigeon Forge area: over 4,200 feet of cable across seven lines! Zip across lengths of 800 feet and heights of over 150 feet above the forest floor. Massive pole towers deliver one-of-a-kind views that words here cannot do justice.
Guided ATV rides in the Smoky Mountains. Located at 2186 Parkway
15 locals recommend
Bluff Mountain Adventures
2186 Parkway
15 locals recommend
Guided ATV rides in the Smoky Mountains. Located at 2186 Parkway
Red Neck Comedy Bus tours Explore Dolly’s Hills – or would you call’ em mountains on this 2-hour fun-filled ride! Book online at https://www.theredneckbus.com/all-bus-tours/smoky-mountains/
177 E Wears Valley Rd
177 East Wears Valley Road
Red Neck Comedy Bus tours Explore Dolly’s Hills – or would you call’ em mountains on this 2-hour fun-filled ride! Book online at https://www.theredneckbus.com/all-bus-tours/smoky-mountains/
Gatlinburg Comedy Tours - offer a variety of tours - walking, comedy for 21+, family or private tours.
1127 Parkway
1127 Parkway
Gatlinburg Comedy Tours - offer a variety of tours - walking, comedy for 21+, family or private tours.

Grocery Stores

Grocery Store Located 4.2 miles away Address: 220 Wears Valley Road
55 locals recommend
Kroger
220 Wears Valley Road
55 locals recommend
Grocery Store Located 4.2 miles away Address: 220 Wears Valley Road
Grocery Store address 2656 Parkway
40 locals recommend
Publix Super Market at Valley Forge Shopping Center
2656 Parkway
40 locals recommend
Grocery Store address 2656 Parkway
Grocery Store address 741 Dolly Parton Parkway
6 locals recommend
Food City
741 Dolly Parton Parkway
6 locals recommend
Grocery Store address 741 Dolly Parton Parkway

Shopping

clothing, cookware, knives, swords, ammo, sporting goods
29 locals recommend
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway
29 locals recommend
clothing, cookware, knives, swords, ammo, sporting goods
Forgot something to wear at home - no problem just head to the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall located at 2850 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
7 locals recommend
Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall
2850 Parkway
7 locals recommend
Forgot something to wear at home - no problem just head to the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall located at 2850 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
M-Sat 10am -6pm Sun 11am-5pm Open all holidays except Xmas &Thanksgiving. Located at 1382 Wears Valley Rd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 They carry locally made old fashioned toys, furniture, crafts, jams, honey, gourmet items and other locally made sundries. They also have a large selection of Smoky Mountain souvenirs. Visit their hiking & fishing room where you can find last minute supplies for your trip into the National Park or local fishing hole. Relax in a rocking chair on the front porch with an ice cold bottled soda, while watching the kids feed the goats at their brand new petting zoo!
Lanier's General Store
1382 Wears Valley Road
M-Sat 10am -6pm Sun 11am-5pm Open all holidays except Xmas &Thanksgiving. Located at 1382 Wears Valley Rd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 They carry locally made old fashioned toys, furniture, crafts, jams, honey, gourmet items and other locally made sundries. They also have a large selection of Smoky Mountain souvenirs. Visit their hiking & fishing room where you can find last minute supplies for your trip into the National Park or local fishing hole. Relax in a rocking chair on the front porch with an ice cold bottled soda, while watching the kids feed the goats at their brand new petting zoo!

City/town information

So how did Pigeon Forge get its name? The first part of Pigeon Forge’s name comes from the Little Pigeon River, which got its name from the many passenger pigeons that once roosted on the banks of the river. The second part of the name comes from an iron forge that was built by Isaac Love in 1817. The forge is located near the Old Mill. Looking for events happening in Pigeon Forge, check out their website at https://www.pigeonforge.com/have-fun/
220 locals recommend
Pigeon Forge
220 locals recommend
So how did Pigeon Forge get its name? The first part of Pigeon Forge’s name comes from the Little Pigeon River, which got its name from the many passenger pigeons that once roosted on the banks of the river. The second part of the name comes from an iron forge that was built by Isaac Love in 1817. The forge is located near the Old Mill. Looking for events happening in Pigeon Forge, check out their website at https://www.pigeonforge.com/have-fun/
There are so many sites to see in Gatlinburg. Events are happening all year long. To explore these events visit https://www.gatlinburg.com/events/
296 locals recommend
Gatlinburg
296 locals recommend
There are so many sites to see in Gatlinburg. Events are happening all year long. To explore these events visit https://www.gatlinburg.com/events/

Entertainment

Enjoy an hour and a half of competitive lumberjack events featuring the Dawson and McGraw families’ world-class lumberjacks open year round rain or shine with a climate - controlled grandstand 2530 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
18 locals recommend
Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park
2530 Parkway
18 locals recommend
Enjoy an hour and a half of competitive lumberjack events featuring the Dawson and McGraw families’ world-class lumberjacks open year round rain or shine with a climate - controlled grandstand 2530 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Dinner and a show All You Can Eat! OUR FULL SOUTHERN HOMESTYLE FEAST INCLUDES: ​AND THE COUNTRY COOKIN’? WHOOEE, IT’S GOOD! GRANNY’S COOKIN’ UP THE BEST DINNER IN TOWN – SHE GUARANTEES IT! SHOW TIMES ARE 5 PM AND 8 PM DAILY. COME HUNGRY – IT’S ALL YOU CAN EAT AT HATFIELD & MCCOY DINNER SHOW! Feudin’ Fried Chick’n Open Pit Pulled-to-Pieces Pork Barbecue Southern Style Creamy Soup Smashed Mashed Taters Buttery Corn on the Cob Ma’s Homemade Bread Daisy’s Blue Ribbon Coleslaw Granny’s Famous Specialty Dessert Unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee
84 locals recommend
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
119 Music Road
84 locals recommend
Dinner and a show All You Can Eat! OUR FULL SOUTHERN HOMESTYLE FEAST INCLUDES: ​AND THE COUNTRY COOKIN’? WHOOEE, IT’S GOOD! GRANNY’S COOKIN’ UP THE BEST DINNER IN TOWN – SHE GUARANTEES IT! SHOW TIMES ARE 5 PM AND 8 PM DAILY. COME HUNGRY – IT’S ALL YOU CAN EAT AT HATFIELD & MCCOY DINNER SHOW! Feudin’ Fried Chick’n Open Pit Pulled-to-Pieces Pork Barbecue Southern Style Creamy Soup Smashed Mashed Taters Buttery Corn on the Cob Ma’s Homemade Bread Daisy’s Blue Ribbon Coleslaw Granny’s Famous Specialty Dessert Unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee
It has shops, restaurants and rides
53 locals recommend
The Island in Pigeon Forge
131 The Island Drive
53 locals recommend
It has shops, restaurants and rides

Food scene

The best pork chops in town! Extremely busy. Sit at bar to sit with the locals and learn a little about the area but need to be there early to get a seat. No carry or delivery. Call or go online to make reservations!
229 locals recommend
Local Goat- New American Restaurant
2167 Parkway
229 locals recommend
The best pork chops in town! Extremely busy. Sit at bar to sit with the locals and learn a little about the area but need to be there early to get a seat. No carry or delivery. Call or go online to make reservations!