This popular local orchard sells its apples at its restaurant and farm store. The restaurant features fresh apple cider, traditional county cookin’, and a variety of apple baked goods, including their famous fried pies. Yum!
This adventure packed overnight camp offers 1, 2, 3, and 4 week options. Activities include hiking, caving, rappelling, rock climbing, challenge courses, rafting, tubing, horseback riding, canoe trips, backpacking expeditions and more! Programs are available for kids from age 10-18.
This small orchard sells apples and a variety of apple products, including cider, at its farm store.
This amazing cider press creates both traditional cider and adult ciders. The press is located at Foxfire Mountain, which boasts a wide variety of outdoor adventures including zip lining, hiking, and more!
Cider Making Demonstrations: The facility currently offers adult cider tours to showcase how the ciders are made (must be 21 and up to take the tour). They plan to add family-friendly cider making demonstrations, for traditional non-alcoholic cider, in the future. Check back soon!
This summer camp, operated by the Sevier County Baptist Association, offers both day and overnight options. Here, campers can grow in their Christian faith while enjoying a variety of recreational activities. Retreat rentals are also available.
This wonderful aviary and botanical garden features hundreds and hundreds of exotic birds, many of which you can feed, touch, and interact with. Bird species include a variety of parrots, toucans, magpies, horn bills and much more! As you walk the the scenic pathways throughout the grounds, you can also enjoy the tens of thousands of gorgeous plants and flowers on site.
As Tennessee’s largest water park, this outdoor attraction has something for everyone. Daily and season passes are available. Combo passes are also available with the Dollywood Amusement park.
Keeping the art of wool spinning alive, this facility offers classes for spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting and more! They will also conduct educational programs at your location.
This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove. Although the park is located inside the family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
This festival offers plenty of food, music and free entry to the public. You can taste the competition food, with the purchase of a $10 “tasting spoon.”
- Average breakfast prices $7
- Average lunch/dinner price $13/adults, $5/kids
Although this fabulous German restaurant is newer, it is quickly becoming an area favorite. The menu features a mix of authentic German dishes, American fare and what I like to call “Germerican” food, like pretzels with beer cheese. Although the kids menu is small, kids are able to make healthier choices by skipping the fries and opting for fruit or apple sauce instead. They also have a wide variety of German beer on tap.
Ripley’s aquarium offers a wide variety of sea life and includes hands-on experiences for all ages. They even have a live mermaid show! In addition to general admission experiences, this aquarium hosts educational programs, sleepovers, birthday parties and private events.
Ripley’s aquarium also offers a variety of educational day camps to keep your kids busy and learning throughout the summer.
- Average breakfast price $4.75
- Average sandwich/sub price $7/adults, $3/kids
A favorite for both breakfast and lunch, guests rave about the pancakes, which are thankfully served all day! Head on over to their Facebook page, linked below, to read all of the numerous reviews citing them as, “the best pancakes I’ve ever had.” Now that’s a good pancake!
If you hate pancakes (what?!), the cafe also serves a variety of other American breakfast foods, as well as soups, salads, and yummy baked goods. This small locally owned restaurant also offers really affordable prices.
This multi-functional entertainment facility offers indoor golf, outdoor golf, laser tag, gem mining, bumper cars, a motion ride, an arcade, and escape rooms. Group rates are also available.
Just a short drive from the main strip, Gatlinburg’s oldest and scariest haunted attraction is set in a classic Victorian style mansion. The attraction is open year round.