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Things to do in the Smoky Mountains

There are hundreds of things to do in the Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas. Below, we’ve attempted to organize those activities in the simplest way possible and provide “best of” guides for each. Note: Some activities are grouped by town due to the wide variety of options available. But all activities are located within a 45-minute to 1-hour drive of the Smokies.

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Family Friendly Activities

Choose from one of our area’s many family-friendly activities including amusement parks, walk-through attractions, go-karts, arcades and more.

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Amusement ParksView GuideView Guide
Mountain CoastersView GuideView Guide
Go KartsView Guide
Scenic DrivesView Guide
MuseumsView Guide
ArcadesView Guide
Easy TrailsView Guide
ShoppingView Guide
ToursView GuideView Guide
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Outdoor Activities

Choose from one of our area’s many outdoor activities including horseback riding, side-by-side rentals, ziplining and disc golf.

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Horseback RidingView GuideView Guide
Side by Side RentalsView GuideView Guide
Snow TubingView GuideView Guide
ZipliningView GuideView Guide
FishingView GuideView Guide
RaftingView GuideView Guide
HikesView Guide
Disc GolfView GuideView Guide
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Shows & Music

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Dinner ShowsView Guide
Theaters/MusicView GuideView Guide

Arts & Crafts

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Gem MiningView GuideView Guide
Knife MakingView GuideView Guide