Animal Attractions – My Bear Foot Cabins

Experia: Ocean Journey

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT XPERIA: Ocean Journey combines innovative digital technologies and immersive storytelling to take you on a journey to explore fascinating areas of the ocean and interact with some of the most amazing sea creatures – all without getting wet! Part self-guided exploration, part cinematic spectacle, and part hyper-real animal interactions, … Read more

Three Monkeys Photo Emporium

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Three Monkeys Photo Emporium is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge. The four capuchin monkeys–Sasha, Cody, Lola and now Baby Merlin–were born in the Smoky Mountains.  Choose from a variety of elaborate costumes. Join the circus or be a pirates crew! The monkeys are joined by Red, the Scarlet … Read more

RainForest Adventures

Website: CLICK On bold, green print Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, RainForest Adventures Zoo is open year-round with lots of things to see and do! RainForest Zoo has been themed by one of the nation’s finest zoological contractors, whose work includes the Animal … Read more

Carriage Rides and Hay Rides

Websites: Click on bold, green print GUIDED CARRIAGE RIDES Looking for an adventure for the entire family or a romantic ride with your sweetie? Sit back and relax in your very own horse-drawn carriage as your guide leads you through the idyllic winding forest trails of Cades Cove. Knowledgeable carriage drivers will entertain you with … Read more

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT For all you nature lovers out, there’s nothing like getting up close and personal with some of nature’s furry inhabitants. A trip to the Smoky Mountains isn’t complete without going to Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo & Riding Stables in Sevierville. Enjoy 143 acres worth of fun. Pony rides … Read more

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a top family-friendly attraction. The Gatlinburg aquarium is full of fascinating things to do that everyone in the family will enjoy. Travel Under the Sea in Shark Lagoon Shark Lagoon is home to so many different types of sea life. You’ll see them all … Read more

Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Pigeon Forge Horseback RidingThere are two great places that offer trail rides in Pigeon Forge: Big Rock Dude Ranch and Gold Rush Stables. Goldrush Stables & Stage Lines Goldrush Stables invites you to bring your family and friends and come ride the trails! Our beautiful horseback riding trail will … Read more

PARROT MOUNTAIN AND GARDENS

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT A less known attraction in Pigeon Forge is Parrot Mountain. This attraction is great for families because children can hold and interact with the birds. There are birds, plants and flowers from around the world at Parrot Mountain in Pigeon Forge. Upon arrival there is a replica of Thomas Kinkade’s … Read more

Cades Cove Riding Stables

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Horseback Riding at Cades Cove Riding Stables Cades Cove Riding Stables in Cades Cove, TN offer vacationers to the Smokies some of the most pristine scenery in the entire Great Smokies National Park, while on horseback. The stables in Cades Cove, Tennessee are the only Smoky Mountain riding stables … Read more

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT The Smoky Mountain area is one of the few places in the United States where wild black bears can be found living in their natural habitat. While this certainly adds to the appeal of those who want to observe these animals from a safe distance in the wild, it … Read more

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT While many visitors to the Smoky Mountains know about Cades Cove loop, there’s another motor nature trail that’s worth exploring, the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This beautiful trail is located just minutes from Gatlinburg! Plus, it’s full of history and exciting sights to see! About the Trail To … Read more

The Amazing Great Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more than 800 square miles of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The park is home to amazing wildlife, breathtaking views all year long and some of the oldest mountains in the world. The park welcomed a record 12,547,743 visitors in 2019, which is … Read more

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Wondering where to see bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Of all of the beautiful wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, the American Black Bear ( Ursus americanus ) is one of the largest and most impressive species you can see in the national park. Better yet, bears are plentiful in the Smokies and live in … Read more

Synchronous Elkmont Fireflies Event in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD BLUE PRINT Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can be found in many parts of the United States, but the Great Smoky Mountains is where thousands of visitors year after year flock to see the Elkmont fireflies.  Every year, in late May and early June, the Elkmont fireflies (sometimes also referenced to as … Read more

Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD PRNT So, hiking with llamas, you say? Not the most common thing you would expect to do, however, until you try it, you won’t be let down! Imagine yourself, on a trail among tall trees in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. At your side is a fluffy, unique animal that you probably have … Read more

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD PRINT The Smoky Mountains have everything you need for a dream vacation including world class theme parks and breathtaking views. The activities are endless in the area.  It can be hard fitting it all into one trip. To assist you having an amazing first trip,  these 6 must do venues in … Read more

Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

WEBSITE LINKS: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN AND ORANGE PRINT   There are over 67 species of fish in the Smoky Mountains, including: Brook Silverside White Sucker River Redhorse Rock Bass Warmouth Bluegill White and Black Crappie Gizzard Shad Flame Chub Fathead Minnow Fantail Darter Walleye Mountain Brook Lamprey Recommended Fishing Spots Douglas Lake (Dandridge TN) … Read more

Goats on the Roof

WEBSITE LINK: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT LOCATED 10 MINUTES FROM BEARFOOT PARADISE and 25 MINUTES FROM BEARFOOT ADVENTURE Do you want to have the time of your life? Something that you can tell your friends and family all about? Then visit us here at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, in Pigeon Forge … Read more