The Ultimate Guide Of Attractions And Restaurants In The Smokies.

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Many people look forward to their vacation all year long, but get overwhelmed when planning on what to do while they are on vacation.

Below is a list I have made up of restaurants and attractions in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.

Gatlinburg Restaurants:

-Big Daddy Pizzeria - local chain offering wood fired, thin crust pies, plus sandwiches & salads in a casual setting.

-Donut Friar - tucked away in The Village in downtown Gatlinburg, is an affordable treat worthy of your visit.

-Ole Red - is a restaurant, live music and retail space.

-*Delauder BBQ* - Voted the number one BBQ in Tennessee, this gem of a restaurant is a must visit.

-Crockett’s Breakfast Camp - Rustic, cabin-themed eatery offering modern takes on classic southern breakfast dishes.

-Taste Of Italy - One of the best Italian dining experiences in the area.

-Smoky Mountain Brewery - Laid-back brewery featuring house made beer on tap, pizza, burgers, and sandwiches.

-*Fox And Parrot Tavern* - The regions only authentic British pub.

Pigeon Forge Restaurants:

-Mel’s Diner - A popular family owned American classic diner in the heart of Pigeon Forge.

-*Local Goat* - An American restaurant with a scratch made kitchen specializing in locally sourced and sustainable menu items.

-The Old Mill - A hearty southern classic family style restaurant in a beautiful historic setting.

-Applewood Farmhouse - A truly southern restaurant with the best apple fritters and apple juleps.

-J.T. Hannah - Festive restaurant doling out American fare, including steaks, burgers & ribs, in a rustic setting.

-Huckfinn’s Catfish - All you can eat southern catfish & fried chicken dinners.

-Bullfish Grill - Aged steaks & seafood specialties in a lodge like dining room with stone floors & a large fireplace.

-Holstons - A local favorite that boost steaks, seafood, chicken and more!

Gatlinburg Attractions:

-Ripleys Aquarium - State of the art facility with over 1000 exotic sea creatures in 10 themed galleries.

-*Great Smoky Mountains National Park* - The most visited National Park for a reason. GSMNP has everything for a hiker at heart.

-Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster - Mountain coaster through forest terrain, featuring individual cars.

-*Anakeesta* - Skylift that offers zip lining, gondola rides, a treetop play area & other fun.

-*Hillbilly Golf* - The world most unusual miniature golf, two 18 hole courses with challenging mountaineer hazards.

-Mysterious Mansion - Victorian style haunted house featuring year round self guided tours.

-Roaring Forks Motor Trail - One of the most popular driving tours in the Smoky Mountains.

-Arts And Craft Community - Over 100 artist and craftsman, This area is a living, breathing tribute to the history of Tennessee.

Pigeon Forge Attractions:

-*Alcatraz East Museum* - Is a crime museum of American history from a different perspective.

-The Island - A playful destination featuring unique shops, casual restaurants, & amusement rides.

-*Dolly Parton Stampede* - Is a extraordinary dinner show with 32 horses and a cast of top notched riders.

-Christmas Place - The south's largest Christmas store open year round.

-Dollywood - A family amusement park that is a top destination for families.

-Wonderworks - Attraction with 100+ hands on science exhibits plus laser tag, a rope course & a 6D motion ride.

-*Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster - The longest downhill mountain coaster in the US.

-Beyond The Lens! - Explore the best of pop culture with interactive games, amazing photo ops and intriguing exhibits for the entire family.

-Tennessee Museum Of Aviation - Historic aircraft collections, live demonstrations & aviation artifacts featured in hanger & gallery.

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