Places to Visit
The town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a hub of activity. You have your choice of entertaining shows such as Country Tonite Theatre and Smoky Mountain Opry, and shows including dinner such as Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, and Lumberjack Feud. There are the Titanic and Hollywood Wax museums, and certainly plenty of go-kart tracks and places to shop. The main attraction is Dollywood Theme Park, offering 5 annual festivals each year that brings music, great food and fun to families vacationing in the Smokies. There’s truly something for the entire family in Pigeon Forge! Up the Creek RV Camp offers Trolley Service to and from Pigeon Forge Attractions.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
There’s a reason why this is one of America’s most popular national parks. With miles of hiking trails, hundreds of waterfalls, and lots of great fishing holes, there’s no excuse not to get outside and get some fresh air. And for those less adventurous or disabled, there are plenty of auto tours that will enable you to enjoy the natural beauty of the park. All this for absolutely no entrance fee! The Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only 7 miles from Up the Creek RV Camp in Pigeon Forge, TN.
As the gateway village to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is home to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg’s long heritage of fine arts & crafts can be found at the Arrowcraft Shop, operated by the Southern Highland Crafts Guild, or in the Glades’ Arts & Crafts Community where you can watch local artisans at work. Other attractions include the Gatlinburg Space Needle, alpine coaster, ziplines, and of course, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.
At the historic courthouse in downtown Sevierville, you can find a bronze statue that pays tribute to Sevier County’s native daughter, Dolly Parton. Sevierville is also home to the best outlet shopping in the Smokies at Tanger Five Oaks Outlets. Baseball fans surely won’t want to miss a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium home to the Tennessee Smokies. Who are a Double A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. So grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and enjoy!
Known as the peaceful side of Smokies, Townsend is the spot for outdoor activities such as tubing down the Little River, bicycling the 10-mile bicycle loop through town, or visiting the amazing Tuckaleechee Caverns. On your way to Cades Cove, which is near the Townsend entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll want to visit unique shops & farmer’s markets, tour the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Museum, or even stop for a bite to eat at one of the small eateries in Wear’s Valley.