Category Archives: What to Do

The What to Do section of the Smoky Mountain Navigator Blog has information about attractions, dining, golf, shopping, tickets, and weddings in the Smokies.

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Top 5 Attractions That You Need to Experience at NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville TN

If you are looking for an action-packed afternoon full of exciting go-kart tracks, thrill rides and arcade games, head over to the NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville! This fun amusement park offers something for everyone and has one of the largest selections of family attractions in the Smoky Mountains! Here are the top 5 attractions that you need to experience at NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville TN: Continue reading

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5 of the Best Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular attractions in town with plenty of activities for you and your family to enjoy! It’s easy to work up an appetite when you’re having fun at this action-packed attraction. Luckily, there are lots of places to grab a bite to eat before getting back to your adventure. To help you have the best dining experience possible, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons Why Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is Fun for the Whole Family

One of the best family-friendly shows in the Smoky Mountains is Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud! This high energy show features world-class lumberjacks from the Dawson and McGraw families as they compete in 11 thrilling lumberjack events! Whether you are 5 or 95, you will enjoy this incredible outdoor show that has to be seen to be believed! Here are the top 4 reasons why Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is fun for the whole family: Continue reading

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Top 5 Fun Activities You Have to Experience at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Anakeesta is situated high above Gatlinburg and offers all types of fun activities for you to enjoy with your family and friends! This popular mountaintop destination has something for guests of all ages, including the Magical Firefly Village with its numerous scenic overlooks, unique shopping opportunities and tempting restaurants. Here are 5 fun activities that you have to experience while visiting Anakeesta in Gatlinburg: Continue reading

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5 Fascinating Galleries to Experience at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

The Alcatraz Crime museum is a unique attraction in Pigeon Forge where you can view more than 100 interactive exhibits on American crime history! The 25,000 square foot museum features 2 floors where you can explore various galleries, temporary exhibits and an artifacts center featuring the White Bronco from the famous O.J. Simpson televised chase! Here are 5 fascinating galleries to experience at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum: Continue reading

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Top 5 Family Attractions in Gatlinburg You Have to Visit

Countless families continue to return to the Smokies year after year not only for their scenic beauty but for the variety of family-friendly activities and attractions available here. From thrilling mountain coasters to interactive experiences with animals, there’s something for every member of your family to enjoy. To help you plan for your trip, here are some of the top family attractions in Gatlinburg. Continue reading

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Your Guide to the Weather in Gatlinburg for Each Season

Gatlinburg is always beautiful no matter what time of the year you visit! You might be planning a warm, sunny getaway so you can enjoy all the popular water attractions, or maybe you want to see the vibrant colors of the leaves once they’ve changed! To determine the type of vacation you’re looking for, we’ve put together a guide of what to expect from the weather in Gatlinburg for each season. Continue reading