Kids playing on a ropes course during spring in the Smoky Mountains.

5 Ways to Celebrate Spring in the Smoky Mountains

It’s finally spring in the Smoky Mountains! With comfortable weather, blooming wildflowers, and a host of special events, this is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. To help you make the most of your trip, we have put together five of our favorite ways to experience the season.

1. Tree Tops Ropes Course

Love adventure? How about caring for the environment? Get your adrenaline fill at the eco-friendly Tree Tops Ropes Course. This 70 acre nature park features zip lines, ladders, bridges, and even a big swing. What a way to take in the sights!

2. Rainforest Adventures ZooParrots at the zoo during spring in the Smoky Mountains.

Who knew you could see rainforest animals in the Smoky Mountains? At Rainforest Adventures Zoo, you can get to know over 130 exotic species including sugar gliders, macaws, and crocodiles. This place is perfect for a day of fun with the whole family.

3. Nascar Speedpark

 Nascar Speedpark is chock full of rides and race tracks for kids of all ages. The general admission pass includes family fun rides, speedways, go-karts, and more. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, Nascar Speedpark is the place to be! 

4. Whitewater Rafting with Big Creek Expeditions

There’s nothing like riding down the whitewater rapids of the Pigeon River. At Big Creek Expeditions, you can customize your rafting experience. Enjoy tranquil waters in the Family Float or get your heart rate up with class IV rapids. Whichever trip you choose, you’re sure to love the adventure!

Group whitewater rafting during spring in the Smoky Mountains.5. Wonders of Flight

 If you truly want to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll have to take it in from above. Wonders of Flight allows you to get a bird’s-eye from a hot air balloon at the WonderWorks museum in Pigeon Forge. This 360 degree perspective is one you’ll have to experience to believe. Make lasting memories with your family while sailing above the clouds.

If you’re looking for a place to stay close to all of these great attractions, check out our Smoky Mountain Lodging page. You will find a comprehensive guide to all of the best cabins, condos, hotels, and RV parks in Sevier County.