If you're staying with us here at the Ramada in Pigeon Forge, chances are you might already know why Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited National Park in the country. Its sprawling beauty and majestic wonder isn't matched by many other places in the world. But just in case you're not sure what to do, let us help guide you through all the great things to see in the park!
The Great Smoky Mountains span over 500,000 acres, making up a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. They were named after the blue smoky mist that hugs the mountaintops and have become a staple background to Pigeon Forge. Boasting over 800 miles of trails, tons of camping sites, waterfalls, coves, and summits, it's no wonder that so many outdoors enthusiasts come here ever year.
Cades Cove, an isolated valley spanning 6,800 cares and is the most visited area in the whole park. This is a great place to observe a diverse wildlife and explore trails that run through its astonishing forests, and even see some remarkable historic buildings such as 19th century churches and log cabins. If you're looking for a view, head up to Clingmans Dome. It's the highest point in the whole park. Towering at 6,643 feet, get up to the observation tower and check the incredible view! On a clear day, you can see over 100 miles!
There's so much to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, you could spend your entire visit to Pigeon Forge here! So get out and get a taste of that fresh American beauty. But don't forget about us back here at the Ramada!