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Turning a New Leaf in the Great Smokies

By: Ramada Pigeon Forge / 02 Mar 2023
Turning a New Leaf in the Great Smokies
When spring comes to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, wildflowers paint the landscape in stunning colors. We celebrate spring with flower festivals, music, parades, picturesque hiking, great food, snow tubing turned water tubing, and bird's eye tours of the extraordinary natural beauty. Learn from the locals the best experiences to make your spring trip to the Smokies a memorable adventure.

Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival April 21 - June 11, 2023

Over one million vibrant flowers dazzle among iconic mosaicultures featuring spectacular, larger-than-life animals and scenes created from living, blooming plants. Enjoy the whimsical Umbrella Sky, live music, garden-fresh flavor, rides, slides, and a whole lot of fun.

The Island in Pigeon Forge

Escape the ordinary and dive into family fun at the 23-acre park. Filled with attractions, shops, music, restaurants, games, and rides, the Island also boasts a 200-foot observation wheel to take in the Smoky Mountain splendor.


Unleash your inner child and explore the wonders of science at this indoor amusement park. Take in the Hurricane Shack, train for Nasa in the Astronaut Training Gyro, and create bubbles the size of blimps (or at least basketballs) in the Bubble Lab.

Titanic Museum Attraction

Explore this $25 million half-scale replica of the most famous luxury liner in history. Walk the hallways, see the parlors, and descend the Grand Staircase like Jack and Rose while surrounded by over 400 artifacts rescued from the ship. Fun for the entire family.

Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

Grab your tube and race down a 500-foot-long tubing hill with a 70-foot drop! Tenessee's largest tubing hill is covered in snow for the winter, offering speeds of over 35 mph year-round. Or ride the Ski Lift Shootout Coaster, America's first alpine flyer. Test your marksmanship with over 50 targets.

Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

Take in country singing, dancing, feats of strength, incredible stunts, and side-splitting comedy while you tuck into an all-you-can-eat southern homestyle feast. You'll be back again and again for the diving hillbillies and dogs in the 20+ foot deep watering hole.

Scenic Helicopter Tours of Pigeon Forge

Soar over Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Scenic Helicopter Tours. Each tour fits up to six passengers for the view of a lifetime. Night flights, romance packages with wine and snacks, and river or lake tours are available.

Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden March 1 – December 31

See, touch, and feed the extraordinary tropical parrots as they sing, talk, and fly among gorgeous blooms in the Secret Garden. Hundreds of parrots, toucans, hornbills, magpies, and other birds make their home in this exquisite eco-tourist park.

Beyond the Lens! Family Fun

Where cutting-edge technology and entertainment collide, you get techno-tainment of the first order! Experience virtual-reality rides, hunt for Bigfoot, bust out of two-minute escape rooms and take some fantastic Instagrammable photos as you land on the moon or run for your life from dinosaurs.

Rocky Top Wine Trail

Explore the region's top wineries and hard cider houses, and enjoy plenty of free samples and delicious cheese trays. Choose your own adventure with a self-guided tour of the five establishments, or choose a private VIP shuttle tour. Either way, you'll collect free gifts, discounts, and a delicious experience.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Breath-taking views abound when you hike some of the 800+ miles of wildflower-sprigged trails. Reconnect with nature, and enjoy horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, and a scenic drive through Cades Cove.

The Old Mill Square

Built in the mid-1800s, this water-powered grist mill provisioned settlers with meals and flour. Today, two restaurants, a candy shop, a pottery store, an iron forge, a distillery, two country stores, and plenty of handmade crafts make The Old Mill a wonderful place to visit for the whole family.

Zorbing at Outdoor Gravity Park

Outdoor Gravity Park is the only orbing park in the United States! Jump into a giant 11-foot inflatable ball with two of your best friends and hurtle down a 1,000-foot hill. Three tracks to choose from, with solo zorbing and a Running of the Balls on the menu.
Enjoy modern comforts and southern hospitality at Ramada Pigeon Forge. Choose from rooms and suites with stone fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, massage showers, and plush accommodations. As the seasons change, the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains evolves. We celebrate the changing seasons with special discount packages for you and your family. Enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center for your stay.

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