Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains

What’s there to do? There is something for everyone. The favorite outdoor recreation near the park is hiking and boating in summer, auto touring and leaf peeping in autumn, and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. For the history and science buffs, check out our section on attractions and museums. Don’t want to go it alone? Have an expert take you on a guided tour.

10 Top Things to Do on a Great Smoky Mountains Vacation

Don’t leave the park without ticking off at least one of these top ten Smokies to-dos including historic sites, grand overlooks, wildlife, and waterfalls. Read More...

Auto Touring in the Great Smoky Mountains

See wildlife, colorful leaves, mountain peaks, and waterfalls, all from the convenience of your car. We show you the best pit-stops for exploring. Read More...

Events in the Great Smoky Mountains

From festivals and activities, to days you can get into the park free, we have your complete guide to the happenings in the Smokies Read More...

Family Vacation Fun in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Whether you're planning a reunion with seniors and teens, or want to entertain and educate children, the Smoky Mountains can offer a vacation to remember. Read More...

Great Smoky Mountain Attractions

Visit historic communities and museums inside the national park and amusement parks, an aquarium, and Cherokee museum in neighboring towns. Read More...

Outdoor Recreation in the Smoky Mountains

Go hiking, paddling, fishing, and climbing in a park with lush valleys and high mountain tops. It's waiting for you to explore. Read More...

Smoky Mountains Photography

Everything to do with taking photos in Olympic National Park. Photo blogs from nature photography experts. Tips from Tamron, our camera partner. And more. Read More...

Vacation Ideas for the Smoky Mountains

What to do at Great Smoky Mountains National Park if you have 1 day, 2 days, 7 days, or kids to entertain. Find itineraries for the perfect vacation. Read More...