Things to do in August

Jul 01, 2013


So, why should you come to the Great Smoky Mountains in late August? Because it is the best time of the year to visit!  The crowds have gone; the kids are back in school, sanity on the Parkway returns.  You can beat the crowds, the heat, and usually, the summer prices!  

There are many interesting and exciting things to do in Pigeon Forge, but they are somehow more pleasant as Summer winds down and there are not long lines to stand in!  Like a free wine tour and tasting!  There are five wineries within 12 miles of each other, each with their own flavor specialty! Pick up a “Wine Tour Passport”, visit three wineries and you receive a free wine glass!   Hillside Winery is offering two special events at the end of August.  One is Aug. 16 – bring your lawn chairs for free live music and games.  

Maybe adventure is the name of the game for you!  Experience white water rafting and class 3 and 4 rapids with experienced guides that will keep your adventure safe and enjoyable for the whole family! There are many rafting companies in the area and some offer discounts the last two weeks of August.   

Want a little more excitement? How about zip lining from mountain top to mountain top!  Check out Adventure Zip Lines or Foxfire Mountain Adventures – both offer exciting zip lines that give you scenic views of pristine forests, beautiful wildflower meadows, winding creeks, and the Smoky Mountains – no experience needed!  Feeling really adventurous?  How about mixing zip lining with horseback riding?  Adventure Park at Five Oaks located across from Tanger Outlets, offers fun for the whole family!  After you zip through their 70 acres of lush forest, saddle up and explore the same 70 acres on a guided horseback ride.

You’ve been over the treetops, on top of a horse, and conquered a river.  Now go beneath the water at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Where else are you going to see sharks, penguins, turtles and thousands of exotic sea creatures in the same place?  With state-of-the-art clear underwater tunnels throughout the aquarium you will stay dry doing it, too.  

There is so much to do in late August in Pigeon Forge, TN – don’t miss out!

Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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