Gatlinburg-Sevierville-Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

America's Favorite Vacation Destination!

The Smoky Mountains offer everything for the perfect family vacation getaway. There is a never ending list of Things To Do that are affordable and fun for all ages.

Things To Do In the Smoky Mountains

Dollywood Theme Park

As Pigeon Forge’s #1 attraction, Dollywood Theme Park is  a must do while vacationing at The Ridge Outdoor Resort. Dollywood offers shows, rides, food and shopping for all ages. Make sure to see the Flower & Food Festival this upcoming season. 

Dolly's Splash Country

Splash Country is the best way to cool off in the Smokies during the Summer heat. Splash Country is just a short drive from The Ridge Outdoor Resort and the best thing is, you do not have to wait in the Pigeon Forge traffic to get there! 

Gatlinburg Sky Lift Park

The Gatliburg Sky Lift is easily one of the Top Attractions to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Sky Lift Park features North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge and best views available in the Smoky Mountains! 



Ole Red Gatlinburg

If you are a Country Fan, you know Ole Red gets its name from Blake Shelton’s hit ,”Ol’ Red.” Blake Shelton has created a great place for food, fun and great Live Music in this convenient downtown Gatlingburg location. The food is homemade and the talent is hand picked.. you cannot go wrong by enjoying an evening at Ole Red’s. 


Discover one of Gatlinburg’s newest attractions. Anakeesta offers a one of a kind family experience beginning with your Chondola ride up the mountain offering breathtaking views of the Smokies. Once up top, you enter the Firefly & Treehouse Villages which offer Shopping, Zip-lines, the Skybridge, Dining and More!

Ober Gatlinburg

Ride the Famous Gatlinburg Tram to the top of Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg and enjoy this German themed Ski and Ice skating Village. Ober Gatlinburg has year around fun with Ice Bumper Boats, Skating, Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster and so much more! This is fun way to spend  a day and entertain the kids while vacationing in the Smokies.

Sugarlands Visitor Center

Welcome to a Ranger staffed Great Smoky Mountain National Park facility at the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg. Sugarland offers Park maps, Hiking Trail info, Museum of the plant and animal life in the Smokies and a 20 minute film on the Park. This is a Must Do while in Gatlinburg!

Ripley's Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is the #1 Aquarium in the United States. This sprawling aquarium features sharks, jelly fish, octopus and more. If you are feeling spunky, you can even pet a jellyfish, or horseshoe crab. The Aquarium also offers glass bottom boat rides over the sharks for extra excitement. 

Brick & Spoon Restaurant

Pigeon Forge’s #1 Local Eatery for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch: The Brick and Spoon! Believe us, your stomach will thank you for this meal. Stop by the Front Desk for an Exclusive Discount Coupon to Brick and Spoon in Pigeon Forge: serving your favorite dishes with a a twist of the Bayou and their “Famous Bloody Mary.”

The Local Goat

The Local Goat is a favorite for the Smoky Mountain dinner crowd. They are known for their creative cuisine, mouth watering steaks and fun drinks by their master mixologists. For all you sport’s fans, you can catch all the big games at their sports bar and enjoy tasty appetizers while you cheer on your team. 


Smokies Stadium

“Take me out to the ballgame…” Sevierville is home to The Tennessee Smokies and Smokies Stadium. Take the family out for a night of baseball while staying with us at The Ridge Outdoor Resort. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime with the season starting in April. 



Sweet Frog Yogurt

Ooh la la, have we got a treat for you while staying with us at The Ridge Outdoor Resort. Sweet Frog’s is walking distance from our Resort and is the perfect answer for a not so guilty sweet indulgence. Enjoy a frozen yogurt or specialty coffee without the hassle of traffic. 



The Ridge

Don’t forget to reserve your favorite RV site, Tiny Home Cabin or Luxury Tent for your next Smoky Mountain Camping Experience. 

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