Smoky Mountain View Down Under

Seems like visitors who stay in Smoky Mountain cabins have acquired multiple new options in recent years for viewing the beautiful countryside surrounding Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Current novel choices include a helium balloon ride, ziplines through tree canopies and across open spaces, and a soon-to-open, enclosed gondola ferris wheel.
So what about adventure when summer weather does not cooperate: sweltering temperatures, rain, or wind?

Here’s a choice most of your friends haven’t experienced: spend some time viewing the inside of the Smokies in a cave! Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville provides a guided underground trail tour that is both entertaining and educational. This historic natural attraction can satisfy the entire family, even the bored teenager and safety-conscious mother (well-lit paths with handrails where needed). Go spelunking (cave exploring) into numerous grottos, and check out natural formations and an underground stream. For directions and more information, view the company website forbiddencavern.com.

Volunteer Cabin Rentals Wears Valley suggests adding this uncommon activity to your must-try list while staying with us on your vacation. Oh, and maybe grab a jacket; it’s always 58 degrees cool. Check that box for your kid’s writing assignment about a unique summer experience. Done!

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