Rounding out this mini-series on activities in the Smokies, we’ll take a look at some of the amazing activities available in the Gatlinburg, Townsend, and Pigeon Forge areas. These activities will have a more adult theme to them, so keep these in mind the next time you’re planning an adult weekend to The Great Smoky Mountains!
- Moonshine Tasting
One of the most talked about activities in the Smoky Mountains is moonshine tasting. There are several world-renowned distilleries in downtown Gatlinburg such as Ole Smoky Moonshine and Sugarland Shine. Others such as Thunder Road and Old Forge Distillery are just a short drive away. Be sure to stop by any of these fine distilleries and sample some ‘shine!
- Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Over 10,000 square feet of space, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is billed as Gatlinburg’s #1 haunted house. This haunted adventure “takes haunted houses to the next level. Live actors lurk behind every corner of this creepy renovated mansion, just waiting to “welcome” you to their home.” Visit Ripleys.com to buy your tickets.
- Smoky Mountain Brewery
Lost in the excitement of the distillery tours is the amazing experience offered by Smoky Mountain Brewery. Each beer is brewed in one of their four East Tennessee locations, and is made in small batches to “provide you with the freshest, most flavorful all-natural beers possible.” Not sure which beer to try? Order a beer flight and try them all!
- Zip Lining
There may not be a more beautiful and scenic location in all the country to do your best Tarzan impression and go soaring through the treetops. Fortunately, the Smokies offer a plethora of zip lining options. Our best recommendation is Firefox Mountain Adventure Park. The famous Goliath Zip Line is the highest and longest line in the Smoky Mountains!
No matter which activities you choose to do, the Smoky Mountains offer many different adult activities for all kinds of adult vacations. Choose from some of our suggestions or check out the ‘things to do’ tab or the events calendar at visitmysmokies.com. No matter what you choose to do, there is never a bad time to visit the Smokies!