Top 4 Free Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains
When you are planning a vacation, the expenses can pile up in a hurry. Luckily, there are numerous activities to do in the area that are completely free! This will help you save money for the things that are a necessity to pay for. Here are 4 free things to do in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
There are numerous activities that you can do inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that will not cost you a dime. One of the best activities to do inside the park is hiking. There are an endless amount of trails for people of all ages and skill levels that enable you to enjoy the serenity of the mountains. If you want a way to take in the views without ever leaving your car, take your family on a journey through Cades Cove. This 11-mile road is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your family and it gives you the opportunity to see some amazing wildlife. You can make a full day out of this by packing a picnic basket and enjoying lunch while you listen to the sounds of nature all around you!
2. Tour Local Landmarks
Sevierville is filled with dozens of famous landmarks that you can visit for amazing photograph opportunities. You can learn about the history of the area while making memories with the entire family and saving money. One of the most famous landmarks in the area is the Dolly Parton statue, located on the Sevier County Courthouse lawn. This statue pays tribute to one of Tennessee’s most famous country singers. It is a popular stopping point for country music lovers from all across the country, and is something you can only see when you are in Sevierville. If you are interested in other fascinating landmarks, be sure to check out our full list of great places to visit.
3. Spend the Day at Patriot Park
If you are looking for a calm place to spend the day, our hotel is located just 4 miles from Patriot Park. There is a 0.5 mile walking trail at the park, which will give you some good exercise as well as amazing views of the Pigeon River. Along the path, you will see flags from all 50 states and several memorials to the veterans of Pigeon Forge. If you need a cheap place to hold an event, the gazebo at the park is free of charge, but you will need to call and reserve it. Spending the day at the park is one of the most relaxing free things to do in the Smoky Mountains!
4. The Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community
Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community is the perfect place to go window shopping. There are over 100 different artists and craftsmen there that you can watch in action for no charge. They have people making all different kinds of artwork including paintings, sculptures, and pottery. Each individual shop offers free parking as well. This is the perfect place to visit if you love arts and crafts!
Where to Stay
If you need a place to stay that is close to all the free things to do in the Smoky Mountains, our hotel will put you near all the action. We are conveniently located in Sevierville, but you can easily access Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg as well.
When you stay with us, you will also be given many free bonuses at the hotel. Some of these things include a free complimentary breakfast, parking, WiFi, and more. So what are you waiting for? Learn more about our different rooming options and book your stay in the Smoky Mountains today!