Mingus Mill

Just a few hundred feet off of US441, and just a 1/2 mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor's Center you'll find the Mingus Mill. The mill still works and is water powered (it is not a water wheel). The Park Service Volunteers grind both wheat and corn and sell the fruit of their labor. Youngsters … Continue reading Mingus Mill

Blackwoods Morning Variety Show

The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show is located at the state of the art Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN! This is the ultimate way to jump start your morning! The Blackwood Singers have won 8 Grammy awards, 27 Dove Awards and 5 All American Music Awards. Sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible … Continue reading Blackwoods Morning Variety Show

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

It's a truly unique way to enjoy the Smokies--a llama trek! It's a fun outdoor adventure for you and your family, seeing the spectacular scenery with the help of trained pack llamas. Spend your day hiking with a beautiful, clean llamas, and find that they are very easy to lead (NOT RIDE!), and no matter … Continue reading Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

Forbidden Caverns near Sevierville TN

Forbidden Caverns, near Sevieerville, is one of America's most spectacular caves. It provides the visitor with an entertaining and educational 1 hour walking tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, numerous grottos, and a crystal clear stream. The history of the Indians and moonshiners is interesting. The fast flowing underwater river is really neat. The … Continue reading Forbidden Caverns near Sevierville TN

Cades Cove in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Cades Cove is 6,800-acres nestled in a beautiful isolated valley located in the East Tennessee section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a representative sample of this Park's natural and cultural history as well as its recreational opportunities. Open fields lap against 5,500-foot mountain peaks. With more than 2.5 million visitors annually, it … Continue reading Cades Cove in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Zorb Smoky Mountains

Zorb - Its 12 feet high, 12 feet fat, it's round and bouncy. You can jump inside and roll down a 700 foot long hill in a Zorb just along the Smoky Mountains.  Zorb in Pigeon Forge,  Tennessee is a TOTALLY cool and fun way to get a serious adrenaline rush!! Choose one of 4 track options and … Continue reading Zorb Smoky Mountains

Odis Clinton Abbott

We had one of the best trips to Cades Cove we have ever had.  We stopped at the Primitive Baptist Chursh on our loop tour.  We met a man that was born in Cades Cove and lived there until he was 13 years old.  He was born in 1919.  The mans name was Odis Clinton … Continue reading Odis Clinton Abbott