Things to Do

Find the Cool Things to Do in the Smokies when you rent a Jeep with Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals.

July 14, 2020
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3 One Day Drives in your Smoky Mountain Jeep

The Smoky Mountains are a treasure trove of beautiful places to discover. When you are able to do so in a Jeep, it is more personal and more fun. Pack up some cold drinks and enjoy these awesome one day drives for a perfect Smoky Mountain getaway day. Maggie Valley and Waynesville, North Carolina Spend the day driving from Gatlinburg, Tennessee through the mountains to Cherokee and then on to Maggie Valley to enjoy a beautiful drive into North Carolina. This drive will take you past Chimney Tops and Newfound Gap and over the Smoky Mountains to the Cataloochee area of North Carolina. See how Cherokee has changed and developed over the years with many shops and craft areas to stop and see. As you venture on to the Maggie Valley and Waynesville area you will climb through the hills of North Carolina through beautiful scenery and then find these […]
July 6, 2020
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Where to Dine following your Jeep Adventures

After an awesome day long adventure in your Jeep, where is a great place to further adventure out for dinner?  Pigeon Forge has many new restaurants to try, we would like to recommend the new Junction 35 Bar and Kitchen!  Find locally made spirits at their distillery and enjoy them in a bar and beautiful dining atmosphere. Junction 35 Bar & Kitchen in Pigeon Forge From their website: “Welcome to Junction 35 With the goal of creating a one-of-a-kind distillery experience for our visitors we joined our distillery with a Kitchen & Bar. Whether you are looking for handcrafted cocktails made with our spirits, slow cooked bbq or a non gmo farm raised burger Junction 35 is just the ticket. Our place is a casual, energetic, fun place with good food, friendly faces, real hospitality and great tasting spirits.” From their menu: * Wings * Homemade Hummus Dip * Junction […]
June 21, 2020
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Where is there dining in Wears Valley?

Thinking about eating in Wears Valley before you seek further advetures, check out these restaurants in and near Wears Valley Road for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Mountain Chick Cafe Wears Valley Road Espresso, Scones, Pastries, Breakfast, Lunch All it’s Cracked Up to Be! Elvira’s Cafe 4143 Wears Valley Rd Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 366-2263 From their website: “Escape from the mundane, and embrace the FLAVOR! Specializing in fresh food made with local ingredients, Elvira’s invites you to taste all that Tennessee has to offer. Surround yourself with friendly faces and beautiful views while savoring a unique take on southern classics. Enjoy a biscuit or a crêpe with a cup of freshly brewed coffee all while breathing in the natural mountain air on our screened-in patio.”   Geppettos Italian Restaurant 3250 Wears Valley Rd Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 366-7162   Stonehouse Pizza 1725 Waldens Creek Rd #101, Sevierville, […]
June 21, 2020
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What is there to discover in Wears Valley, Tennessee?

People often wonder if there is anything fun to do in Wears Valley and we say yes! More than anything Wears Valley is a great starter location and connects to a full day of Jeep adventure depending on your adventure choices.  Wears Valley offers Ziplining, Antique Shopping, Dining, Camping and more. Looking for wine or moonshine?  You can find that too on your trip to Wears Valley.  Enjoy the Mountain Chick Cafe and Elvira’s as locally owned excellent stops on your way.  PawPaw’s Catfish is a local’s favorite also, so you can absolutely explore your way through Wears Valley on your way to the Foothills Parkway, Townsend, Cades Cove and Beyond. Metcalf Bottoms is a wonderful picnic area that is also the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Find the Little Greenbrier School, the Walker Sister’s Cabin and more as you explore this area of the park.  Pick […]
June 18, 2020
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Where is Upper Tremont Road?

Once you have selected your Jeep you are going to want to get some ideas of where to go to find the most awesome things to do in the Smoky Mountains.  We love to recommend some of the areas that are lesser known to the masses.  Near Wears Valley, Upper Tremont Road provides the perfect setting for a scenic drive. You will discover tree-shaded parking areas located around the loop allowing visitors to park for a picnic or access to the Middle Prong Trailhead To get to Upper Tremont Road you will want to drive to Townsend using Wears Valley Road. Just drive through Townsend into the Park, turn right toward Cades Cove, then, a few hundred yards later, turn left at the sign for Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Here you will be traveling the Lower Tremont Road which is a beautiful road with good fishing!  Here you […]
June 13, 2020
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Where is the Cataloochee Valley?

One of our most recommeded journeys is the trip to the Cataloochee Valley. The entrance road to Cataloochee Valley is a winding, gravel road that has some steep drop offs with no guard rails. The road is narrow, so drivers may be required to stop or back up their vehicles to allow oncoming motorists to pass. Horse trailer traffic may be encountered on the road. Please use caution when driving on this road. The most direct route into the valley is to take Cove Creek Road. To get to the valley from interstate I-40, exit at North Carolina exit #20 and travel 0.2 miles on route 276. Turn right onto Cove Creek Road and follow the signs 11 miles into the Cataloochee Valley. To get there from Oconaluftee or Cherokee, take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 19. Follow 19 (toward Asheville) through Maggie Valley. Turn left onto Highway 276 N. […]
June 5, 2020
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Dollywood 2020 Opening Date

We’re happy to announce that Dollywood has unveiled its long-awaited opening date for 2020 with a statement as follows: “Dollywood Parks & Resorts will begin a phased reopening on June 15. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country reopen June 17, with Season Passholder Exclusive Days on June 15 & 16. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa opens June 10. During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on the guidance of health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. The safety and well-being of our guests and employees are our top priorities and guide our decisions.” ~ statement. Dollywood, for probably the first year in a couple decades, will not be opening the operating season with Festival of Nations, however, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is still scheduled to go on from June 20th to August 2nd for 2020 as of […]
May 18, 2020
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Road Trip to the Lost Sea & Adventure in the Tuckaleechee Caverns

If you and yours are looking for some incredible Jeep Adventures to combine with the most fun Things to Do in the area, allow us to share a couple of our favorite attractions just outside of our area. Sweetwater, Tennessee is southwest of our area, located just off 1-75 about an hour South. Just 7 miles from 1-75 at Sweetwater is America’s Largest Underground Lake.  This attraction is open year round, great in any weather! You will be amazed when you take a ride on the boat in the underground lake. Your Lost Sea adventure begins with a guided tour of the caverns. This involves a ¾ mile round-trip walk on wide sloping pathways. While touring the caverns and underground lake our guides will tell of the cavern’s exciting and colorful history. They will also explain the fascinating geological development of the immense cavern rooms and rare formations. At the […]
May 11, 2020
Wears Valley Zipline Adventures

So you want to try Ziplining!

You have decided on your 4 door Jeep Wrangler for the family vacation and now you are looking for other things to do to really impress the troops with an unforgettable vacation, what else should you do? Can you vision yourself ziplining over the canopies of the Smoky Mountains?  If you would like to go ziplining we can highly recommend it! Those who are Jeep lovers are adventurers and often find other outdoor activities to enjoy.  Ziplining is might be for you! Located in Wears Valley is the Wears Valley Zipline Adventures. 1911 Wears Valley Road. 865-428-1545. Find over 7600 Lineal feet of adventure, over 1.5 miles of discovery over 43 acres of unspoiled and unforested land.  You will enjoy gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains including Mt. LeConte. The minimum age is 5. Those children ages 5-7 will tandem with a guide.     Smoky Mountain Ziplines 509 […]

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