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 up or pack a picnic to enjoy in this area. You can access Metcalf Bottoms from Line Springs Road, a left turn off Wears Valley Road.
From their website: “Wears Valley Zipline Adventures: 43 private “unspoiled” forested acres with unmatched views of Mount LeConte and the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Five Line Course • Five Long Ziplines – Over 5400 Lineal Feet Combined! • Includes our longest line – Over 2000′ Long, 250′ High. • Unmatched views of Great Smoky Mtn. National Park.
Six Line Course • Six Ziplines – Over 6200 Lineal Feet Combined. • Over 1.2 miles of riding, Up to 300′ High. • Unmatched Views of Great Smoky Mtn. National Park.
Eight Line Course • The Best of the Best – It Don’t Get No Better! • 8 ziplines – Includes Our Rope Bridge – Our Longest Course. • Includes – Our Longest, Highest and Fastest Lines. • Breathtaking Views.”
From their website: “WHAT IS GOATS ON THE ROOF? It’s the goat-feeding-est, gem-mining-est, fudge-eating-est, ice-cream-licking-est, cool-gift-shopping-est attraction in Pigeon Forge! We’re located right on Wears Valley Road, and we’re impossible to miss. After all, we’re the only Smoky Mountains attraction with live goats roaming around on the rooftop.
Measuring nearly a mile in length and reaching top speeds of nearly 30 miles per hour, The Coaster at Goats on the Roof offers thrills for all ages, and because you the passenger are in control of the brake, you can make the experience as tame or as hair-raising as you’re comfortable with. Each cart is designed to carry one or two passengers, and once your sled is transported to the top of the mountain, gravity takes over for the winding, twisting 4,375-foot journey to the bottom. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gorgeous mountain views and one of the smoothest but wildest seven-minute rides in town.”
From their website: “Friendly Falls in Wears Valley offers something for everyone. Enjoy the beauty of nature, get married by our waterfall, host your reunion or retreat, bring your kids for some gem mining and more at our little hangout spot in Wears Valley. For more than 100 years, families and friends have gathered at our beautiful waterfall. It’s the perfect Smoky Mountain venue for a memorable reunion, a group retreat, or a party to celebrate a special occasion, anniversary, or birthday. Let the falls be the perfect and unique backdrop to your corporate event, private party, or family reunion. Catering and packages are also available!”