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Cades Cove is the most popular attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nestled between several peaks, Cades Cove is a sampler of everything the Park has to offer the Smokies visitor. Old pioneer churches, mills and other structures dot this cove and tell the history of its early inhabitants. Wild deer and black bears roam across the prairies oblivious to the awestruck visitor. Click here to learn more about Cades Cove.

Cades Cove


Dollywood is a great place for families to spend time together with experiences that can create memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re a kid – or just a kid at heart, the rides will put smiles on the faces of kids of all ages. Dollywood’s live entertainment includes country, bluegrass, gos-pel and classic rock ‘n’ roll music presented by talented performers. The Craftsman Village presents old skills passed down from generation to generation of Smoky Mountain families to produce hand-forged steel items, to lye soap, hand-blown glass items and other products to offer a unique shopping experience. Special events include the spring Festival of Nations, Fall Harvest Celebration and the seasonal Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration. Find out more! 



Experience and feel the excitement of whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. The Ocoee River in Tennessee has become the most popular whitewater rafting adventure in America with over twenty continuous rapids and many play spots for miles of endless fun and adventure. Located in the Cherokee National Forest, the Ocoee River flows through a beautiful gorge surrounded by scenic wildlife and natural wonders. Find out more!

White Water Rafting


If you are looking for something sweet to eat, somewhere to eat lunch, or just wanting to browse through a little country store, Apple Valley Country Store is what your looking for. Try a sample or two of their homemade fudge, like snickers or orange sickle, or head on over next door to have a bowl of their one of a kind cinnamon ice-cream. Not in the mood for something sweet? Have some lunch or browse through the store where you can find items like homemade jams, antique knick-knacks, cooking supplies, clothing apparel, as well as many other items. Find out more about the Apple Valley Country Store

Apple Valley Country Store, Townsend, Tennessee, Fudge, Eagle Rock