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5 Must See Summertime Smoky Mountain Attractions

lodges for rentSummer is here, and it is time for a family vacation! If you're looking to try something different, look no further than the Smoky Mountains that run through Tennessee and North Carolina. To make your vacation the best it can be, check out the Greystone Lodge on the River and make sure to visit these attractions when visiting the Smokies.

White Water Rafting in Gatlinburg

When you go white water rafting, you'll find some of the most scenic views on the East Coast while experiencing a thrill ride all at the same time. There are tons of rapids to discover, so get a group and get going! Make the vacation even easier by staying at Gatlinburg hotels on the river and you won't have to go far to get in the middle of everything.

Head to the Aquarium

The massive Ripley's Aquarium is a great option especially on a rainy day. Considering that the amount of fish there outnumber the residents of Gatlinburg, you'll have a lot to see! Expect to see about 10,000 sea creatures, compared to only 4,000 permanent residents.

Visit Dollywood's Great American Summer

A great family attraction for all ages, this amusement park boasts shows, activities, and rides for young and old alike. Your family can learn about Dolly Parton's family history, attend a vocal show, and even close out the night with fireworks.

Go hiking at night

Have you ever considered hiking during the nighttime? Well if you are up for an adventure, head to the Smoky Mountains and do just that! A member of the National Parks Service will accompany you and your family through a nighttime stroll in Cades Cove -- the hikes last about two hours and experience isn't required.

Attend Tunes and Tales

The Smokies are entrenched with a rich culture, and the best way to experience it all is at Tunes and Tales. This is a place where you can see entertainers perform folk tunes, tell folk stories, and the whole event is complete with period costumes that go back to the early 1800s.

The best way to see all the Smokies have to offer is to stay in vacation lodge rentals!

With our lodges for rent at Greystone Lodge on the River, you'll be able to go to sleep and wake up with the gorgeous Smoky Mountains right outside your window. Call us today to book your reservation!