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Top 3 Attractions in the Smoky Mountains to Visit During the Summer

The summer season has arrived in the Smoky Mountains which means long, sunny days to explore the many great attractions that the region has to offer! This is the perfect time to get outside and admire the beauty of the region while enjoying some of the most fun activities around! While on a summer vacation in the Smokies, be sure to check out these top 3 summertime attractions in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Dollywood Theme Park

No summer trip to the Smokies is a complete without a visit to Dollywood, the most exciting theme park in the south! This wonderful park is jam packed with fun rides, shows and attractions to appeal to all members of the family. Don’t miss a chance to check out the park’s new Drop Line ride, a 20 story tall free-fall experience that provides a fantastic view of the park before a thrilling finish! Although Dollywood is open for many months throughout the year, the summer is the perfect time to visit as the park offers extended park hours and a Ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TNfestive nightly fireworks show!

2. Ober Mountain

For another great summer attraction in the Smokies, head on over to Ober Mountain for a variety of fantastic activities! The fun starts with a scenic Aerial Tram ride that glides for 2.1 miles from downtown Gatlinburg to the top of the mountain. This is the ideal opportunity to get some awesome pictures of the Great Smoky Mountains! Once at the top, choose from exciting activities such as the Alpine Slide, Ski Mountain Coaster and Water Raft Rides. You can even take advantage of the unique chance to go ice skating on the hottest day of the summer! Other great attractions at Ober Mountain include the Wildlife Encounter, miniature golf, arcade games and more!

3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

group hiking in the Smoky MountainsThe beautiful setting of the mountains is what made the region so popular in the first place, so experience the best of the summer with a hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This is the ideal time to explore the park’s trails with gorgeous blooming wildflowers and unique wildlife. The park also contains more than 90 historic structures that have been preserved or rehabilitated, including houses, churches, schools, barns and grist mills. Choose among a wide variety of hikes that feature everything from old-growth forests and fresh mountain streams to roaring waterfalls!

Where to Stay

If you want to stay in the best cabins in town with easy access to all of these great summertime attractions in the Smoky Mountains, check out Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals! Our affordable cabins have everything you need for a fantastic vacation to the Smokies, including beautiful views, hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens and much more! We have cabins of all sizes that are perfectly designed to accommodate couples, families and large groups.

Take a look at all of our cabin rentals in the Smokies today to plan your summer vacation to the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you this summer at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals!