Winter is a magical time to visit the Smoky Mountains. Chances are, there will be less crowds but the same amount of entertainment. Plus, you might even get to see some snow while you are in town! The combination of beautiful scenery and endless activities is why you should start planning your trip today! Here are 4 reasons to visit Pigeon Forge this winter:
1. Snow Tubing at Rowdy Bear
What better way to celebrate the winter season than by going snow tubing? At Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark, your family can take part in a 90-minute tubing session on Tennessee’s largest outdoor snow tubing hill! The tubing lanes are over 500 feet long and feature a breathtaking 70-foot drop! Plus, at our amusement park, you don’t have to worry about lugging your tube back up the hill. With the help of our Magic Carpet Conveyor, you can just relax on the way back to the top of the mountain, saving you some time and energy for more snow tubing!
2. Winterfest Lights
Just because Christmas is over, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing the bright lights. The Smoky Mountain Winterfest is still going and runs through mid-February. During this amazing event, you can drive through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and see more than 5 million holiday lights. The best park is you can take in all the scenery without ever leaving your car, enabling you to stay nice and toasty. So turn on the Christmas music and enjoy caroling with your family through Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.
3. Beautiful Scenery
While the Smokies are beautiful during all times of year, there is something special about winter. The best place to take in all the scenery is of course from the top of our snow tubing hill. While you wait for your turn on the slopes, take a minute to look out over the mountains and admire the view. If you are lucky enough to visit when it is snowing, it makes it that much more amazing. Even if there isn’t any natural snow, we are always making real snow at our snow park to put you in the winter spirit!
4. Delicious Restaurants
After a busy day of snow tubing, your family is bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious restaurants within minutes of our amusement park. One of the most popular dining spots in town, Local Goat, is located right next door! This eatery serves classic American food that is all made from scratch. Once you get a taste of their food, you will understand why this is the place that all the locals hang out.
Now that you know why you should visit Pigeon Forge this winter, you are ready to start planning your trip. Be sure to check out all the fun activities that are available at Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark! We hope to see you soon on the tubing hill!