Tourists flock to the Gatlinburg – Pigeon Forge area each year during the summer months to visit the exciting attractions and activities offered there, but you will also find that the Gatlinburg – Pigeon Forge area is a great vacation destination during the winter months as well. On February 24-27, you can enjoy a fabulous time in Pigeon Forge at “Saddle Up!”, which is a celebration of the American West. At the event, you can enjoy exciting activities like a Chuckwagon Cookoff, dancing, a variety of performances and meals and even a cowboy-style church service. If you want to have a blast in Gatlinburg during your winter getaway, be sure to include “Saddle Up!” in your vacation plans!
During your winter vacation in Gatlinburg, you will want to enjoy some indoor activities to stay warm. At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, you can see fabulous marine life like sharks, sting rays and gorgeous tropical fish. Some of the exciting exhibits you can see at the aquarium include the Tropical Rain Forest, the Coral Reef, Sting Ray Bay and Shark Lagoon. The incredible underwater experience is something that you are sure to enjoy with its 10,000 aquatic animals. There are more than 350 species featured at the aquarium, so you are sure to discover something fascinating!
After a fun-filled day of activities in Gatlinburg, you will undoubtedly like to relax and enjoy a good show. The Back to the 50’s show is the perfect choice for a nostalgic evening of good music and fun. The show features tribute artist Matt Cordell as he performs hits from the 50’s and 60’s and even impersonates Elvis! With the incredible costumes in the show and the impressive talent of Matt Cordell as The King of Rock and Roll, you are sure to feel like you’ve traveled back to simpler times. If you want to hear some great tunes from years gone by, be sure to include Back to the 50’s in your Gatlinburg vacation plans!