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140 Cusick Rd.
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 984-9840
Fax: (865) 379-5058
This arena provides one of the largest campus basketball facilities in the whole of America. Home to both the U.T. Men and Women's basketball teams, the Thompson-Boling Arena is popular with the crowds that crave quality college basketball events. Apart from that, the arena also hosts a number of concerts, sporting events and exhibitions. Tickets can be purchased through the box office located at the arena itself as well as various ticket outlets throughout the city. Only cash is accepted at the ticket outlets while the box office also accepts credit cards.
The Ijams Nature Center was developed and initiated by well known Knoxville bird expert Harry Ijams and his wife Alice Yoe Ijams who was popularly known as the 'First Lady of Knoxville Garden Clubs'. This nature center is a go to destination for locals as well as visitors who are looking for a day filled with adventure and exploring the wild. This place has an abundance of nature's goodness, bird watching opportunities-mainly owls, picnic spots, biking and walking trails as well, the activity list is endless. So, come on down for a nice wild day with family.
Located promiscuously on the border of both the states, the Cades Cove is a valley flagged by Tennessee and North Carolina states on each side. The valley is towered by the Thunderhead Mountains and is undoubtedly a scenic component of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Depicting the vastness of nature, the cove is home to varied species of wildlife. Deers and bears are actually the crowd pullers here, making Cades Cove the most visited and most popular site in the National Park. Besides, camp sites can also be availed here, making it an adventurous trip.
One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is to trot along atop a four legged friend. The Smoky Mountain Riding Stables provides you the opportunity to soak in the beauty of the environs. There are horse backs for every stage, beginning to advance. They have around 40 horses that are fit to take care of every saddle. Rates are applicable for one or two hours of riding. Children above 5 can ride and no double riding is allowed.
Set out into the beautiful Cades Cove on a horse ride courtesy Cades Cove Riding Stables. They've a myriad of options available such as guided trail rides, hay rides, carriage rides etc. The stable provides you with guides who have stories to narrate and are trained to lead group excursions into the valley. For beginners there's a shot orientation class held by the guides on safety measures. At Cades Cove Riding Stables you are bound to make friends with the beautiful horses who take you around to enjoy the beauty and scenery. June to October is a busy season here so make sure to book in advance.
Replacing the old City Park, Wear Farm City Park is now the main park of Pigeon Forge. Spread across 118 acres (47.75 hectares), it features lighted ball fields, playgrounds, pavilions, shelters, walking trails, restrooms and a basketball court. Whether it is for sports, picnics or any other purpose, this versatile facility is a great spot for recreational activities.
When is the last time you went horseback riding? Five Oaks Riding Stables is conveniently located downtown, across from the Tanger Outlet Mall. This 70 acre nature park has beautiful views of the mountains, especially Mt. LeConte. Your trail guides will lead you through our breathtaking Smoky Mountains trails on a ride you won't soon forget.
Adventure Park at Five Oaks, conveniently located downtown across the street from the Tanger Outlet Mall, will soon offer not only horseback riding but a full zipline canopy tour starting in June of 2010. The Great Smokey Mountains offers breathtaking views; especially while horseback riding on their trails or riding ziplines in the canopy of their native trees!
Star Tracks is one of the fastest go kart tracks at 40 MPH. You’ll love the difference speed makes when it comes to having fun! They also offer arcade games and an awesome, multi-level laser tag arena. Their "road course" track is among the best in Pigeon Forge.
The name of the river maybe Little Pigeon River, but it is by no means small or little in size. This gorgeous river is fed by streams that flow down from the awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains and courses through the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. For those who love extreme sports, this river packs quite an adventure, as it is a very popular spot for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing and tubing. It is where the Gatlinburg River Raft Ragatta takes place. Even if you are one who likes peace, quite and solitude, and loves being surrounded by nature, this river holds a promise of satisfaction. This river is just one of the several natural wonders you will find in the Great Smoky Mountains.
With a slick road course go-kart track and an arcade unlike any other, Rockin' Raceway is the place to be for family fun! This extreme slick track, will give you a chance for slippin' and slidin' around hairpin curves. Designed with fun in mind, this road course will keep your family or group entertained and thrilled as you navigate your way around one of the best family fun tracks in Pigeon Forge.
This major attraction is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and garners a lot of tourists especially on weekends. Laurel Falls can be reached through Laurel falls trail. The cascading waters of this 80-foot waterfall beckon visitors to marvel at its beauty. The popular place is also thronged by visitors on weekdays during the summer, so it would be wise to plan your trip well in advance. Call ahead for further details.