Things to do for FREE in the Smokies

  1. Free Friday Night Movies on the Lawn at The Mountain Mile (seasonal)
  2. Take a beautiful drive on "The Missing Link" beginning on Wears Valley Road
  3. "Mt.Ton of Fun", Sevierville City Park all-inclusive playground
  4. Take your Fluffy to Sevierville Dog Park
  5. Car Shows Schedule
  6. Free Kid's Festival at Pirate's Voyage Dinner & Show (September)

  7. Free Dolly Parton's Stampede "Whoadeo" Kids Festival (September)

  8. Watch baseball at The Cal Ripken Experience-free admission and parking
  9. Ripley's Attractions in Gatlinburg have many exhibits out front you don't have to pay for 
  10. Drive and explore historic Roaring Fork Motor Trail
  11. Browse the many flea markets 
  12. Visit the Old Mill District and feed the ducks on the Little Pigeon River
  13. Walk Gatlinburg Trail
  14. Relax with the kids at Herbert Holt Park, Gatlinburg
  15. Explore Hiking Trails
  16. Hike to a Waterfall like Laurel Falls or Rainbow Falls
  17. Have a Picnic
  18. Take a photo with Dolly at the Dolly Parton Statue in Sevierville
  19. Attend (formerly known as) Dolly Homecoming Parade                                                               (Now Music in the Mountains Spring Parade)
  20. Visit Mynatt Park, and grill out in Gatlinburg
  21. See Elkmont, an abandoned ghost town in the National Park
  22. Visit Cades Cove, pet the horses, and see history and wildlife 
  23. Visit Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge and feed the ducks
  24. Watch free demonstrations in the Old Mill District shops
  25. Visit Cooter's Duke's of Hazard Museum in Gatlinburg
  26. Meet the Dixie Stampede horses at Dixie's Stables 
  27. Watch the Fountain Shows at The Island, Pigeon Forge
  28. Walk up to Clingman's Dome
  29. Visit Sugarland Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  30. Attend Festivals or Events (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville)
  31. Go to Douglas Lake and Overlook
  32. View Scenic Overlooks and Sightseeing
  33. Play at Sevierville All-Inclusive Playground
  34. See Treasuring the Word Rare Bible & Book Museum, Sevierville
  35. Go into Smoky Mountain Knifeworks
  36. Swim at Swimming holes-Midnight Hole and The Wye in Townsend
  37. Take a Free tour at Sevier County Heritage Museum
  38. Sample a Free Moonshine Tasting at Thunder Road Distillery (call ahead for details)
  39. Sevierville Historic Walking Trail-Self guided. Maps at Chamber of Commerce
  40. See the Free Entertainment Downtown Gatlinburg at Ole Smoky Moonshine
  41. See the Christmas lights on the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights
  42. Attend the Sevierville Annual Christmas Parade
  43. Window shop and people watch on the Gatlinburg Parkway and get free food samples
  44. Visit the Arts and Crafts Community 8 mile loop-see craftspeople at work
  45. Ride to the top of Knoxville Sunsphere and experience the Observation Deck
  46. Ride Shadows of the Past Biking and Hiking Trail
  47. Visit Little River Railroad and Lumber Co. Museum in Townsend
  48. Visit Wear Farm City Park
  49. Go Fishing (get a permit)
  50. Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend
  51. Have a picnic at The Chimney Tops Picnic Area
horses at Dixie Stampede, Cades Cove
Fun Things for Families to Do in the Smokies
Festivals in Smoky Mountains
Car Show, Pigeon Forge
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