Things to do for Free in the Smokies

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

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

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