Blog for Zipline Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
Blog posts for September 2012
As those first signs of fall settle into the Smokies, more and more area visitors are getting the itch to get outdoors, enjoy those cooler temperatures, sunny days and fall colors. Here's suggestions for a couple of great ways to do that if you're visiting Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains this weekend.
At Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we think we've got a great location. The surrounding foothills offer up rugged mountain scenery, with narrow ravines that snake their way through the hilly terrain, creating the perfect environment for our 14-line canopy course. With long lines and speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, we think our location near Pigeon Forge is why, when it comes to choosing the best place to zipline, Gatlinburg and Sevierville aren't able to deliver the total package.
As the nation's zipline industry continues to grow and expand, a number of trends have emerged as zipline operators work hard to attract customers and distinguish themselves form the competition.
While attractions like our Pigeon Forge zip line have become quite popular in just the last few years, the zip line itself has been around in various forms for centuries. This simple device that moves people and things from one place to another via rope or cable can be found in cultures all over the world—and often as a basic means of transportation rather than as a form of entertainment. For example, in mountainous countries, ziplines are a way for people to get around, and in remote areas of China, ziplines are used instead of bridges to cross certain rivers.