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4 Fun Things To Do During The Off Season

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on January 6, 2015

Now that the holidays are over, things tend to slow down a little bit here in the Smokies. But not too much. In fact, long gone are the days when the off-season meant three months of shuttered restaurants, shops and hotels. There's plenty going on here in the next few months, so we thought we'd pass along a few suggestions for how to stay busy – if you're not taking one of our Pigeon Forge zip line tours, that is.

One of the best things about visiting during winter is that traffic is lighter, lines to attractions are shorter and lodging rates are typically lower, compared to those in summer.

1) Great Smoky Mountains National Park – The park offers its own stark beauty in winter, thanks to bare trees and snow-capped mountains. You can still tour places like Cades Cove and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Just be sure to check road conditions before venturing into the park, especially if you plan to travel Newfound Gap Road to Cherokee, NC.

2) Visit a water park – No, we're not crazy. Guests of Wilderness at the Smokies resort lodge in Sevierville have access to a year-round indoor water park, complete with slides, wave pool, kiddie areas and even indoor surfing.

3) See a music show – A lot of the theaters are dark until March or April, but there are a few venues operating on either a regular or weekends-only schedule.

4) Visit an attraction – Most of the area's indoor attractions are running on full schedules during the winter. These range from the big attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the Titanic Museum Attraction all the way to the smaller museums, animal exhibits and indoor amusements.


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