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Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.

 

Half A Day Ziplining, Half A Day ....

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 22, 2022

We're super-excited to be up and running for the year and to be officially in spring, just as spring-like weather seems that it may be here to stay. With that in mind, we hope that you seriously consider ziplining Pigeon Forge and ziplining Sevierville, Tennessee, as you make your travel plans for spring, summer and beyond.

We have so much to offer anyone vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, including one of the best zipline values in the Smokies. We feature seven total ziplines on our mountainside course, totaling more than 4,000 feet in length. That's a lot of airtime for the buck, flying with the wind in your face, all the while soaking in the views of the lush forest woodlands in which our zipline course is ensconced. You'll also enjoy stunning views of some of the Smokies' mightiest peaks.

There are other benefits to ziplining with us too. Our course features a 30-foot vertical-descent feature that lets you repel from platform to ground with the assistance of one of our guides, and ziplining itself is a great way to make new friends, build confidence and enjoy fun times with family.

Our zipline tours usually last about two hours, and when you add in transportation between our outpost and the zipline course itself, time spent checking in and gearing up, and your travel time to and from our location, you should allot half a day to your zipline adventure.

But what about the rest of your vacation day in the Smokies? We'd like to share a few ideas for half-day activities that pair well with time spent outdoors on our ziplines. Whether you choose to zipline in the morning and do something else in the afternoon or take the opposite approach, any of these outings would be a fun complement to your time at Smoky Mountain Ziplines.

• Set Sail Into History

Chances are you passed the eye-catching Titanic Museum Attraction as you entered Pigeon Forge on the north side and traveled toward our location on the south end of town. The half-scale, partial replica of the ill-fated ocean liner dominates the skyline as you approach the heart of the city's main drag. Inside, the self-guided tour takes a unique and hands-on approach to telling the story of that fateful night in 1912 when the ship struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. Along the way are interactive exhibits, actual artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, professional lighting and sound design, and re-creations of Titanic's interior. Even if you take things at a leisurely pace and do a thorough exploration of the complete museum experience, it shouldn't take you more than three hours, leaving you plenty of time to grab a meal and head off for ziplining. Or you may want to zipline first, then refuel with a meal and wind your afternoon down with the more relaxing pace of a museum tour.

• Amuse Yourself

Looking for a way to have fun and only bite off as much time as you're willing to chew on? Consider visiting one of the many amusement centers in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Depending on the specific location, you'll have your choice of any number of family-fun activities, including go-carts, miniature golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, bungee jumping, arcade games, laser tag and much more. Spend an hour or spend three. The great thing about amusement centers is that it's easy to wrap up whatever you're doing and break away any time that's convenient. These places also offer a nice mix of outdoor and indoor experiences, so you can change things up as the mood hits you.

• Hit The Heights

Another idea would be to make a total outdoorsy day of it and schedule another attraction that will let you experience nature in a slightly different way. If you head to Gatlinburg, either before or after your zipline outing, you could visit SkyLift Park, overlooking the downtown area. To access it from the Parkway, you ride the SkyLift, a longtime attraction that the rest of the theme park has been built around in recent years. Once you're on top of the ridge, you have access to other fun things like SkyTrail, a nature trail that circles the perimeter of a deep ravine; SkyDeck, an observation deck that offers up amazing views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains; and SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America. The bridge stretches 700 feet across a valley and looks down on the city 500 feet below. The most exciting part: the 30-foot span in the middle of the bridge that consists of see-through glass flooring. Cross it if you dare!

 

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