What's the best place for riding horses, rafting, helicopters etc. at Gatlinburg


DIS Veteran
Jun 24, 2000
We're going on vacation there soon and there seem to be so many choices but the problem is you don't know who is reputable! Can you all post your favorite activities and the people who do it the best/cheapest in the area? Thanks!
We went a couple of weeks ago. The horseback riding is ok, but you can't gallop or run with them, at any of the places. You just follow each other on the trails really slowly. The thing that we LOVED was the indoor skydiving!! It was so awesome. My 9 year old daughter and I did it together! Another was at one of the little amusement areas where you can bungee jump. They have another activity where they put you in a harness, lift you back WAY high in the air and when they tell you, you pull this cord and free fall and then swing through the air. It was amazing!! My 9 year old and I did it together as well. I screamed, she didn't, LOL. We haven't done the rafting yet. Hope you have fun!
We're Going Soon, Going To Watch This Thread!!

Just got back from there, we had a great time doing the following:

biltmore estates at ashville nc (crowded and hot but beautiful)
Black Bear Jamboree
Dixie Stampede
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley's Believe it or Not
Cooter's Garage
Stars Cars

We didn't like Ober Gatlinberg though. It rained and i had a complete book of tickets, unused they would not refund, although when i asked when we bought them if the book was unused could i return it.

was beautiful at gatlinburg, and pigeon forge. better than branson, mo.


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