Tennessee Vacation Rentals

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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There is certainly no lack of "things to do" for those enjoying a Tennessee vacation rental. In terms of entertainment, there are amusement parks complete with huge wooden roller coasters, museums, an aquarium, haunted house tours, and musical shows on par with anything Vegas has to offer. For local flavor, there are more arts and crafts and yummy foodstuffs than you can shake a homemade Appalachian broom at. In terms of sports, there's swimming and fishing, skating and skiing, camping and picnicking. And, believe it or not, Ripley has not one but three major tourist destinations in Gatlinburg alone.

Rustle up the Kids, Fun Is on the Way

Pigeon Forge boasts the famous and very fun Dollywood. Enjoying this park with all her attractions can take at least a day. Also in this little burg is found one of the most impressive outlet malls in the country, where if the roller coaster didn't knock you out, the savings the three enormous outlet malls just might.

Gatlinburg, only seven miles from Pigeon Forge, has a wealth of restaurants spanning the culinary scope from trashy fun to elegantly fine. The Southern barbecue in Gatlinburg is reportedly worth the trip in itself. And, many of the most charming local boutiques (of which there are hundreds) carry locally made jams, jellies, barbecue sauces and other mouthwatering treats.

Gatlinburg, too, in addition to all the arts and crafts, restaurants and museums, and three Ripley's venues, is also the home of the eponymously named wintersports and amusement park, Ober Gatlinburg, which features skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. In the summertime, OG features water parks and other amusements sure to please families in search of healthy outdoor fun.


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