Things to do in Gatlinburg, TN

Come celebrate 20 years of cool country.
Voted Best Show in Pigeon Forge year after year, you’ll want to book your tickets now! No matter how old you are—or young they are—Country Tonite is ‘The Must-See Show’ in Pigeon Forge.
Located on the Pigeon Forge Parkway! Our 1,500-seat, multi-million-dollar theatre is now equipped with state-of-the-art sound. Also, lighting and video with two giant screens. Experience this two-hour powerhouse production. It features the best singers, dancers, and musicians in the business. They are all on one stage in a variety of performances (not just Country).
A “don’t miss” endorsement from Southern Living Magazine gives you some idea of the wonderful spectacle that awaits you at the Smoky Mountain Opry show in Pigeon Forge this year! It’s simply the BEST Variety Show in the country!
Produced with the audience in mind! The Smoky Mountain Opry show is an entertainment experience. It brings to the stage new productions and audience favorites. It’s a journey through the music of your life. From high-energy country to rock ‘n roll, big band, gospel and movie greats.
The lights dim and the music begins! You will be mesmerized in a world of showmanship and dazzling costumes. All with state-of-the-art technology. A talented cast reminds you of how good it feels to become immersed in music and dance, to laugh out loud and stand up joyously to applaud. For a family-friendly, curtain-to-curtain, “don’t miss variety show” in Pigeon Forge, the Smoky Mountain Opry is the ticket.
Where the kids can horse around during dinner.
Billed as the Smokies’ Most Fun Place to Eat, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a restaurant and show like no other.
Watch as 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and friendly competition. The show culminates with an emotional musical conclusion set to a patriotic salute of Red, White, and Blue. It features Color Me America, written and recorded by Dolly Parton herself.
You will enjoy all the entertainment while dining on our famous four-course meal that includes:
  • Our own Original Creamy Vegetable Soup
  • Hot Home-made Biscuit
  • Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken
  • Hickory Smoked Pork Loin
  • Buttery Corn on the Cob
  • Herb-Basted Potato
  • Flaky Apple Pastry
  • Unlimited Tea, Coffee, or Coke Products
Get here early and enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside the open-air stables to sneak a peek at the horses. It’s also your chance to meet the equine stars of the show up close and discover their flawless beauty. Before the main event, enjoy live entertainment from bluegrass and country band, Mountain Ruckus, in the Saloon. While there, you can nosh on popcorn or other snacks. Then quench your thirst with an ice-cold Coca-Cola, or one of their exotic fruit drinks in a collector series Souvenir Boot Mug.
Each year, Dolly Parton’s Stampede gets into the spirit of the holidays with a special Christmas show for the whole family. This year, it’s the North Pole vs. The South Pole. Become enchanted as workshop elves serve a Yuletide feast, and Santa arrives by sleigh. Toys come to life and holiday music abounds as we reveal a live Nativity scene. Even wise men on camels all say, “Merry Christmas!”— Stampede style
Come see and taste what everyone is talking about. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is more than just dinner and a show. It’s a cherished tradition that your family will always remember.
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