Great Places to Go in the Smoky Mountains as a Group
Group vacations are a great way to spend quality time with extended family or friends. They are also very cost effective, because they often allow for carpooling and group rates on attractions and lodging. While you are in town, there are plenty of attractions for your group to explore! Here are some of the best places to go in the Smoky Mountains with a group:
A trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is perfect for groups of all ages. With over 10,000 sea creatures and 350 individual species, there are more fish in Ripley’s Aquarium than there are people living in the town of Gatlinburg! With so much to see, everyone in your group can explore the aquarium at their own pace. There are also plenty of hands-on activities to do, including the amazing Touch a Ray Bay! Ripley’s offers special group rates for parties of 10 or more people. Children’s tickets purchased with the group rate are discounted by $4.00 and adult tickets are discounted by $3.00. Also, every 20 tickets come with one complimentary admission.
Dollywood is a world class theme park with something for everyone in your group. Roller coaster junkies will love the exhilarating Wild Eagle, the thrilling Thunderhead and the rip-roaring Mystery Mine. If members of your party aren’t keen on rides, there are plenty of non-roller coaster activities at the park, including live musical performances and a host of fantastic restaurants. With so much to do at Dollywood, everyone in your group is sure to find something they enjoy. A trip to Dollywood is an essential part of any visit to the Smokies! Groups of 15 or more will receive one complimentary admission and a $5.00 discount per ticket. In order to receive this extra ticket, parties must make reservations two weeks in advance.
The Island in Pigeon Forge
If your group plans on exploring Pigeon Forge, you don’t want to miss a trip to The Island! There you will find an array of thrill rides, fantastic shops, and delicious restaurants. Be sure to check out some of the activities that your entire group can do together, such as The Escape Game and The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. When you need a break to eat, head over to Margaritaville for a fun filled time of great food, popping music, and plenty of laughs. The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the best places to go in the Smoky Mountains for all size groups.
Stay in a Cabin
Hotels are poor options for group vacations because rooms are expensive and they lack a common area for everyone to spend time together. With cabins, everyone in your party can stay together in a scenic location for a reasonable price. We have a variety of cabins that can accommodate groups of any size. Whether you are eight friends enjoying a long weekend, or 42 people attending a family reunion, Stony Brook Cabins has luxurious lodging in convenient locations.
Check out our group cabins in the Smoky Mountains for more information on which set of cabins makes the most sense for your party. Our cabins will put your group near all the best places to go in the Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you during your next visit to the Smokies!