Five Great Ways to See the Fall Foliage this Autumn

There is nothing more spectacular than an autumn countryside and the Smoky Mountains excel in their amazing display of rich fall colors, offering many opportunities to visitors to share in their splendor.

1. Let’s Take a Walk

The Gatlinburg Trail offers travelers who wish to share their experience with their pets the perfect opportunity by providing one out of only two trails that allows dogs and bicycles.

Although the trail is frequently used by locals and does not necessarily offer solitary excursions, it does make it possible to literally walk bike or jog from the bustle of the town straight into the wonderland of the Smoky Mountain Park and a world of sparkling waters and historical relics.

2. How High Can You Go

Aerial views of the Smokey Mountains are beyond comparison and the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle standing an impressive 407 feet tall offers a view you won’t believe. Two glass elevators whoosh you up over 400 feet to enjoy the view from a 360 degree platform overlooking the majestic Smoky Mountains perfect for a romantic interlude.

The Space Needle also offers an arcade filled with every video game you can think of, including a hurricane simulator and laser tag. There is also a quick service restaurant available and a small theater that offers many popular shows.

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3. More Dizzying Heights

Do not miss taking a ride on the great Smokey Mountain Wheel for an aerial you will not believe. Located behind Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge this attraction stands 200 feet tall, has forty two gondolas that seat eight and is enclosed in glass allowing optimal viewing of the Smokey Mountains. A V.I.P ticket is offered at a higher rate which provides four leather seats, a glass floor for even more amazing viewing and provides you with a personal escort to the front of the line and a souvenir bag.

How cool is that?

4. Family Time

The is nestled in the majestic Smoky Mountains and is a must visit; ranking eighteenth on TripAdvisors, out of 113 things to do in Gatlinburg.

This attraction is not as much about the thrill of speed, although it does reach thirty five miles an hour, but about entering a wonderland of brilliantly colored trees and the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of the Smoky Mountains at your own pace. The coasters are equipped with a brake, allowing you to control your speed, making it perfect for an unforgettable family experience. For that romantic inclination, there are the softly lit night rides giving the sensation of gliding through space.

5. Sleepy Time

Whatever your needs, Diamond Rentals is sure to answer the call offering cabin rentals in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well as chalets and condos in the Smoky Mountains.

Cabins at are family oriented and offer a multitude of family experiences such as whitewater rafting and fishing in the gold and red hues of the Smoky Mountains.

There is no way to truly describe the magnificent awe and beauty the Smoky Mountains have to offer with their glorious autumn tones and rippling rivers. You must see it to believe!

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