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The Ultimate Guide to Gatlinburg White Water Rafting With Kids

White water rafting is one of the most exciting outdoor adventures vacationers can experience in the Smoky Mountains, especially for those traveling with kids. Not only do these adventures help visitors see a whole new side of our scenic mountains, but Gatlinburg white water rafting is also a great bonding experience for groups and families. Continue reading

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6 Reasons Everyone Should Go White Water Rafting in Gatlinburg

Here at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, we believe that white water rafting in Gatlinburg is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives. Whether you’ve never been rafting at all or you’ve rafted in another part of the country, a rafting trip on the Pigeon River is a one of a kind adventure. We’ve put together a list of 6 reasons you and your family should join us for a white water rafting trip: Continue reading

TripAdvisor Names Smoky Mountain Outdoors #1 Destination for Gatlinburg White Water Rafting

A family white water raftingSmoky Mountain Outdoors is feeling the love on TripAdvisor! With over 1, 470 rave reviews, we are officially the number one destination for Gatlinburg white water rafting. Additionally, the users of TripAdvisor have named Smoky Mountain Outdoors a Top 5 Gatlinburg attraction. As if that wasn’t enough, TripAdvisor also recently awarded us a Certificate of Excellence for 2014! Read on to learn more about this exciting news. Continue reading

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Your Guide to the Ultimate July 4th Rafting Weekend in Gatlinburg

July 4th is fast approaching, and there is no better place to celebrate Independence Day than the Great Smoky Mountains! In addition to the famous July 4th Midnight Parade and an amazing fireworks display, the city of Gatlinburg also hosts an annual River Raft Regatta. This unmanned raft race is one of the most popular 4th of July events in the area.

After the Gatlinburg July 4th River Raft Regatta we invite you to experience a totally different rafting experience at Smoky Mountain Outdoors. We’re running whitewater rafting trips throughout the day on Saturday July 5th, so you can enjoy a weekend full of wet and wild fun! Continue reading

Unplug and Disconnect for the Perfect Smoky Mountain Vacation

The Great Smoky MountainsWhen you take your vacation, shouldn’t you actually take your vacation? The purpose of taking time off is to get away from it all, relax, recharge, and return to your daily life with newfound energy and enthusiasm. However, too many people sabotage their vacation experience by not truly disconnecting from their day to day responsibilities at work or school. With the popularity of smartphones, laptops, and tablets, it can be harder than ever to truly escape your job. Continue reading