25 Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains


It’s no secret that vacations can be expensive. That is exactly why we made a list of 25 completely FREE things to do in the Smokies so your family can have a blast without having to break the bank!

1. Cici’s Beyond Pizza

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Click HERE to receive a FREE buffet to Cicis Beyond Pizza with the purchase of an adult buffet and 2 large drinks!

2. Big Rock Candy Kitchen

Receive a FREE half-pound of homemade fudge with the purchase of a pound of fudge. No coupon necessary.

3. Crave Golf Club

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Buy one course and get the second course FREE by clicking HERE. All kids under 4 years old putt for FREE always!

4. Speedzone Fun Park

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Buy one activity and get the second FREE by clicking HERE!

5. Distillers of Smith Creek Moonshine

Get a FREE shot glass with the purchase of any jar of moonshine. Click HERE for the coupon!

6. Try My Nuts

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Get a FREE bag of nuts with any $30 purchase. Click HERE for the coupon.

7. River Rat

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Kids ages 2-5 tube for FREE!

8. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park

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Kids under age 4 always receive FREE admission to the show! Call 865-366-3330 to book your reservation now!

9. Buddy’s BBQ

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Free gallon of tea with the purchase of a family pack! Get the coupon HERE.

10. Old Time Photo

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2 FREE 8×10 photos with sitting fee purchase by using this coupon!

11. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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FREE appetizer of the day or kids meal with the purchase of 2 adult entrées. Get the deal by clicking HERE!

12. Tanger Outlets

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Click HERE to receive a FREE Tanger Outlet coupon book with hundreds of dollars in savings!

13. Courthouse Donuts

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Get 1/2 a dozen glazed doughnuts for FREE with the purchase of 1 dozen Courthouse doughnuts and any lunch item. Snag the deal by clicking HERE!

14. Bush’s Visitors Center

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You can check out the Bush’s Visitor Center at 3901 US-411, Dandridge, TN 37725 for a fun and educational experience behind the history of Bush’s Baked Beans. Admission, souvenir photos, and recipe cards are absolutely FREE!

15. Big Rock Dude Ranch Petting Zoo

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Admission to the Big Rock Dude Ranch Petting Zoo is FREE and fun for all ages.

16. Gatlinburg Salt & Pepper Museum

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Children ages 12 and under get FREE admission to the ONLY salt and pepper museum in the world! Adult admission is only $3.00 and can be used as currency in the gift shop (which almost makes adult admission FREE too!)

17. Cade’s Cove

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This scenic 11-mile loop is popular because it provides access to historic structures built by the settlers in the early 1800s, stunning views of luscious rolling hills, and lots of wildlife. This trail can be hiked, biked, and can even be driven at no charge.

18. Sugarlands

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Behind-the-scenes Stillhouse tours at Sugarlands Distilling Company can be booked for FREE! You can also upgrade to premium, private group tours by clicking HERE!

19. Patriot Park

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Patriot Park can be found at 186 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. This Beautiful local park features a gazebo, walking trail, monuments, and hosts tons of community events!

20. Clingman’s Dome

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Home of the highest point in the park, this trail provides spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset! On clear days you can see as far as 100 miles! Although the views from Clingman’s Dome are to die for, make sure you don’t neglect the rest of the park as well. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States and contains more than 800 miles of trails!

21. Country Tonite

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Admission to Country Tonite is always FREE for children ages 12 and under.

22. Old Mill

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Old Mill Square (located at 175 Old Mill Ave. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863) is a staple to the town of Pigeon Forge and houses a handful of unique shops and delicious eateries. You can explore the area for tons of free sights and spectacular photo-ops.

23. Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum

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There is no cost to tour this historic relic located at 7747 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882. The museum was founded in 1982 as a way of preserving the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad.

24. Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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Admission to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook is completely FREE and a must-see during your Smoky Mountain visit! The overlook is located on the Gatlinburg Bypass between the Gatlinburg Spur and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

25. Dolly Parton’s Stampede

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Dolly Parton’s Stampede offers a unique and fun pre-show experience. Take a stroll down the Horse Walk and meet the Equine stars of the show.


Do you plan on coming to the Great Smoky Mountains this year? We hope you check out some of these amazing FREE things to do and make lots of priceless memories with your loved ones. Shoot us an email to contact@cravegolf.com to leave us any feedback or to request any future blogs. Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be notified when new blogs are posted.