Chances are, when you came in to Townsend, you came in from Pigeon Forge – and that would mean you came through Wears Valley, Tennessee and probably wondered what this interesting cluster of activity was so far out from Pigeon Forge.
Well, Wears Valley isn’t a settled town so much as it is an incorporated one. It is like a real village in between the two cities, but Wears Valley is not just something that’s in-between, Wears Valley is very similar to the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg with a healthy dose of Townsend quiet and dignity for good measure.
In this lovely area, you’ll find Fall Festivals, National Park information, fishing equipment, awesome Southern restaurants, arts and crafts and antiques, antiques, antiques! And there’s lots of excellent accommodation options as well.
If you want to stay close to Pigeon Forge without getting Pigeon Forge’s level of traffic and get out everything Townsend has to offer without driving for 30 minutes, Wears Valley is where you want to go! Here’s what you can look forward to in this quaint little hamlet.
Wears Valley Visitors – Wears Valley’s beauty is unmatched in the county. Take a look at Wears Valley cabins, things to do, shopping and dining or plan a reunion or a wedding in Wears Valley! So much to see, so little room to describe it all. See more at www.wearsvalleyvisitorscenter.com.
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster – Come Ride the Hill and Feel the Thrill! The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the LONGEST downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track! So if you are looking for an unforgettable experience in your vacation here in the” Great Smoky Mountains”, this is a must do! The vehicles are designed to carry two visitors in comfort but can be handled easily by one alone. Rain, snow or sunshine no problem – the excellent braking effect is unchanged so you can ride year-round! Age restrictions may apply, parents may need to ride with small children. www.smokymountainalpinecoaster.com
Goats on the Roof of the Smoky Mountains – It’s the goat-feeding-est, goat-coaster-est, gem-mining-est, fudge-eating-est, ice-cream-licking-est, cool-gift-shopping-est attraction in Pigeon Forge! We’re located right on Wears Valley Road, and we’re impossible to miss. After all, we’re the only Smoky Mountains attraction with live goats roaming around on the rooftop. So stop in, get a can of goat chow and hop on our special “goat-cycle,” which lets you transport your can of goat feed up to the roof. And then get your cameras ready to click away as our hungry rooftop residents chow down on their favorite snack. www.goatsontheroofofthesmokies.com
Wears Valley Zipline Adventures – Come zip through the air as you enjoy the spectacular view of the Tennessee mountains. Four lines with 3000 feet of airtime. Walk across the 75 foot swinging rope bridge. Park at the bottom and we will shuttle you to the top. Great family adventure for ages-? RIDE OVER 1 1/2 MILE OF ZIP LINES! SOME OF THE LONGEST AND HIGHEST ZIP LINES IN THE REGION! www.wearsvalleyziplines.com
Moonshine Ridge Country Store – Located between Wears Valley and Pigeon Forge, TN, we’ve got all kinds of home decor and sundries. Enjoy our homemade fudge while you reminisce of days gone by in our old-fashion country store. After you’ve worked-up an appetite while browsing our store, come and have lunch or just a snack in our cafe. You’ll find everything here, from collectibles, souvenirs, and home decor, to homemade fudge, home-style cookin’, and candy by-the-pound! While you’re at Moonshine Ridge, sample our gigantic selection of amish sundries like corn salsa, chow-chow, and pickle relish; and pick up some delicious homemade Smoky Mountain moonshine jelly! We also carry a large selection of locally made pickles, jam, and BBQ sauces, with Gift Baskets for anyone on your shopping list. Visit our candy shop for all the flavors and styles from years ago, by the bag or by the pound.
• Cove Creek RV Resort
3293 Wears Valley Road
• Honeysuckle Rose
3008 McPherson Lane
• Bears Valley Antiques
3360 Wears Valley Rd
• Riverwood Home Furnishing
3318 Wears Valley Rd
• NeedleCraft Cottage
3279 Line Springs Rd
• Rocky Top Country Store
4201 Wears Valley Rd