Smoky Mountain Fall Foliage

Smoky Mountain Fall Foliage

Join us for a colorful time in the Great Smoky Mountains!


Join us for a colorful time in the Great Smoky Mountains!



Enjoy the Smoky Mountain Opry, the area’s largest musical variety show featuring music from Big Band Swing through today’s Country.  See the most talented cast of singers, dancers, comedians and musicians the Smokies has to offer!  Marvel at the special effects, laser lights, pyro, giant video screens, dazzling costumes, and high flying musicians!  Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures is a riveting, high energy and romantic Dinner and Show. It is a nonstop, exciting journey taking guests back to a time that tells a tale of Dolly’s own family history. It includes a special love story on how Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton got together and became Dolly’s Mom and Dad. However, it was not before a bit of competition had taken place between the Partons and Owens in the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contests.  Dolly said, “Every Sunday after church we’d all sit a spell, laugh and fill our bellies with a delicious home-cooked meal made up of all the best dishes folks could bring. Before digging in we’d say, Amen for Food, Faith, and Family as this was the basis of everything to our family.” At Smoky Mountain Adventures, guests will make unforgettable memories cheering on The Partons or Owens in a world class dinner and show. Dolly also said, “After dinner some folks would tell tall-tales and stories or maybe pick some tunes on worn out guitars and banjos, and we all did our best to sing-a-long. We’d even have a few friendly contests like horseshoes, marbles or foot races. Mama kept that tradition going throughout our time growing up in Locust Ridge. My Smoky Mountain Adventures brings back memories of all those stories and traditions.”  Your heart will start pumping as soon as the competition begins! Adventures and a spectacular old-fashioned Hootenanny feast await as the mountains are filled with high-flying action, music and more! Dollywood is full of live entertainment which showcases the best in country, bluegrass, mountain and gospel music with more than a dozen stage shows.  Master craftsmen demonstrate centuries-old crafts including blacksmithing, glass blowing and wood carving.  You’ll be at Dollywood during the Annual Fall Harvest Festival which is the biggest festival in the Smokies!




Enjoy the incredible view of the world famous Smoky Mountains in comfortable, glass enclosed gondolas aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel.  The Wheel stands as one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast at 200 feet-tall.  Enjoy a tour and samples at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.  We will take a morning and enjoy a guided tour of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Travel the scenic mountain road by way of high-rising Chimney Tops.  At the top of the Mountain we will stop at Newfound Gap which marks the Tennessee, North Carolina State line.  You’ll have opportunities for photos at scenic stops along the way.  At an elevation of 5,048 feet, Newfound Gap is the lowest  drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We’ll also make a stop at the Sugarlands Visitors Center.


Special Attractions


As a part of the program, Wolf Park staff members will enter the enclosure so you can see how the wolves react to the presence of people when the animals are most night!  Come hear the wolves howl and you can get the chance to howl along, if you wish. Enjoy an “Adventure of a Lifetime” at Fair Oaks Farm Adventure Center complete with four Exhibit Halls, 3D/4D Movie, Interactive Area, Mrs. Cowhoun’s Cowculus Class, Birth Barn, Mooville and tour of the working dairy and the Pig Adventure.  You’ll work up an appetite, so we’ve included lunch. 

Day 1

- Depart for Frankfort, KY
- Welcome Dinner


Day 2

- Stop in Knoxville at the Sunsphere Observatory
- Tour & Samples at Ole Smoky Moonshine
- Enjoy a scenic ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel where you can see for miles from all-glass enclosed gondolas
- Dinner and Dolly Parton’s NEW Smoky Mountain Adventures Show

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Day 3

- Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Smoky Mountains National Park including Sugarlands Visitor Center, Newfound Gap, Chimney Top, and Morton Overlooks
- Afternoon at Dollywood during the Fall Harvest Festival
- Dinner at the Wood Grill Buffet
- Smoky Mountain Opry Show

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Day 4

- Depart for Lafayette, IN
- Dinner at a 50’s Style Diner - the owners have been featured on the Food Network
- Wolf Park Evening Event - "Howl with the Wolves"

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Day 5

- Fair Oaks Dairy Farm Pig & Cow Adventure Center with an included lunch
- Return Home

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Hotel Accommodations

Day One - Best Western Parkside, Frankfort, KY

Day Two - Three - Spirit of the Smokies Lodge, Pigeon Forge, TN

Day Four - Fairfield Inn, Lafayette, IN




Gratuities for the Tour Director and Driver are not included in the price and are at the passengers discretion.

All shows are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you live outside of the home pickup area, you can pre-night at a Milwaukee or Madison area hotel at no additional charge.  Also, a local area pickup may be available.  Please call our office for more information.


Cover photo is courtesy of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism.


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Johnson Creek P&R Johnson Creek Park & Ride, Johnson Creek, WI
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