Things to Do in May in the Smokies

May is an exciting time of year in the Great Smoky Mountain area. Whether you head to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you will find an array of May attractions, activities, and more. From shows to cruises and everything in between, you can plan the perfect getaway. Browse the May schedule below to fill your itinerary with tons of fun.

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Top Things To Do In Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Area in May
May 1, 2025 to May 29, 2025
Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting
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May is an excellent time to enjoy Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting. The weather's just right—the heat of summer hasn't set in yet, but it's not too frigid, making water conditions ideal for rafting. Beautiful spring foliage adds charm to the adventure. Plus, it's less crowded as peak tourist season hasn't started. Feel an adrenaline rush navigating exciting rapids, while also enjoying tranquil stretches and picturesque views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

May 1, 2025 to May 31, 2025
Wild Stallion Alpine Mountain Coaster Pigeon Forge Coaster
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May is ideal for visiting the Wild Stallion Alpine Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge. The pleasant spring weather allows for breathtaking, panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains as you hurtle down the tracks. Witness the rich display of wildflowers in full bloom, making the ride visually delightful. The off-peak crowds ensure shorter waiting times and a more personalized experience; perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. Come and enjoy this exhilarating ride amidst natural beauty!


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