Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Outdoor Attraction in the Smokies

     At NASCAR Speedpark in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you can challenge the track, challenge your friends and family, or you can just enjoy the thrill of driving full throttle behind the wheel on a go-kart track.

Go-karts and Sprint Car trackGo-kart racing near Pigeon ForgeNASCAR Speedpark has 8 tracks with fun for all ages and all levels of driving ability. One of the tracks is a kiddie tracks, but on all of the others there is fun and excitement for everyone. Drive like a Sprint Car Champion, go side-by-side in single seat Eagle cars, or take on the Intimidator track itself, the track named after Dale Earnhardt.

Indoor ArcadeFun for kids at KidszoneBut racing is not the only thing to do at NASCAR Speedpark. You can choose from 15 rides and attractions including a climbing wall and mini-golf. There is an arcade inside, a merchandise store with great NASCAR toys and apparel, and a snack shop for food and drinks.

Fun and safe for kids and familiesBirthday parties and groupsAnd if you are looking for a great place for a birthday party - for kids or 'older kids' - NASCAR Speedpark is a perfect place with a private room and a safely enclosed area for party goers to ride, play and eat all day long.

Win tickets to NASCAR Speedpark by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest. Simply go to
https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the NASCAR post. Winners are posted on the Facebook site.

And if you are driving to the Smokies be sure and check out coupons, area maps, videos and information for attractions, dining, shopping, shows, outdoor activities and area activities and events at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa in Pigeon Forge

Minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a family place that will take you back in time to experience the Smokies like settlers did 200 years ago, on horseback.

Kids love the horses in the SmokiesHorseback riding outdoor attractionBig Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa is that place and they offer the "guaranteed best ride in the Smokies" on beautiful, well-groomed and well-cared for horses that will give every member of your family a great and enjoyable ride. But that's not all you can do at Big Rock, no there is so much more that your family or group can enjoy.

Stocked fishing pondGem Mining near GatlinburgThey have a fully stocked fishing pond with picnic tables around the pond for you and your kids to sit around, enjoy nature, compare fishing stories and enjoy a nice quiet lunch or snack. You can wander over to the Gem Mine and pan for precious stones. Watching the joy and amazement your children will exhibit when they uncover their first pyrite, rose quartz or turquoise stones out of the dirt of the sluice is a memory that you will keep forever, especially if you capture it in pictures or video.

ATV 4x4 mountain ridesPetting Zoo in Pigeon Forge, TNAnd for more looks of wonder and amazement, take your children through the free Petting Zoo to see, pet and feed all types of God's little creatures.

For the more adventurous you can climb aboard the Big Rock dude Ranch 4x4 ATVs and climb to the top of the mountain and explore some of the Smokies best scenery.

Smoky Mountain SouvenirsLunch and snack at PonderosaWhen you come back down hit the chuck wagon on Chow Boys Cafe, browse through the Museum, and take home a souvenir from the General Store.

Plan to spend the day at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa and plan to win tickets by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains. Simply "Like" the post and look for the winner after the contest runs from May 19th through the 25th, 2015.

For more information on things to do, accommodations, dining, shopping, theaters and attractions, visit http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ for coupons, insights and maps.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Outdoor Gravit attraction Pigen Forge

If you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure in Pigeon Forge, TN, then check out the Outdoor Gravity Park. They offer two wet and slippery attractions, one dry one, and promise more adventures to be added in the summer of 2015.

Outdoor attraction in the SmokiesDownhill fun near GatlinburgBasically, the Outdoor Gravity Park features a crazy ball rolling adventure down a hill in either two straightaway tracks or three zigzag routes. The ball is 11 feet in diameter with a smaller ball inside. You can go solo, in tandem or a group of three. You begin by diving - Superhero style - into the inner ball, and then getting doused with water to make the ride nice and slippery as you cascade down the 1,000 feet trail. If you don't want to get wet ask about the harness seating to take a revolving roll down the hill.

Slip and slide in the FishpipeNew this year is the Fishpipe, a rotating barrel water ride that is a plastic barrel suspended in a steel frame. A motor turns the barrel and your ride covers as much distance with you slipping and sliding inside as you would rolling for a mile! You get wet, slip, slide but there is no tumbling.

Kids love waer fun in the SmokiesTwo lucky visitors can win tickets to Outdoor Gravity Park by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest. Go  https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains from May 12 through the 18th, 2015, and "Like" the Outdoor Gravity Park contest picture. Winners will be notified by email. And if you are coming to the Smokies get coupons and information for attractions, live shows, restaurants, shopping and more at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Come and down y'all and slide down our hills at the Outdoor Gravity Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Zipline attraction near Pigeon Forge

Taking the short drive to Next To Heaven in Townsend, TN will provide you and your friends and family with a full day's worth of fun and adventure!

Unguided horse rides in the SmokiesHorseback rides for kidsAt Next To Heaven you can zipline, go horseback riding, and you can even rent a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. The horseback ride is one of the only unguided rides in the Smoky Mountains, and offers some of the most scenic views of the area that you will find on horseback.
The Next To Heaven guides will match you up with the right horse, and your trusty and gentle mount will take you through some of the most beautiful country in the area with some of the most spectacular views you will find anywhere.

Smoky Mountain views from horseback or zipline
Zipline attraction near Gatlinburg
The zipline adventure features 3 lines and friendly guides who not only give you pre-flight instructions, but also take you to exciting lines to zip. The fun begins with a ride up the mountain and your return trip is an exhilarating zip on paths through an old growth mountainside forest. Hook up with a combo deal and ride the ziplines and the horses!

All of this is available on Wears Valley Road on your way to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can win FREE Combo tickets to zip and ride horses at Next To Heaven by going to the Best Read Guide Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains, and "Liking" the Next To Heaven contest post. And be sure to get Smoky Mountain information for attractions, restaurants, shopping, theaters, outdoor activities and more at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.