Local Area Attractions
The Dixie Stampede is one of the best places to eat in the Smokies! Enjoy the cast of 250 including 32 fabulous horses. Relive the glory, pageantry and, romance of the 1800s with authentic antebellum costumes and elaborate architecture as a backdrop. As your evening of fun, feasting and non-stop action nears its climax, you’ll be treated to a grand finale of dancing, prancing and flag waving patriotism that have become hallmarks of the Stampede!
The Biltmore Estate consists of the House, Gardens and Winery. Biltmore House took six years and 1,000 men to build; it opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1895. With its 390-foot facade, the House has more than 11 million bricks, 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and three kitchens, all of which are contained in over four acres of floor space. The massive stone spiral staircase rises four floors and has 102 steps. Through its center hangs an iron chandelier weighing 1,700 pounds and contains 72 electric light bulbs. You’ll experience a different kind of awe when you walk the Estate’s grounds, Originally more than 125,000 acres of land, the Estate includes wooded parks, six pleasure gardens, a conservatory, and 30 miles of paved roadway. The Biltmore Estate Winery produces more than 50,000 cases of wine per year. Although it is one of the newest wineries, it is the most visited winery in the United States and has won over 100 awards in its first decade.
Forbidden Caverns is one of America’s most spectacular caves. It provides the visitor with an entertaining and educational tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, numerous grottos and a crystal-clear stream. Special lighting effects, a stereophonic sound presentation and well-trained tour guides combine to make this a most enjoyable experience.