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Welcome to Wears Valley, TN, a quiet American farming town deep within the majestic Great Smoky Mountains. The valley is situated between Pigeon Forge, TN and Townsend, TN and provides an entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park; elevation is 1454 feet with mountains rising up on all sides some more than 4,078 feet high at Cove Mountain.

Wears Valley is ideal for a family vacation, church retreat, or romantic getaway. Experience nature with outdoor activities, take in some of the area attractions, hike a mountain trail, or spend a day in nearby Cade Cove.

Start your day with a real mountain breakfast at one of our great mom and pop restaurants. Whatever your pleasure, Wears Valley offers a respite getaway from everyday life.

One of the most scenic areas in the national park is accessible from Wears Valley. The Foothills Parkway take you through breathtaking scenery and panoramic landscapes. Lots of pullovers provide an opportunity for visitors to stop and take in the views.

25 Things to Do in Wears Valley

Looking for ideas on what to do while you're in wears valley? We have put our heads together and compiled a list of great ideas for fun things to do in and around wears valley. Check out our list of 25 Things to Do, or visit our Trip Ideas page for ideas for doing a little exploring beyond wears valley while you're here.
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Authentic Mountain Arts & Crafts
The Smoky Mountain region is rich in culture when it comes to arts and crafts. Some of the world's finest artisans are located in Wears Valley and nearby towns.
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Special Events 2024

Wears Valley and surrounding towns host a variety of events throughout the year. Thousands of motorcyclists and automobile enthusiasts come to the area every year for rallies and to experience the thrills on the area's scenic roads. They love the hospitality and easy access to the Foothills Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With the rich vocal and instrumental traditions of the Southern mountains, concerts and music festivals are a mainstay in the lineup of Wears Valley events -- bluegrass and country music, a rock & roll show, or drifting melodies of gospel music.
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