Sprawling across 160+ acres of verdant grounds, Circle G Ranch curates a herd of more than 700+ exotic animals, allowing visitors to cruise down a 3-mile path to get close to the curious creatures. Zebras, emus, deer, and alpaca trot up to vehicles for handfuls of delicious feed, and guided safari-truck and camelback tours impart nuggets of information on the park's wildlife. After treks, visitor head to the petting zoo to visit a rotating gang of cuddly animals, such as baby lambs, goats, and parrots, along with an African crested porcupine and a family of sulcata tortoises.
Bronzing Bar Tanning Studio keeps its clientele looking sun kissed with an array of tanning services. The studio boasts both UV tanning beds as well as airbrush tanning, which employs a DHA-based formula to leave skin looking evenly bronzed for up to seven days.
Golfers descend to valley floors and climb up mountain slopes as they traverse Smoky Mountain Country Club’s 18-hole, 6,097-yard course. Cleaved through dense curtains of trees, the course’s bermuda-grass fairways and bentgrass greens undulate over more than 400 feet of elevation changes, giving an advantage to golfers who can adjust their yardages when aiming at targets positioned uphill, downhill, or behind a large yeti.
Throughout the round, various shots from high elevation let golfers enjoy some extra distance off of the tee while offering sweeping views of the Smoky Mountain scenery. To prepare for their round on the par 70 course, golfers can warm up their swings at the club’s practice area and post-putt celebration dances on the putting green.
The Comedy Barn Theater's family-friendly acts alternate between the sidesplitting and the awe inspiring, all unified by a fun-loving Southern sensibility. Magicians, fire-eaters, jugglers, and ventriloquists make jaws drop; clean family comedians draw guffaws; and live country and gospel music keeps the energy high with mandolin-fueled romps. Designed to appeal to even the tiniest tots, the show also ropes in a menagerie of barnyard animals—foremost among them the Comedy Barn Canines, who delight all ages with their impressions of famous presidential pets.
Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains, Rainforest Adventures Zoo nurtures a diverse family of more than 120 tropical and temperate species, many born in captivity. Brilliantly hued macaws and finches share space with eccentric guests such as lemurs, hissing cockroaches, and reclusive business mogul Howard Hughes. Elsewhere, guests get up close with a cuddly collective of mammals such as a giant porcupine, African servals, and coatimundi, as well as cold-blooded crocodiles, lizards, and snakes.
Mystery & Mayhem Theater challenges guests' deductive skills with noirish drama and rewards their gut instincts with succulent entrees. After purchasing tickets, visitors receive vital information related to the crime via email, as well as important facts about manscaping hidden beneath Colonel Mustard's mustache. Interrogative minds fuel their case-cracking skills with soft drinks and rotating dinner menus catered by local restaurants.