Category Archives: Gatlinburg

Scenic photo of summer in Gatlinburg.

Summer in Gatlinburg: Fun Around Town and at Rocky Top Sports World

Summer is the most popular time to visit Gatlinburg, TN, and it’s easy to see why! From June through August, our Smoky Mountain city boasts beautiful weather and a variety of special events. When you participate in a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the seasonal fun in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your trip, we have put together a convenient guide to everything going on this summer in Gatlinburg. (more…)

The city of Gatlinburg on a spring day.

Catch Spring Fever: Seasonal Fun in Gatlinburg, TN and at Rocky Top Sports World

While every season has something special to offer in the Great Smoky Mountains, spring may just be our favorite! The spring climate in Gatlinburg, TN is ideal for playing sports, as the weather is warm without being too hot. In addition to the comfortable temperature, spring also brings spectacular scenery and fun events to the Smokies. To help you plan your next trip to Gatlinburg, we have put together a guide to everything going on in the area this spring. (more…)

Beautiful photo of the city of Gatlinburg at sunrise.

Rocky Top Sports World and the City of Gatlinburg Welcome Visitors in 2017

Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we are pleased to report that Gatlinburg, TN is open for business in 2017! Although our Smoky Mountain city has faced many trials in the wake of the wildfires that broke out in late November, we are far along the road to recovery. Since Gatlinburg officially reopened on December 9, 2016, hundreds of thousands of visitors have returned to the Smokies to enjoy everything the area has to offer. To mark the new year, Rocky Top Sports World has put together a guide to everything we’re looking forward to in 2017. (more…)

A beautiful road with fall colors near Gatlinburg.

6 Travel Tips for Attending Youth Sports Events at Rocky Top Sports World

Traveling for a youth sports tournament or event can be a ton of fun; especially when you’re playing at Rocky Top Sports World! Our state of the art athletic complex is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful Gatlinburg, TN. When you come to town for a competition, you will also have the chance to enjoy one of the nation’s top vacation destinations. To help make your road trip to Gatlinburg a breeze, Rocky Top Sports World has put together the following travel tips: (more…)

The Alum Cave hike in the Smoky Mountains.

3 Great Hikes in the Smoky Mountains to Enjoy Between Games at Rocky Top Sports World

One of the many advantages of playing in a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World is having the chance to visit Gatlinburg, TN. This charming city is located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the United States. With over 800 miles of beautifully maintained trails, the Smokies are guaranteed to have a hike that is right for you. (more…)

The skyline of the city of Gatlinburg.

The Best Gatlinburg Attractions and Restaurants for Athletes at Rocky Top Sports World

One of the advantages of participating in a tournament or event at Rocky Top Sports World is having the chance to visit Gatlinburg, TN. Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains, our city is one of the top family vacation destinations in the country. Even if you have a demanding playing schedule, you will still be able to find time to enjoy everything the region has to offer. (more…)

The WonderWorks musuem is home to an indoor ropes course, one of the new Smoky Mountain sports to try.

More Smoky Mountain Sports to Try: The World’s Largest Indoor Ropes Course at WonderWorks

If you are looking for one of the most exciting Smoky Mountain sports to try when you are in town for a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, check out the world’s largest indoor ropes course at WonderWorks! At a height of 50 feet, the Indoor Ropes Challenge is guaranteed to take you and your friends to a whole new level of fun. Here is all of the information you need to know about this unique and thrilling attraction: (more…)

Group white water rafting on the Pigeon River, one of the most popular sports in Gatlinburg.

More Gatlinburg Sports to Try: White Water Rafting and Kayaking with Smoky Mountain Outdoors

If you’re in town for a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, be sure to take advantage of all the other excellent Gatlinburg sports opportunities in the area. Located just a short drive away from our sports campus, Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers exciting white water rafting, kayaking, and hike and paddle excursions through some of the region’s most breathtaking scenery! Read on to learn about all of the thrilling trips offered at Smoky Mountain Outdoors.   (more…)