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Welcome to Wears Valley, TN, a quiet American farming town situated 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 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.

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History of Wears Valley
Wears Valley is named after a Revolutionary War veteran, Samuel Wear. Wear built a fort close to the entrance of Wears Valley in what is now Pigeon Forge.

Other early settlers included Aaron Crowson and Peter Percefield who navigated from North Carolina to Wears Valley in 1792.

During a period of strife between the Cherokee and Euro-American settlers, Wear’s Fort was attacked in 1793. Percefield was killed in a Cherokee attack. Wear lead a march against the Cherokee village of Tallassee shortly thereafter.
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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. Arts & Crafts >

Special Events 2015

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. Whether it's bbq or Christmas, Wears Valley has events to suit everyone in the family. Events 2015 >
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