Our Top 6 Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains

ripley's aquarium of the smokies

According to worldatlas.com, the most visited national park in America is the Great Smoky Mountains. The Smokies are famous for a natural phenomenon that the Cherokee called the “blue smoke” of the mountains. What makes the Great Smoky Mountains “Smoky?” Here’s the brief explanation, without getting bogged down in too much of the scientific terminology. […]

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Back in Time: Escape to a Cabin in the Smoky Mountains

road cades cove with mountains in background

The Smoky Mountains are known for many things. They’re a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the subject of countless country songs, a beautiful escape, and part of one of the oldest mountain ranges on the continent. In so many ways, escaping into the Smoky Mountains offers you an opportunity to go back in time, whether it’s […]

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What’s The Best BBQ Place In The Smokies?

bones bbq joint in gatlinburg

This is a question that often gets asked between visitors and locals, but the fact is that it’s a bit off-center in its formation as the Smoky Mountains feature many restaurants that serve exquisite BBQ, in its many local and exotic varieties, and trying to tie one down to “the best” would be doing your […]

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Where To See Snow in the Smokies

snow at ober gatlinburg ski slope

It’s now the second week of the New Year – you need to eat that Christmas cake already, Bing Crosby needs to go back to the CD shelf for a little while and you’ve only got 2 months left to keep the Christmas tree up. With the big parties done for this part of the […]

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Christmas Shows 2019 in Pigeon Forge

christmas dolly parton pirates voyage

Whether it’s lights all along the streets, seasonal showcases at our theme parks, white-tipped mountains in the distance or theatrical presentations along the parkway, Pigeon Forge is dedicated to making sure those who vacation in our part of the Smokies looking to get holiday atmosphere going for Christmas will find their expectations exceeded. In this […]

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Top 5 Places To See The Autumn Colors

aerial tram ober gatlinburg in the fall

While the Autumn color has only been crawling to the Smokies this season, the change is under way and the slow speed only adds more time and opportunities to see it! If you’re coming to the Smoky Mountains in search of the best fall views we’re here to help! Here are our five places that we […]

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Wears Valley Fall Fest 2019

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Who doesn’t love a Fall festival in the Smoky Mountains? Wears Valley will be continuing its tradition of presenting one awesome Autumn jubilee out in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in October with the Wears Valley Fall Fest! This year, the Wears Valley Fall Fest is going on between October 18th to the October […]

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Winterfest Surprise Update

winterfest lights in pigeon forge

Some surprise news about Winterfest this year as reported by WVLT.com: “SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — Sevier County leaders announced they’ll delay the start of Smoky Mountain Winterfest this year. The three cities have decided to hold off turning on the 15 million winter lights until later in November, not the first week as they’ve […]

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Pigeon Forge Car Shows 2019

old car during pigeon forge car show

The September “Rod Runs”, as we refer to in local parlance, is actually two different Rod Runs that we have running one week and then another. If you’ve been to the Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, it’s basically that except with double the length. The first Rod Run is the Shades of the Past […]

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