Relaxing Things to Do in Gatlinburg: Plan for a Perfectly Relaxing Day in Gatlinburg

Relaxing Things To Do In Gatlinburg Planning a visit to Gatlinburg?  Well, there’s certainly a bevy of entertaining activities available, depending on the time of year and your personal interests.  But what if you just want to relax for the day and avoid theme park attractions and outdoor adventures.  Here are just a few ways […]

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Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

Autumn is right around the corner and brings both a beautiful and busy time to the Great Smoky Mountains.  It’s the annual show of colors in the fall that attract sightseers in huge numbers to the area.  As the summer comes to an end the green pigments in the leaves of nearly 250 species of […]

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Gatlinburg Tennessee in The Great Smoky Mountains rolls out free trolley service for the summer!
Gatlinburg Trolley Free

For a third season, the City of Gatlinburg is offering free trolley service to summer visitors along the length of the Parkway during the peak tourist season. Visitors and local residents can board the specially designated trolleys at numerous stops along the Parkway at no charge. The shuttle service will extend from traffic light #1 […]

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Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee reopened to traffic Monday April 15th, 2013, one month ahead of schedule.
Us 441 Great Smoky Mountains reopened

Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened to traffic Monday April 15th, 2013, one month ahead of schedule. The road was shut down in January, after a massive landslide washed away the land supporting the road. Crews have been working since then to re-stabilize the land and repair the roadway. Park […]

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Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Summerlong Extended Operating Hours with Nightly Fireworks, Season-Long Marquee of New Shows Lead the Biggest Entertainment Year In Dollywood’s 28-Year History
Dollywood

From spring’s Cirque Shanghai to Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, and The Great American Summer in between, Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment takes center stage. Pigeon Forge, TN – March 2013 / Hospitality 1ST / Dollywood treats its 2013 guests to more shows and more time to enjoy them as the Smoky Mountains theme park introduces a spectacular […]

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63rd Annual Great Smoky Mountain Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is fast approaching, April 23 – 27th, 2013
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

“The pilgrims are coming! The pilgrims are coming!” Join the 63rd Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage’s enthusiastic participants April 23-27 in Gatlinburg. Activities during the much-anticipated event include educational hikes, motorcades, photography tours, and indoor programs, all celebrating the flora, fauna, and cultural history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event opens with a luncheon April […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountain Cabins
Frequently Asked Questions

Those planning a Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain vacation usually have similar questions in mind when making their plans. Below are a number of frequently asked questions. Cabins, Chalets and Condos How many cabins does American Patriot Getaways rent? We manage about 300 cabins in the Smoky Mountains. How big are your Gatlinburg cabins? We […]

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Suggested Fall Color Hikes in The Great Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Fall Stream

Recommended hikes to enjoy fall color include Clingmans Dome Tower, Forney Ridge Trail to Andrews Bald, Road Prong, Thomas Divide, Mt. Cammerer Tower, and Charlies Bunion. Good drives to view the leaves are the Blue Ridge Parkway, Balsam Mountain Road, and Clingmans Dome Road. For more information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park please […]

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