Day Trips to and Through the Blue Ridge Parkway from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
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When you’re visiting the Great Smoky Mountains – whether for a weekend or a week, a great day trip is a ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway – celebrating its 85th birthday this year – connects Shenandoah National Park, near Waynesboro, VA (Milepost 0) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Cherokee, NC […]

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Surprising Facts You Don’t Know About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a spectacular place, filled with wonder and adventure across its 522,427 acres. The park was established in 1934, and turns 85 this September, but what else do you know about the park? We’re going to share the most interesting facts. 1. Cherokee Called the Area “Land of the […]

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Non-Touristy things to do in the Smokies – Vacation Like a Local!
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Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville locals enjoy the shows and attractions that visitors do, but they also have some favorite spots that are a little less crowded and involve fewer sightseers. Let’s keep this between us, ok?! In Summer Temperatures can get steamy in the Smokies in the summer. The locals know where to cool […]

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Spectacular Events This Fall in the Smokies
Sunset in Gatlinburg in the Fall

Fall in the Smokies Means Halloween, Colorful Leaves, Fires and Chili! The air has turned, football has begun, and the sweatshirts have come out; autumn in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains has arrived. There are lots of things to do in the Smokies in the fall – from Octoberfest and Halloween fun to chili cookoffs and […]

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The Best Views in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
A family takes in a view of Mt. LeConte at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are nestled among the spectacular beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Not everyone wants to hike into the mountains and to the top for the views but that doesn’t mean they miss the breathtaking scenery. Views from town and just above town make the heart sing. Gatlinburg Views Skylift […]

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7 Reasons to Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg
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Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg with mountain views and 70 forested acres of fun and relaxation, Anakeesta is a mountain playground for all ages.   There is a zip line adventure, gem mining, a personal roller coaster, treehouses, garden walks and a new splash pad. Among the trees are wonderful spots for selfies, […]

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Find a Great Southern Meal in the Smokies
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Find Great Southern Meals in the Smokies from BBQ and Pimento Cheese to Biscuits and Gravy You’re heading to the Great Smoky Mountains – in addition to the world-famous mountains, the hiking, the animals, the fun, you also want an authentic southern meal- or seven. We will guide you – from casual southern lunches such […]

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Summer at Dollywood
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Dollywood opened to the public again in June of 2020 with some new guidelines in place to help keep guests safe.  Make the most out of your trip to Dollywood this summer and read all about the newest festivals still taking place!   Flower & Food Festival The Flowers Dollywood’s inaugural Flowers & Food Festival was […]

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Planning a Girls Weekend in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge
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Planning a girls weekend in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge?  We can help!  Check out all these fun options for getting the most of your girls-only get together! Smoky Mountain Yoga  Take some time to relax and just breathe when you book a private yoga session for your group.  Smoky Mountain Yoga offers classes for all […]

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