Bear Safety in the Smokies
Black Bear

The American black bear is arguably the most famous resident of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors are eager to see one. They aren’t elusive, and sometimes wander around or through Gatlinburg. Knowing bear etiquette and safety is important when visiting the Smokies – important for the visitors and the bears. And then enjoy […]

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Accessible Adventures and Cabins in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains and American Patriot Getaways cabins have many accessible cabin and adventure options. An accessible cabin is a property that typically has a level parking spot. In addition, they have no more than one step required for entry, utilize a 3-foot or greater entry door, and include an entry level bedroom and bathroom. […]

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Exploring Caves Near The Smokies

Looking for something cool to do this summer when it’s hot out? Try exploring caves or spelunking – Tennessee has some wonderful and interesting caves – more than 8,350 caves! Exploring Caves & Forbidden Caverns In Sevierville, check out Forbidden Caverns, where visitors are entertained and educated. Walk past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, several grottos […]

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Cades Cove Hiking Trails

2022 Top Cades Cove Hiking Trails – Great Smoky Mountains Cades Cove is a favorite destination for many people visiting the Smokies with its broad, lush, green valley surround by mountains. More than 11 million people coming through the Smokies each year, and nearly 4 million of them choose a trip to Cades Cove for […]

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Guys’ Weekend

Guys’ weekend is just a short drive away when you plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Whether it’s a Father’s Day (June 19, 2022 btw) trip with all the brothers and dad, a bachelor party or just a much-needed getaway, fun, games, hiking, fishing and good times are waiting for you […]

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Top 6 of Pigeon Forge
The Island

Pigeon Forge  has a rich history. In fact, did you know that it began as part of North Carolina? Then it grew into a forging village and a tourist city when the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created. Today, there are so many attractions, restaurants, and fun things to do, you’ll want to return […]

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Fireflies 2022
firefly on a leaf

Come to the Smokies for the unique synchronous fireflies 2022 show! It’s almost time for the amazing synchronous fireflies to light up the skies in the Great Smoky Mountains. We’re here to tell you how and when to see them. Each year in the Smoky Mountains, for a few magical nights in June, one of […]

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Vacation In Gatlinburg
downtown gatlinburg the strip

Are you ready to vacation in Gatlinburg? Families have flocked to Gatlinburg for years.  The myriad activities and attractions available keep every member pleased and occupied. Adults and kids alike can never claim boredom with the nature, amusement parks, museums and food all at their Gatlinburg cabin doorstep. The entire family find such a wide […]

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The Smoky Mountain Gatlinburg Wine Fest
smoky mountain winefest

Visit The Smokies this Summer for Wine Tastings, Wine Trains and Winefest Summer will be here before you know it and with it comes The Smoky Mountain Gatlinburg Wine Fest in June. Canceled in 2021, this usually annual event, is a full weekend of wine and fun and crisp mountain air. The Wine Timeline Wine […]

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