5 Things You Should NOT do in Gatlinburg
a man and woman drinking beer at Anakeesta

We’re always telling you what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, but we have some things for you not to do! 1. Don’t think Gatlinburg is just for kids There are so many grown-up things to do here – from driving UTVs and sky-high bars with the most amazing views to nighttime walks and […]

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Places To See Fall Colors
smoky mountains in the fall

Fall is Here! See the Fall Colors from the Bests Places in the Smoky Mountains Fall is upon us. The kids are in school. The nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing. Get to the Smoky Mountains to see the autumn colors.  Because Mother Nature is ever changing, an exact date is hard to […]

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New Restaurants In The Smokies
a classic hamburger at BurgerMaster in Townsend

Are you tired of going to the same restaurants in the Smokies, and looking for a couple new places to try?  We have some suggestions for you. From brunch to dinner, there’s something new and different or coming soon. Here’s our top 5. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen Smith & Son ’s Corner Kitchen is […]

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8 Smoky Mountain Attractions You Haven’t Heard Of – But Should
waterfall

Looking for something new? We’ve come up with 8 Smoky Mountain attractions: unique museums, natural attractions, sports and restaurants that you probably haven’t been to, but should! Salt and Pepper Museum The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum was started by an archaeologist who fell in love with the history behind salt and pepper shakers after […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Crowds in the Smokies
a bicyclist riding in Cades Cove

Want to avoid crowds and get away from it all? The Great Smoky Mountains is perfect for doing just that. The Smokies are the place to enjoy the quiet of the mountains, a secluded cabin, walks in the woods, wildlife, fishing, or a peaceful kayak/canoe trip. This is where you can take a hike, find […]

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Fall Foliage in the Smokies
Sunset in Gatlinburg in the Fall

The kids are back in school and the weather is about to cool down ever so slightly.  With a hint of fall in the air, many are already wondering when the leaves change in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.  If you want to know when you’ll see fall foliage in the Smokies, and where you […]

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7 Unique Places To Eat Ice Cream and Treats in The Smokies
scooping ice-cream

You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream! It’s summer in the Smokies and a great way to beat the heat is with a delicious cold treat. And not just any treat – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have some truly fun shops with unique ice cream creations and sweet snacks. Mad Dog’s […]

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Handicap Accessible Cabins in the Smoky Mountains
handicap accessible cabins in the smoky mountains

The Smoky Mountains and American Patriot Getaways cabins have many options that are “handicap friendly.” This means properties are typically homes with a level parking spot, 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. The adventures are sites from […]

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The Best Hiking Trails at Cades Cove
The Best Cades Cove Hiking Trails

Cades Cove is a broad, lush, green valley surrounded by mountains that is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here, visitors find some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. White-tailed deer are frequently seen, and black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animal […]

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