Find Live Music in The Great Smoky Mountains Every Day
live music at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Looking for live music during your trip to The Great Smoky Mountains? With their rich history in music, the towns of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are filled with music year round – from bands at bars and restaurants and outdoor traveling musicians to festivals, holiday events and all the shows at Dollywood Amusement Park. Bars […]

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Recreate Your Favorite Recipes from Gatlinburg at Home!
Recipes from Gatlinburg TN

Missing the Smoky Mountains but a trip isn’t in the cards right now?  You’re not alone!  When you can’t make it to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge we have fun ways to bring the mountains to you in your very own home.  We’ve even compiled our favorite list of recipes from Gatlinburg and recipes from Pigeon […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About The Elkmont Ghost Town
Cottage in the abandoned vacation town of Elkmont.

A trip to Elkmont, Tennessee, is sure to be filled with mystery and storytelling. Once a settlers’ village, then a logging community, its lively existence came to an end as a wealthy visitors’ country club community that Smoky Mountains National Park let fade into its current dilapidated state. Just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg, Elkmont offers […]

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Day Trips to and Through the Blue Ridge Parkway from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
smoky mountains in the fall

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!
a group of women laughing

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
dueling ziplines at anakeesta

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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