Cheap Eats in Gatlinburg
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Everyone loves a good deal, but sometimes a good deal can be hard to find when you come to one of the most visited places in the country!  Gatlinburg is well-known as a vacation destination for families and couples here on the east coast.  Often times, busy tourist towns can be known for their high […]

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Free Things to Do in Pigeon Forge
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One of the best qualities about nature and a natural vacation setting such as in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that a lot of what you can do is FREE! There are so many things to do and see in the Pigeon Forge area that are free or inexpensive. Here are nine of […]

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The Best Summer Wildflowers in the Smokies
Gregory Bald looking down into Cades Cove.

Summer blooms are starting to show up here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  While the low elevations have seen many beautiful flowers come and go, the high elevations are just getting started!   There are many reasons to visit the high elevations of the Smoky Mountains in the summer months.  In fact, we […]

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Secret Spots of the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance

With over 11.4 million annual visitors, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country – seeing as many visitors as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined!  A popular national park can sometimes mean big crowds during busy times of year. If you’re looking to see the park and […]

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Five Smoky Mountain Shopping Destinations for Unique Gifts and Inspired Wares
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On any given day in the towns around the beautiful Smoky Mountains, visitors and locals are enjoying the vistas, the sites, the sounds, the attractions of the area and the shopping! That’s right, Sevier County is known as much for its shopping opportunities – from unique local shops to international designer outlets – as it […]

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Smoky Mountain Summer Festivals
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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to break out the BBQ and a few good tunes.  Luckily, if you’re planning a visit to Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge in late May you have a chance to do just that at one of TWO amazing festivals.  Read on to learn all about Sevierville’s Bloomin’ […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Synchronized Fireflies in 2019
Fireflies putting on a spectacular light show.

Each and every year in the Smoky Mountains, for a magical few nights in June, something spectacular happens.  One of the 19 species of fireflies in our spectacular park, the Photinus carolinus, synchronize their flashing pattern.   These synchronized fireflies are a true sight to behold and worth attempting to see. Read this post to see […]

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