Easter Events in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge
Things to Do on Easter in Gatlinburg

Easter is the true start of spring activities here in the Smoky Mountains.  If you’re looking for Easter events to attend during your spring break visit to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, we have a list of great things your family can do together to celebrate this special day. Virtual Sunrise Easter Service – Ober Gatlinburg […]

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Dollywood’s Opening Date in 2021
Dollwyood Express and Grist Mill at Dollywood Theme Park.

Dollywood opens on March 13, 2021!  All the information you need about spring festivals, special park procedures during COVID-19, brand new attractions, and more can be found here.   Dollywood Opening Date 2021 Similar to Dollywood’s 35 season back in 2020, reservations are encouraged for park entry this year as well.  While the park opens for […]

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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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