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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Find a Great Southern Meal in the Smokies
southern style meal

Find Great Southern Meals in the Smokies from BBQ and Pimento Cheese to Biscuits and Gravy You’re heading to the Great Smoky Mountains – in addition to the world-famous mountains, the hiking, the animals, the fun, you also want an authentic southern meal- or seven. We will guide you – from casual southern lunches such […]

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Summer at Dollywood
logo for Dollywood Flower and Food Festival

Dollywood opened to the public again in June of 2020 with some new guidelines in place to help keep guests safe.  Make the most out of your trip to Dollywood this summer and read all about the newest festivals still taking place!   Flower & Food Festival The Flowers Dollywood’s inaugural Flowers & Food Festival was […]

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Planning a Girls Weekend in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge
a group of women laughing

Planning a girls weekend in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge?  We can help!  Check out all these fun options for getting the most of your girls-only get together! Smoky Mountain Yoga  Take some time to relax and just breathe when you book a private yoga session for your group.  Smoky Mountain Yoga offers classes for all […]

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Everything you need to know about Dollywood opening in 2020

The question many of us have been asking: when will Dollywood open in 2020?  All the information you need about the new announced opening date, special procedures, show cancellations, and more can be found here!  With the Dollywood and Splash Country parks reopening in June 2020, we have all the information you need to know […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Synchronized Fireflies in 2021
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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Experience the Beauty of the Smokies from Home
Max Patch and the Smoky Mountains

If you’re dreaming of the Smoky Mountains right now, we can help! We need to be creative when it comes to dealing with our cabin fever, spring fever and the bite of the travel bug. We looked into Facebook Live events, Webcams and virtual visits to help you enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains from afar […]

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