5 Majestic Sites in the Smokies

One of the most beautiful places on Earth is the area known as the Great Smoky Mountains.  This place offers gorgeous landscapes and scenery the eye can never get weary of seeing.  Mother Nature was in a very good mood the day that she created that part of the Earth.  Splendidly changing leaves, flowing streams, […]

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5 Famous People from Tennessee Vol.1

Tennessee is home to some truly amazing people. Actors, writers, inventors and more have come from the Volunteer State.  All of whom are worth our admiration. Here are just five of the best known Tennesseans: Johnny Knoxville, MTV’s “Jackass” star, was born Phillip John Clapp in Knoxville Tennessee.  Brave enough to try hundreds of stupid, […]

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The Most Popular Wild Game in the Smokies

For a jam-packed day or weekend of hunting, don’t overlook eastern Tennessee.  With an abundance of native wildlife and acres of forests and mountains, no wonder hunting is one of the most popular activities in the Smoky Mountains.  To get you started on the right path, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides various licenses catered […]

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Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade

What is more patriotic than being the first in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July? Not much! Each year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the site of the first Fourth of July parade in the nation when they start the marching at 12:01 a.m. This massive festival routinely attracts between 80,000 and 100,000 spectators.  A […]

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4 Great Movies Set in the Smoky Mountains

No Hollywood soundstage can compare to the natural backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. The quaint communities and residents (extras!), rich with history themselves, only add to the scenery-as-storytelling motif. Update your queue with these four films that took advantage of the eastern Tennessee locale to create four very different movies. Movie: The Dollmaker Released: […]

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24 Hilarious Examples of Southern Words You Won’t Believe Are Used Every Day

Local dialect, euphemisms, and a pleasing musical twang only add more flavors to the already rich culture of the Smoky Mountains.  The folk expressions distinct to the Appalachian region of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina are much more than just pronunciations and colloquialisms.  They contain a life and history of their own. The Dictionary […]

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Endangered Species of the Smokies

Along with all the great reasons to visit the Great Smoky Mountains are just as many reasons to take care of the species that call them home.  They play a role in a larger food chain and ecosystem. Even the smallest of plants is crucial to maintaining a balanced environment.  Mostly, human interaction with this […]

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