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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Roller Coaster Thrill Seekers Find Twists, Turns and Drops in The Great Smoky Mountains
wild eagle roller coaster at dollywood

Looking for roller coaster thrills while visiting The Great Smoky Mountains? We’ve got you covered with a list of coasters for all ages and all thrill seekers. There are no less than 14 roller coasters, including 9 at world famous Dollywood. The first roller coaster in the United States opened at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, […]

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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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Your Guide to the Best Steak in Gatlinburg
a steak dinner

Heading into Gatlinburg for a special trip?  A special trip usually includes a decadent meal out on the town.  Luckily, Gatlinburg offers plenty of mouthwatering options when it comes to steakhouses!  Whether you’re looking for an upscale dinner or a more casual supper, there’s sure to be something to fit the bill for a tasty, […]

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A Couples Weekend in Pigeon Forge
romantic couple spending time at cabin on valentine's day

Pigeon Forge is more than just full-family fun, there’s plenty for adults to do too – especially couples – from dancing and shows, romantic lunches and dinners, evening walks to daytime adventures such as mountain hikes, ziplining, kayaking, walks along the river and fishing. Get the blood pumping with a little exercise Go for a […]

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Lake Cabins in the Smoky Mountains
Douglas Lake at Sunrise

There’s nothing like a dip in a lake with mountains surrounding on a hot summer day. You can have that at Lake Douglas in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee, in an American Patriot Getaways cabin. Douglas Lake is a beautiful, 30,400-foot lake with a maximum depth of 140 feet. The fishing is grand here – […]

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