5 Things You Should NOT do in Gatlinburg
a man and woman drinking beer at Anakeesta

We’re always telling you what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, but we have some things for you not to do! 1. Don’t think Gatlinburg is just for kids There are so many grown-up things to do here – from driving UTVs and sky-high bars with the most amazing views to nighttime walks and […]

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Places To See Fall Colors
smoky mountains in the fall

Fall is Here! See the Fall Colors from the Bests Places in the Smoky Mountains Fall is upon us. The kids are in school. The nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing. Get to the Smoky Mountains to see the autumn colors.  Because Mother Nature is ever changing, an exact date is hard to […]

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8 Smoky Mountain Attractions You Haven’t Heard Of – But Should

Looking for something new? We’ve come up with 8 Smoky Mountain attractions: unique museums, natural attractions, sports and restaurants that you probably haven’t been to, but should! Salt and Pepper Museum The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum was started by an archaeologist who fell in love with the history behind salt and pepper shakers after […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Crowds in the Smokies
a bicyclist riding in Cades Cove

Want to avoid crowds and get away from it all? The Great Smoky Mountains is perfect for doing just that. The Smokies are the place to enjoy the quiet of the mountains, a secluded cabin, walks in the woods, wildlife, fishing, or a peaceful kayak/canoe trip. This is where you can take a hike, find […]

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Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains is a glorious experience, filled with color, cool nights and so much to do! Fall begins here with the Harvest Festival – a 9-week-long event that includes the transformation of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville into a quaint fall wonderland. This year, there will be life-size 3-D Scarecrow people […]

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Fall Foliage in the Smokies
Sunset in Gatlinburg in the Fall

The kids are back in school and the weather is about to cool down ever so slightly.  With a hint of fall in the air, many are already wondering when the leaves change in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.  If you want to know when you’ll see fall foliage in the Smokies, and where you […]

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Handicap Accessible Cabins in the Smoky Mountains
handicap accessible cabins in the smoky mountains

The Smoky Mountains and American Patriot Getaways cabins have many options that are “handicap friendly.” This means properties are typically homes with a level parking spot, have no more than one step required for entry, utilize a 3-foot or greater entry door, and include an entry level bedroom and bathroom. The adventures are sites from […]

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Cool Off This Summer in the Smokies
Cool off this summer in the Smokies

When the weather heats up, there are plenty of ways to cool off in Tennessee and The Great Smoky Mountains. There are swimming holes for splashing; rivers to wade in and laze about, kayak, canoe, fish or raft; cool caves to explore; and a giant water park for even more adventures. Local Swimming Holes Great […]

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What to do in Gatlinburg for Fourth of July
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Celebrating America’s Declaration of Independence – our birthday – will be extra sweet this year now that we can travel again. What better place to celebrate America the Beautiful than in the majestic Smoky Mountains? Whether you are a local or in town for a summer visit, there are plenty of ways and places to […]

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