Everything You Need to Know About the Synchronized Fireflies in 2019
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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Family Nature Walks in the Smoky Mountains
Family hiking together through the woods.

We all lead incredibly busy lives. Busy lives come with busy schedules.  Busy schedules mean it’s harder to spend time together as a family. Imagine a place where you and your family can get away and spend time together, without any interruptions.  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place to unplug and […]

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Dollywood’s 2019 Season Begins March 15 with Festival of Nations
Cuba Vibre - Cuban Dancers

Dollywood, the theme park that bares singer/songwriter Dolly Parton’s name, opens for its 2019 season on Friday, March 15, with food, fun, rides, and song and dance. Spanning 150 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the “friendliest park atmosphere in the world.” Dollywood wins awards for […]

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Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon and 5K

Does a sunrise run in the peaceful Smoky Mountains sound like your idea of heaven?  Come visit the only FREE national park in the country! While the Great Smoky Mountains make a beautiful running backdrop any time of year, once a year an amazing event takes place on the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.”  The […]

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