How to Avoid Traffic in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Traffic on a busy street

If you’ve got a peak season trip planned to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, you know that traffic can sometimes be a real pain.  Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to stay out of the majority of the traffic and continue to enjoy your trip to the Smoky Mountains.  Check out our tips for avoiding traffic […]

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What to do in Gatlinburg for Fourth of July
Eagle perched in front of an American Flag

It’s time to celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence, our birthday! And 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 celebrate on Thursday, July 4, and all weekend. Here are […]

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The Best Summer Wildflowers in the Smokies
Gregory Bald looking down into Cades Cove.

Summer blooms are starting to show up here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  While the low elevations have seen many beautiful flowers come and go, the high elevations are just getting started!   There are many reasons to visit the high elevations of the Smoky Mountains in the summer months.  In fact, we […]

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Rainy Day Activities in the Smoky Mountains

A family trip to the Smokies includes lots of activities.  Maybe a trip to Dollywood or a day spent walking the strip in Gatlinburg is in the works.  Sometimes though, mother nature doesn’t always take our plans into account. The Smoky Mountains are actually considered a temperate rainforest, with the high elevations of our mountains […]

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Secret Spots of the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance

With over 11.4 million annual visitors, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country – seeing as many visitors as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined!  A popular national park can sometimes mean big crowds during busy times of year. If you’re looking to see the park and […]

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