Day Trips to and Through the Blue Ridge Parkway from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
smoky mountains in the fall

When you’re visiting the Great Smoky Mountains – whether for a weekend or a week, a great day trip is a ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway – celebrating its 85th birthday this year – connects Shenandoah National Park, near Waynesboro, VA (Milepost 0) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Cherokee, NC […]

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Celebrate the Christmas Spirit with Lights and Song and Shop the Great Smoky Mountains
The Island at Christmas

Unique gifts and amazing attractions with the beautiful Smoky Mountain backdrop combine to help end 2020 on a celebratory note! Smoky Mountain Christmas Let’s start with Dollywood! American country music icon Dolly Parton can put a smile on anyone’s face. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood starts Nov. 7 to get you in the holiday spirit. […]

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How to Tour the Great Smoky Mountains by Bike
a mountain biker on a trail in a green tunnel

Fall weather is a great time to get out on a bike – whether you want a leisurely ride on a trail or road with the family or you want to shred on a rugged trail ride or a tough mountain road climb, the Great Smokies offer bountiful scenery and unique and varied ride options. […]

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Surprising Facts You Don’t Know About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a spectacular place, filled with wonder and adventure across its 522,427 acres. The park was established in 1934, and turns 85 this September, but what else do you know about the park? We’re going to share the most interesting facts. 1. Cherokee Called the Area “Land of the […]

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Non-Touristy things to do in the Smokies – Vacation Like a Local!
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Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville locals enjoy the shows and attractions that visitors do, but they also have some favorite spots that are a little less crowded and involve fewer sightseers. Let’s keep this between us, ok?! In Summer Temperatures can get steamy in the Smokies in the summer. The locals know where to cool […]

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Keep Summer Going Year Round with an Indoor Pool Cabin
kids in a swimming pool

Fall is in the air, but you don’t have to give up summer on your next vacation – book a cabin with an indoor pool and keep the summer spirit any time of year. We have many cabins with indoor pools – in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There is one perfect for you and your […]

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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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