Gatlinburg Tennessee in The Great Smoky Mountains rolls out free trolley service for the summer!
Gatlinburg Trolley Free

For another summer, the City of Gatlinburg is offering free trolley service to summer visitors along the length of the Parkway during the peak visiting season.  Visitors and local residents can board the specifically designated trolleys at numerous stops along the Parkway at no charge.  The shuttle service extends from traffic light #1 at the […]

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Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Summerlong Extended Operating Hours with Nightly Fireworks, Season-Long Marquee of New Shows Lead the Biggest Entertainment Year In Dollywood’s 28-Year History
Dollywood

From spring’s Cirque Shanghai to Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, and The Great American Summer in between, Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment takes center stage. Pigeon Forge, TN – March 2013 / Hospitality 1ST / Dollywood treats its 2013 guests to more shows and more time to enjoy them as the Smoky Mountains theme park introduces a spectacular […]

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Annual Great Smoky Mountain Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

“The pilgrims are coming! The pilgrims are coming!” Join the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage’s enthusiastic participants April 24-27 in Gatlinburg.  Activities during the much-anticipated event.  Included are educational hikes, motorcades, photography tours, and indoor programs, all celebrating the flora, fauna, and cultural history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The wide variety of events on the […]

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Paws N’ Claws: A Magnificent 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Luxury Smoky Mountain Vacation Home
Paws N' Claws

Paws N’ Claws near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee is offered exclusively by American Patriot Getaways. If you are looking for an Amazing Pigeon Forge getaway, this is the place to stay. The cabin is located in the Sky Harbor Resort, which allows you to be secluded. You’re still close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg […]

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The Great Smoky Mountains Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to get immediate renovations
Artist rendering of renovations at Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Beginning January 7, 2013, Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin getting much needed renovations to better accommodate the 850,000 thousand visitors that come through the visitor center annually. Improvements will include the main lobby and visitor contact area. Artist rendering of renovations at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The new visitor contact […]

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee will ring in 2013 with its 12th annual “Dance with the Sharks” New Year’s Eve Party. Dec. 31, 2012.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies will ring in 2013 with its 12th annual “Dance with the Sharks” New Year’s Eve Party. Dec. 31, 2012. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies while they party the night away and welcome a brand new year. The party will […]

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A Wonderful Christmas Recipe for your Smoky Mountain Holiday Getaway: Christmas Caramel Candy Bars
Christmas Caramel Candy Bars

Christmas Caramel Candy Bars Ingredients 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1 cup crisp rice cereal 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling 35 vanilla caramels, unwrapped 1/3 cup milk Topping 1 (14-oz.) pkg. red and green candy-coated milk […]

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Wilderness Wildlife Week is May 7-11th in 2019!
Group hiking in the mountains.

When Pigeon Forge launched Wilderness Wildlife Week more than 25 years ago, there were four programs on a single Saturday afternoon.  Wilderness Wildlife Week has now expanded into a nearly week-long event with all ages and abilities in mind.   The home base for the programs in 2019 will be at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.  […]

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