Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Dollywood Sweeps 2013 Golden Ticket Awards with Five ‘Best of the Best’ Honors

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Dollywood won five “best of the best” awards, ranked as finalists in five additional categories and landed two coasters on Amusement Today’s annual Best Steel and Best Wooden Coaster lists at the magazine’s prestigious 2013 Golden Ticket Awards on Saturday, …

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Shop til You Drop During Tax Free Weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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The 9th annual discounted shopping weekend will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013.

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Rare white lion takes the stage in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at The Smoky Mountain Opry

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A rare white lion, one of only 300 in existence in the world, is now performing in the cast of the Smoky Mountain Opry. The lion, named Tsimba-Vaati, is 7-years-old and weighs approximately 500 pounds. He was born in captivity …

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A Step Closer to Completing the “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway from Waland to Wears Valley, Tennessee

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrated the completion of Bridge 2 on the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, TN with a ribbon cutting event on Monday, June 24. The completion of Bridge 2 marks a significant milestone bringing the park …

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

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For a third season, the City of Gatlinburg is offering free trolley service to summer visitors along the length of the Parkway during the peak tourist season. Visitors and local residents can board the specially designated trolleys at numerous stops …

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Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee reopened to traffic Monday April 15th, 2013, one month ahead of schedule.

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Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened to traffic Monday April 15th, 2013, one month ahead of schedule. The road was shut down in January, after a massive landslide washed away the land supporting the road. …

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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

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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 …

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63rd Annual Great Smoky Mountain Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is fast approaching, April 23 – 27th, 2013

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“The pilgrims are coming! The pilgrims are coming!” Join the 63rd Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage’s enthusiastic participants April 23-27 in Gatlinburg. Activities during the much-anticipated event include educational hikes, motorcades, photography tours, and indoor programs, all celebrating the flora, fauna, and …

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Contract Issued For Repairs To Newfound Gap Road In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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If all goes as planned, visitors will be able to cross Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee on the Newfound Gap Road by mid-May, the date set for completion of repairs to a stretch of road …

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Spring in the Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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During the spring time of year, the Smoky Mountains begin to bloom! Spring break trips to Pigeon Forge will be filled with fun for all ages.   From Car Shows to Bar-B-Que and Bluegrass, the Smoky Mountains has something to …

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