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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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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Frequently Asked Questions about visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountain Cabins

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Those planning a Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain vacation usually have similar questions in mind when making their plans. Below are a number of frequently asked questions. Cabins, Chalets and Condos How many cabins does American Patriot Getaways rent? We …

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Suggested Fall Color Hikes in The Great Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Recommended hikes to enjoy fall color include Clingmans Dome Tower, Forney Ridge Trail to Andrews Bald, Road Prong, Thomas Divide, Mt. Cammerer Tower, and Charlies Bunion. Good drives to view the leaves are the Blue Ridge Parkway, Balsam Mountain Road, …

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Hike of the Month to Rhododendron Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains: Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Meet Park Ranger Carey Jones at the Greenbrier Ranger Station no later than 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, and carpool to this increasingly popular hike. There are multiple waterfalls on this walk, so be prepared to do at least …

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Rest and Relax In The Great Smoky Mountains

Life can be stressful. It seems like every time things start to go your way, something happens to upset the apple cart, but if you get away from it all, even if it is just for a few days, life …

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New Attraction Tomb coming to Pigeon Forge at Walden’s Landing

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“It’s called Tomb, an interactive attraction that resembles a pyramid. And it’s coming to Pigeon Forge, home of some of the most interesting and creative attractions this side of Orlando. A pyramid constructed of plastic foam and stucco is being …

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