Smoky Mountain Dinner Theater Fun with Dolly Parton’s Stampede, a Family Feud and Pirates

Among the fabulous fun in the Great Smoky Mountains towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg: dinner theaters. Singing, dancing, pirates, fights, comedy, and live animals of all sorts including buffalo, long-horn cows, piglets and horses. All while you and your family enjoy marvelous, tasty southern, home-cookin’-style meals. Dinner theaters are some of the most family […]

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Smoky Mountain Summer Festivals
Meat cooking on a charcoal grill with people in the background

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to break out the BBQ and a few good tunes.  Luckily, if you’re planning a visit to Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge in late May you have a chance to do just that at one of TWO amazing festivals.  Read on to learn all about Sevierville’s Bloomin’ […]

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8 Reasons to Visit Gatlinburg: See the Odd, Set Records and Play at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe it or Not at night

The Great Smoky Mountains offer beauty, nature, cabins with ridiculous views, hiking, food, fun and the weird, strange, challenging and odd. What? Yes, that’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Gatlinburg’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has eight fun, and sometimes heart-stopping, and super weird adventures. Ripley’s history began more than a hundred years ago with […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Synchronized Fireflies in 2019
Fireflies putting on a spectacular light show.

Each and every year in the Smoky Mountains, for a magical few nights in June, something spectacular happens.  One of the 19 species of fireflies in our spectacular park, the Photinus carolinus, synchronize their flashing pattern.   These synchronized fireflies are a true sight to behold and worth attempting to see. Read this post to see […]

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Kid Friendly Restaurants in the Smokies
Boy enthusiastically getting ready to eat a large stack of pancakes

You’re on a family vacation and enjoying the exciting attractions in Pigeon Forge.  There’s so much to see and do in the Smoky Mountains, and there’s an adventure for kids and adults alike.  When hanger hits hard, you want to find a place to eat fast.  Some little ones (and adults, too!) may be picky […]

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