The Best Mexican Restaurants in the Smokies
Mexican Feast Served Family Style

Viva la comida Mexicana! Craving authentic tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas and more? There are several Mexican restaurants in the towns of the Great Smoky Mountains offering some of the best Mexican dishes. Locals love these places and with Taco Tuesday and then Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, what better time to get out for some […]

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Choosing Between Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg
Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg

Wondering which town you should visit – Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg ?  We’ve got your guide to which town might be better for you.  Get the most out of your time visiting the Smokies when you read our guide deciding between Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.   The Food One thing visitors to the Smokies can count […]

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The Best Go Kart Tracks in Pigeon Forge
NASCAR Speedpark Go Karts

Vroom vroom! Ready to race?  Hop in a Go Kart! There are lots of options for this fast-paced adventure developed in the 1950s for pre-teens with little pocket money! Let’s check out some of our favorite Go-Kart racing spots in the area! The Track The Track Family Fun Park has it all.  From go carts, to […]

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Easter Events in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge
Things to Do on Easter in Gatlinburg

Easter is the true start of spring activities here in the Smoky Mountains.  If you’re looking for Easter events to attend during your spring break visit to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, we have a list of great things your family can do together to celebrate this special day. Virtual Sunrise Easter Service – Ober Gatlinburg […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Smokies
Happy St. Patrick's Day

The next big celebration holiday is St. Patrick’s Day – are you ready? Do you like wearin’ o’ the green? Drinkin’ o’ the beer? The Great Smoky Mountains is a wonderful place to celebrate – whether in a beautiful cabin with an Irish celebration of your own making and traditions or out and about in […]

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Dollywood’s Opening Date in 2021
Dollwyood Express and Grist Mill at Dollywood Theme Park.

Dollywood opens on March 13, 2021!  All the information you need about spring festivals, special park procedures during COVID-19, brand new attractions, and more can be found here.   Dollywood Opening Date 2021 Similar to Dollywood’s 35 season back in 2020, reservations are encouraged for park entry this year as well.  While the park opens for […]

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The Best Hiking Trails for Seniors in the Smoky Mountains
hiking trails for seniors in the Smoky Mountains

Does your trip to the Smokies involve multiple generations?  Bringing two, three, or even four generations of family means finding activities everyone will enjoy together.  A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park definitely fits the bill.  If you’ve got older adults, senior citizens, or group members with limited mobility, you’ll want to check […]

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Find Live Music in The Great Smoky Mountains Every Day
live music at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Looking for live music during your trip to The Great Smoky Mountains? With their rich history in music, the towns of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are filled with music year round – from bands at bars and restaurants and outdoor traveling musicians to festivals, holiday events and all the shows at Dollywood Amusement Park. Bars […]

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The Most Incredible Smoky Mountain Look Out Tower Views
Max Patch and the Smoky Mountains

Seeing the Smoky Mountains from above them is spectacular and Great Smoky Mountains National Park has some terrific options for exploring. The fire towers – once used as manned lookouts along the heavily forested mountains – are excellent spots for viewing the mountains, seeing for hundreds of miles. Most of them require hiking in but […]

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