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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Recreate Your Favorite Recipes from Gatlinburg at Home!
Recipes from Gatlinburg TN

Missing the Smoky Mountains but a trip isn’t in the cards right now?  You’re not alone!  When you can’t make it to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge we have fun ways to bring the mountains to you in your very own home.  We’ve even compiled our favorite list of recipes from Gatlinburg and recipes from Pigeon […]

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Gatlinburg

Oh St. Valentine! How will you celebrate your love this year on this heart-filled, candy and flower-laden Feb. 14? We have many ideas for celebrating in The Great Smoky Mountains – adventure filled, romantic, silly, cozy and fun.  Here’s your guide to Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg for 2021! Renew your vows! Titanic Sweetheart Month February […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About The Elkmont Ghost Town
Cottage in the abandoned vacation town of Elkmont.

A trip to Elkmont, Tennessee, is sure to be filled with mystery and storytelling. Once a settlers’ village, then a logging community, its lively existence came to an end as a wealthy visitors’ country club community that Smoky Mountains National Park let fade into its current dilapidated state. Just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg, Elkmont offers […]

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The Best Late Night Eats in the Smoky Mountains
open til late neon sign

Hankering for something at 8, 9 or 10 p.m. after a full-day hiking or seeing a show, maybe ziplining or skiing, fishing or kayaking on Little Pigeon River? Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have several options, even some open late-late like in the big cities. Gatlinburg Late Night Eats In Gatlinburg, there are several late-night […]

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Your Guide to Tennessee’s Townsend and The Foothills Parkway
smoky mountains in the fall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more than 800 square miles of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The northwestern half of the range gives way to a series of elongate ridges known as the “Foothills” that includes a not-quite finished scenic and lightly traveled road called Foothills Parkway. As of 2018, the scenic Foothills Parkway comprised 33 […]

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The Absolute Best Coffee Shops in the Smoky Mountains
a steamy cup of coffee on a counter in the best coffee shops in the smokies

Looking for a quick pick-me-up?  How about a tasty pastry?  Whether you want a warm cup of black coffee or a sweet, cold drink with all the extras, we have a coffee shop for you!  Keep reading to find the best coffee shops in Smoky Mountains.   Gatlinburg The Donut Friar  The Village in Gatlinburg is […]

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