Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open for Christmas
A Thanksgiving Spread on a table

If you’re visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or even the Smoky Mountains in general for Christmas you’re bound to have a wonderful time!  Whether you see the lights and attractions at Dollywood, drive the streets or take a trolley tour of the Winterfest lights, or even just enjoying some time unplugged in a gorgeous Smoky Mountain […]

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Where to See the Best Sunrises and Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains
The Best View Lodge at Sunset

Spectacular, breathtaking, awe inspiring. These are just a few words to describe the sunsets and sunrises that peer among the peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are some of the best spots to capture the incredible colors while visiting East Tennessee. Stimulating Sunrises Hiking to see a sunrise: Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more […]

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Your Guide to the Best Winter Activities in The Smokies
a family in the snow

Embrace winter in the Great Smoky Mountains! There are so many winter activities to warm you up and make you smile. From skiing and snow tubing to hiking, trolley rides through the magic holiday lights, moonshine and wine tours to so much more! Don’t miss Ober Gatlinburg! Ober Gatlinburg is the place to go when you […]

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Indoor Adventures in the Smoky Mountains
The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

When it’s too hot or too cold outside for you, head inside for adventure, relaxation, food and fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re a kick-back-in-your-cabin stay inside kind of person or you want to get out but stay inside at museums and aquariums or you want indoor adventure, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have […]

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The Absolute Best Christmas Shows in the Smokies

Holidays in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are not only beautiful but filled with fun family things to do including many Christmas shows! Here are some of our favorites this year: Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry– Canceled for 2020 season The Smoky Mountain Opry’s Christmas show is a spectacular of fun, comedy, singing, […]

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Day Trips to and Through the Blue Ridge Parkway from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
smoky mountains in the fall

When you’re visiting the Great Smoky Mountains – whether for a weekend or a week, a great day trip is a ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway – celebrating its 85th birthday this year – connects Shenandoah National Park, near Waynesboro, VA (Milepost 0) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Cherokee, NC […]

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Celebrate the Christmas Spirit with Lights and Song and Shop the Great Smoky Mountains
The Island at Christmas

Unique gifts and amazing attractions with the beautiful Smoky Mountain backdrop combine to help end 2020 on a celebratory note! Smoky Mountain Christmas Let’s start with Dollywood! American country music icon Dolly Parton can put a smile on anyone’s face. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood starts Nov. 7 to get you in the holiday spirit. […]

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How to Tour the Great Smoky Mountains by Bike
a mountain biker on a trail in a green tunnel

Fall weather is a great time to get out on a bike – whether you want a leisurely ride on a trail or road with the family or you want to shred on a rugged trail ride or a tough mountain road climb, the Great Smokies offer bountiful scenery and unique and varied ride options. […]

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