Where Are the Great Smoky Mountains?

Posted on May 15, 2018

Scenic overlook in the Smoky Mountains National ParkIt's home to the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi... the densest Black Bear population in the Eastern U.S…. and the widest variety of salamanders outside of the tropics.

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6 Must-Have Pigeon Forge Coupons for the Top Family-Friendly Attractions

Posted on May 1, 2018

The Island in Pigeon Forge offers many options for a night out.Pigeon Forge is one of the top places to vacation with your family. There are countless things to do in the area that everyone in the family will enjoy. To make your family vacation more affordable, take advantage of the coupons available for some of the best attractions around! Here are the 6 must-have Pigeon Forge coupons for the top family-friendly attractions:

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Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Posted on April 20, 2018

Smoky Mountain Alpine coaster located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.Ready to see the mountains in a thrilling new way? Ride the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

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10 Things You Probably Don't Know About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted on March 15, 2018

Smoky Mountain SalamanderIf you've ever visited the Smoky Mountains National Park, you know all about the beautiful scenery. But even veteran visitors may not be fully aware of all the fascinating lore surrounding this world-famous park. Here are 10 fun facts that may surprise (and delight) you.

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What Are the Right Smoky Mountain Cabins for You?

Posted on February 21, 2018

Large rental cabin in Wears Valley, TennesseeWhen you think of Smoky Mountain cabins, you might envision small, rustic homes with cozy fireplaces, sitting atop out-of-the-way mountain peaks. Yes, some are just like that. However, there's also a large variety of other rental options – from small secluded cabins to large luxury cabins, chalets, and lodges. Choosing the one you like best can be an exciting process.

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Fun Family Attractions in Pigeon Forge

Posted on January 20, 2018

Some sweet golf play at Crave Golf Club in Pigeon ForgeLooking for something different to do in the Great Smoky Mountains? We've got you covered! Along with all the famed attractions you already know and love, the Pigeon Forge area hosts a wide range of fun-filled adventures sure to please your entire family.

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Reboot During Wilderness Wildlife Week

Posted on December 18, 2017

Winterfest light displays in the Smoky MountainsThe new year is the traditional time for recharging your batteries. And there's no better place to destress and refresh than the breathtaking Smoky Mountains. Especially from January through May, when the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area hosts an array of events and festivals, culminating in Wilderness Wildlife Week. (More about that in a bit.)

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What To Bring (And Not Bring) When You Stay In A Rental Cabin

Posted on December 2, 2017

A rental cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.Each year, thousands and thousands of visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains make overnight rental cabins their accommodations of choice. It's not hard to understand why. Cabins offer a lot of advantages for the traveler, including a wide range of sizes to accommodate small or large groups, economic efficiency, a home-like atmosphere, privacy and seclusion, and amenities that you usually don't find in the typical hotel or motel.

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Top Family-Friendly Pigeon Forge Shows

Posted on November 15, 2017

One of the best Christmas shows in Pigeon ForgePigeon Forge is famous for its spectacular live entertainment. But not all shows are appropriate for families with small children. Here are seven fun shows everyone can appreciate, from tots to teens to parents and grandparents.

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Best Free & Cheap Things to do in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Posted on October 12, 2017

Stream that runs beside Gatlinburg TrailYou don't have to spend a fortune to have a fabulous time in the Smokies. Here are a few cool ways you and your family can enjoy the mountains this November... without straining your budget.

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Best Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Restaurants to Wet Your Whistle

Posted on September 13, 2017

All you can eat at Hatfield and McCoy Dinner ShowBetween hiking, zip lining, shopping, and all of the other fun activities in the Great Smoky Mountains, you're going to work up quite an appetite. Fortunately, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have hundreds of amazing restaurants to explore. Food choices in the Smokies run the gamut from traditional southern barbecue to international cuisine and vegetarian-friendly eateries. Whatever sounds good, we've got it.

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Hidden Gems In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted on August 29, 2017

Elk have been reintroduced to the National ParkEncompassing 816 square miles and occupying parts of two states, Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers a lot of territory – typically way more than most folks can take on in a lifetime, much less a single visit. As a result, visitors (more than 9 million annually) tend to focus on the more popular destinations within the park – sites like Cades Cove or Clingmans Dome or the visitor centers located on either side of the park (one for TN, one for NC).

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Newest Sevierville & Pigeon Forge Attractions for 2017

Posted on August 14, 2017

Sevier Air Trampoline Park and Ninja CourseThere are so many astonishing new Sevierville and Pigeon Forge attractions opening this year - you may have a hard time deciding where to start. From shopping and brain games to heart-pounding adventures, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge are the places to be this summer and fall.

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New Attractions at Dollywood for 2017

Posted on July 18, 2017

Drop Line at Dollywood is fantastic and thrilling.There's so much to enjoy in the Great Smoky Mountains during a summer vacation, but Dollywood theme park is always a family favorite. This year Dollywood is better than ever with tasty new restaurants, exciting new rides, and new high-tech shows. Dollywood also has a new mission for 2017: keeping families together while they enjoy the park. You'll see evidence of the shift all during your visit.

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Smoky Mountain Zipline Adventures

Posted on June 19, 2017

Safely hooking onto the zip lineIf you've always wanted a bird's eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains, ziplining is the way to go. Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge has seven amazing lines that take you on a two-hour, jaw-dropping canopy tour.

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