Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass: The Perfect Long Weekend

Posted on April 28, 2017

The perfect long weekend: Good food, beautiful scenery, and good music followed by late Southern breakfasts, and maybe even a hike or a little shopping to burn off the biscuits. If that sounds like your idea of fun, make plans to be part of the festivities at Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th in beautiful Sevierville, Tennessee. Each year nearly 37,000 people converge in this historic valley for two days of music, food, crafts and fun. Sevierville is nestled at the foot of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains and offers stunning views with a hometown feel. Last year the Southeast Tourism Society voted this family-friendly event Festival of the Year, and additions to this year's events promise even more enjoyment.


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New Attractions at Splash Country & Dollywood for 2017

Posted on April 15, 2017

If you're headed to the Great Smoky Mountains to cool off this summer, you won't want to miss the new shows and attractions at Dollywood and Splash Country, and in Pigeon Forge. Dollywood's new mission is to help families experience the park together instead of splitting up. This new concept has led to three exciting rides and novel shows.


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What to Expect When Renting Pigeon Forge Cabins

Posted on March 9, 2017

If your idea of heaven is beautiful scenery and plenty of peace and quiet, renting a cabin in Pigeon Forge is for you. Cabins come in all sizes, and each has its own unique personality. There is an abundance of cabin rental agencies, so before choosing your mountain home, it's a good idea to do a little homework.


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Best Smoky Mountain Indoor Activities for Rainy or Snowy Days

Posted on February 17, 2017

Rainy or snowy vacation days can give you time to relax and enjoy some of the best Smoky Mountain indoor activities. For regular visitors, some indoor attractions are among their favorite ways to have fun in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Here are a few ways to spend a rainy or snowy day in the Great Smoky Mountains:


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Smoky Mountains Recover From Wildfires: Cabins and Attractions Are Open

Posted on January 16, 2017

In late November 2016, residents and friends of the Great Smoky Mountains could only watch helplessly as wildfires swept through Gatlinburg and threatened Pigeon Forge. In the end, 14 lives were lost, and many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. In true mountain spirit, however, locals and volunteers immediately started working together to begin cleanup and rebuilding as soon as the fires were out and the evacuation order was lifted.


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Smoky Mountain Cabins for Every Budget and Location

Posted on December 9, 2016

If you're planning a Tennessee getaway, a Smoky Mountain cabin is the perfect accommodation. Cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville are near all the best attractions and have everything you need to relax and enjoy your vacation. From cozy one-bedrooms to expansive chalets with enough room for the whole extended family, Smoky Mountain cabins come in every size. Because each cabin is different, you'll feel like you've got your very own mountain home.


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A Year's Worth of Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

Posted on November 16, 2016

No matter what time of year you visit, there's always something happening in the Great Smoky Mountains. Every season brings its own special highlights, whether it's skiing Ober Gatlinburg in winter, outdoor food and music festivals in the spring and summer, or taking in the vibrant colors in fall. To help you plan your 2017 vacation, here's a year's worth of things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains.


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Spend Family-Friendly Holidays in the Smoky Mountains

Posted on October 20, 2016

If you're dreaming of a truly magical holiday experience this year, a Smoky Mountain Christmas or Thanksgiving is just what you're looking for. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the Smokies come alive with family-friendly holiday events and a festive atmosphere. If it's your first trip to the Smokies, you're sure to fall in love with the natural beauty and friendly people.


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Top 3 Smoky Mountains Lodging Options: Camping, Cabins, & Resorts

Posted on September 12, 2016

Whether you prefer to sleep in a tent under the stars, snuggled up in a cozy cabin, or tucked in at a luxurious resort, the Great Smoky Mountains have plenty of lodging options to suit every taste. Deluxe resorts tempt visitors with personalized service, indoor-outdoor pools, and gourmet restaurants, while remote campsites offer a peaceful way to disappear from the grid for a few days. Looking for something in the middle? Smoky Mountain cabin rentals have all the solitude you need with the modern amenities and comforts you want.


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For Spectacular Views, Come See the Smoky Mountains' Fall Colors

Posted on August 10, 2016

The Smoky Mountains' fall colors are one of the greatest natural spectacles in North America. Every September and October, as deciduous trees shed their leaves, the Smokies come alive with vibrant red, yellow, orange, and purple.


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Pigeon Forge Attractions the Whole Family Will Love

Posted on July 7, 2016

From entertaining shows and breathtaking rides to interactive games to test your skills, Pigeon Forge has something fun for the whole family.


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Best Smoky Mountain Trails for Backpacking

Posted on June 10, 2016

Few hiking experiences compare with the Great Smoky Mountains. As a hiker, you'll be treated to scenic views, wildlife, waterfalls, diverse plant life, pristine forests, and historical sites such as the remains of settler villages. The Smokies have a variety of options for all levels of hikers. You can enjoy an easy morning or afternoon trek, a day excursion that takes you in a convenient loop, or overnight backpacking trips that are truly an adventure.


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World-Exclusive Viewing Wallace Hartley Titanic Violin Tours the Smoky Mountains

Posted on May 28, 2016

Whether you saw the motion picture or have simply heard the saga, when you hear the name Titanic, several images pop to mind. The luxury. The grandeur. The iceberg. The faithful musicians devoted to standing their posts on the deck till the very end as the "unsinkable" ocean liner was swallowed up by the sea.


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For Allure and Adventure, Hike These Smoky Mountain Waterfalls

Posted on May 10, 2016

The Great Smoky Mountains have the two ingredients necessary for waterfalls: plenty of rain, from 85 inches to over 8 feet some years, and elevation gradient. Water trickles down the mountains and builds rushing rivers that drop up to a mile off the mountain face. Hiking the Smokies to see stunning waterfalls is one of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's most breathtaking activities. Here are some of the most popular waterfalls you'll find.


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See What is New at Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show in Pigeon Forge

Posted on April 27, 2016

There's a lot of entertainment options to choose from in the Smokies, but if you're trying to narrow down your choices, you'll find one of the most exciting live shows in the country right in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show delivers on all counts, from delicious, satisfying food to live entertainment presented on a large scale.


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