The Beauty of Parrot Mountain in Pigeon Forge

You might have seen the birds on display at The Island, but seeing the parrots of Parrot Mountain in their “home” environment should be on everyone’s to-do list when visiting Pigeon Forge. It’s an enjoyable and relaxing experience, and you’ll appreciate the way the birds of the park are taken care of and the way […]

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5 Antique Shops in Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Asheville

In addition to the mouth-watering food, authentic people, and wonderful music, you’ll find the Smoky Mountains filled with awesome antique shops full of a variety of items you can only get here. We’ve highlighted five shops you should visit if you’re in the area.   Knoxville Bearden Antique Mall If you’re on the hunt for […]

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Celebrate the Fourth in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Pull out your American flags, your drink koozies, and your lawn chairs, because it’s time to celebrate America’s Independence!  Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are full of fun and festivities, and each city has a unique take on celebrating. Gatlinburg starts out the day bright and early. Well, technically, it’s very dark. At the stroke of […]

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Things to Do in the Smokies in the Summer

The temperature is climbing, activities are getting into full swing, and the mountains are ready for you! Whether you want an outdoor trip, a family excursion, or a weekend getaway, there are plenty of things to do in the Smokies and surrounding areas in the summer. Get wet and wild Read our blog post on […]

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Waterpark Adventure at Dollywood’s Splash Country

May is one of those special months for me. We’re edging ever closer to the official start of summer, and it’s the time that waterparks start to open for the season. Last year, our family went to Dollywood’s Splash Country. If you’ve never been, it’s a waterpark experience like no other! Nestled in the mountains, […]

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Plan a Party in the Smokies

The Smokies are a great place to celebrate the seasons and events. What better place to celebrate a wedding, birthday, or a family reunion, than right here in the Smokies? We’ve picked out several venues for you that complement various types of events. 1. Bridal/Wedding Shower Margaritaville at The Island has a unique atmosphere for […]

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First Whitewater Adventure At Rafting in the Smokies

In August of 2016, I went on vacation with my husband and three-year-old daughter. I had been to the Smokies on plenty of vacations growing up and was always a bit interested in whitewater rafting. I knew due to my daughter’s age, she couldn’t experience the full whitewater rafting adventure, but I was aware of […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Smokies

Caring for the Earth is backed by the people of the Smokies.  From April 17 through the 21st, you’ll find several activities you can participate in to help the Earth’s health and your own. Spur Clean-Up—April 18, 2017 From 9 a.m. until noon, you can support the Spur area as volunteers reign in the trash. […]

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5 Great Types of Places to Stay in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is full of attractions, restaurants, shopping, and family entertainment. It’s also a wonderful place to stay for your visit. Less than ten miles away from Pigeon Forge, there is easy access to all of the best places to spend your vacation. We’ve highlighted five great types of places to stay in Gatlinburg so you […]

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4 Ways to Celebrate Easter in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Are you considering a visit to the Smokies as part of a spring break that lines up with Easter? Perhaps you’re planning a long weekend getaway over Easter weekend. In either case, the Smoky Mountains have plenty of fun-filled activities for the Easter season. We’ve highlighted four family-oriented activities for you to consider during the […]

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