A Weekend Getaway at the Greystone

The Greystone Lodge on the River, situated across from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, is a peaceful place for a weekend getaway in Gatlinburg. While there, you can enjoy outstanding amenities and the calming sounds of the stream breaking off of the larger Cliff Branch waters. When you first arrive, head into the welcoming lobby […]

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Things to Do in the Smokies in the Fall

The Smokies is packed with things to do in any season, but fall offers up events and festivals for everyone. We’ve collected some of our favorite events from Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Asheville. Knoxville Tennessee Valley Fair (September 8–17, 2017) Chilhowee Park becomes the focal point to the 98th annual fair. Have your […]

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5 Things to Do at Dollywood You Might Have Missed

Dollywood is a fantastic place for families, couples, and friends. There is so much to do—you might want to visit multiple days! Because it’s such an immersive park, with plenty of things to do, we want to make sure you have a chance to visit these five places you might have missed.   SGMA Hall […]

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Waterpark Resorts in the Smokies

Beating the heat is something you can easily do on your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Besides the many activities that include water like whitewater rafting, tubing, or water fun at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, did you know that the area is home to a bunch of great waterpark resorts where you can stay […]

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Ziplining in Gatlinburg with the Whole Family

Legacy Mountain has an impressive zipline course, and I managed to get the whole family on it, from my 4-year old daughter to my mother (who is terrified of roller coasters and wouldn’t even get on Dollywood’s Firechaser Express). I chose Legacy Mountain for their zipline course because they allow kids as young as three […]

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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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