Biking in the Smokies

If your family is ready for a new type of outdoor adventure, try something different with a mountain biking excursion. Ditch your car, grab a bike,  and experience the Smokies in a new way. We’re showing two unique offerings to rent a bike and explore trails. Rentals + Private Trails Bike the Smokies Bike the […]

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Enjoy Live Music in Pigeon Forge

Appalachia is full of rich history, tasty food, and great music. While you’re enjoying the Smokies, we encourage you to get out and appreciate the live music many destinations offer. Here are our picks for Southern and country music. Dollywood Seen on the Home & Family show on Hallmark Channel, award-winning male quartet The Kingdom […]

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Free things to do in Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge

Planning a budget conscious trip to the Smokies isn’t as tricky as you may think. From museums and public parks that provide a wide range of activities to local businesses offering free (or very low cost) attractions, options abound for those seeking to come and enjoy the area without breaking the bank. In order to […]

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Celebrate Freedom in Pigeon Forge

Discounts for America’s Heroes Pigeon Forge teamed up with local businesses and vendors to provide discounts throughout the month of August for emergency responders, firefighters, police, active military, and veterans. We want to thank any members of the armed forces/veterans/first-responders mentioned above who are reading this post. Your service is much appreciated! While there is […]

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Kitchen Essentials in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains area is a prime destination to buy a variety of kitchen essentials at excellent prices. You’ll find outlet stores carrying bargain-priced items and specialty stores with unique gadgets and a wide selection of quality brands. We put together a handy list of recommended shops for you to visit below. Plus, we […]

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Plan Your Saturday in Gatlinburg

Planning a weekend in Gatlinburg should, by all means, include both food and fun! So we put together a handy itinerary for you to use as a guide for Saturday. We have activities segmented between the southern part of Gatlinburg and the northern part, from the US-321 split. One set may be more convenient depending […]

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6 Places in the Smoky Mountains to Go Back in Time

Don’t you wish you had a time machine to go back to the “good ol’ days,” sipping on a milkshake in a diner, and listening to tunes on a jukebox? Here’s our list of six places from Sevierville and Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where you can immerse yourself in the nostalgia of days gone […]

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Guide to Planning a Wedding in the Smokies

If you’re planning a destination wedding, the Great Smoky Mountains is a beautiful place you should consider. You can have everything here—from the flowers and hair to the ceremony and honeymoon. Outside of what we have listed here, if you have any questions, you should contact the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association. They are a non-profit […]

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5 Places to Cool Down in a Smokies Summer

The great thing about the Smoky Mountains is the natural way the trees cool down the environment. I bet you didn’t know this, but a single tree is like having ten air conditioners operating 20 hours a day! The evaporation from the tree leaves removes heat energy from the air. Okay, so maybe that’s enough […]

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Celebrate Independence in the Smokies

Looking for a new way to celebrate Independence Day in the Smokies? We have the perfect guide for you! Compiled below are several suggestions that highlight the wide array of patriotic options for you and your family to enjoy. From parades and festivals to food and fireworks, you’ll be busy with plenty of things to […]

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