5 Summer Events To Look Forward To

Posted on April 7, 2020

It looks like spring may not be the best time to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains, but chances are looking good that life may be back to normal in time for the summer vacation season. So while lots of you are staying put at home for the time being, consider this a great time to look ahead and dream of things to come a few months down the road. This week, we'll highlight five events scheduled to take place in the Smokies this summer. You may even want to do some early planning, if for no other reason than to do something that feels normal.


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Planning Your Summer Vacation

Posted on March 24, 2020

If you're like most of us right now, you've been spending a lot of time at home. We know lots of folks have been taking advantage of all that inside time to do some productive things, like cleaning, organizing and taking on long-neglected household tasks and projects. Here's another suggestion for a way to pass the time that's not only productive but also fun: You can start making plans for a summer vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. With the Internet and a phone at your fingertips, you can not only dream about all the fun things you'll be able to do in just a few months, but you can also take actual steps toward making it all happen.


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New Festival Highlights Dollywood's 35th Season

Posted on March 10, 2020

If your travel plans happen to take you to the Smokies this weekend, you could be among the first people to visit Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge for their 2020 season. In fact, this is their 35th season of providing family fun for all ages, and visitors who go there this year will have some new things to discover.


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New Festival Highlights Dollywood's 35th Season

Posted on March 10, 2020

If your travel plans happen to take you to the Smokies this weekend, you could be among the first people to visit Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge for their 2020 season. In fact, this is their 35th season of providing family fun for all ages, and visitors who go there this year will have some new things to discover.


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Gatlinburg Museums Are Amazing

Posted on February 20, 2020

Celebrating everything from the mundane to the unbelievable, the museum attractions of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, should be a high priority for anyone visiting this tourist town on the doorstep of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. No matter which one (or ones) you choose to visit, you're in for a fascinating tour that just about everyone in the family can enjoy. So come along as we take you on a guided tour of some of Gatlinburg's most amazing attractions, and hopefully, next time you go there for a visit, you'll add at least one of them to your itinerary.


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Things Are Hopping (And Shooshing) At Ober Gatlinburg

Posted on February 6, 2020

A few weeks ago, we outlined a bunch of fun things you can still do in Gatlinburg this time of year. After all, they don't roll up the sidewalks around here just because the weather has turned a little cold. In fact, one of the ideas we suggested in our last post is one we're going to go into a little more detail about this week, because it's a place that actually cranks into high gear when cold weather sets in. We're talking about Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, located on top of Mt. Harrison and overlooking the city of Gatlinburg.


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Visit Gatlinburg In Winter!

Posted on January 11, 2020

Once upon a time, there was a period in the Smokies that people used to refer to as the “off season.” It was a dark time when businesses closed for the winter, and visitation to towns like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville all but dried up. However, that's not true any more. Nowadays, there are still lots of reasons to come to places like Gatlinburg in January and February, and this week, we'll run just a few of them by you for your consideration.


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Lodging Options In The Smokies

Posted on January 6, 2020

When you're planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the first decisions you'll typically make is where you're going to stay. Once you've got your lodging dates locked in, it's a lot easier to start working on elements like attractions tickets and restaurant decisions. It can be a little overwhelming, though, because there are so many choices when it comes to accommodations in the Smokies that it can be intimidating trying to narrow down all the options. So this week, we'll give you an overview of what those choices are, and maybe that will make it a little easier for you to plan that next big trip to the mountains in 2020.


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Ring In 2020 In Gatlinburg

Posted on December 19, 2019

Where do you plan to be on December 31 to ring in 2020? For some, staying at home to watch the Times Square ball drop on TV is the way to go, while others don't even stay awake long enough to see midnight. But if you're the type that likes to get out and celebrate on New Year's Eve, we have just the ticket for you.


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Downtown Gatlinburg – One-Stop Christmas Shopping

Posted on December 5, 2019

Lots of folks will be heading to Gatlinburg, TN, during these next few weeks before Christmas. Some will be visiting the national park, some will be coming to see the Winterfest lights, and others will be taking advantage of special seasonal events and activities. If you plan to be among those headed to the Smokies soon, you might also consider getting some Christmas shopping done while you're in town. One of the great things about shopping in downtown Gatlinburg is that you can cover a lot of bases within a fairly small footprint, and you don't even have to drive from store to store.


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