Last week, we told you about the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, which is one of the area's top nature-themed special events in the Smokies. If you missed it, however, you still have a chance to learn all about our natural surroundings here in East Tennessee. Anyone planning to be in the area this week should attend Wilderness Wildlife Week, currently taking place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge through Saturday, May 11.
Some of you may read this and wonder, “Who is Sweet Fanny Adams?” For those of you in that category, we'll tell you it's the name of a theater in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, and this unique venue will be beginning its 43rd season in the Smokies next weekend, on April 18.
One of the first decisions any traveler makes when planning a trip to a fun destination is where to stay. And that goes for a getaway or vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains as well. The decision can seem like a tough one, though, because every town in our area – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville – has a great selection of accommodations, and each one has a tempting lineup of attractions, shops and restaurants to choose from.
For more than 30 years, Dolly Parton's Stampede (formerly known officially as “Dixie Stampede”) has been one of the top dinner destinations in the Smokies. The attraction combines a delicious multi-course meal with a captivating live production to create one of the most in-demand show experiences in town.
One of Sevierville's most popular lodging destinations has recently unveiled a major makeover, and it's looking better than ever. The Lodge at Five Oaks, located directly across the Parkway from the Tanger Outlet Center, has recently undergone an extensive renovation process and is making its return debut just in time for the October peak season.