Which Smoky Mountains Restaurants Are Open on Thanksgiving?

Smoky Mountains Thanksgiving dinner

Planning on spending this Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains? Get a jumpstart on your holiday meal planning today by deciding which of the many delicious Smoky Mountain restaurants open on Thanksgiving that you and your family will want to visit. Here, you will find the name, address, phone number and holiday hours of many of Smoky Mountains restaurants that will be open this Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Your Ultimate Guide to the Smoky Mountains Fall Colors

Smoky Mountains fall colors 2014

Autumn is finally here! Now that the fall equinox has now come and gone, we at Visit My Smokies are elated to say that it is officially fall in the Smoky Mountains. It is time to break out your favorite sweaters, order an extra glass of your favorite pumpkin-flavored drink, and begin planning your annual trip to see the Smoky Mountains fall colors. Continue reading

4 Things You Can Only Find At the 2014 Wears Valley Fall Festival

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Looking for the perfect way to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains? Look no further than the 2014 Wears Valley Fall Festival. Presented by Keep Sevier Beautiful, this Smoky Mountain event is a change for both locals and visitors to come together and celebrate all the great things about fall in the Smoky Mountains. That being said, here is a breakdown of just a few of the many exciting things that you can only find at this unique Smoky Mountain fall festival. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know: Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg 2014

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Join us this year to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Smokies! There’s no better place than the Great Smoky Mountains to enjoy an authentic German meal with friends and family. Continue reading

5 Things You Don’t Know About the Dollywood Harvest Festival 2014

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The fall season is right around the corner. Cooler temperatures are making their way into the Smoky Mountains, and before you know it, the leaves will be turning to bright reds, yellows and oranges. Continue reading

Where to Take the Most Scenic Ride Through the Great Smoky Mountains

View of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains

The fall season is quickly approaching, and that means the beautiful fall colors are making their way into the Smoky Mountains. Maybe you don’t want to go hiking in the Smokies when you’re visiting, but you’re looking for the perfect way to see the fall colors and be outdoors? Continue reading

22 Shocking Facts About Fall in the Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains fall colors

Fall in the Smoky Mountains is a magical time of year. The leaves have begun to change colors, the weather is beginning to cool off, and the days are becoming just a little bit shorter. That being said, autumn in the Smoky Mountains does not come without a few secrets hidden behind the brightly colored foliage. Continue reading

Do You Know the Secret Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

View of the green trees in the Smoky Mountains

Many of you may not know about the secret entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Instead of driving through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and working your way into the mountains, there’s one spot that offers the best views and quick access into the national park. Keep reading to learn more about the hidden entrance. Continue reading

Behind-the-Scenes Look: Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg

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How much do you know about the Doc Collier Gatlinburg moonshine distillery? At Visit My Smokies, we stopped in at Doc Collier’s moonshine distillery, to learn a little more about the distilling process and how the moonshine is made.

We caught up with Buddy, General Manager at Doc Collier Moonshine, and a distiller at Doc Collier, Ronny. They were able to tell us all about moonshine and how Doc Collier Moonshine got its name. Watch the video below to learn a little more, and take a behind-the-scenes look at Doc Collier Moonshine. Continue reading

Top 5 Fall Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails in Wears Valley

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When it comes to fall in the Smokies, the question on everyone’s mind is always about where they can find the best view of the Smoky Mountains fall foliage. Now, if you have ever visited the Smoky Mountains this time of year, then you already know about all the great scenic overlooks and attractions that offer incredible views of the fall leaves. However, one place you may not have visited is the peaceful Wears Valley. Continue reading