Days of Our Lives Cast to Visit Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Photo of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.

The Hortons, Bradys, and DiMeras are coming to Pigeon Forge! Fans of the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives will have the chance to meet the actors who portray their favorite characters when the show’s cast visits the Titanic Museum this October. Celebrating 50 years on the air, Days of Our Lives is marking the occasion with a special book tour spanning eight states. Visit My Smokies has all the details on this can’t-miss event. Continue reading


TripAdvisor Names Gatlinburg Fall Colors Among Top 10 in the Nation

The Gatlinburg fall colors at sunrise.

One of our favorite Smoky Mountain cities is back in the news! TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, recently released its guide to the top 10 fall foliage destinations in the U.S., and Gatlinburg, Tennessee scored a spot on the list. While New England typically gets the most national attention for its fall scenery, we are thrilled to see that the Gatlinburg fall colors are getting the recognition they deserve. Continue reading


5 Spooktacular Ways to Spend Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Jack-o'-lantern and other pumpkins for Halloween.

If you’re a fan of spooky thrills and chills, Halloween is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Our Smoky Mountain cities always get into the holiday spirit in a big way, so visitors can expect frighteningly good entertainment during the entire month of October. Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide to all of the ways you can celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Continue reading


Top 4 Places to Hear Live Music in Pigeon Forge

Guitarist on stage performing live music in Pigeon Forge.

The entire state of Tennessee is known for its excellent live music, and Pigeon Forge is no exception! The Pigeon Forge area is a magnet for talent, drawing in and cultivating some of the very best performers in the country. Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide to four of our favorite spots for live music in Pigeon Forge: Continue reading


Smoky Mountain Black Bear Caught Climbing Down Gatlinburg Condo Building

Smoky Mountain black bear in the woods

There are a variety of scenic sights you can wake up to when you choose to vacation in Gatlinburg TN. We have majestic mountains, beautiful foliage, vibrant wildflowers, and babbling springs, all waiting for you to enjoy. However, for a group of residents at a Gatlinburg condo complex, they woke up to a rather unique view recently. Continue reading


5 Amazing Things To Do in Gatlinburg in October

fall drive in Gatlinburg in October

By far, October is one of our favorite months to visit Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Not only is this when the leaves in the trees start to change colors, there are also a variety of fun and exciting things to do in Gatlinburg in October that we promise you and your loved ones will love. Continue reading


Dolly Parton’s Husband to Appear on Stage for First Time Ever at 50th Anniversary Party

Dolly Parton waving at the crowds during her annual parade in Pigeon Forge.

Smoky Mountain native Dolly Parton is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world. With 42 chart-topping albums, starring roles in a dozen Hollywood films, and her very own theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN, it’s safe to say that Dolly is no stranger to attention. Despite all of her time in the spotlight, however, Dolly Parton husband Carl Dean almost never appears with her at public events.  

That’s all about to change next year. When Dolly and Carl celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in May, Mr. Dean is slated to join his wife on stage for the first time ever! Visit My Smokies has all the details on Carl’s special appearance.   Continue reading