Your Guide to the Top 6 Pigeon Forge Christmas Shows

A Christmas tree on stage with a red curtain behind it at one of the popular Pigeon Forge Christmas shows.

Pigeon Forge is home to a great collection of theaters that are open year round, but if you visit during the holiday season, you’re in for a treat! During the months of November and December, all of the theaters in the area put on special Christmas performances filled with seasonal music, decorations, and cheer. To help you make the most of your winter getaway, we’ve put together a guide to the best Pigeon Forge Christmas shows: Continue reading


No, That’s Not a Giant Hamster Ball: Dry Zorbing Comes to Outdoor Gravity Park Pigeon Forge

Two kids enjoying Zorb Smoky Mountains at the Outdoor Gravity Park Pigeon Forge.

This fall and winter, don’t be alarmed if you see what appears to be a giant hamster ball rolling down a hill in Pigeon Forge. Fortunately, our pets have not evolved into supersized monsters; it’s just Zorb – one of the hottest attractions in the Smokies! Outdoor Gravity Park Pigeon Forge has recently unveiled Drygo, a new invention that lets guests go zorbing during the colder months without getting wet. Visit My Smokies has all of the details on this exciting new activity. Continue reading


5 Exciting Events Celebrating Christmas in the Smoky Mountains

A closeup photo of ornaments on a tree celebrating Christmas in the Smoky Mountains.

There is nothing quite like Christmas in the Smoky Mountains! Throughout the holiday season, Sevier County is transformed into a winter wonderland with special decorations and plenty of good cheer. If you’re going to be visiting the Smokies during the most wonderful time of the year, you don’t want to miss these yuletide events: Continue reading


Lightning Rod – New Dollywood Roller Coaster for 2016

Sign outside of Dollywood

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been awaiting the big announcement of the new ride at Dollywood for 2016! What we know is that the new Dollywood roller coaster has been in progress for over a year; construction takes approximately 9 months in addition to the planning process. Keep reading for all of the details of the new Dollywood roller coaster! Continue reading


All the Details: Dolly Parton Movie “Coat of Many Colors”

Sun shining over the rolling hills of the Smoky Mountains

With a career that spans over 50 years, there isn’t much that Dolly Parton has not mastered. After getting her start on The Porter Wagoner Show that aired weekly on TV, Dolly has gone on to see amazing success both in the music and film industry. She has also had one of her famous hits turned into a Broadway show, ‘9 to 5: The Musical.’ Continue reading


Then & Now: What Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Website Used to Look Like

THEN & NOW, How some of your favorite Smoky Mountain websites have changed over the years.

Much like hairstyles and music videos, websites that were in style a decade ago feel very dated when we look back at them today. Even more so than fashion trends and pop music, what is considered cutting edge on the internet seems to change every few months. Comparing a website designed in 2000 with one launched in 2015 is like comparing a bicycle to a Jeep Grand Cherokee!

Ready to take a digital trip down memory lane? Scroll through the pictures below to see what your favorite Smoky Mountain website looked like back in the day:

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Top 3 Pet Friendly Places in Gatlinburg TN

Woman and her dog both wearing sunglasses look out car window on vacation.

When your furry friend jumps in your lap as you’re planning your trip to Gatlinburg, it dawns on you – you don’t want to leave your dog behind when you go on vacation! You start doing research and find that there are many great pet friendly lodging options in the Gatlinburg area. However, before you book your trip, you want to make sure that there are pet friendly places in Gatlinburg TN that you can take your pooch when you aren’t at your cabin or chalet.

One of the best kept secrets in the Smokies is how many amazing pet friendly places in Gatlinburg TN there are. These pet friendly places will allow you and every member of your family to enjoy an amazing vacation in Gatlinburg. Here are a few of these spectacular pet friendly places in Gatlinburg TN for you and your dog to visit: Continue reading