Gatlinburg Convention Center and Rocky Top Sports World Make Smoky Mountain City Top Destination for Events

The city of Gatlinburg in the mountains, home of the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

One of our favorite Smoky Mountain cities is getting some well deserved attention! ConventionSouth magazine recently named Gatlinburg, Tennessee one of the top 12 resort destinations for meetings and events. Offering a wealth of travel information for companies and other organizations, ConventionSouth is a leading voice in the meeting planning field. Continue reading


Record-Breaking Smoky Mountain Coaster Opens in Gatlinburg

View of Gatlinburg during the daytime

UPDATE: A long-awaited Smoky Mountain coaster is finally open! After a year of construction, the brand new Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg is up and running. At 3,000 feet tall, this thrilling ride is the highest mountain coaster in the state of Tennessee, and one of the tallest of its kind in the world. Continue reading


6 Easy Steps to Taking Better Pictures of the Smoky Mountains

Pictures of the Smoky Mountains and Newfound Gap road at night

Whether you consider yourself a semi-professional photographer or you are just looking for ways to enhance your family’s photo album, it is always a good idea to learn about how you can take better pictures of the Smoky Mountains. Not only will this help improve your skills as a photographer in general, it will also ensure your vacation photos will be the ones all of your loved ones will be talking about long after the trip is over. Continue reading


Smoky Mountains National Park Announces National Park Service Centennial Celebrations

view of wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

Have you heard the news? It’s almost time to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial!

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 100 years since the National Park Service was approved by President Woodrow Wilson as a new bureau in the Department of the Interior in 1916. Continue reading


Everything You Need To Know About the Dixie Stampede Menu

Dixie Stampede Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge

Named the most fun place to eat in the Smokies, Dixie Stampede is the perfect place for you and your family or group to enjoy a memorable of fun and excitement. Unlike your typical dinner experience, this Pigeon Forge dinner show invites you and your family or group to join in as you cheer on the talented horse riders as they compete in a series of friendly competitions. You can yell, stomp, clap, and laugh throughout the meal without worrying about the group next to you looking at you funny, all while enjoying the delicious offerings of the Dixie Stampede menu. Continue reading


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Visitor Center Gets Eco-Friendly Addition

Magnificent mountain view near a Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitor center.

We are proud to report that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is taking the lead with the adoption of cutting edge green technology. This summer, the Smokies will become the first national park in the U.S. to provide DC fast charging stations for electric vehicles! Visit My Smokies has the details on this exciting new initiative. Continue reading