All the Details: Pigeon Forge Car Shows and Rod Runs for 2015

Vintage blue car at a car show in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge car shows and rod runs are one of the most popular things to do in the area. Visitors come from all over the country just to see and show their classic cars. In this article you will find the schedule of all of the upcoming Pigeon Forge car shows and rod runs for 2015 as well as information like: cost, how to avoid traffic and where to stay when you visit. Continue reading

FOUND AFTER 13 YEARS: Butterfly Tag from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Monarch butterfly on an orange flower in the Smoky Mountains

Every year, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont hosts Monarch butterfly tagging events at Cades Cove, to collect, catalog and tag butterflies. By tagging butterflies, they are able to track their migration path and track the length of time they spend in the area before migrating from the cooler weather to the sunshine. Continue reading

Take a Look Inside: Sevier Indoor Shooting Range in Sevierville

Man shooting a gun at the indoor shooting range in Sevierville

Locally owned business, Sevier Indoor Shooting Range in Sevierville, is becoming a hot spot for locals and visitors to the area. With 11 shooting lanes and a variety of rental firearms available, the Sevier Indoor Shooting Range is a great place to spend an hour or two of your day, doing something a little bit different than the other attractions in the area. Continue reading

4 Hidden Benefits of Staying in a Pigeon Forge Bed & Breakfast

Pigeon Forge bed and breakfast

If you and your family have never experienced a relaxing night stay in one of the Pigeon Forge bed & breakfasts in the area, you are truly missing out. Not only do these spaces offer a peaceful place for guests to relax, but they also offer a ton of benefits that other lodging options simply do not have. Continue reading

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Breaks Record Number of Visitors (Again!)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Breaks Record Number of Visitors in 2014 image

In 2014, the number of Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitors reached a record! For the fourth time in the last 80 years, and the first time since 2000. Continue reading

Dolly Parton Returns to Television With New Movie Series on NBC

dolly statue sevierville

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, Parton 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

Woman Wins Lottery, Plans Trip to Pigeon Forge Amusement Park

Lottery winner plans trip to Pigeon Forge amusement park

What would you do if you won $5 million in the lottery? Would you pay off your house? Would you buy a new car? Would you wave goodbye to any debt you and your loved ones may have? Though all of these options sound terrific, one lucky lady from New Zealand has all of these ideas beat! Continue reading

How to Save Hundreds with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Cabin Deals

Hundred dollar bills laying out for saving money for a Gatlinburg cabin vacation

Chances are, if you’re planning a vacation to the Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN, you’ve looked all around through dozens of websites for Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin deals. As you’ve probably noticed, these deals and discounts aren’t always easy to find. We wanted to simplify the process for you, so you can move forward in the planning process. Keep reading to find out more about the easy ways to save money on your next Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg vacation: Continue reading

4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

couple celebrating Valentine's Day in Gatlinburg

Valentine’s Day is hard holiday to plan for. You want to show the person you care for just how much you love them, but it is hard to decide what romantic activity is really the best choice. Continue reading

Low Gas Prices Help Boost Tourism in Great Smoky Mountains

gas prices affect tourism in Great Smoky Mountains

It has been quite some time since we in East Tennessee saw gas prices drop below the $2 mark. In fact, prices have been hovering around the $2.50 to $3 range for quite some time. However, over the recent weeks, we at Visit My Smokies have seen the price of gas drop dramatically in the Great Smoky Mountains. In fact, as of Friday, January 9, 2015, the average price per gallon of regular gas in Tennessee hits a record low of $1.997 per gallon, according to a recent report from AAA. Continue reading