Determine Your Smoky Mountain Lodging Personality

family laughing and playing outdoorsWouldn’t planning a Smoky Mountain vacation be a whole lot easier if you had a better idea of which lodging option suited you best? Take this quick quiz to find the perfect vacation rental to fit your personality, so you can have the best stay possible.

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What Makes the Smoky Mountains the ‘Wedding Capital of the South’?

Newlyweds huggingWe always hear the Smoky Mountains referred to as ‘The Wedding Capital of the South.’ However, what does that mean? To help soon-to-be newlyweds find the answer to this question, we at Visit My Smokies have put together five reasons we consider the Smoky Mountains to be the premier destination wedding venue in the United States. Have your own reason? Let us know in the comments below! Continue reading

Where and When to Spot Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Wildlife

buck in open valleyWildlife is one of the many reasons people vacation in the Smoky Mountains each year. With a diverse wildlife population, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect place for animal lovers. Since so many don’t know where or when to view wildlife, we decided to put together a guide to spotting your favorite Smoky Mountain wildlife all over the park. Continue reading

Dolly Parton’s Newest Album Hits #1 Around the World

guitar against wallDolly Parton means many different things to a variety of people. Whether you think of her as a legendary country artist or a business savvy world traveller, one thing is for certain. She’s one of a kind. Known for a big voice in a little frame, Parton is once again taking the world by storm with her new album, world tour and ever-growing Pigeon Forge theme park. Continue reading

Top 5 Secrets for Saving Money at Dollywood

MoneyServing millions of visitors each year, Dollywood is a must-visit attraction for anyone spending time in Pigeon Forge. Sometimes, when you have a family, visiting all of the attractions in the area can become pricey. To help you save money at Dollywood, we put together a few ways to save, so your entire family can enjoy spending time together in the Smokies. Continue reading