Dollywood Tips: 6 Ways to Avoid Lines at the Pigeon Forge Amusement Park

New sign outside of Dollywood amusement park in Pigeon Forge

During the peak season, Dollywood is extremely busy! With millions of visitors in and out of the Pigeon Forge amusement park in a single season, it’s obvious that you’ll have to wait in a few lines during your visit. To help you avoid long lines at the park, we’ve put together a few Dollywood tips for spending your day at the park: Continue reading

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5 Unbelievable Smoky Mountain Views You Have to See

Amazing Smoky Mountain views in the mountains

What a sight the Smokies are to see! You don’t have to go far in the Smoky Mountains to find a picturesque place worth writing home about, especially those postcard-ready Smoky Mountain sunrises, sunsets and all the views in between. You could hike, climb and swim every day for years and still not find all the best views and lookouts that the Smokies have to offer. Luckily, we’ve run across a few Smoky Mountain views over the years that were more than memorable, so we’ve listed them below for your outdoor adventure needs. Some are easy to get to, and some are more of a challenge, but each and every one of them is definitely worth seeing. Let us know if you can choose a favorite – we bet you can’t! Continue reading

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All the Details: The Gatlinburg Farmers Market 2015 Season

Fresh Local Produce for sale at the farmers market

Long before “eating local” became a big city trend, people in the Great Smoky Mountains were doing it as a healthy way of life. Once again this year, local growers share their bounty at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market, part of a great American weekend.  Whether you are traveling to the area or live nearby, you are sure to enjoy the fresh local produce, baked and canned goods, flowers and crafts available at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market. Continue reading

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Best 6 Things To Do in Gatlinburg in May

Things to do in Gatlinburg in May

As lush, green foliage sprouts proudly from the earth and tree branches and the warm feeling of sun on your shoulders becomes an increasingly common occurrence, May seems to be announcing its presence in celebration. And why not? May brings with it a whole new list of activities and opportunities for fun to be had that you have to try, so keep reading to learn all about the best things to do in Gatlinburg in May. Continue reading

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4 Things You Definitely Won’t Find in a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg Cabin

Black and white image of a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin.

Here at Visit My Smokies, we’ve noticed that there have been a lot of rumors lately about what you will find at cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Some of these myths go back decades and have resurfaced in the past few months, while other stories have recently cropped up on the internet. As the leading source of information about the Smoky Mountain area, we feel compelled to address this misinformation. In the interest of setting the record straight, here are four things you definitely won’t find in a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin: Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Make Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals Cheap for Your Vacation

Family standing on the porch of a Gatlinburg cabin rental

If you’re anything like us, you like to save money! And who doesn’t want to save money when they’re planning a vacation anyway? Saving on your Gatlinburg cabin rental means you’ll have more money left to visit attractions and restaurants while you explore the area. We want you to be able to enjoy all of the great things to do in the area, so we’ve put together a few ways to make our beautiful Gatlinburg cabin rentals cheap for your vacation. Continue reading

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Big Changes Coming to the Old Mill Square Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge with springtime flowers

The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge is undergoing a remodel and expansion, and you don’t want to miss it! They’re not getting rid of any of your favorite recipes or closing down for any of the remodel, so don’t worry! The Old Mill Square is currently under construction, and here’s what they have planned to add throughout 2015: Continue reading

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