Top 5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in June

Cades cove in June

With summer already well underway, we’re putting together our list of things to do in Gatlinburg in June, and we couldn’t be more excited! You’ll find that your favorite attractions and hotspots are getting into the summer spirit. Many businesses and organizations in Gatlinburg offer fun perks during summertime while others dedicate the entire season to staying open a little later or offering some free fun. Continue reading

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Gatlinburg Sky Lift Reopens to the Public

Gatlinburg Sky Lift has reopened

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift officially reopened at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 26 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend! Continue reading

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Try the World’s Most Intense Hot Sauces at Pepper Palace in Gatlinburg TN

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If you’re a fan of spicy foods, you’ll definitely want to visit Pepper Palace during your next vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! This hugely popular shop offers over 2,000 hot sauces as well as salsas, BBQ sauces, wing sauces, mustards, jams, jellies, and many other dips, marinades, and seasonings. Pepper Palace is famous for its free samples and tortilla chips, so you can try before you buy. Continue reading

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History of the Civil War in Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN

Reenactment of a battle from the Civil War.

This spring marks the 152nd anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. Although no major battles occurred in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, the war had a profound effect on the residents of Sevier County. Visit My Smokies did a little research to bring you this brief history of the Civil War in Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN. Continue reading

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Two New Restaurants in Gatlinburg: Mama’s Chicken Kitchen and J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

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Two eagerly anticipated new restaurants in Gatlinburg are finally open! Last month, the Mayor of Gatlinburg officially cut the ribbon at Mama’s Chicken Kitchen and J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe. The two restaurants are housed in the same building at 1244 East Parkway, next to Gatlinburg City Hall. Continue reading

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Two Baby Penguins Introduced at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies had some very exciting news to share on World Penguin Day! At the end of April, the Gatlinburg aquarium officially announced the debut of Benny Hill and Falkor, two baby African penguins. Visit My Smokies has all the details on these adorable additions to the Ripley’s Aquarium family. Continue reading

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Country Star Rodney Atkins to Headline Free Concert in Gatlinburg

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One of country music’s biggest stars is coming to the Smokies this spring! Singer-songwriter Rodney Atkins will perform in Gatlinburg, TN on April 28, 2017. This special concert is completely free and both locals and visitors are invited to attend. Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about this eagerly anticipated concert in Gatlinburg. Continue reading

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Another New Attraction Added to the Gatlinburg Aquarium: Splash with the Stingrays

Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to splash around with the animals at the aquarium? Now you have the chance to splash with the stingrays at Touch-A-Ray Bay! Here’s what you need to know: Continue reading

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8 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN in April

Enjoying the spring scenery in the mountains is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in April.

There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Gatlinburg TN in April! Now that spring is in full swing, the Smokies are bursting at the seams with incredible events that celebrate East Tennessee’s culture and the great outdoors. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best Gatlinburg events in April:

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New at the Gatlinburg Aquarium: Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg

We love the Gatlinburg aquarium and they just completed a new addition – Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure! Continue reading

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