Top 7 Destinations for Sightseeing in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

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Each year, over 11 million people visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee to enjoy everything our Smoky Mountain city has to offer. Featuring a bustling downtown and proximity to America’s most popular national park, Gatlinburg is truly unlike anywhere else in the world. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to the top seven spots for sightseeing in Gatlinburg TN and the Great Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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All the Info You Need to Know Before Going Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing

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Have you ever visited Ober Gatlinburg in the winter? Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing is one of the most popular winter activities for locals and visitors in Gatlinburg, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it! Continue reading

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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Announces 2017 Open Date

Calling all snowbirds! Our beloved Gatlinburg ski resort has recently announced an opening day for this year’s winter season.

That’s right! In just a few weeks, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort will once again be open for visitors to enjoy another thrilling year of snow tubing and skiing in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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8 Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

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It doesn’t cost much money to have fun when you visit Gatlinburg, TN! In a previous article, we told you all about the awesome free things to do in Gatlinburg. Now, we wanted to follow up with a guide to some of the best budget-friendly attractions in the area. Although they might not be free, these activities are definitely light on the wallet. Here are eight of the most popular cheap things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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New in Gatlinburg: Savannah Bee Company Brings Gourmet Honey to the Smokies

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If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely want to stop by Savannah Bee Company during your next visit to Gatlinburg, TN! This popular new shop on The Strip is dedicated to gourmet honey, honey-wines, honey-based beauty products, and even more un-bee-lievable items. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide to everything you need to know about Savannah Bee Company in Gatlinburg. Continue reading

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Rowdy Bear Mountain Offers Two New Thrill Rides in Gatlinburg

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Visitors to Gatlinburg, TN who are looking for some adrenaline-fueled fun during their vacation will definitely want to stop by Rowdy Bear Mountain! This all new attraction is home to two amazing thrill rides that are guaranteed to get your heart racing. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to these exciting new rides in Gatlinburg. Continue reading

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Back for the Summer: Mermaids at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is home to over 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, penguins, turtles, and a seemingly endless variety of fish. This summer, the aquarium will host some undersea residents that you don’t see every day: mermaids! Everyone’s favorite mythical creatures will be on hand at Ripley’s in June, July, and August to perform for the aquarium’s many guests. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to seeing the mermaids at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg. 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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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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Another New Attraction Added to the Gatlinburg Aquarium: Splash with the Stingrays

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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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