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

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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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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4 Excellent Golf Courses Near Gatlinburg TN for a Fun Day on the Green

Beautiful photo of the Gatlinburg Golf Course.

Your vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time on the green! The Smoky Mountains offer a number of superb golf courses that are great for beginners and pros alike. To help you make the most of your getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to four of the best golf courses near Gatlinburg TN. Continue reading

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4 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg at Night

The glittering lights of Gatlinburg at night.

When the sun goes down in Gatlinburg, there is still plenty of fun to be had! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a wonderful collection of evening activities that are popular with visitors and locals alike. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to four of the best things to do in Gatlinburg at night. Continue reading

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Smoky Mountains Fall Colors

Smoky Mountains fall colors 2014

Autumn is finally here! Now that the fall equinox has now come and gone, we at Visit My Smokies are elated to say that it is officially fall in the Smoky Mountains. It is time to break out your favorite sweaters, order an extra glass of your favorite pumpkin-flavored drink, and begin planning your annual trip to see the Smoky Mountains fall colors. Continue reading

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About the New Pearl Harbor Ripley’s Aquarium Exhibit

Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg, and it’s great for people of all ages. Other than all of the great exhibits that can be seen at the aquarium throughout the year, they also feature special exhibits. The Pearl Harbor Ripley’s Aquarium exhibit is one you definitely don’t want to miss! Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Gatlinburg

Everything you need to know about the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Gatlinburg.

While some attractions are a dime a dozen, there are other vacation destinations that are totally unique to Gatlinburg. The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is about as unique as they come. Considered one of Gatlinburg’s hidden gems, this quirky museum is home to over 20,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers! Featuring shakers of every variety from around the world, this collection is the only one of its kind in the United States. Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Gatlinburg. Continue reading

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6 Hidden Gems in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

Forney Ridge Trail is one of the hidden gems in Gatlinburg TN.

The Smoky Mountain area is home to some of the most popular things to see and do in the Southeast. Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Cades Cove, and Clingmans Dome frequently top the list of things to do in the region, and deservedly so. However, the Smokies also offer a number of lesser known attractions that can be just as much fun as the big name destinations. We’ve put together a list of six hidden gems in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains that you’ll definitely want to check out on your next vacation. If you’re already familiar with some of these places, you can consider yourself a Smoky Mountain insider! Continue reading

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