Top 5 Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails with Waterfalls for Families to Enjoy

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With more than 850 miles of hiking trails to explore, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect place to go to discover the natural beauty of the mountains with your family by your side. There are so many incredible sights to see when you go hiking, but nothing beats the picture-perfect view of a waterfall cascading over the rocks. The National Park has a number of trails with waterfalls that are easy to hike so the kids don’t have to miss out on the fun. Here are the top 5 Smoky Mountain hiking trails with waterfalls for families to enjoy: Continue reading

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Massive Sinkhole Growing in the Smoky Mountains to Become “Second Grand Canyon”

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This morning, the National Park Service confirmed the existence of a growing sinkhole in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to a press release from park officials, the sinkhole is not dangerous but it will eventually rival the Grand Canyon in size. We have summarized the National Park Service’s official announcement below. Continue reading

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Travel Back in Time With a Visit to These Historical Places in the Smoky Mountains

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If you’re a history buff, you’ll love visiting the Smoky Mountains! There are numerous historical landmarks scattered throughout the Smokies for you to explore. To help you plan your trip, we’ve made a list of the top 7 historical places in the Smoky Mountains for you to visit while you’re here: Continue reading

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Visit My Smokies Launches New Smoky Mountain Podcast

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We are excited to announce that Visit My Smokies now has our very own podcast! Our Smoky Mountain podcast is your ticket to the latest and greatest information about the area. Not only does our podcast make it easy for you to stay up to date with what’s going on in the Smoky Mountains, but you will also get insider tips on all the best things to do when you visit! Continue reading

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Top 4 Movie Theaters in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains to Catch Your Favorite Films

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The Smoky Mountains are known for incredible shows and live performances at some of the most popular theaters. But it’s not just live performances you can see during your vacation! When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you can catch some of the latest blockbuster movies you’ve been dying to see! If you want to spend your evening enjoying a film, check out one of these top movie theaters in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend Vacation in the Smoky Mountains

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Sometimes all you need is a peaceful getaway to the beautiful mountains to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you don’t have a lot of free time to spare for a vacation, a short trip to the Smoky Mountains is perfect for you! Take a weekend off to relax and enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. To make sure you make the most of your short time in the area, we’ve come up with a guide to the perfect weekend vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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Test Your Luck at These Exciting Smoky Mountain Attractions

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Are you feeling lucky? The Smoky Mountains are filled with fun things to do that put your luck up to the test. From puzzles, to arcade games, to mystery quests, there are tons of exciting attractions for you to try that take both skill and luck. So grab your lucky charm and test your luck at these Smoky Mountain attractions: Continue reading

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5 Interesting Facts About the Smoky Mountain Wildflowers and Where to Find Them

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Spring is almost here, which means so are the gorgeous Smoky Mountain wildflowers! Every spring, people travel to the Smoky Mountains to see the breathtaking scene of the wildflowers blanketing the mountains. Here are 5 interesting facts about the Smoky Mountain wildflowers and where you can find them when you visit: Continue reading

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All You Need to Know Before Going to a Smokies Baseball Game

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Take me out to a ball game! One of the best things to do during spring in the Smoky Mountains is go to a Tennessee Smokies baseball game. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather and feel like a local as you cheer on the team! Get ready to head to the ballpark because baseball season in the Smoky Mountains is almost here. Here’s all you need to know before you go to a Smokies baseball game: Continue reading

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5 of the Most Inspirational Places in the Smoky Mountains

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The Smoky Mountains are sometimes referred to as “God’s Country,” and it’s easy to see why! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding cities are home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Visitors come from all over the world to behold the majestic beauty of the mountains and feel closer to nature. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to six of the most inspirational places in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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