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    Have you ever heard of Parson Branch Road? This popular scenic drive in the Smoky Mountains closed in 2016 for repairs, and reopened again to the public in late May of 2022. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore this road yet, it’s worth a drive on your next visit to the Smoky Mountains! To help you learn more about it, we’ve created a guide to Parson Branch Road:

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    If you’ve never taken the time to explore downtown Sevierville, it’s worth a visit on your next vacation in the Smoky Mountains. The streets are calmer than those of downtown Gatlinburg, and the area has plenty of delicious restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops, and more waiting for you to visit. Whether you want to enjoy a meal, get some shopping done, or get pampered at a salon, you can do it all in Sevierville. Here are the top 6 places to visit in downtown Sevierville:

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    Ice cream is the perfect sweet treat any time of year, and you’ll have plenty of choice of where to get it when you visit Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! If you’re looking for a frozen treat that’s unlike anything you’ve ever had before, then we have some great suggestions on where you should go. Here are the top 6 unique ice cream shops in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:

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    What’s one of the best things about the Fourth of July? Fireworks! But, whether you’re lighting your own fireworks at home or seeing an impressive fireworks display in the Smoky Mountain area, there are some important safety tips you need to keep in mind. To help you enjoy some incredible fireworks while staying safe, we’ve created a guide to fire safety in the Smoky Mountains!

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    Have you already visited all the popular attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and are looking to explore the Smokies in a different way? It’s time to travel like a local! If the locals love it, you know it must be good. Spend time on your visit experiencing places that the locals go on a regular basis! To help you plan, we’ve created a guide to some of the best non-touristy things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

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    It’s no secret that the Smoky Mountain area is one of the most popular family vacation destinations. But, there is plenty to do for adults, too! If you’re planning an adults-only trip to the Smokies, we can help you create your itinerary. From attractions to tastings, the fun never has to stop! Here are 8 can’t-miss things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for adults:

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    As the temperatures begin to rise across the Smoky Mountains, you will probably be looking for ways to beat the heat. Luckily, there are plenty of exciting ways for your family to have fun this summer. One of the things that your kids will love about the Smokies is that there are plenty of ways they can splash around for a few hours in refreshing water! Here are 5 of the best water attractions in the Smoky Mountains that your kids will love:

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    Once you decide to take your family to the Smokies, the next step is to begin planning the vacation of your dreams. However, there is much more to planning a trip than you may realize at first. There is lodging, activities, restaurants, and only a short amount of time to see everything. To help out, we have put together this list of 5 tips for your family’s summer vacation in the Smoky Mountains:

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    Nowhere else in the United States celebrates Independence Day quite like Gatlinburg, TN! Each year, our Smoky Mountain city rings in the holiday with an incredible parade starting at midnight on July 4th. This annual event typically draws around 80,000 spectators and has been named one of the “Top Ten Parades to See in the U.S.” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. To help you prepare for Independence Day, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg parade on the 4th of July.

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    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating its 88th birthday! Can you believe it? This year marks 88 years that our beloved Smoky Mountains have been an established national park!

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