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    Join us this year to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Smokies! There’s no better place than the Great Smoky Mountains to enjoy an authentic German meal with friends and family.

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    Once you start to see the leaves changing colors and pumpkins lining the streets, you know that fall has arrived in the Smoky Mountains. There are many great events and attractions to visit during this time of year in the Smokies. One of those places is Kyker Farms in Sevierville. There are multiple different activities your family can enjoy as you bring in the fall season. Here are 6 things you can do when you visit Kyker Farms:

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    Gatlinburg is saying goodbye to the summer season with a week-long food festival! If you love burgers, then this festival was made for you. At GatlinBURGER, visitors will be able to enjoy 16 different burgers from local chefs. We’ve got all the details on the Gatlinburg food festival for you!

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    When you are planning a family trip to the Smoky Mountains, you are guaranteed to find plenty of activities that the whole crew will love. In Gatlinburg, the streets are lined with thrilling activities for people of all ages, including children. Here are 5 of the best kid-friendly attractions in Gatlinburg:

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    While everyone enjoys spending the day taking in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, they might not think of all the people that helped shape what it is today. There are countless people who worked long and hard to transform the beautiful landscape into the place where millions of people congregate every year. Here are 6 people who had a hand in the early history of the Smoky Mountains:

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    The Smokies area is home to tons of beautiful murals that pay tribute to the community. Many local artists have created beautiful pieces of art for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Next time you’re in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville you can visit these paintings and snag a few pictures. Here are 6 murals you need to see on your next Smoky Mountain vacation:

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    No matter what time of year you want to visit the Smokies, we’re sure “what will the weather be like?” is one of the questions you’re asking! We want to walk you through what the weather in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is like during the year so you can plan the perfect vacation! Keep reading to find out more about the Great Smoky Mountains weather throughout the year.

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    With around 65 species of mammals, over 200 varieties of birds, 67 native fish species and more than 80 types of reptiles and amphibians, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the largest tracts of animals in the country. We all know that Cades Cove is a great place to see these creatures, but there are plenty of other hot spots for wildlife throughout the Smokies as well. Here are the top 4 places to see wildlife in the Smoky Mountains:

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    One of the most popular activities in the Smoky Mountains is hiking! Most people choose to hike the popular trails, while other people who hike as their hobby want to find trails that are off the beaten path. There are quite a few trails to choose from, but we want to share a secret hiking trail with you called Courthouse Rock Trail! Keep reading to learn more about this secret trail in the Smoky Mountains.

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    If you’re planning on coming to the Smoky Mountains this fall, you have to spend at least one day exploring the South’s best theme park, Dollywood. While this park is a blast no matter what time of year you visit, it’s hard to beat Dollywood in Autumn. Here are 4 fun things to do in Dollywood this fall:

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