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    One of the best parts about a trip to the Smoky Mountains is getting to sample all the different types of cuisine that the area has to offer. The good news is that no matter what you are craving, there is always a restaurant nearby that has exactly what you are looking for! From fancy date night restaurants to casual places to take the kids, the opportunities are endless when you vacation in the Smokies. Take a look at this guide to dining in Pigeon Forge:

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    Did you know Tennessee has the largest concentration of caves in the whole United States? The Smoky Mountains are filled with unique caves! Many of these natural wonders are located in some of the most beautiful areas of the Smoky Mountains. Some of these caves are closed to the public while others can be toured with a guide. Here are 4 caves near Gatlinburg and Sevierville you need to know about:

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    It is possible to have an affordable vacation in the Smoky Mountains! The area is filled with gorgeous cabins available to rent during your stay. Some of these cabins can actually be very affordable when compared to other lodging options in the area. Want to learn more about the advantages of staying in an affordable cabin? Here are 5 surprising advantages of staying in cheap Smoky Mountain cabins:

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    You may not realize it from your most recent visit, but several schools once existed in Cades Cove! This portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited areas because of its incredible history as the home of many original settlers in the Smoky Mountains! Little evidence remains of the original schools in Cades Cove that once prepared generations of little ones for the harsh realities of living as an early settler. Here are 5 facts about the original schools in Cades Cove:

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    Are you worried about finding parking the next time you visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Don’t want to sit behind the wheel in traffic while traveling to the park? A new option is now available for folks who want to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Park officials have announced a new shuttle service that provides transportation to and from numerous stops in and around the national park. Here’s everything you need to know about this new shuttle service to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

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    Cades Cove is a magical place visited by millions of people every year. There are so many wonderful things to do and experience in Cades Cove! If you are wanting to try out some unique things to do in the historic valley, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are 4 unique things to do along the Cades Cove Scenic Loop:

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    Got a major event in the Smoky Mountains coming up? There’s only one person to call for all your catering needs: Buddy! It’s only right that you keep your group well-fed with some mouth-watering BBQ from Buddy’s b-b-q in Sevierville! Buddy’s b-b-q has been serving the Smoky Mountains since 1972 with its fresh hickory-smoked barbecue, making it a beloved establishment of visitors and locals alike! Here are 4 events that call for catering from Buddy’s b-b-q in Sevierville:

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    Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can be found all over the eastern parts of North America, but the Great Smoky Mountains is one destination that attracts thousands of visitors year after year to see the Elkmont fireflies. But why?

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    The Smoky Mountains are growing again! There are so many new restaurants and attractions planned to open in 2023. Recently, it has been publicly announced that a new Italian restaurant plans to open in Sevierville this fall! This new restaurant called Roma Table is owned by the Collier Restaurant Group (CRG) which also manages the local Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin, Smoky Mountain Pancake House, Smoky’s Pancake Cabin, Old Chicago, Quaker Steak & Lube, Golden Corral, The Melting Pot, Corky’s Ribs & BBQ, and TGI Fridays. Do you want to learn more about this tasty Italian restaurant coming soon? Here is everything you need to know about the new Italian restaurant in Sevierville TN:

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    Pigeon Forge car shows and rod runs are some of the most popular things to do in the area. Visitors come from all over the country just to see and show their classic cars. In this article, you will find the schedule for all of the upcoming Pigeon Forge car shows and rod runs in 2023 as well as information like cost, how to avoid traffic and where to stay when you visit.

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    There’s a seemingly endless list of choices for where you can stay when visiting the Smoky Mountains! There’s one option that stands clearly above the rest: cabin rentals! This option gives guests the chance to experience the Smoky Mountains while enjoying the very best amenities you can’t find anywhere else! No matter if you’re planning a romantic retreat with your sweetheart of getting the entire extended family together for a family reunion, the Smoky Mountains are full of awesome cabin accommodations. Here are 4 reasons why cabins are the best places to stay in Pigeon Forge TN:

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    Once you visit the Smoky Mountains, you’re going to want to keep coming back. It will be love at first sight when you arrive! If it’s your first time visiting the area, there are some incredible attractions you have to go to before you leave. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything during your first experience in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve come up with 10 things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN for first-time visitors.

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    Sevierville Tennessee is soon going to be home to one of the world's largest convenience stores! This store is part of a chain that is simply called Buc-ee’s. Buc-ee’s are known for their clean bathrooms, plentiful gas pumps, and quirky snacks and gifts. There will be so much to explore in this large establishment that will serve people from all over! Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Buc-ee’s in Sevierville Tennessee:

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    Have you ever wondered what it feels like to soar through the sky? If you are looking for an exciting thrill ride, there is no better place to be than in the Smoky Mountains! Throughout the Smokies, you will find all sorts of incredible attractions, including a few that will lift you high off the ground! Here are 6 rides in Pigeon Forge where you can fly through the skies:

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    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has seen a steady increase in visitors over the past several years. Last year, the park recorded its busiest year to date, bringing in a total of over 14 million guests. Over the past decade, there has been a visitation increase of over 57 percent. Because the park’s operational budget hasn’t seen a similar growth, they have been looking for ways to maintain the park so that guests receive the best possible experience. The result is the new Park It Forward program, which started March of 2023. Here is everything you need to know about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park parking fees:

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