7 Things You Don’t Know About the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

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Do you love saving money when you shop? From Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, Tennessee Tax Free Weekend will be in full swing across Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You can save on plenty of items items while shopping during the tax free holiday. But that’s not all — in 2020, there’s a second Tax Free Weekend for restaurants! Find out more below!Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating its 86th birthday! Can you believe it? This year marks 86 years that our beloved Smoky Mountains have been an established national park!Continue Reading

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All the Details: Pigeon Forge Car Shows and Rod Runs for 2020

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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 2020 as well as information like cost, how to avoid traffic and where to stay when you visit.Continue Reading

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5 Things You Really Need to Know About Dollywood Ticket Prices

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There are plenty of options available when looking at Dollywood ticket prices for you and your group. You are able to get Dollywood tickets for one day, multiple days and even season passes for all year long. Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country can provide you with the family fun experience you’re looking for while enjoying your stay in Pigeon Forge.Continue Reading

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All the Details You Need: 2020 Synchronous Elkmont Fireflies Event in the Smoky Mountains

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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?Continue Reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Breaks Record Number of Visitors (Again!)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Breaks Visitation Record 2019

Another Record Breaking Number of Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2019!

According to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s official news release, the park saw a record-breaking number of 12,547,743 visitors in 2019. This is 1,126,540 more visitors than in 2018! All 3 of the park’s primary entrances near Gatlinburg, Townsend and Cherokee all had an increased use. According to the release, secondary park entrances saw tremendous growth as well. This was mainly because of the new section of the Foothills Parkway. More than 1 million visitors experienced this scenic drive in 2019. This is the fifth year in a row the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has seen a record number of visitors!Continue Reading

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What is Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville?

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville is by far one of the most exciting winter events in the Smoky Mountains, and it just announced its opening date! Starting November 15, visitors and their families are invited to take a unique tour through thousands of dancing lights from the comfort of their car or bus. Continue Reading

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Which Smoky Mountains Restaurants Are Open on Thanksgiving?

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Will you be spending Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains? Get a jumpstart on your holiday meal planning today by deciding which of the many excellent Smoky Mountain restaurants open on Thanksgiving you and your family will want to visit. Here, you will find the name, address, phone number, and holiday hours of all the best Smoky Mountains restaurants that will be open this Thanksgiving.Continue Reading

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2019 Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage and Forecast

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Fall in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most beautiful times of the year. This is when the air begins to cool off a little and visitors from all across the country come to witness the Smoky Mountains fall foliage transform from deep greens to vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange.Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know: Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg

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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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