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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Another Record Breaking Number of Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2018!
According to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s latest report, the park had more than 11.4 million visitors this year compared to 11,338,894 last year. Park officials attribute the increase to the new section of the Foothills Parkway that was completed in November. The Foothills Parkway welcomed nearly 200,000 visitors in November and December. 2018 is the fourth year in a row the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has seen a record number of visitors. Continue reading →
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 2019 as well as information like cost, how to avoid traffic and where to stay when you visit. Continue reading →
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 →
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 9, 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 →
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 →
The fall season is just around the corner. Cooler temperatures will soon be making their way into the Smoky Mountains, and before you know it, the leaves will be turning to bright reds, yellows, and oranges. The arrival of autumn also means that the Dollywood theme park will be hosting its annual fall celebration! To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to six things you didn’t know about the Dollywod Harvest Festival 2018. Continue reading →
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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Open to the public, the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival will run August 13 – 22, 2018. This ten-day Gatlinburg event showcases the talent behind some of the biggest musicians in the world. Continue reading →
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating its 84th birthday! Can you believe it? This year marks 84 years that our beloved Smoky Mountains have been an established national park! Continue reading →