Dolly Parton Gets Her Own Series on Netflix: Heartstrings

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We’ve got some exciting news for Dolly Parton fans! Our Smoky Mountain hometown hero’s very own series has hit Netflix! Each of Dolly’s Netflix movies are based on one of her hit songs in an 8-part movie series called Heartstrings. In addition to providing inspiration with her music, Dolly also appears in select episodes of the new anthology show. The first season of Dolly’s series premiered on Nov. 22!Continue Reading

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Viewfinder Helps Colorblind Visitors Experience the Smoky Mountains

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The Great Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Featuring majestic peaks and picturesque valleys, the Smokies are especially stunning during the autumn months, when the mountains come alive with vivid orange, red, and yellow leaves. Unfortunately, visitors to East Tennessee who suffer from colorblindness have never had the chance to experience the full splendor of the Smoky Mountains. A project from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development aims to change this.Continue Reading

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5 of the Best Things to Do in Pigeon Forge in August

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August is your last chance to enjoy some summer fun in Pigeon Forge! With average highs in the mid-80s and lows in the mid-60s, the weather is perfect for relaxing by the pool and soaking up the sun. In addition to the wonderful climate, August also brings a variety of fun events to the Smoky Mountains. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge in August: Continue Reading

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This July 4th: Gatlinburg Parade Rings in Independence Day at Midnight

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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.Continue Reading

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Don’t Miss These Amazing July 4th Events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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Independence Day is just around the corner, and the Great Smoky Mountains are gearing up for a bigger and better celebration than ever before! Read on to learn everything you need to know about all of the amazing July 4th events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.Continue Reading

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Alex Stokes’ Gatlinburg Comedy Tours: The Most Fun Way to See the City

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If you’re looking for a fun way to explore The Strip, you can’t beat Alex Stokes’ Gatlinburg Comedy Tours! As a native of Sevier County and a nationally touring standup comedian, Stokes is uniquely qualified to show visitors all of the best spots in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. Offering the perfect mix of insider knowledge and humor, this awesome tour will have you laughing all the way down the Parkway. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Comedy Tours.Continue Reading

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Massive Network of Moonshiner Tunnels Discovered Under the Smoky Mountains

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This morning, the National Park Service confirmed the existence of an elaborate network of moonshiner tunnels in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to a press release from park officials, the miles-long subterranean passageways, which are believed to have been used by bootleggers, were uncovered early last week. We have summarized the National Park Service’s official announcement below.Continue Reading

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“Missing Link” Along Foothills Parkway Completed After Decades-Long Wait

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A 50-year-long construction project on the Foothills Parkway is finally completed! Located on the edge of the Smoky Mountains, the Foothills Parkway provides some of the most breathtaking views in the nation. Unfortunately, the Parkway has always been missing a crucial 1.5-mile section. Known as the “missing link,” this piece of the Foothills Parkway has proven infuriatingly difficult to bridge and has resulted in 16 miles of the Parkway remaining unfinished.Continue Reading

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Dolly Parton to Release Soundtrack Album for New Movie “Dumplin’”

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Our favorite Smoky Mountain singer has lots of fresh music on the way! Dolly Parton will release a new album on November 30, 2018 made up of songs appearing in the upcoming movie Dumplin’. For the Dumplin’ soundtrack, Dolly teamed up with some of the biggest names in music, including Miranda Lambert, Sia, Macy Gray, Alison Krauss, Mavis Staples, Elle King, and Rhonda Vincent. Read on to learn everything we know about the new movie and Dolly’s new music.Continue Reading

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Smoky Mountains Ranked Among Top 10 Affordable Travel Spots by Lonely Planet

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We’re excited to report that the Great Smoky Mountains are the recipient of a major honor. Lonely Planet, the popular travel guidebook publisher, recently released its list of Best Value destinations for 2019, and the Smokies made the grade! On their website, Lonely Planet touted the following ten travel spots as “places made for affordable adventures:”Continue Reading

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