7 Can’t-Miss Attractions in Sevierville TN

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While it may not be quite as famous as Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, the nearby city of Sevierville, Tennessee is absolutely worth a visit! Located just a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville is overflowing with fun things to see and do. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to seven can’t-miss attractions in Sevierville TN.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 some fun celebrations! 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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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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The Tail of the Dragon: The Most Thrilling Drive in the Smoky Mountains

The Tail of the Dragon in the Smoky Mountains.

If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in the Smoky Mountains, it’s hard to beat the Tail of the Dragon! This 11-mile section of U.S. Route 129 has become a hugely popular destination for motorcyclists and sports car drivers. Featuring 318 curves, this winding mountain road is unlike anywhere else in the world. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about riding the Tail of the Dragon.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

4th of July Midnight Parade in Gatlinburg.

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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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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