Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories to Kids on Thursday Nights: ‘Goodnight with Dolly’

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How would you like to say “Goodnight with Dolly” every Thursday night? Well, now is your chance! For the next few months, our Smoky Mountain hometown hero will be reading bedtime stories for children every Thursday evening. The program, called “Goodnight with Dolly,” is a 10-week video series on behalf of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We have all the details on this new series and how to watch!Continue Reading

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10 Important Moments in Smoky Mountain History

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It’s no secret that the Smoky Mountain area is rich in history. From the first settlers to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are a number of events that shaped the Smoky Mountains into what they are today. We’re taking you back to the beginning of it all with 10 important moments in Smoky Mountain history.Continue Reading

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Top 5 Things to Know About Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains

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Clingmans Dome is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Millions of visitors come each year to hike to the top of the observation tower and see the panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. To help you learn more about Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve made a list of the top 5 things you should know about it:Continue Reading

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Black Bear in the Smoky Mountains Goes for a Swim in Cabin’s Hot Tub

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The black bears are still having fun in the Smoky Mountains! This week, a black bear was spotted climbing into a hot tub at a Gatlinburg cabin rental. The bear just wanted to splash around and relax in the warm water! Kevin White caught a few seconds of it on camera, and we have the video for you! Watch the video of the black bear in the Smoky Mountains in a hot tub below:Continue Reading

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6 Interesting Facts About The Apple Barn in Sevierville TN

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The Apple Barn in Sevierville TN is one of the most visited places in the Smoky Mountain area. Visitors make it a point to walk through The Apple Barn Village, dine at the restaurants, sip the cider and more every time they visit the Smokies. We’re sure you’ve heard of this popular spot before, but how much do you really know about it? Check out these interesting facts about The Apple Barn.Continue Reading

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Penguin Explores Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg — Video Included!

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With no visitors inside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, it was a penguin’s turn to roam around! Fleurry, one of the penguins who lives in the Gatlinburg aquarium, waddled throughout the attraction looking at the different exhibits. You can watch the video below!Continue Reading

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Stay in Secluded Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals

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When you want to escape from everything and leave your worries and stress behind, there is no better place to stay than a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. There is a great selection of secluded Gatlinburg cabin rentals that provide the perfect place for a peaceful getaway. Whether you’re visiting solo, with your sweetheart or with your family, you’ll be able to find a cabin in Gatlinburg that’s right for you. Here’s why now is the perfect time to stay in secluded Gatlinburg cabin rentals:Continue Reading

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5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains Away from the Crowds

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The Smoky Mountains have always been a place where visitors can escape. That’s still the case today. We want you to know there are plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation in the Smokies without having to deal with large crowds of people. To help you enjoy the peaceful escape you’re in need of, we’ve made a list of 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains away from the crowds and tips for staying healthy when you visit:Continue Reading

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Gatlinburg Named the South’s Best Mountain Town

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Gatlinburg is the South’s best mountain town! We aren’t the only ones who think so, either. Southern Living recently put Gatlinburg at the top of their list of the 10 best mountain towns in the South. We’ve got all the details on why Gatlinburg was named the South’s best mountain town and why you should plan your visit to the area!Continue Reading

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4 New Sweet Shops in Pigeon Forge You Have to Try

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Got a craving for something sweet? You’ll have plenty of options when you visit Pigeon Forge! The area recently has become home to some new places for you to try that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. We’ve made a list of 4 new sweet shops in Pigeon Forge!Continue Reading

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