Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Expansion: Everything You Need to Know

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Anakeesta is undergoing a $6.5 million expansion that will create more fun for everyone! The 70+ acre family adventure park is continuing to grow, with plans to add new dining options, a new shop, new activities, and more. We’ve got all the details on what the expansion has had and will have in store for Anakeesta in Gatlinburg.Continue Reading

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in the Running for Best Aquarium in the Country

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Once again, your favorite Gatlinburg aquarium has been nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is in the running for the title of best aquarium in the country. The popular attraction won this category in 2019 and 2017, and got second place in 2018. It needs your help to win once again! Find out more about how you can vote and what makes Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies the best aquarium in the country.Continue Reading

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6 New Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on Your Next Visit

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Are you long overdue for a trip to the Smoky Mountains? If it’s been a while since you’ve had the chance to visit, you may notice some new additions to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that weren’t around when you were last here! Check out these 6 new things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on your next visit:Continue Reading

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Ober Gatlinburg

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Ober Gatlinburg is one of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains! It’s a top winter destination, offering skiing, snowboarding and tubing, and it has water slides and other fun activities in the summer. Whether you’ve never been to Ober or you make sure to visit every time you’re in town, there are some interesting facts you might not know about the attraction! Check out our list of the top 5 things you might not know about Ober Gatlinburg:Continue Reading

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Sasquatch Goes on an Adventure at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

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With all the crowds gone, Anakeesta has a new visitor exploring the adventure park: Sasquatch. The Gatlinburg attraction has caught Bigfoot’s adventures on camera and is sharing them on its Facebook page for everyone to see! Watch the first two episodes of Sasquatch at Anakeesta below and learn more about Anakeesta in Gatlinburg.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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Top 5 Wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains You Should Visit

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There is a great selection of wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains you’ll want to visit! You can try all kinds of wines, from muscadine to classic reds. Most places will allow you to taste their wines for free, and you’ll probably like it so much you’ll want to bring some home! Here are the top 5 wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains you should visit:Continue Reading

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Your Guide to the Nation’s Top Aquarium: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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If you’ve never been to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, then a visit should definitely be on the top of your list of things to do on your vacation! This Gatlinburg aquarium is home to more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 different species. In fact, there are more fish living in the aquarium than people living in Gatlinburg! To help you learn more about Ripley’s Aquarium and what to expect when you visit, we’ve put together a guide to the nation’s top aquarium.Continue Reading

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Ober Gatlinburg in the Winter: Everything You Need to Know

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Ober Gatlinburg is the place to be in the winter! Their ski park comes alive and provides visitors with plenty of opportunities for fun in the snow. Go skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating … the list goes on! To help you plan your visit, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about Ober Gatlinburg in the winter:Continue Reading

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All You Need to Know About Ole Smoky Moonshine and Its History

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Other than its gorgeous views and exciting attractions, there’s another thing that the Smoky Mountain area has become known for: moonshine. Whenever you visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you can’t miss the numerous distilleries. Of course one moonshine distillery that has taken the towns by storm is Ole Smoky Moonshine. To help you learn more about it, we’ve put together a guide to all you need to know about Ole Smoky Moonshine and its history.Continue Reading

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