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If you love visiting Gatlinburg, there probably aren’t many things you don’t know about this popular mountain town! However, before it was a tourist town that attracted millions of visitors a year, it was a small town with few residents. The history of Gatlinburg and how it’s evolved over the years is one of the most fascinating things to learn about! To help you learn, we’ve made a list of 5 things you didn’t know about Gatlinburg’s history:

We’ve shared plenty of videos of black bear sightings with you before, but we’ve never shared a video of 5 bears playing at once! Recently, a woman had some furry visitors come to her home in Gatlinburg. Not one, not two, but FIVE black bears stumbled onto her property to play in her pond. You can watch the video and learn more about black bears in Gatlinburg below!

TripSavvy, an expert travel site, recently released a list of “The Best Small Towns in Every State,” and Gatlinburg was named the best small town in Tennessee! We may be biased, but we have to agree that Gatlinburg is one of the best towns in the state. From gorgeous mountain views, to arts and crafts, to exciting attractions, the small town has so much to offer both locals and visitors. Learn more about what makes Gatlinburg the best small town in Tennessee!

Can you imagine glancing out the window of your cabin and seeing not one, but two bear cubs on your deck? That’s what happened to a family on their recent Gatlinburg vacation! Two black bear cubs broke away from their mother and began play-fighting on the deck of the cabin. Lucky for us, the adorable moment was caught on camera! Watch the video below and learn more about black bears in Gatlinburg.

With approximately 1,500 black bears in the Smoky Mountains, it’s not surprising that some find their way out of the national park and into Gatlinburg. Whether it’s walking through downtown Gatlinburg or outside of a cabin, people have caught numerous black bear sightings on camera. We’ve gathered videos of some of the most adorable Gatlinburg black bear sightings to share with you!

Do you love visiting Gatlinburg TN? Then you’ll love learning some facts you need to know about the gateway to the Smoky Mountains! From how it was named to some surprising facts, you will get to learn a little more about one of your favorite towns in Tennessee. Here are the top 5 facts you need to know about Gatlinburg TN:

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!

With flowers blooming and temperatures warming up, that can only mean one thing: It’s springtime in Gatlinburg. When you visit the Smoky Mountains during the spring, you’ll be able to find countless outdoor activities to enjoy. When getting ready for vacation, it’s important to have an idea of what the weather will be like so you know what to prepare for and what to pack. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about Gatlinburg weather in the spring:

Gatlinburg is celebrating its 75th anniversary! The month of March marks 75 years since the city was officially formed in 1945. However, the city is celebrating all year long! Join us in the Smoky Mountains to celebrate the beautiful town of Gatlinburg and how far it’s come over the years. To help you learn more, we’ve created a guide to Gatlinburg’s anniversary and how the area has evolved over the last 75 years.

If you thought the days of bears breaking into cars were over, think again! At the end of January 2020, a group of Smoky Mountain visitors got a surprise at their cabin when they saw a black bear open their car door and climb inside. We’ve got all the details on the black bear encounter and what to do if you see a black bear in Gatlinburg outside your cabin rental!