Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens Opening in New Pigeon Forge Location

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You probably heard Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens was closing earlier this year. Due to a loss on the property lease. But there is good news! This attraction is returning to a new location in Pigeon Forge! Keep reading to find out more about Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens opening in a new Pigeon Forge location:Continue Reading

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How the Civilian Conservation Corps Built the Smoky Mountains We Know Today

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Have you always wondered how the roads and other sections of the Smoky Mountains were built? The answer is the Civilian Conservation Corps! This program was established by Franklin D. Roosevelt during The Great Depression to create jobs for people. The Great Smoky Mountains was one of the most impacted places by this organization. Learn more about how the Civilian Conservation Corps built the Smoky Mountains we know today:Continue Reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Invites Visitors to Experience Storybook Trail

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So many people find themselves and their children indoors and in front of screens more and more. In an effort to get people out in nature and reading books, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the University of Tennessee have come together to create the Storybook Trail of the Smokies. Learn more about the Storybook Trail of the Smokies below:Continue Reading

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Black Bear Takes a Walk on the Anakeesta Treetop Skywalk (Video Included!)

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Black bears love visiting Anakeesta too! On March 25, 2021, a black bear took a stroll on the Anakeesta Treetop Skywalk. Look below to watch the video and find out more about black bears and Anakeesta:Continue Reading

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Where and When to Spot Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Wildlife

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If you’re in the area and want to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you probably want to see Smoky Mountain wildlife. With a diverse animal population, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect place for animal lovers. There are all kinds of species that live in the national park, and people see animals quite a bite when they visit. Here is where and when to spot your favorite Smoky Mountain wildlife:Continue Reading

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Black Bear in Gatlinburg Takes a Dip in Cabin Hot Tub (Video Included!)

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Even black bears in Gatlinburg need to relax after a long day! A man on vacation in the Smoky Mountains wanted to enjoy a mountain view while he drank his cup of coffee, but opened the curtains to find a black bear on the deck of his cabin! Look below to watch the black bear in Gatlinburg take a dip in the hot tub:Continue Reading

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Learn About the Llamas that Take Supplies to Mount LeConte

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Mount LeConte is the third tallest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains. Many people enjoy hiking to the summit and staying in LeConte Lodge, a small gathering of cabins you can rent. If you stay more than a few days, you will probably eat the food the lodge prepares. But there aren’t roads to get to the top, so how do they get their supplies? Llamas! Learn all about the llamas that take supplies to the summit of Mount LeConte below:Continue Reading

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Great Smoky Mountains See Half a Million Visitors in January 2021

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The traffic to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park isn’t slowing down. It just keeps breaking records! More than half a million visitors were reported by the National Park Service in January of 2021. This area doesn’t see numbers like that until about March. Keep reading to find out more about the Great Smoky Mountains getting half a million visitors in January 2021:Continue Reading

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6 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove

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If you’ve ever been to Cades Cove, you’ve probably stopped at the John Oliver Cabin. It’s the first stop along the Loop where you can get out and explore. We want to share some surprising things you may not know about this historical building. Check out these 6 surprising things you didn’t know about the John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove:Continue Reading

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Top 6 Events You’ll Want to Experience in the Smoky Mountains in March

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You can’t come to the Smokies without finding some event going on. You may be wondering what events are happening in the Smoky Mountains in March, and we want to share some of the biggest ones with you! Check out these top 6 events you’ll want to experience in the Smoky Mountains in March:Continue Reading

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