Discover Life in America Hosting Virtual Smoky Mountain Fireflies Event

Never had the opportunity to see the synchronous fireflies in the Smoky Mountains? Here’s your chance to see them from home! At the end of May, Discover Life in America is hosting its annual firefly event near Gatlinburg. On June 1, you can tune into their free virtual event and see the fireflies from wherever you are! We have all the details on the Smoky Mountain fireflies event and how you can see the fireflies.Continue Reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Updates

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park began reopening May 9! The reopening is happening in phases. In the first phase, many of the park’s roads and trails opened to the public. Phase 2 of the reopening plan kicked off on Tuesday, May 19. We’ve gathered as many details as we can about the reopening of the park to share with you!Continue Reading

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When is Dollywood Opening in 2020?

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One question that everyone wants to know the answer to is, “When is Dollywood opening?” Although the attraction has not yet announced an official date, official updates have been and continue to be posted on their website and Facebook page. We’ve gathered all the information we can on the answer to your question of when the Dollywood opening will be, as well as other updates on the 2020 Dollywood season.Continue Reading

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10 of the Best Open Trails in the Smoky Mountains to Hike Right Now

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened on May 9, and everyone is excited to be able to explore the Smokies again! The first phase of the reopening includes many of the roads and trails in the park. However, many secondary roads remain closed during the first phase. That means some of the trailheads throughout the park aren’t accessible yet. To help you figure out where you can hike when you visit, we’ve made a list of the top 10 open trails in the Smoky Mountains!Continue Reading

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10 Reasons Why We Love the Smoky Mountains

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We love the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and we know you do too! That’s why it’s the most visited national park! Nothing compares to the feeling you’ll get when you arrive in the Smoky Mountains and are surrounded by their beauty. To share our admiration for this beautiful area, we’ve made a list of 10 reasons why we love the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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6 of the Best Outdoor Things to Do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

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Nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors when you visit the Smoky Mountains! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the Smokies during your Gatlinburg vacation. Spending time outside is the perfect way to unwind and appreciate the beauty of the mountains! To help you plan your trip, we’ve made a list of 6 of the best outdoor things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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5 of the Best Smoky Mountain Hikes to Do to Avoid a Crowd

If you want to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park without worrying about large crowds, you want to look for low traffic hiking trails. Any trail you decide to go on will show you the beauty of the area. Some of the best Smoky Mountain hikes don’t get nearly as much foot traffic as they should! Look at 5 of the best Smoky Mountain hikes to do to avoid a crowd:Continue Reading

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3 Historic Cades Cove Churches You Have to Explore

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If you’ve ever driven the Cades Cove Loop, you know that some of the best sights to see along your scenic drive are historic structures. Cades Cove is rich in history, and there are so many places you can explore when you visit. Three of the best historic structures in the area are the beautiful churches. To help you learn more about them, we’ve put together a guide to the 3 historic Cades Cove churches:Continue Reading

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What Smoky Mountain Wildlife Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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The Smoky Mountains are home to a variety of animals, including 65 species of mammals, over 200 varieties of birds, 67 native fish species, and more than 80 types of reptiles and amphibians. Have you ever wondered what Smoky Mountain wildlife is your spirit animal? We’ve put together a guide to what Smoky Mountain animal you are based on your zodiac sign!Continue Reading

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8 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains You’ve Never Done But Should Try

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The Smoky Mountains are home to countless popular activities that draw millions of visitors back year after year. Whether it’s visiting a world-class theme park, going to an award-winning aquarium, or taking a drive through Cades Cove, there are some things you just don’t want to miss while you’re on vacation. We recommend also taking time to enjoy some of the lesser talked about activities in the Smokies. Here are 8 things to do in the Smoky Mountains that you’ve never done but should try!Continue Reading

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