Great Smoky Mountains National Park Visitor Numbers on Record Pace

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on pace to set another record-breaking number of visitors for 2019! It’s no surprise our beautiful park continues to draw in more visitors year after year. Read on to learn more about this year’s visitors and why you should plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2019!Continue Reading

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5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains Before the Year Ends

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As the year draws to a close, it’s time to squeeze in one more visit to the Smoky Mountains! The end of the year is one of the best times to visit the Smokies, with holiday events, gorgeous mountain views, and plenty of fun. To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together a list of 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains before the year ends.Continue Reading

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16 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains

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Christmas lasts all December long in the Smoky Mountains. From incredible Christmas displays, to holiday shopping, to endless family-friendly entertainment, there are countless ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smokies. There’s no better place to get into the Christmas spirit and spread the joys of the season than the Smoky Mountains. Visit My Smokies put together a guide of 16 ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains to help you make the most of your vacations.Continue Reading

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Top 6 Tips for Visiting the Smoky Mountains in Winter

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If you’ve never been to the Smoky Mountains in winter, you should plan your winter trip now! The Smokies are beautiful any time of the year, but there’s nothing like seeing them covered in frost and snow. The chill in the air will make you wish for a warm drink, and there’s nothing quite like it! Look at our top 6 tips for visiting the Smoky Mountains in winter:Continue Reading

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6 Attractions in the Smoky Mountains You Don’t Want to Miss (and Coupons!)

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Who doesn’t want to save money on attractions in the Smoky Mountains? You want to get the best bang for your buck, while not missing out on all the great things to do in the area. We can help you do that by providing coupons to some of the most popular things to do in the area! Check out these 6 attractions in the Smoky Mountains you don’t want to miss, plus coupons to all of them:Continue Reading

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7 of the Best Kept Secrets in the Smoky Mountains

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country and is filled with popular spots that everyone loves to explore. It’s also home to some incredible hidden gems for you to uncover when you visit! If you’re interested in exploring some of the lesser known spots in the Smokies, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a guide to 8 of the best kept secrets in the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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4 of the Best Places to Spot Bears in the Smoky Mountains

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One of the most exciting parts about visiting the Smoky Mountains is getting the chance to see some wildlife, especially black bears. If you’re hoping to spot a black bear when you visit the Smokies, there are a few places you should go. To help you out, we’ve made a list of 4 of the best places to spot bears in the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Smoky Mountain Winterfest 2019 [Plus Winterfest Kickoff Information]

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Winter is one of our favorite seasons! Why? It is the one time of year that combines two of our favorite things: Christmas and the Smoky Mountains!Continue Reading

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6 Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains That Uncover Their History

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One of the amazing things about the Smoky Mountains is the history you’ll find there. So many structures and areas are preserved so visitors can see what life was like when pioneers first came to this area. A popular activity in the Smokies is hiking, so why not combine the two? Check out these 6 hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that uncover history:Continue Reading

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Your Guide to the Smoky Mountain Visitor Centers

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One of the best spots to begin your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is at a visitor center! The visitor center will have all the information you need for a great time in the park. You can pick up a park map, ask a park ranger any questions you have, and even purchase guides and books to the park. To help you learn more, we’ve put together a complete guide to the Smoky Mountain visitor centers.Continue Reading

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