Alternatives to Cades Cove This Winter: Top 6 Places to Explore in the Smoky Mountains

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This winter season, the only road to get to Cades Cove is closed to all traffic through Feb. 29 for repairs to Bote Mountain Tunnel. Although you can still hike to Cades Cove, it’s at least a 14-mile roundtrip hike to the Cades Cove Loop Road from any of the boundary trailheads. That’s why we’re giving you some alternatives to Cades Cove to visit this winter! Take the time to explore other beautiful areas in the park. Here are 6 places to explore in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park while Cades Cove is closed:Continue Reading

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Henry Whitehead Place in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be Restored

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The Henry Whitehead Place is getting a facelift in 2020! This historic structure was built in 1881 and sits in the Cades Cove section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is just one of the historic buildings that has been or is being restored in the park. Learn more about the Henry Whitehead Place rehabilitation project:Continue Reading

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Top 4 Smoky Mountains Hiking Trails for Seniors

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If you’re a senior or are bringing a senior to the Smoky Mountains, you can still get out and explore the hiking trails too! There are plenty of easy options for Smoky Mountains hiking trails that people of all ages can do. You’ll be able to enjoy nature and a nice hike just like everyone else! Look at these top 4 Smoky Mountains hiking trails seniors can do:Continue Reading

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9 New Smoky Mountain Attractions to Visit in 2020

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The new year is bringing new attractions, restaurants, shops and more to the Smoky Mountain area! In 2019 we got Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Gatlinburg, Wildwood Grove and the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. You can expect even more exciting additions in 2020! Here are 9 new Smoky Mountain attractions to visit in 2020.Continue Reading

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7 of the Best Spots in the Smoky Mountains for First-Time Visitors

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to so many gorgeous sights. When you visit for the first time, you’ll have what feels like countless options for places to go and things to see inside the park. To help you decide where you should go first, we’ve made a list of 7 of the best spots in the Smoky Mountains for first-time visitors.Continue Reading

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6 Things You Forgot Happened in the Smoky Mountains in 2019

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Another successful year in the Smoky Mountains is coming to a close. We had so many exciting things happen this year! From new restaurants and attractions to awards and recognitions, the Smokies got it all in 2019. While we gear up to start another year full of fun, it’s a good time to reflect on some things that happened in the past 12 months. Check out these 6 things you forgot happened in the Smoky Mountains in 2019:Continue Reading

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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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