Top 7 Things NOT to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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When you visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are probably so many things you want to do. From hiking to taking a scenic drive, you have plenty of options. But have you considered the things you shouldn’t do when you’re there? Here are the top 7 things you should NOT do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: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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Tomato Basil: A New Restaurant Serving Pizza in Sevierville TN

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Pizza is a delicious meal any time of the week, and there is a new place to get pizza in Sevierville TN! Tomato Basil recently opened at the beginning of April 2021, currently serving the community their amazing food. Find out more about Tomato Basil below:Continue Reading

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All the Details You Need: 2021 Synchronous Elkmont Fireflies Event in the Smoky Mountains

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Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can be found all over the eastern parts of North America, but the Great Smoky Mountains is one destination that attracts thousands of visitors year after year to see the Elkmont fireflies. But why?Continue Reading

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Mandatory Mask Order in Sevier County TN Expires April 15

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A mandatory mask order in Sevier County went into effect on Friday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m. The mask requirement came after the county saw a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. The original order lasted through August 3 before being extended monthly since then. The most recent executive order extended the mask requirement through April 15, 2021. On April 13, Sevier County officials announced the mask mandate will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. However, masks are still required in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here is more information on the mask requirement ending in Sevier County TN:Continue Reading

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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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