Great Smoky Mountains National Park Considers Building Mountain Bike Trail

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Do you love biking in the Smoky Mountains? Then you’ll love hearing this news! There is a proposal to build a mountain bike trail network in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail system would be located on the 13-mile, unfinished section of the Foothills Parkway. Learn more about this proposal and biking in the Smoky Mountains below:Continue Reading

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How to Beat the Heat During Summer in the Smoky Mountains

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Temperatures can get hot during a Smoky Mountain summer! If you have plans to visit during one of the summer months, be prepared to handle the summer heat. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep cool in the Smoky Mountain area. To help you out, we’ve made a guide for how to beat the heat during summer in the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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Steve Harvey Tells Everyone to Visit the Smoky Mountains — Here’s Why You Should

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Nothing compares to the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, and Steve Harvey agrees. The famous entertainer posted a video clip on his Facebook talking about how beautiful the mountains are and how everyone should drive to see them! We couldn’t agree with him more. If you need more convincing, we’ve made a list of the top 4 reasons you should plan a visit to the Smoky Mountains. Continue Reading

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Named Second-Best Aquarium in the Country

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Once again, your favorite Gatlinburg aquarium was nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! The votes are in, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies earned the title of second-best aquarium in the country. The popular attraction won the category in 2019 and 2017, and got second place in 2018. Find out more about what makes Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies one of the best aquariums in the country.Continue Reading

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7 Unique Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains You Have to Try

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When the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, it’s time to get outside and explore the beautiful Smoky Mountain area! Of course, some of the best things to do outdoors are go for a hike, go horseback riding and visit popular outdoor attractions like Anakeesta. But, if you want to try something new on your vacation, we can help! We’ve made a list of 7 unique outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains that you have to try.Continue Reading

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Your Guide to Visiting the Peaceful Side of the Smokies: Wears Valley TN

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Located just outside of Pigeon Forge, you’ll find Wears Valley. This valley is known for its gorgeous mountain views and is considered the “peaceful side of the Smokies.” If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Wears Valley is the place for you. It’s filled with both history and culture and runs parallel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For those who are interested in exploring this hidden gem, we’ve put together a guide to visiting Wears Valley TN.Continue Reading

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Your Guide to Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood in 2020

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Your favorite theme park and water park are open for the 2020 season! There are a number of changes this year at both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, and we’re here to help you navigate through them all. Here is your guide to Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood in 2020:Continue Reading

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How to Get the Best Smoky Mountain Cabin Deals

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Lodging takes up a big part of your vacation budget. When you find an affordable place to stay, you’ll be surprised at how much money you can save on your trip! In the Smoky Mountains, you don’t have to sacrifice quality or comfort for affordability. All you have to do is take advantage of the awesome discounts on cabins in the area! To help you out, we’ve put together a guide on how to get the best Smoky Mountain cabin deals:Continue Reading

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10 Photos of the Most Scenic Places to Visit in the Smoky Mountains

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One of the best parts about visiting the Smoky Mountains is being surrounded by gorgeous views everywhere you turn. From waterfalls to mountain scenery, you’ll want to make sure you have your camera ready to capture all the breathtaking sights! If you want to know the best places to go to see these beautiful views, we can help. Take a look at these 10 photos of the most scenic places to visit in the Smoky Mountains:Continue Reading

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4 Helpful Tips for Visiting the Smoky Mountains Right Now

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Through these uncertain times, we know many of you are wishing you could be back in the Smoky Mountains. If you do have a trip scheduled to the area, know that things may look a little different than your previous vacations. Masks are required throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, and social distancing guidelines have been set at businesses. To help guarantee you still have the best time on your vacation, we’ve put together a guide with some helpful tips for visiting the Smoky Mountains right now.Continue Reading

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