Apply to Be an Extra on Dolly Parton’s New TV Show

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Dolly Parton is making a TV series, and she needs your help! Set to premiere on Netflix in February of 2019, “Dolly Parton’s Theater” is a brand new anthology series where each episode will be inspired by a different Parton-penned song. The show will start taping a World War II-themed episode in September, and the producers are on the hunt for extras to appear in a number of scenes. Continue reading

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5 of the Most Popular Pigeon Forge Shows and Why You Should See Them

A photo of the Hatfiled & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge/

Pigeon Forge is known for its incredible live entertainment, and there are some shows you just don’t want to miss when you visit! From knee-slapping comedy to mesmerizing magic tricks, there is a show for everyone to enjoy. At Visit My Smokies, we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite Pigeon Forge shows and why you should see them on your vacation. Continue reading

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New Shop Serves Bubble Tea and Bubble Waffles: Teaffle in Pigeon Forge

Three delicious bubble waffles filled with ice cream.

If you’re looking for a unique treat during your next trip to Pigeon Forge, TN, a visit to Teaffle is definitely in order! This new shop specializes in bubble tea, a popular drink invented in Taiwan, and bubble waffles, a mouthwatering dessert from Hong Kong. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about Teaffle in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Why You Should Plan Your Next Family Vacation to the Smoky Mountains

Sunset in the Great Smoky Mountains.

It’s no surprise that the Smoky Mountains has been rated one of the best places for families. With all the amazing things to do, you are guaranteed to make special memories with one another that last forever. There is something for everyone — from kids to grandparents. If you are searching for the perfect place to visit with your family, your search is over. Here is why you should plan your next family vacation to the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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Armadillos Are Spreading in the Smoky Mountains

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When you think about Smoky Mountain wildlife, armadillos are probably the furthest thing from your mind! Nevertheless, these armored critters are steadily increasing their presence around Pigeon Forge, TN and the surrounding area. Scientists first spotted armadillos in East Tennessee around five years ago, and they have been closing in on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ever since. Local reporter Jim Matheny recently covered this unusual phenomenon in a piece for WBIR News: Continue reading

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12 Can’t-Miss Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails in the National Park

Scenic photo of the Alum Cave Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Great Smoky Mountains has more than 850 miles of trails for visitors to explore! Depending on which trail you choose, you can see breathtaking views of mountains, waterfalls, wildlife and more! To help you decide where you should hike during your vacation, we’ve put together a list of 12 of the can’t-miss Smoky Mountain hiking trails in the national park: Continue reading

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How to Pick the Perfect Cabin Rental in Gatlinburg TN for Your Vacation

View of the mountains from the deck of a cabin in Gatlinburg

Choosing somewhere to stay in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most important decisions you have to make when planning your vacation. You can never go wrong with a Gatlinburg cabin, but with so many amazing ones to choose from, how do you decide on the best one for your stay? At Visit My Smokies, we’ve put together a guide on how to pick the perfect cabin in Gatlinburg TN to help guarantee you choose the one that’s right for you! Continue reading

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Jessica Jane Peterson Launches New Gatlinburg Magic Show

The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in downtown Gatlinburg.

Visitors to Gatlinburg, TN now have another can’t-miss show to add to their vacation itinerary! Acclaimed illusionist Jessica Jane Peterson recently launched her very own Magic, Comedy & Variety show in the Smokies. Having appeared on Penn & Teller’s TV program and in a number of popular shows around Sevier County, it’s no surprise that Jessica Jane was named the 2017 Magic Entertainer of the Year by the TMT Entertainment Awards. Continue reading

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4 Reasons You’ll Love Going Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains

Singing songs around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, stargazing — you can do all this and more when you go camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. Camping is one of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of the mountains and all they have to offer. Next time you’re planning a trip to the area, consider spending a night or two at one of the amazing campgrounds or RV parks! Here are 4 reasons you’ll love going camping: Continue reading

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10 Reasons Visitors Choose to Stay in Cabins in Gatlinburg TN for Their Vacation

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Stunning mountain views, a bubbling hot tub, a crackling fireplace, flat-screen TVs — cabins come with all of these things and more! When planning a vacation, the most important part is deciding where you’re going to stay. It’s no surprise to us that so many visitors to the the Smoky Mountains choose to stay in a beautiful cabin. To find out why you should make a cabin your top choice for lodging on your next vacation, check out these 10 reasons visitors choose to stay in cabins in Gatlinburg TN: Continue reading

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