Black Bear Photobombs Couple’s Gatlinburg Wedding Photos, Goes Viral

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A couple getting married in Gatlinburg had an unexpected addition to their wedding photos: a black bear! Sarina Thompson and Cory Brewer were posing for wedding photos at an outdoor venue when the black bear stumbled into the shot. The photos of the happy couple and the bear ended up going viral, and if you haven’t seen them yet you can check them out below!Continue Reading

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4 Reasons to Ride the Tail of the Dragon in the Smoky Mountains

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For an adrenaline-fueled ride like nothing you’ve ever done before, try the Tail of the Dragon in the Smoky Mountains! This 11-mile road has become extremely popular among motorcyclists and sports car drivers. To help you learn more about this road and why you’ll love it, we’ve made a list of the top 4 reasons you should ride the Tail of the Dragon.Continue Reading

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5 Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains You Can’t Miss this Fall

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There’s nothing more beautiful than the Smoky Mountains in the fall. Getting to see the bright reds, oranges, and yellows spread across the trees is something you won’t want to miss. If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your car to see the sights, there are plenty of scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains you can take! Here are 5 scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains you can’t miss in the fall:Continue Reading

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Recorded Number of Species in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reaches 20,000

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has reached a major milestone! It now has documentation of 20,000 species of animals, plants, and other organisms found in the park. We’ve gathered details on the different species you can find in the park and what to expect when you visit!Continue Reading

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Your 7 Favorite Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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With more than 850 miles of trails to explore, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the best ways to explore the area. Whether you’re looking for an easy hike or something more challenging, there is a trail for everyone! If you’re wondering what trail you should hike when you come to the Smoky Mountains, we can help. Check out this list of the top 7 hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that were voted on by visitors like you!Continue Reading

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Hidden Gem in the Smoky Mountains: The Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove

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Visitors love coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore and uncover secret spots, and we have another one for you to look for! The Pearl Harbor Tree sits in Cades Cove as a reminder of what happened on that day in 1941 and to honor those who died. It was planted the day of the attack and is still standing today. We’ve got everything you need to know about the history of the Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove and where you can find it!Continue Reading

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6 Exciting Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in September You Don’t Want to Miss

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September is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains! Not only is this when the weather starts to cool off and fade into fall, there are also a variety of fun and exciting things to do in the Smoky Mountains in September that you and your family are sure to love.Continue Reading

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2019 Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage and Forecast

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Fall in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most beautiful times of the year. This is when the air begins to cool off a little and visitors from all across the country come to witness the Smoky Mountains fall foliage transform from deep greens to vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange.Continue Reading

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Little Girl Returns Heart-Shaped Rock to Smoky Mountains with Apology Letter

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On her recent trip to the Smoky Mountains, a young girl had such a great time that she wanted to take a souvenir home with her: a heart-shaped rock. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park received the rock, along with a heartfelt letter from the girl apologizing for taking it from the park. We’ve got the full story for you!Continue Reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Receives Priceless Cades Cove Artifacts

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park received what it’s calling a “priceless” donation of Cades Cove artifacts! The artifacts belonged to a family who lived in Cades Cove before the National Park Service purchased the land. We’ve got all the details on the Cades Cove artifacts and where you can find other important Smoky Mountain artifacts!Continue Reading

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