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ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

If you’re craving Italian, there are plenty of places for you to try. From pizza and pasta to calzones and strombolis, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some Italian restaurants in the Smoky Mountains that you are sure to love. Taste of Italy Taste of Italy is for you if you want authentic Italian … Read more ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Smoky Mountains Legends

Supernatural tales and myths. The Smoky Mountains are full of them. Smoky Mountains Gold Mine Here’s the story of Perry Shults and the lost Smoky Mountains gold mine. Somewhere in upper Greenbrier Cove near Webb Creek during the time of the Civil War, Shults discovered a shallow streak of pure gold on the ground. In … Read more Smoky Mountains Legends

Halloween Events and Activities

At Halloween, we can all look forward to spooky thrills, trips to pumpkin patches, and the beautiful sight of the leaves changing their color. The Smoky Mountains are a spectacular place to spend the fall season and Halloween. Pigeon Forge Community Center Halloween Party This family-friendly Halloween party at the Pigeon Forge Community center is … Read more Halloween Events and Activities

GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

The towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge both have interesting histories. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge To be in a Different State From around 1784 to 1788, eight counties that would one day be part of East Tennessee formed their own independent territory called Franklin. This small area applied to be the 14th state in the … Read more GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

PARROT MOUNTAIN AND GARDENS

A less known attraction in Pigeon Forge is Parrot Mountain. This attraction is great for families because children can hold and interact with the birds. There are birds, plants and flowers from around the world at Parrot Mountain in Pigeon Forge. Upon arrival there is a replica of Thomas Kinkade’s stairway to paradise. Many birds fly … Read more PARROT MOUNTAIN AND GARDENS

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge has so many fun things to experience at this interactive museum. This is a great experience for small children and adults alike. WONDER ZONES There are six Wonder Zones in the WonderWorks museum that shows various kinds of science and art. The first is the Extreme Weather, where you can feel … Read more WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge

Hikes with the Best Views

Andrews Bald Andrews Bald has an elevation of 5,920 feet, making it the highest grassy bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountain is one of two grassy balds maintained in the range by the park service. The other is Gregory Bald, in the western Smokies. The hike is about 3.6 miles roundtrip. … Read more Hikes with the Best Views

Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

When visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the best activities to do as a family, couple, or with friends is to have a picnic. After you eat, you can explore different parts of the national park. CADES COVE One of the most popular picnic areas is Cades Cove. The picnic area is located on the left … Read more Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day every year. Enjoy all the slides, rides and thrills. This Pigeon Forge water park also has dining opportunities and entertainment, on 35 acres adjacent to the main Dollywood amusement and theme park. Splash Country offers water slides such as Fire Tower Falls, Mountain Scream, … Read more Dollywood’s Splash Country

Cades Cove Riding Stables

Horseback Riding at Cades Cove Riding Stables Cades Cove Riding Stables in Cades Cove, TN offer vacationers to the Smokies some of the most pristine scenery in the entire Great Smokies National Park, while on horseback. The stables in Cades Cove, Tennessee are the only Smoky Mountain riding stables allowed to horseback ride into the … Read more Cades Cove Riding Stables

December Activities

December is truly a beautiful time of year to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Cool weather, Christmas lights, and special events to make something your family will remember for a lifetime. The Smoky Mountains at Christmas is one of the best Christmas destinations in the nation. Beautiful Winter Weather Chilly weather is ideal … Read more December Activities

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone likes to go on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Fortunately, there are plenty of free things to do in the Smoky Mountains that are both fun and exciting. You will be able to go back home with memorable experiences. Things to Do in Pigeon Forge The Smoky Mountains includes a broad area that covers multiple towns. … Read more Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains