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Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

(WEBSITE LINK IS IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers visitors a unique and moving Civil War experience. Our 90-minute live stage show features the original drama, “Granddaddy’s Watch.” Our story involves a brother and sister from East Tennessee who are meeting on a battlefield in 1864. … Read more

Kid Friendly Hiking 

Whether your kids are young and need an easier trail, or older children wanting adventure, every family can find the right trail. LAUREL FALLS TRAILThis popular trail leads you to 80-foot-high Laurel Falls, a beautiful reward for the 2.4-mile round trip. The trail is paved, with a gradual incline to get young legs working but … Read more

Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee is the place to be for sunsets. Newfound Gap Parking Area Newfound Gap is the lowest point see a sunset in the Smoky Mountains. It’s unique as the sun goes down through the hills and trees. Cliff Top at Mt. Le ConteMt. Le Conte is a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park … Read more

Great Smoky Mountains Museum

WEBSITE LINK TO THE MUSEUM IS IN BOLD GREEN PRINT Have you ever wondered what life for the early settlers of the Smokies was like? Find out for yourself at The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. With fascinating exhibits and a reconstructed mountain village, this Smoky Mountain museum offers one of the most informative attractions in … Read more

Ropes Courses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

There are several Ropes Courses in the Smoky Mountains area around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Many of them are part of larger networks of ziplines, sky bridges and play areas in the tree tops, with net tubes, swings and actual tree houses. Some of these are in the trees, some are on framework structures, and … Read more

When is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains

(Website links in bold, green print) If you love snow-covered mountains and Christmas lights, this is the perfect time for you to visit the Smokies. From snowy winter hikes to skiing at Ober Gatlinburg to sipping hot chocolate by your My Bearfoot Cabin’s fireplace, there’s a lot to love about the Smoky Mountains in the … Read more

MagiQuest in Pigeon Forge

(Website link in bold, green print) Pigeon Forge is full of fun activities for the entire family, and if you’ve been here before, you’ve probably tried some of the most popular attractions, like Dollywood. Maybe on this trip, you’re looking for more unique things to do with your family. A great place to check out … Read more

Tours by Stella … Hiking Tours in the Great Smoky Mountains

(LINKS FOR STELLA ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Contact Stella to reserve a tour: Call or Text: (845) 216.9529Email: Info@Toursbystella.comOr FB PM: https://www.facebook.com/ToursByStellaWebsite: https://smokymountainhikes.com Be sure to include the date for your desired reservation and the number of people in your group. Tour Prices:2.5 hours – $38 per person + tax3.5 hours – $48 per … Read more

Ogle Brothers General Store

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The Ogle Brothers General Store is a newer place where people can browse through all kinds of cool items. There are homemade candles in several different scents. You’ll find some of your favorite clothing brands, as well as Great Smoky Mountain themed apparel. There’s home decor and a ton of toys for … Read more

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT DOLLYWOOD

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee. Families travel from across the country to enjoy the park. But, there is more to the theme park than you might think. It Wasn’t Always Dollywood Dollywood wasn’t always known by that name! The theme park was originally a … Read more

Nantahala Outdoor Center

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Nantahala Outdoor Center Nantahala Outdoor Center has everything you’ll need for an adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Whether you could use a jacket, boots, hats, gloves, or some hiking advice, you’ll find it at NOC. Kids will love exploring the NOC store, which features a swinging rope bridge, … Read more

The Village Shopping in Gatlinburg

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The Village Shops 27 Unique Boutiques, Clothiers, Eateries and Galleries in Gatlinburg, TN. Situated behind the Pancake Pantry in downtown Gatlinburg, The Village Shops feel like a world unto themselves. Featuring German-style architecture, brick walking paths, and a lovely fountain, The Village truly does feel like a quaint European village. Visitors will … Read more

Stages West in Pigeon Forge

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Stages West is another one of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge TN. Perfect for the cowboy or cowgirl in your family, this awesome shop features a fantastic selection of western wear. Guests will find boots, jackets, jeans, hats, belts, buckles, sandals, wallets, and everything else you need … Read more

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN

(WEBSITE LINKS FOR RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Are you looking for restaurants you won’t find anywhere else with delicious food? There are a unique places to eat in Sevierville TN! This town may be slightly less popular than Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but you’ll find restaurants with food that can’t be beat. Thai … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

(WEBSITE LINKS TO RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Going out for lunch is one of the simple pleasures of being on vacation. The Smoky Mountains are home to a number of restaurants where you can enjoy subs and sides. Parton’s Deli Parton’s Deli has been a fixture of the Gatlinburg Parkway since 1974. This sandwich … Read more

Who Want’s Ice Cream and Dessert?

(WEBSITE LINKS TO ICE CREAM STORES ARE IN BOLD PRINT) Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have some truly fun shops with unique ice cream creations and sweet snacks. Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts With Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg locations, Mad Dog’s motto is “Unleash the Sweet.” Along with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, Mad Dog’s hand-dipped … Read more

Marriage License in Sevier County

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) No Waiting Period!There is no waiting period when you apply for a Tennessee marriage license.You can apply for your license and be married the same day. No Blood Tests!No blood tests or medicals are required when applying for a Tennessee marriage license. You must be at least 18 years of age.Both … Read more

Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) The Hawk Skylift Experience amazing views of the Smokies and reach new heights riding The Hawk Skylift In Wears Valley, TN! A roundtrip ride is a minimum of 30 minutes, and you’ll rockers and swings, as well as complimentary Moon Pies and Water in the Hawk’s Nest at the top. … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) My Bigfoot Adventures offers a comprehensive, personable, and safe guided motor or hiking experience. For all tours, you will be picked up and dropped off wherever you are staying. Hiking Tours My Bigfoot Adventures makes the hike work for you: your pace, your interests, your needs. We add local knowledge … Read more

SHOPPING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Love to go shopping on vacation? There are many places to shop in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. You might find great gifts in unusual shops. Mountain Mile General Store The Mountain Mile General Store has a little bit of everything. You can get souvenirs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, and more. You’ll … Read more

Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains, chances are you’ll be choosing between two of the most popular Tennessee towns for your stay: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Both towns are great vacation destinations, and they’re right next to each other, with just a few minutes drive between the two towns. Both towns are … Read more

Back Roads and Shortcuts in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge gets a lot of traffic. This is a short version of what is available to help you navigate. However, there are even more shortcuts than are listed here. If you are staying with My Bearfoot Cabins, just tell us where you want to go and we will get you there the … Read more

Best Airport for Flying to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The closest airport to Gatlinburg, TN, is McGhee Tyson, located 12 miles south of Knoxville, just over a 40-mile drive from Gatlinburg, with a few different ways to get there, depending on if you want to go to Pigeon Forge first, or take a scenic option. You’ll want to rent … Read more