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Swimming Holes in the Smoky Mountains

Swimming Holes in the Smoky Mountains

When summer temperatures rise on your Smoky Mountain vacation, an you’re wanting to find a place to hop in some water you are in the right place.  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 2,100 miles of flowing water! With this much wate, there many places to go.  Grab your sunglasses and swimsuit, sunscreen, and take your water shoes. Greenbrier The Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is easy to access. It’s only 7 miles outside of Gatlinburg. There are two large parking areas at the entrance and are the most popular spots to park… Read more »

Smoky Mountains Secret Spots

Smoky Mountains Secret Spots

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country, with over 11.4 million annual visitors. This is as many visitors as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined!  A popular national park can sometimes mean big crowds during busy times of year. If you’re looking to see the park in a little solitude, listen to the advice from locals.  Find hidden gems and experience the quieter side of the Smokies! Elkmont Troll Bridge Elkmont has recently gained fame as the secret ghost town of the Smokies.  This once very wealthy community of vacation homes is… Read more »

Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains.

Top Gatlinburg Attractions

With so many candy shops, thrill rides, and sight-seeing opportunities, it can be overwhelming when planning the family vacation. The following list will hopefully guide you, and ensure a Gatlinburg favorite will not be missed. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Stingrays and sharks fly overhead. Jellyfish float about, their orange translucent bodies in contrast. Friendly and curious penguins, in their tuxes, hurry to greet you! From the moment you step inside, you are transported from the Gatlinburg to an underwater wonderland. Ripely’s Aquarium makes the seemingly impossible possible. You can come face to face with the predators of the seas,… Read more »

The Smokies Are Magical In More Ways Than One

The Smokies Are Magical In More Ways Than One

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have become magical cities in the Smokies. There are no fewer than four different live magic show theater in the area. Magic is appealing and entertaining to both young and old. We have not believed our own eyes for centuries, so Smoky Mountain travelers can enjoy a couple hours in a world of fantasy. The Wonders of Magic Illusionist Terry Evanswood has been starring in his own magic show in Pigeon Forge for about 20 years now. He is the longest running headline performer in Pigeon Forge. His show, The Wonders of Magic, has been captivating audiences at… Read more »

FORBIDDEN CAVERNS OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

FORBIDDEN CAVERNS OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Looking for a unique attraction while visiting the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee? Forbidden Caverns is a cave under the Great Smoky Mountains where natural caverns are large and amazing! Tour guides take you on an fascinating journey through the cave and tell you the history and the science behind the formations. Souvenirs are available to remember this astounding feature under the mountains.  History of the Caverns The Forbidden Caverns were explored by the eastern woodland native Americans and used as a shelter in the winter. With its continual flow of water, it was the perfect place to wait out… Read more »