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Other Wedding Venues in the Smoky Mountains

Titanic Museum Weddings and Vow Renewals at Titanic are the perfect choice for couples seeking an experience of pure romance, beauty and elegance. Here, the Gilded Age of magnificent excess lives again as bride and groom take their vows standing on the Grand Staircase or at the waters edge. The Magnolia The Magnolia Venue was explicitly … Read more

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Weddings

Today’s bride is looking for that special location that would include getting married outdoors. The beauty of the National Park and surrounding mountains are the perfect back drop to your special day. Morning Glory Farm The Farm Morning Glory Farm is surrounded by historic stone walls and bordered by the picturesque Dunn’s Creek,. The clapboard … Read more

Smoky Mountain Barn Weddings

Wedding locations in event barn or farm setting, are where many bride’s are making their choice for the simple beauty and ample space these facilities offer. 4 Points Farm 4 Points Farm Whether you’re planning a local event, or a destination wedding, 4 Points Farm is the unique Smoky Mountain wedding venue you may have … Read more

Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels

Country Pines Wedding Chapel Whether you are planning a wedding or a vow renewal in the Great Smoky Mountains, Country Pines Chapel would be delighted to help you.  Services are simple, romantic, and affordable.  You can select from several packages that offer ministerial services with quality photos so that you have some beautiful keepsake memories … Read more

Professional Photography in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

So you have your trip planned. Let’s see, lodging is booked, itinerary is planned, groceries will be delivered and set up when you arrive……BUT there’s one thing missing……professional photography. This will be a special time for your family, soul mate or maybe a group get together. Syresa Rowland, professional photographer and owner of Gatlinburg Pigeon … Read more

Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge

For affordable family fun and something to eat, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a must. There is shopping, entertainment and specialty stores. Enjoy the water fountain and music while sitting in a rocking chair and watch the ducks tend to their babies. Th restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge are enjoyed by many. … Read more

Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg, TN

You may not think of seafood when you think of the Smoky Mountains, but there are several seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg.  Landshark Bar and Grill Landshark Bar and Grill brings you something new, the buffalo sriracha shrimp as an appetizer, or get an old favorite like spinach and artichoke dip. If you are looking for … Read more

Breakfast Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

You can always prepare breakfast in your cabin, but maybe you want to eat a huge breakfast while you’re in town. You want to know where to find a delicious breakfast in Pigeon Forge, and we are sharing some of the best places to have a hearty breakfast. To be fair, there are many more … Read more

BEST BBQ IN THE SMOKIES

The South is known for many foods, from fried chicken and sweet potato pie to casseroles and fried okra. But a favorite in the South is juicy barbecue. Whether it’s dry-rubbed ribs or saucy pulled pork shoulder, barbecue is piled high in the restaurants of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you’re looking for a hearty … Read more

Mexican Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains

Although Pigeon Forge, TN isn’t remotely near the border, it is home to some excellent Mexican restaurants! Whether you’re looking for Tex-Mex or authentic Mexican cuisine, you are sure to find all of your favorite dishes while you’re on vacation. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Heritage Cabin Rentals has put … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

How To Avoid Crowds in Pigeon Forge  Though the Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular and vibrant destinations in the southeast, there are easy ways to get away from crowds in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies during your vacation. To enjoy a peaceful and authentic Smoky Mountain experience, just follow our insider tips … Read more

ROMANTIC GATLINBURG RESTAURANTS

Are you looking to have a romantic dinner during your vacation to the Smoky Mountains? These romantic Gatlinburg restaurants will create an unforgettable evening for you. Park Grill TThe Park Grill restaurant has a rustic interior that is perfect for a romantic Gatlinburg evening. The menu items are delicious; their steaks are fresh and never frozen. They also carry … Read more

SAMPLE OF RESTAURANTS IN PIGEON FORGE AND GATLINBURG

The Smoky Mountain area is home to some of the very best restaurants in East Tennessee. With hundreds of eateries to choose from, it can be hard to decide. We suggest eating where the locals eat. The are local favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Pottery House Cafe & Grille Located across from Pigeon … Read more

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

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

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

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is noted for its wealth of arts and crafts, and its many artists and craftspeople, with one of the largest communities of independent artisans in the country. Nowhere is this more visible than along the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail – an 8-mile scenic drive on the outskirts of Gatlinburg that contains a … Read more

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountain area is one of the few places in the United States where wild black bears can be found living in their natural habitat. While this certainly adds to the appeal of those who want to observe these animals from a safe distance in the wild, it can also be dangerous for those … Read more

Best Candy Shops in Gatlinburg

I would venture to say you have a favorite candy shop from your child. The bright colors, the rush of sugar, the crazy names and recipes. If you haven’t been to candy shop, (because they mostly don’t exist any longer) there are plenty of old-fashioned candy kitchens to whet your taste buds and give your … Read more

Where Do Locals Eat in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are known for a lot of amazing things like beautiful views, breathtaking nature experiences, and unforgettable attractions. The Smoky Mountains are one of the most unique destinations in the world. One of the area’s best qualities, though, is its vast options of cuisine and food choices. Because it’s one of the world’s … Read more

Popular Pancake Restaurants in Gatlinburg

If you have a busy day planned in the Smoky Mountains, get your morning off to a good start by eating at one of the pancake restaurants in Gatlinburg! These restaurants offer a large variety of tasty pancakes, along with traditional breakfast fare. Little House of Pancakes One of the top pancake restaurants in Gatlinburg … Read more

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Wondering where to see bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Of all of the beautiful wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, the American Black Bear ( Ursus americanus ) is one of the largest and most impressive species you can see in the national park. Better yet, bears are plentiful in the Smokies and live in … Read more

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains have everything you need for a dream vacation including world class theme parks and breathtaking views. The activities are endless in the area.  It can be hard fitting it all into one trip. To assist you having an amazing first trip,  these 6 must do venues in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are … Read more

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

  1. William Ogle Visits “The Land of Paradise” William Ogle traveled to the future site of Gatlinburg, TN, a place he called “The Land of Paradise” in 1802.  He was from South Carolina.  He, his wife, Martha Jane, and seven children, has a vision of a bright future.  He cut and hewed logs for … Read more

Navigating during Pigeon Forge Rod Run

  Rod Run is exhilarating and buzzing with activity. With hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway and LeConte Center, it’s a car-lover’s dream come true.  With the influx of people, getting around town can be a bit trying at times.  Here are some pointers that will help you. 1. Free Parking During Rod Run … Read more