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Gravel Roads in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Check out this handy guide with the best scenic unpaved roads in the Smokies! Whether you’re just interested in exploring more remote areas of the national park or you want to take your Jeep for an adventure in the mountains, these routes are the perfect way to explore the wilderness … Read more

Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove

Finding the Pearl Harbor Tree Finding the Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove can be an exciting challenge. Directions to the Pearl Harbor Tree: The luxury cabins of My Bearfoot Cabins are rustic, genuine log cabins with the modern touch you can rely on. Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, owners618-559-3915pat@mybearfootcabins.comhttps://mybearfootcabins.com

Great Smoky Mountains Museum

WEBSITE: CLICK ON 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 the region. Resting on … Read more

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT DOLLYWOOD

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

Independence Day Parade and Celebrations

Starting one minute after midnight of the 3rd, for the Fourth of July Midnight Parade begins. This mile-long stream of parade entrants will work its way along Parkway led by a perfect Grand Marshal each year. Gatlinburg always shows its love of country by honoring front-line medical workers and all first responders, veterans and military personnel. … Read more

Covered Bridges in Sevier County

What better way to spend an afternoon than to drive to one of the covered bridges in Sevier County. The first bridge is a perfect spot to learn more about the history of Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. The second covered bridge is a beautiful, drive-by spot to appreciate the scenic views and snap a … 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

Historical Places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is ideal for history buffs! There are historical landmarks throughout the park. To help make the most of your next vacation, here’s the top 6 historical places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Walker Sisters Place The Walker Sisters Place is a log cabin … 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 a … Read more