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Ober Mountain ~ So Much To Do ~ Year Round

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg, TN offers year round fun and excitement for the entire family.  The beauty is an added plus, and you can do all activities and adventures at one location.                                   … Read more

Alcatraz East Crime Museum ~ Pigeon Forge, TN

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD TYPE Welcome to the Big House! Alcatraz East, a new crime museum, opened in East Tennessee in the fall of 2016. The museum, which will give visitors the behind-the-scenes story to our nation’s crime history, is located at the entrance to The Island at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The museum … Read more

World’s Largest Titanic Museum

Website link: Click on bold print The story and history of the Titanic’s maiden voyage is known to just about everyone.  RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to … Read more

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD PRINT 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 … Read more

Year Round Snow Tubing is Here – Pigeon Forge Snow

WEBSITE LINK: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT “Snow tubing fun all year long! Pigeon Forge Snow is the first indoor snow facility in the entire United States that offers REAL snow all year long. It uses state of the art snowmaking technology to transform its 35,000 square ft. indoor facility into a winter wonderland, complete … 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

The Most Popular Hiking Trail in the Smokies

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT   If you have limited time to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you need to cut to the chase and discover the best hiking trail. There are over 850 miles of hiking trails and over 80 hiking routes.   It can be difficult to research to find … Read more

Smoky Mountains Donuts ~ YUMMY!

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT   Need a tasty breakfast donut or a sweet snack?Visitors to the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee will find a number of excellent bakeriesthat make some of the best donuts you’ll ever have.  1. The Donut Friar Located in The Village shopping area in downtown Gatlinburg, The Donut Friar … Read more

THE TRACK in Pigeon Forge

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Racing go-karts is a time-honored tradition for the whole family in the Smoky Mountains, and The Track in Pigeon Forge is a popular venue in the region. The Track is home to several different go-kart experiences, enough for every member of your family. The Track isn’t just about go-karts: … Read more

GATLINBURG MUSEUMS

LINKS TO VENUES ARE FOUND IN BOLD, GREEN LETTERS Looking for something out of the ordinary to add additional excitement to your Smoky Mountain vacation? Look no further than museums in Gatlinburg. You’ll find amazing and quirky museums that offer everything from one-of-a-kind collection to Hollywood connections. From the amazing to the obscure, it’s a … Read more

Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

WEBSITE LINKS: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN AND ORANGE PRINT   There are over 67 species of fish in the Smoky Mountains, including: Brook Silverside White Sucker River Redhorse Rock Bass Warmouth Bluegill White and Black Crappie Gizzard Shad Flame Chub Fathead Minnow Fantail Darter Walleye Mountain Brook Lamprey Recommended Fishing Spots Douglas Lake (Dandridge TN) … Read more

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend in July

Do you love saving money when you shop? The last weekend of July is the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, and it is always full swing across Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You can save up to 10% on certain items while shopping during the tax free holiday. Find out more below! Which items are non-taxable during … Read more

Activities to do with your Children in Eastern TN Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, BLUE AND GREEN PRINT “Hey Mom, Hey Dad What’s Next”?Your kids will love the Smoky Mountains     Feed the Bears at Three Bears General Store2861 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN   37863800-867-2272               Kids Country at The Track: Kiddie rides/go-karts2575 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN  37863865-453-4777       … Read more

Goats on the Roof

WEBSITE LINK: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT LOCATED 10 MINUTES FROM BEARFOOT PARADISE and 25 MINUTES FROM BEARFOOT ADVENTURE Do you want to have the time of your life? Something that you can tell your friends and family all about? Then visit us here at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, in Pigeon Forge … Read more

5 Reasons Smoky Mountains is Valentine’s Day at it’s BEST

WEBSITE LINKS: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT  ON AVERAGE, SLOPES OPEN EARLY TO MID DECEMBER AND CLOSE EARLY TO MID MARCH. EXACT OPENING AND CLOSING DATES FOR THE SKI SLOPES ARE DETERMINED BY MOTHER NATURE … NEVER THE SAME DATES FROM ONE SKI SEASON TO THE NEXT … AND USUALLY NOT PREDICTABLE UNTIL JUST DAYS … Read more

Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Trolley – Be Wowed by Winterfest Holiday Lights The trolley route departs the Mass Transit Center at Light 5 for a 45 minute ride throughout Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic displays 3 times nightly from November 22 through December (excluding Thanksgiving, the first Friday in December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s … Read more

Experience Christmas in the Smoky Mountains

#1 – Diverse Shopping Venues In the Smoky Mountains the folklore is everywhere, and so is Christmas cheer beginning the third week of November when Winter Fest begins every year.  From Sevierville to Gatlinburg, the streets are adorned with millions of festive LED lights.  The transformation will take into a winter wonderland.  A Smoky Mountain … Read more