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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 »

7 NEW SMOKY MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS

7 NEW SMOKY MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS

The Smokies have a variety of world wide cuisines! We all have our favorite places to grab a bite to eat, but there are always new restaurants opening up. Even if you live here or have visited before, there will always be something exciting and different to try! To make the most of your dining experience, there are 7 Smoky Mountain restaurants that recently came to the area. 1. Ole Red Gatlinburg The highly anticipated, new Blake Shelton restaurant, Ole Red Gatlinburg, is finally open for business! Each and every one of the menu items there is made-from-scratch and Shelton approved!… Read more »

Top Spas in Gatlinburg

Top Spas in Gatlinburg

If your Smoky Mountain vacation goal is to feel relaxed, there are some spas in Gatlinburg you will want to partake! The environment and unique scenery of the Smokies can instantly relieve stress, but a massage or foot soak will certainly add to your enjoyment and experience! Fox Place Salon and Spa One of the best spas in Gatlinburg TN is the Fox Place Salon and Spa, which offers friendly service and a wide assortment of treatment options! Indulge and spoil yourself with one of the unparalleled facial packages, including the classic European Steam Facial. You can also choose the classic… Read more »