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Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

The Hawk Skylift Experience amazing views of the Smokies and reach new heights riding The Hawk Skylift In Wears Valley, TN! A roundtrip ride is a minimum of 30 minutes, and you’ll rockers and swings, as well as complimentary Moon Pies and Water in the Hawk’s Nest at the top. Relax, sit back, and experience … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

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 knowledge such as history, ecology, and … Read more

SHOPPING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Love to go shopping on vacation? There are many places to shop in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. You might find great gifts in unusual shops. Mountain Mile General Store The Mountain Mile General Store has a little bit of everything. You can get souvenirs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, and more. You’ll find farmhouse decor, mountain decor. … Read more

Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains, chances are you’ll be choosing between two of the most popular Tennessee towns for your stay: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Both towns are great vacation destinations, and they’re right next to each other, with just a few minutes drive between the two towns. Both towns are … Read more

Back Roads and Shortcuts in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge gets a lot of traffic. This is a short version of what is available to help you navigate. However, there are even more shortcuts than are listed here. If you are staying with My Bearfoot Cabins, just tell us where you want to go and we will get you there the … Read more

Best Airport for Flying to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

The closest airport to Gatlinburg, TN, is McGhee Tyson, located 12 miles south of Knoxville, just over a 40-mile drive from Gatlinburg, with a few different ways to get there, depending on if you want to go to Pigeon Forge first, or take a scenic option. You’ll want to rent a car to drive, which … 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

Gatlinburg Trolley

Do you want to sightsee without having to find parking spots or drive in traffic? The Gatlinburg Trolley should be a consideration! There are several locations to board the trolley. From May 1 through October 31, the Gatlinburg Trolley System operates from 8:30 a.m. until midnight to provide residents and visitors a free, safe, reliable … Read more

Live Music in Gatlinburg

It’s not a secret that bluegrass and other forms of country music are almost everywhere in the Smokies. Still, among the many fun things to do in Gatlinburg, you’ll find different genres of music, so everyone in your group is sure to find something appealing. Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler and distillery is … Read more

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm

For all you nature lovers out, there’s nothing like getting up close and personal with some of nature’s furry inhabitants. A trip to the Smoky Mountains isn’t complete without going to Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo & Riding Stables in Sevierville. Enjoy 143 acres worth of fun. Pony rides offer kids a ride with one … Read more

SkyFly: Soar America

SkyFly The reviews have been amazing!! Take part in the SkyFly adventure at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas have something for everyone and this family ‘excursion’ will not disappoint. Soar America is a Dynamic Attraction flying theater where guests will experience a feeling of flight as they soar … Read more

Quiet Walkways in the Smoky Mountains National park

The Quiet Walkways of Great Smoky Mountains National Park are short and relatively easy trails that lead directly from the road into areas of nature. Some are easy for the non-hiker. Each trail is unique and are located throughout the park. The Quiet Walkways are a way to see the natural beauty of Great Smoky … Read more

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

ATV, UTV and Jeep Tours in the Smoky Mountains

Turn up the excitement and discover riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in the Smoky Mountains. Ride through streams, rock formations, and steep mountain ridges for an outdoor adventure you won’t forget. Bluff Mountain AdventuresCome and drive one of our ATVs or UTVs on the bluff. Bluff Mountain Adventures offers guided tours that have beautiful views, … 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

Smoky Mountain Bike Trails

Cycling in the Smoky Mountains While there aren’t mountain bike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, most of the roads within the park are too steep and too dangerous for most cyclists. However, if you want a challenge, you can find exceptional road and mountain bike routes around the Smoky Mountains. Many of … 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

Wildflower Hikes

There are wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains you can see throughout the year, but the spring and summer are prime times of the year to see them. They come in every color, and you’ll see them along trails and when the trees bloom. Cades Cove Cades Cove is probably the top place to see wildflowers. In … Read more

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a top family-friendly attraction. The Gatlinburg aquarium is full of fascinating things to do that everyone in the family will enjoy. Travel Under the Sea in Shark Lagoon Shark Lagoon is home to so many different types of sea life. You’ll see them all when you travel along the moving … Read more

Anakeesta

Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg is Anakeesta. There is a zip line adventure, gem mining, roller coaster, treehouses, garden walks and a splash pad. Enjoy wonderful spots for selfies, viewing the scenery, watching downtown Gatlinburg. What could be better than southern foods with a view? Ziplines The Dueling Zipline Adventure has three zips that offer … Read more

Best Hiking Trails In Elkmont

Elkmont Campground one of the most scenic spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area has historic structures. It’s the perfect way to explore this logging camp and resort community. Little River Trail Highlights: Historic Structures, Wild Flowers, River Views The 5 mile Little River Trail is an easy hike that climbs steadily into the … Read more