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Weather

Website: Click on Bold, Green Print Current weather forecasts for the park are available by phone at (865) 436-1200 extension 630 or online from the National Weather Service: Gatlinburg, TN Forecast Elevations in the park range from approximately 875 feet to 6,643 feet and the topography can drastically affect local weather. Temperatures can vary 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

Chefs Who Come to the Cabin

Websites: Click on Bold, Green Print Fruitful Vintage Chef Chef Ray was born and raised in the New Orleans area. So due to his Cajun heritage, he loves to cook in a wide variety of flavors and styles, from complex gourmet meals to simple comfort foods. He will take your food up a notch if you prefer hot and … Read more

Cades Cove Hiking

Website link is in bold, green print Cades Cove is a favorite destination for many people visiting the Smokies with its broad, lush, green valley surround by mountains, including history and wildlife. Many choose to drive, walk or bike the 11-mile, one-way loop road that circles the cove. But there are also hiking trails. Along the … Read more

Nantahala Outdoor Center

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Nantahala Outdoor Center Nantahala Outdoor Center has everything you’ll need for an adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Whether you could use a jacket, boots, hats, gloves, or some hiking advice, you’ll find it at NOC. Kids will love exploring the NOC store, which features a swinging rope … Read more

The Village Shopping in Gatlinburg

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT The Village Shops 27 Unique Boutiques, Clothiers, Eateries and Galleries in Gatlinburg, TN. Situated behind the Pancake Pantry in downtown Gatlinburg, The Village Shops feel like a world unto themselves. Featuring German-style architecture, brick walking paths, and a lovely fountain, The Village truly does feel like a quaint European village. Visitors … Read more

Stages West in Pigeon Forge

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Stages West is another one of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge TN. Perfect for the cowboy or cowgirl in your family, this awesome shop features a fantastic selection of western wear. Guests will find boots, jackets, jeans, hats, belts, buckles, sandals, wallets, and everything else you … Read more

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN (Gluten free & Vegan also)

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Are you looking for restaurants you won’t find anywhere else with delicious food? There are a unique places to eat in Sevierville TN! This town may be slightly less popular than Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but you’ll find restaurants with food that can’t be beat. Thai Basil If you … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG, PIGEON FORGE & SEVIERVILLE

WEBSITE LINKS TO RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT Going out for lunch is one of the simple pleasures of being on vacation. The Smoky Mountains are home to a number of restaurants where you can enjoy subs and sides. Parton’s Deli Parton’s Deli has been a fixture of the Gatlinburg Parkway since 1974. This sandwich … Read more

Marriage License in Sevier County

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT No Waiting Period!There is no waiting period when you apply for a Tennessee marriage license.You can apply for your license and be married the same day. No Blood Tests!No blood tests or medicals are required when applying for a Tennessee marriage license. You must be at least 18 years of … Read more

Smoky Mountain WebCams

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Even when you aren’t in the Smokies, you can still enjoy them! There are webcams in the Smoky Mountains so you can enjoy views. Newfound Gap The webcam at Newfound Gap shows an incredible view of the mountains. You can see a section of Newfound Gap Road going through the mountains … 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

Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

Seafood and Fish Restaurants in Gatlinburg, TN

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

BEST BBQ IN THE SMOKIES

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT 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. … Read more

Mexican Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

POPULAR RESTAURANTS IN PIGEON FORGE AND GATLINBURG

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountains Legends

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Supernatural tales and myths. The Smoky Mountains are full of them. Smoky Mountains Gold Mine Here’s the story of Perry Shults and the lost Smoky Mountains gold mine. Somewhere in upper Greenbrier Cove near Webb Creek during the time of the Civil War, Shults discovered a shallow streak of … 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

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge has so many fun things to experience at this interactive museum. This is a great experience for small children and adults alike. WONDER ZONES There are six Wonder Zones in the WonderWorks museum that shows various kinds of science and art. The first is the … Read more

Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT When visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the best activities to do as a family, couple, or with friends is to have a picnic. After you eat, you can explore different parts of the national park. CADES COVE One of the most popular picnic areas is Cades Cove. The picnic … Read more

Scenic Drives In The Smoky Mountains TN

WEBSITES. CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PIRNT The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created in 1934. The park was created for the natural beauty, the flowing waterfalls, and to conserve natural resources. During this period, the automobile was becoming more affordable.  Therefore, the Smokies were created with auto touring in mind. 88% of Great Smoky … Read more