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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

Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Horseback RidingExploring the Great Smoky Mountains on horseback is one of the most breathtaking experiences in the United States. The area has a host of wildlife and picturesque mountain scenery. Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service. The staff helps you saddle up on a … Read more

Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg, TN

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 dip. If you are looking for … Read more

BEST BBQ IN THE SMOKIES

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. If you’re looking for a hearty … Read more

Mexican Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains

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 getaway, Heritage Cabin Rentals has put … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

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 experience, just follow our insider tips … 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

ROMANTIC GATLINBURG RESTAURANTS

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 and never frozen. They also carry … Read more

SAMPLE OF RESTAURANTS IN PIGEON FORGE AND GATLINBURG

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 & Grille Located across from Pigeon … Read more

Smoky Mountains Legends

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 pure gold on the ground. In … Read more

Halloween Events and Activities

At Halloween, we can all look forward to spooky thrills, trips to pumpkin patches, and the beautiful sight of the leaves changing their color. The Smoky Mountains are a spectacular place to spend the fall season and Halloween. Pigeon Forge Community Center Halloween Party This family-friendly Halloween party at the Pigeon Forge Community center is … 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

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 Extreme Weather, where you can feel … Read more

Hikes with the Best Views

Andrews Bald Andrews Bald has an elevation of 5,920 feet, making it the highest grassy bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountain is one of two grassy balds maintained in the range by the park service. The other is Gregory Bald, in the western Smokies. The hike is about 3.6 miles roundtrip. … Read more

Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

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 area is located on the left … Read more

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone likes to go on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Fortunately, there are plenty of free things to do in the Smoky Mountains that are both fun and exciting. You will be able to go back home with memorable experiences. Things to Do in Pigeon Forge The Smoky Mountains includes a broad area that covers multiple towns. … Read more