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Smoky Mountain Breweries and Cider

(Website links to venues are in Bold, Green Print. Just click on the words) Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is the first cidery to set up shop in Gatlinburg. Surrounded by the mountains that hold and defend a spirit, far better than moonshine. Our hard ciders hold flavor that will have you coming back … Read more

Rowdy Bear Ridge

(Website links to Rowdy Bear Ridge in in Bold, Green Print) At Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, you can zoom downhill or sail through the air for a wild day. SHOOT LASERS WHILE YOU RIDE A COASTER Ride a roller coaster and play laser tag at the same time on the Alpine … Read more

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

(Website links are provided in bold, green print) Spend an hour or the whole day at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, the world’s largest knife store, with its surprising range of gear and gifts–everything from knives and guns to clothing and kitchenware. Check out six reasons to stop at this Sevierville showroom. EXPLORE THE LARGEST SELECTION … Read more

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

(Website link to Soaky Mountain Waterpark is in bold, green print) Plan ahead for a sliding, splashing summer at Soaky Mountain Water Park! The park, open May through September, is family fun with thrills for every age. Older kids and adults experience gravity-defying flights, shot into the air on the water park’s most challenging rides. … Read more

Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

(WEBSITE LINK IS IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers visitors a unique and moving Civil War experience. Our 90-minute live stage show features the original drama, “Granddaddy’s Watch.” Our story involves a brother and sister from East Tennessee who are meeting on a battlefield in 1864. … Read more

Kid Friendly Hiking 

Whether your kids are young and need an easier trail, or older children wanting adventure, every family can find the right trail. LAUREL FALLS TRAILThis popular trail leads you to 80-foot-high Laurel Falls, a beautiful reward for the 2.4-mile round trip. The trail is paved, with a gradual incline to get young legs working but … Read more

Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee is the place to be for sunsets. Newfound Gap Parking Area Newfound Gap is the lowest point see a sunset in the Smoky Mountains. It’s unique as the sun goes down through the hills and trees. Cliff Top at Mt. Le ConteMt. Le Conte is a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park … Read more

Tours by Stella … Hiking Tours in the Great Smoky Mountains

(LINKS FOR STELLA ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Contact Stella to reserve a tour: Call or Text: (845) 216.9529Email: Info@Toursbystella.comOr FB PM: https://www.facebook.com/ToursByStellaWebsite: https://smokymountainhikes.com Be sure to include the date for your desired reservation and the number of people in your group. Tour Prices:2.5 hours – $38 per person + tax3.5 hours – $48 per … Read more

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT DOLLYWOOD

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee. Families travel from across the country to enjoy the park. But, there is more to the theme park than you might think. It Wasn’t Always Dollywood Dollywood wasn’t always known by that name! The theme park was originally a … Read more

Nantahala Outdoor Center

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD 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 bridge, … Read more

The Village Shopping in Gatlinburg

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD 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 will … Read more

Stages West in Pigeon Forge

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD 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 need … Read more

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN

(WEBSITE LINKS FOR RESTAURANTS ARE IN 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 … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

(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 LINK IN BOLD 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 age.Both … Read more

Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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. … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

SHOPPING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … 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

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … 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, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more