Tubing In The Smokies

Tubing In The Smokies

For people who love the mountains with summer in full swing comes the desire to hit the cool mountain waters. Whether it’s tubing, kayaking, canoeing or rafting, nothing else can take the place of enjoying a beautiful day around the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
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Best Places to Shop in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

Best Places to Shop in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

One of the best reasons to go on vacation in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is the abundance of fun things to do there. Of all the great activities that this area has to offer, taking advantage of the top-notch shopping destinations is high up on the list. Here is a look at some of the best shopping destinations to keep in mind on your next visit to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.
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Top Scenic Drives in the Smokies

Whether you want to go off-roading in your Jeep or cruise with style in your hybrid, road trips through the Smokey Mountains is an experience of a lifetime. In truth, the Smokey Mountains offer a wide range of scenic drives that fits everyone’s desires. While you experience the highlight of western North Carolina and view the many scenic drives such as national park roads, skyways, loops, byways, parkways and more. Along your road trip you can also enjoy the many spectacular sites and adventures like the picturesque views, camping sites, rustic cabins, hiking trails and river access. In fact, one of the best experiences is to take a leisure 2 or 3 day road trip and stay in a cabin so you can experience the serene Smokies at their best. And while staying at your cabin you are sure to see many of the areas wildlife like elk, deer, turkey, black bear, raccoon, woodchucks and other animals. Read More


Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair July 2016

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to a thriving art community; in fact, one of the largest in the South. Many of those local artists and craftsmen, along with some of the finest artisans from across the United States will converge at the base of the Smoky Mountains July 14 – 17 to display and sell their wares at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. The annual summer fair has been designated one of the “Top 20 Events” in the southeastern United States by the Southeast Tourism Society.
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Fun Summer Activities in Gatlinburg

Fun Summer Activities in Gatlinburg

Summer is all about outdoor fun, exciting events and having fun time with family and friends. If you have no plans for this summer, head to Gatlinburg in Tennessee. This fun vacation destination offers some of the most exciting activities all through the summer. The town celebrates many fun events in summer. Plus, the favorable summer weather offers excellent outdoor activity opportunities for all guests. Here is a brief overview of fun summer activities that guests can enjoy in Gatlinburg.
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Dollywood’s Innovative New ‘Lightning Rod’

Lightning Rod

Dollywood, the world renowned amusement park owned by the famous country musician Dolly Parton, has opened a new roller coaster named ‘Lightning Rod’. Lightning Rod is the world’s first ever launched wooden roller coaster and thrill seekers from all over have the opportunity to be a part of this historic moment. The park, which is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is home to 7 roller coasters and 27 other rides. With the addition of Lightning Rod, this all-star lineup of roller coasters and rides just got even more exciting.
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Ice Cream Shops in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Ice Cream Shops in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

If you are visiting the Smokey Mountain area, namely the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge region, you’ll likely want to end a day sliding down natural waterfalls and hiking scenic paths with a double scoop on a waffle cone. The Gatlinburg area has many different ice cream shops to curb your cravings. From Mom and Pop shops to chains, here are some different options for ice cream in the area:
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5 Fun Summer Hikes in the Smokies

5 Fun Summer Hikes in the Smokies

Although there are plenty of great ways to pass the time on a summer vacation in the Smokies, one of the top pastimes is hiking. Countless trails weave through the Smoky Mountains, and many of them offer shade, cooler temperatures and even a swimming hole or two at the end. Check out these five fun summer hikes worth exploring on your next trip to the Smokies.
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Best Places to See Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains

Best Places to See Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains

If you’re wondering whether you might glimpse some wildlife during your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, the answer is a resound “Yes!” The area holds a diverse population of wildlife, including over 66 species of mammals, with just one being the American Black Bear. With over 1,500 bears rambling around Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is an excellent chance you will get to see at least one, if you visit the right places at the right times. However, do exercise caution. While the animal is usually one of the shyest creates in all of nature’s creation, the black bear can be dangerous if surprised, protecting cubs or a food source, or if it has lost its fear of humans.
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