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7 Awesome Places to Meet Santa in the Smoky Mountains

Looking for Santa in the Smokies? We’ve got you covered with 7 awesome places to see Santa this holiday season! From places to grab that perfect family photo to shows featuring the jolly old elf, we’ve put together a list of 7 spots you can see Santa in the Smoky Mountains. Places on this list

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What You Need to Know About the Gatlinburg Wildfire

Update: 12/7/2016 3:30 pm Authorities held a press conference today releasing new information regarding the investigation into the cause of the wildfires. During the conference, it was revealed that authorities had charged two juveniles in connection with the fires. They were not able to release any information about the suspects, except that they are underage,

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17 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge 2016

For many of us, the holidays are the perfect time to pack up the family for a trip to the Smokies. But, when you’re on vacation during Thanksgiving or Christmas, you don’t want to skip out on enjoying a delicious family dinner. Trying to find restaurants open on Thanksgiving on your own can be tough.

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Report

Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Report Updated: October 19, 2016 If you’re trying to plan a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains to enjoy the fall colors, go ahead and bookmark this page. We will be giving you Fall foliage reports throughout Autumn so you can plan your trip accordingly. Fall foliage in the Great Smoky Mountains starts

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7 Visitor Tips for Parking & Travelling During Rod Run

Rod Run is one of the most exciting events in Pigeon Forge. With hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway and invading the LeConte Center, it is a car-lover’s dream. In fact, it’s one of the largest car shows in the entire Southeast! Yet, with the influx of people, visitors can sometimes have some problems

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How Arrowmont Helps Wounded Veterans By Providing Scholarships

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a bastion of artistic endeavor whose history outpaces even the tourist trade here in the Smoky Mountains. This Gatlinburg-based craft school has had its doors open to the public for more than 100 years, fostering growth in the community and facilitating the continuation of traditional arts. Last year,

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How Huck Finn’s Catfish Donates Thousands to the USO

Huck Finn’s Catfish has been a staple of Pigeon Forge for more than 20 years. You can’t drive down the parkway and miss their iconic catfish statue outside, and you can’t say you’ve truly experienced Pigeon Forge without trying some of their delectable catfish. The restaurant is well known for its commitment to our service

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20 Ideas for the Perfect Day Trip to the Smokies

Head to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where you’re never short of awesome attractions that make for a perfect day trip to the Smokies!  Our area is especially perfect for day trips, too, as we are within a day’s drive of 2/3’s of the US population!! So, to help you plan the perfect day trip, we’ve collected

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Have Your Perfect Wedding at Bluff Mountain Inn

The Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular wedding venues in our region, largely because of the plethora of absolutely beautiful venues found in our area. Brides-to-be have no shortage of locations to choose from when they start the planning process, but sometimes the variety of choices can be overwhelming. Today we’re covering

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6 Best Go-Kart Parks in the Smokies

Trying to find the ultimate go-kart experience in the Smokies? With thousands of families visiting our area every weekend, go-kart tracks are one of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge, and is actually the most popular motorsport in the country! In fact, nearly 35 million Americans race go-karts each year. Driving down the Parkway,

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Connects the Public to Craftspeople

One of the Southeast’s most popular events, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, is set to launch tomorrow, and will run until July 17th. This event connects the public with 160+ artisans and craftspeople from all over the US. For only $7 attendees can check out and purchase the wide variety of hand-crafted goods, as well as

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Pokémon Go Takes Over Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is teaming with Pokémon! Since the release of the hugely popular app, Pokémon Go, people have been excitedly scouring the streets, fields, and rivers for the lovable pocket monsters. The game has fostered an amazing outpouring of popular interest, and is even forging friendships between strangers! As someone who spent his childhood playing

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