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Enjoy These Attractions From Home!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Experience the ocean life from your couch! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is offering so many virtual and educational activities and videos. From Pre- K to middle school, you’ll find coloring pages and activities to try at home! Be sure to check their schedule for different livestreams everyday. From feedings

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Synchronous Fireflies 2020 Dates Announced!

One of the most exciting events that takes place in our own backyard is almost back! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the lottery dates and information for the viewing of the Elkmont Synchronous Fireflies. Each year in late May and early June, the fireflies put on a naturally occuring 2 week

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7 Best Campgrounds and RV Parks in the Smoky Mountains

1. Alpine Hideaway Campground Location: 251 Spring Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Alpine Hideaway Campground is excited for you to experience a truly beautiful RV park in the great Smoky Mountains. Alpine Hideaway is proud to announce the completion of the new bath house facility and laundry room. The bath house features four individual

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6 Performances to See at Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Dollywood is the perfect way to spend the day riding thrilling rides, eating southern delicacies, and watching world class performers in their daily shows! One of the most unique aspects of Dollywood Theme Park is all the amazing seasonal festivals each year. The first is the Festival of Nations. A long time running festival that

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Cades Cove Will ReOpen February 29th!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Cades Cove will reopen on Saturday, February 29! This is after a two-month closure for tunnel repairs. The now completed $950,000 Bote Mountain Tunnel repair along Laurel Creek Road is ahead of schedule! This will allow the popular area to reopen in time for the first full

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Spring Break in The Smokies 2020

Spring is in the air and that means it’s officially Spring Break in Pigeon Forge! You’ve been planning your trip and counting down the days to move south and experience all the fun! The Smokies are packed with award winning attractions, restaurants, and hotels that are perfect for your family and friends. Whether you’re wanting

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National Park Sets Visitation Record of 12.5 Million!

 New Visitation Record in GSMNP Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed a record 12,547,743 visitors in 2019, which is 1,126,540 more visitors than in 2018. The park’s three primary entrances near Gatlinburg, Townsend, and Cherokee all had increased use, accounting for about two-thirds of the total park visitation. Secondary park entrances experienced tremendous growth, due

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Fall in Love in Pigeon Forge This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day full of love, oh yeah, and chocolate too! As you’re thinking of the perfect gift for the one you love, why not give them memories of a day spent in the Smokies? Whether you live within a days drive or need a cozy and romantic place to stay, there are

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Largest Expansion at Anakeesta Opening in 2020!

Observation Tower in The Vista Gardens  Anakeesta’s new observation tower will become the tallest point in downtown Gatlinburg. Sitting on the summit of the mountain, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This iconic tower on top of Anakeesta mountain will offer 360-degree panoramic views right in the heart of downtown

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Shows Open During Winter Months in Pigeon Forge

  The Comedy Barn The Comedy Barn will resume regular season shows beginning January 1st, 2020. This is the most successful and most attended Clean Comedy Theater in the World – twenty-four years and counting! Get your entire family ready to laugh with fun barnyard animals, magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians, live country and gospel music! It’s

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Cades Cove Closed January & February

The Smokies most visited area for wildlife viewing, scenic scares, and motor nature trails will be closed for 2 months in 2020. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will shut down main access roads to Cades Cove and Cataloochee beginning January 3rd. Cades Cove  Laurel Creek Road, the access road to Cades Cove, will close to

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