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Perfect Fall Hikes in The Smokies

Cooler air is making its way into The Great Smoky Mountains and we’re excited to plan fall hikes! By October, the mountains will be changing colors throughout the area and amazing visitors will be coming in from all over. To see these amazing seasonal colors we’ve picked some hikes for you and your family to

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Updated Openings in the GSMNP

Updated: Friday, September 4th, 2020: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced the reopening of more campground and picnic areas.    Areas Now Open!  Abrams Creek, Balsam Mountain, Big Creek, Cataloochee, and Cosby Campgrounds   Big Creek, Cataloochee, Round Bottom, and Tow String Horse Camps  Heintooga and Look Rock Picnic Areas  Little Greenbrier Road  

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8 Things To Do On A Hot Day

Summertime in East Tennessee is nothing short of hot and sunny! We’re not complaining but sometimes it’s good to have plans for when the day is just too hot to be walking around. We’ve put together a list of awesome indoor and outdoor activities to get through even the hottest days of summer in Pigeon

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National Park Announces Reopening

May 6, 2020:  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Announced Phased Reopening May 9, 2020 CLICK HERE FOR MORE CURRENT INFORMATION   Hikers, scenic drive enthusiasts, and everyone ready to get back out into the great outdoors, get ready! President Trump announced in a press conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 that many national parks

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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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7 Things To Do This November

As the holidays begin, tourists will make their way to The Great Smoky Mountains looking for events, things to do, and more. Visitors love the fall colors, shopping, and fun events that take place in Pigeon Forge. We’ve compiled a list of events and things to do all November long for you and your family!

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National Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Park rangers invite the public to observe the natural night sky for an evening of viewing stars! All equipment and instruction is provided by the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society.   What To See Depending

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2019 Fall Foliage Report in The Smoky Mountains

Pumpkin Spiced flavors have hit grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants everywhere meaning fall foliage is on it’s way! Of course the Great Smoky Mountains are always stunning throughout the year, but during fall, they become a multi colored masterpiece! Reds, yellows, oranges, and browns paint the mountains drawing visitors in from all over the

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Rip Roaring Advenutures in The Great Smoky Mountains

Rip-Roaring Whitewater Adventures provides an exciting whitewater rafting in The Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee State Forest for the entire family! As a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner you’ll be confident in the rafting guides and experiences that they offer!   Whitewater Rafting Everyone ages 8 and up can enjoy the rafting experiences that are

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