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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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8 Ways To Spend New Year’s Eve in The Smokies

  Bootlegger’s Ball  Ring in the NEW Roaring 20’s! Junction 35 Spirits will host the ultimate News Year’s celebration with a LIVE 17 piece swing band, casino, and dancing all night long! Additionally, you can enjoy heavy Hor d’oeuvres and a cigar bar. Tickets for the event are on sale HERE. This event will benefit

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12 Things To Do This Winter In The Smokies

  30th Annual Winterfest Experience the winter wonderland of lights this holiday season! With more than 5 million lights, Pigeon Forge will be covered with whimsical scenes and decorations. Winterfest will run through the 17th of February. This winter spectacular has become one the most anticipated events of each year! To make your experience even

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Enchanted Winter Celebration at Anakeesta

Anakeesta is the perfect mountain escape during the winter season. From the shops, delicious food options, and those peaceful rocking chairs, the mountains have never looked better! your family can enjoy the stunning views, decorations, even an appearance from Santa himself! Visit Anakeesta from November 19th through February 17th for their Enchanted Winter Celebration.  

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Places to See Santa in The Smokies!

The Island Travel to The Island to see Santa in Pigeon Forge! You can find him in his workshop in the breezeway behind the beautiful fountains! Photo opportunities will also be November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 20th, and 21st. Be sure to visit any of these days between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Don’t forget

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Experience Holiday Fun at Wilderness at the Smokies

The holidays are all about traditions, which is why Wilderness at the Smokies is excited to announce that its outdoor ice skating rink will be returning for the holiday season. Enjoy ice skating from November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The 3,200 square foot ice rink, which doubles as the resort’s outdoor wave pool in

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