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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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Essential Businesses and Services Open in Sevier County

In an effort to keep up with the ever-changing news an daily changes, please refer to the spreadsheets below. We will update each of these to keep our visitors and locals in the know on what businesses are open. For the current Sevier County restaurant updates click here.   For the current Sevier County lodging

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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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Your Guide to The Spring Rod Run 2020

Nothing can stop the visitor favorite Rod Run in Pigeon Forge!  The NEW dates have been announced and we can’t wait to celebrate this long running tradition May 7th-9th! This bi- annual car show is favorite for locals and visitors in the Pigeon Forge area. You’ll see people showcasing rods, classics, and customs of all

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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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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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