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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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Winter Specials At Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Restaurants

Don’t let the post Christmas blues get to you! One of the most wonderful times of year is finally back again! Your favorite Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg restaurants are back with amazing winter specials. Whether your taste buds are craving pizza, savory smoked BBQ, or a cowboy sized steak, you can be sure to fill

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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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Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

There’s nothing better than spending the holidays with family…and if you’re lucky, it’ll be in the beautiful Smoky Mountains! While the Christmas spirit and cheer spreads through Pigeon Forge, you may be planning your activities and of course…meals! We’ve created a list of all restaurants open on Christmas and Christmas Eve! Don’t hungry while waiting

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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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