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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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Your Guide to The Fall 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 September 17th-19th! 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 makes

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Area Discounts for Homeschoolers and Family

Homeschooling Discounts and Tools for The Family While on Vacation. Your favorite Smoky Mountain attractions offer so many educational tools and opportunities for your family to enjoy. Whether your child is learning virtually or homeschooling this year, there’s ways to get out of the house and have a day packed full of fun! Area Discounts

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Tennessee’s Tax Free Weekend

It’s Tax Free in Tennessee! The best time to stock up on back to school items, styling your Fall wardrobe, and experiencing the best deals on electronics is this weekend only. NEW in 2020, a second tax free weekend is added! The state of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at

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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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Pigeon Forge Arcades, Mini Golf and Other Small Attractions Now Open

As of July 1st: Businesses in the Great Smoky Mountain region are open. Face masks may be required at specific retailers. We recommend contacting the business directly for any questions regarding safety measures and updates. Following extensive guidelines from the CDC and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our visitors

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Give Mom the Best Mother’s Day Gift, a FREE Pigeon Forge Vacation!

Give mom the best Mother’s Day gift of all – a getaway to The Smoky Mountains!  Visit our Facebook page to Enter to “WIN” a weekend trip giveaway for mom or to enjoy with the family!  Either way we know you’ll have the best time and get to enjoy of the best stay, dining, and

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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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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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