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With thousands of choices for fan favorite attractions, accommodating places to stay , excellent restaurants, and beyond in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, you may wonder how you’re going to choose the best places to see and most exciting things to do with your family. We’ve done our research on all of the great places to stay, play, eat, and shop while in the Great Smoky Mountains, and put it here so you can begin to plan your

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amazing Smoky Mountain Adventure.

Raft through the mountains, fly through the trees, and putt through candy castles! It’s all possible here in Pigeon Forge on top of hundreds of thrilling attractions.

Food connoisseurs unite! With restaurants including BBQ, pizza, fine dining, and scrumptious desserts await you and your family.

With thousands of great experiences available, we’re here to help you explore the essence of the Great Smoky Mountains!

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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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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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Sevier County Celebrates 30 Years of Winterfest

Sevier County celebrates 30 years of winter family fun! Winterfest is a celebration of light displays, shopping, live shows, attractions, and winter adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains! The lights will be officially turned on November 15th and last through February 17th, 2020! Winterfest is a beloved event that happens every year. Be sure to

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