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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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Why is it Getting Dark So Early?

Winter Solstice, also called Midwinter, Yule and the Longest Night, is observed by various cultures. The observation of Winter Solstice has occurred throughout history by both ancient and modern cultures. In some cultures, Winter Solstice is celebrated with festivals, feasts, singing and dancing and fires. It is recognized by many cultures as a time of

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Winter Safety Vehicle Essentials!

This is a beautiful time of year in the Greater Pigeon Forge area and the Great Smoky Mountains. The temperatures are dropping and Pigeon Forge has seen a few snow flurries, as well as measurable snowfall already in high elevations. Typically, downtown Pigeon Forge will see flurries with little to no accumulation of snow throughout

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Fall Dessert Recipes from Pigeon Forge

Fall is finally here. Cooler temperature bring family activities indoors. For many, baking delicious desserts is always a favorite. We are happy to share a couple of our Member businesses signature dessert recipes with you. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant serves wonderful Southern style food in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Southern Pecan Pie served at the

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Haunted Tennessee Blog Series – Colleges

Colleges in Tennessee have histories that are filled with stories of love lost and loving faculty members. Here are some favorite local legends attached to a colleges across Tennessee: Athens, Tennessee Wesleyan College – Two Trees On the campus of Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee stands one Oak Tree and one Hackberry tree. Local stories

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Haunted Tennessee Blog Series – The Bell Witch

Fall is here. The leaves are changing colors, the night air is growing colder and the harvest haunts begin. In our weekly series, we will be discussing different areas in Tennessee with a historic background and have some “supernatural presence” in the area. Let’s have some fun! We will begin in Adams, Tennessee at the

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Fall Foliage in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge truly is a remarkable place. Sitting on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has given the area an incredible backdrop. During fall, that backdrop changes to stunning colors of red, yellow, orange and brown. The changing of the leaves is one of nature’s largest events in the area and draws

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Out of 650 world-wide, RiverStone Resort and Spa is one chosen for Expedia Insiders’ Select Award

RiverStone Resorts, Pigeon Forge, TN received a high honor from Expedia. Based on nearly 2 million guest reviews submitted annually, RiverStone Resort and Spa was one of only 650 winners worldwide, and one of only two properties in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge market to be chosen for the Expedia Insiders’ Select for 2014.  RiverStone Resort and

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Pigeon Forge Receives Prestigious Expedia Award

SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee received today the prestigious Expedia Insiders’ Select Award for 2014. Expedia Insiders’ Select is an annual award, recognizing the very best hotels available in the Expedia global marketplace, as judged by the experiences of Expedia customers. Based on nearly 2 million guest reviews submitted annually, SpringHill Suites

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Buddy Bear Flying with the Birds!

Buddy Bear here:  I have often conversed with my feathered friends about their adventures above the treetops and so often have wondered what that must feel like. Today, I met pilot Marc Hightower, with Sky High Air Tours. He made this little cub’s dreams come true. Momma Bear and I met Marc at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon

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Buddy Bear at the July Membership Breakfast

Buddy Bear Here: Wow! I had a great time at the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce membership Breakfast yesterday! So many of my friends from the Greater Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains areas came to visit. Buddy and Andrew with Climbworks Before the main speaker gave her presentation, Patsy Cline sang! Carol Glass-Cooper of the

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Buddy Bear Loves Making Friends!

Buddy Bear Here: Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know how much I love playing with my friends and meeting visitors while I am exploring Pigeon Forge. Look at who I ran in to this week: This is a new friend I met while waiting with Momma Bear.

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An Outdoor Playground for All

The weather here in the Smoky Mountains has been stunning this year! Amazing temperatures, nice breezes and light rain have formed a beautiful and ideal outdoor playground! It is a perfect summer for a picnic in the Smokies. Grab your favorite picnic foods and head down to the creek. Make sure that our cub reporter,

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