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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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Up-to-Date Restaurants Reopening

As of January 1st, 2021: 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. Restaurants in Sevier County are allowed to reopen dine-in service with spaced seating restrictions for safety per Tennessee Governor

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What’s Open in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Sevierville

What’s Open in Pigeon Forge? As of January 1st, 2021: 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. Businesses throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville have reopened following extensive guidelines from the

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National Park Announces Reopening

May 6, 2020:  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Announced Phased Reopening May 9, 2020 CLICK HERE FOR MORE CURRENT INFORMATION   Hikers, scenic drive enthusiasts, and everyone ready to get back out into the great outdoors, get ready! President Trump announced in a press conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 that many national parks

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Up-to-Date Services Reopening

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. Service businesses in Sevier County have been allowed to reopen. At this time majority of those business are operating. For

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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

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. Updates on Businesses Reopening in the Smoky Mountain Region Pigeon Forge Plans to Reopen as Early as May 1st!  

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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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Cades Cove Will ReOpen February 29th!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Cades Cove will reopen on Saturday, February 29! This is after a two-month closure for tunnel repairs. The now completed $950,000 Bote Mountain Tunnel repair along Laurel Creek Road is ahead of schedule! This will allow the popular area to reopen in time for the first full

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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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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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Plan the Perfect Romantic Getaway in Pigeon Forge

The same grind, every day. Take the kids to school, go to work, pick up the kids, take them to sports or music practice, cook dinner, homework…the cycle is never ending for parents. What you need is a perfect romantic getaway in Pigeon Forge. Whether it’s for one day or an extended weekend, Pigeon Forge

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A to Z Things To Do in The Smokies in 2020

A. Anakeesta This family friendly outdoor adventure is full of exciting and fantastical experiences. Stroll along the 16 bridge Tree Canopy Walk 40’–60’ feet above the forest floor, and explore the whimsical Tree House Village Playground with the kids. B. Bike the Smokies Bike the Smokies makes it easy for you to get outside and

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