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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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Vehicle-Free Wednesdays Extended in Cades Cove

Updated: February 12th, 2021: The National Park officials have decided to extend their initial project of vehicle-free Wednesdays throughout Cades Cove Loop Road. This full-day opportunity will start May 5th through September 1st, 2021. In an effort to improve visitor experiences and lessen times of traffic congestion, the park will study these effects through the

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Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in The Smokies

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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Alum Cave Trail Will Temporarily Close in February

News release from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:   The Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will implement a temporary, weekday closure of Alum Cave Trail and parking lots during February. The area will be closed weekly Monday through Thursday from February 8th through February 25th. The trail will be fully open each week

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Ober Gatlinburg: Your Winter Destination

 It’s always SNOW much fun at Ober Gatlinburg each winter! Spend the day full of snow activities, games, and even soaring high in the air on the aerial tramway. Ober is your one stop for a day full of family fun. With restaurants and all activities on-site, there’s no better way to spend your day

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2021 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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Bring On The Fun In 2021 Giveaway

**This giveaway is CLOSED!** Winner will be announced January 18th! Happy New Year to you and your families! We want to start the new year right and with a vacation giveaway! One lucky winner will win a Smoky Mountain vacation to be used in 2021. Enter NOW through January 14th at 11:59 pm. Winner will

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8 Spots To See Santa This Season in Pigeon Forge

Santa’s Claus- et We are proud to offer professional quality photos of your visit with Santa.  Images will be available immediately after your visit and should you chose to purchase them, they will be ready in a variety of sizes in just a few minutes. To make this as special a visit as possible, personal

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15 Awesome Winter Things To Do in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

1. Experience the Winterfest Lights Every winter, Sevier County becomes a winter wonderland with more than 5 million lights brightening the night. Now in its 31st year, Winterfest has become one of the most anticipated celebrations in the Smokies. Wherever you drive in the county, you’re sure to see many stunning light displays. Businesses get

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Enchanted Winter of Lights 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 20th through February 28th for their Enchanted Winter of Lights!

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Restaurant Holiday Hours 2020

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 holiday 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 Eve, Christmas and New Years Day! Restaurants

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Scenic Helicopter Tours Night Flights

You can now experience the magic of Winterfest from a one-of-a-kind point of view! Scenic Helicopter Tours will launch its Winterfest Night Flight tours in conjunction with Pigeon Forge’s Smoky Mountain Winterfest. This guided tour will fly you over the cities of Sevierville and Pigeon Forgeon your way to see the millions of twinkling lights

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Updated ‘100 Favorite Trails of the Smokies’ Map Released

The Great Smoky Mountains Association in partnership with Carolina Mountain Club, released an updated version of “100 Favorite Trails of the Smokies and the Carolina Blue Ridge” map and guide. This is the first time the map has been updated in more than 25 years! This color map is perfect for choosing and keeping track

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