Posts Tagged ‘ things to do Great Smoky Mountains ’

Great News in the Great Smokies! We’re Open!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will open at midnight Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, unless the government shutdown is not ended during that time. According to a recent report on WATE-TV, an agreement was reached today between Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and North Carolina Governor Pat

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Being on top of the world

This location is the highest lodge in the eastern United States. It sits at an elevation of 6400 feet. This location is only accessibly by hiking for there are no roads that lead to the top. Have you guessed the mystery location? If you answered LeConte Lodge then you are correct. The lodge sits just below Mt. LeConte,

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Experiencing The Island

The Island had its VIP opening last Thursday and opened to the public Friday. The main attraction is the wheel.  The wheel stands at 200 feet high and provides amazing views of the area for both new and returning visitors. I had the opportunity to ride the wheel on VIP day and it was an

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The Island

The Island, which is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, will be open to the public Friday, June 21st. The Island will feature retail stores, restaurants and a 200 foot observations wheel. The 22 – acre development will open Phase 1 Friday and will feature businesses such Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Timberwood Grill, Mellow Mushroom

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Old Mill Historical Marker

The City of Pigeon Forge recently unveiled a historical marker adjacent to the Old Mill commemorating the site of the Pigeon Forge Iron Works location. The marker will provide visitors to the area a brief history of how the city got its name, pictures of the flood and an interpretation on the original iron work.

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Titanic Treasure

The Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum unveiled the iconic ” Titanic violin” May 22nd to the media and public.  The violin, which had been lost since the sinking April 15, 1912 was found in 2006 by its current British owners. It took Alan Alridge & Sons, a research company who studies rare memorabilia, 7 years of

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Snow Much Fun in the Smokies

What To Do On A Snowy Day In The Smokies? We’re coming up on that time of year when that frozen white stuff is going to start peppering down from the skies, particularly in the higher elevations of the Smokies. When those snow days arrive, don’t stay cooped up in your hotel or cabin; make

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