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Synchronous Fireflies in the Smokies

You might have seen fireflies flickering their lights after dark before, but have you ever seen them synchronize with each other? There are at least 19 different species of fireflies that live within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Synchronous Fireflies are one of them. These are one of the rare species in the … Continue reading Synchronous Fireflies in the Smokies

Top Picnic Areas In The Smokies

A picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You’ll experience nature, tranquility and delicious food in new ways. Here are 5 picnic areas in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to help you plan your next day out. When you’re picnicking in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s important to remember … Continue reading Top Picnic Areas In The Smokies

Are Dogs Allowed in the National Park?

You’ll find tons of pet friendly lodging in Pigeon Forge and people love to travel with their dogs. But are dogs allowed in the National Park? The simple answer is yes, but only in designated areas. Here’s what you need to know about bringing your dog to the Smoky Mountains. Can I hike with my … Continue reading Are Dogs Allowed in the National Park?

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Music In The Mountains Spring Parade

The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a celebration of the rich musical heritage of the Smoky Mountains. Previously known as the Dolly Parade or Dolly’s Homecoming Parade, this event highlights the Pigeon Forge theaters and incredible singers, dancers and actors from all over the city that entertain visitors at … Continue reading Music In The Mountains Spring Parade

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

The annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN is truly an experience that offers something for everyone. As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, this five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites people to access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as … Continue reading Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Swing Into Spring Giveaway

Are you ready for springtime in the Smoky Mountains? We know we are! And that's why we're ready to share that springtime spirit by sending you and a friend on a trip to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg! Fill out the form below by Wednesday, March 14 and you will be entered to win! We will announce the winn... Continue Reading →

Are We There Yet? 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

No matter whether you’re piling into the car for a Smoky Mountain vacation or just trekking to Grandma’s house for a mini-reunion, chances are you’ll be traveling with kids at some point this year. The biggest challenge facing many of today’s traveling families is often finding creative ways to keep your little ones entertained in the car for hours on end.… Continue reading →

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud

The ‘jacks are back, and we couldn’t be more excited. We have found this season’s must-see show! If you are looking for a family friendly adventure show then make plans to see the all new Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud, one of the most thrilling new things to do in Pigeon Forge. Derek Knutson, three-time Iron … Continue reading Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud

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