No words can fully describe the beauty of Cades Cove without going there to see and experience it yourself. Cades Cove is the crown jewel of the Smoky Mountains in terms of historical relevance and pleasance and no trip to East Tennessee is complete without visiting it. The trip on a one-way, 11-mile loop road…

Townsend has been known as the peaceful side of the Smokies for many years, a reputation well earned, but this does not mean there is nothing to see or do in Townsend. Here are just a few things you can enjoy within easy driving distance to Townsend. * Cades Cove * Cades Cove is a…

Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends all the way out to nearly the starting of March! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville team together with local business like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and many other businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and Winter season lighting displays in…

Before Dollywood, the most affluental and famous amusement park in the Smoky Mountains was, and in many ways still is, Ober Gatlinburg overlooking the city it’s named after. And while Dollywood exploded in size and popularity, Ober Gatlinburg has maintained its own fanbase and is consistently busy during the tourism seasons while maintaining the high…

To call Gatlinburg’s Ripley’s Aquarium a must-see attraction barely does the reality of it justice. The fact of the matter is that Ripley’s Aquarium is a literal hub of attraction and activity in the downtown area and anyone who has been to or even viewed pictures of it online can see why. Since opening in…

Sure, there’s a good chance you’ve driven hundreds or thousands of miles to get to the Smoky Mountains and relax, but before you consider leaving the driver’s seat for the duration of the vacation, you should check out what kind of fantastic Smoky Mountain adventures you can have with a jeep rental from Smoky Mountain…

If you thought Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede was a wild ride and a good show, then come to the Island in Pigeon Forge where you can find Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure on the parkway in Pigeon Forge! Formerly the Lumberjack Feud, the hit show was so popular that the company behind Dollywood and Dixie Stampede…

Once upon a time at Friendly Falls there was a troll named Tobie. He had a magic kitchen where kind words and ordinary river rocks were baked in his magic oven and turned into beautiful gemstones. One day a magic gnome named Gnorbert came to the Falls. He and Tobie knew that despite their differences,…

Throughout the month of August, the city of Pigeon Forge initiates “Celebrate Freedom”, where many businesses offer discounts to current and former military personnel as well as currently employed emergency personnel/first-responders. The full list of what which businesses are offering discounts and what those discounts are would overfill this article, but you can see the…

The Smoky Mountains are known for their native brook and brown trout, and Gatlinburg and the National Park have over 2,800 miles of rivers and streams that are just waiting for you to cast your line. Beginning in 2015, visitors and locals alike can fish in ANY  stream and river in the Great Smoky Mountain…