Best Hotels in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg for the Winter Holidays

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It’s like clockwork. Every year around December, it’s showtime for Santa’s elves. Evidence of their efficient artistry can be seen all throughout Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The streets are lined with decorated evergreen wreaths and millions of dazzling lights. Illuminated snowmen and reindeer cast a red and green glow upon Christmas trees dressed up to […]

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Attractions with Animals in the Smoky Mountains

“What is life like on other planets?” That’s the age-old question that millions of other curious individuals like you have asked. Yet, all we have to do is look around us! Lucky for us, we already live on a beautiful, far-flung planet full of diverse life forms. Aliens are all around us, walking on four […]

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Take Your Smoky Mountain Date to the Movies!

Just like outer space and neuroscience, dating is one of the final frontiers of human understanding. What does he want to do this weekend? Where does she want to eat? What should you wear? There is no easy formula to answer such universal mysteries, and therefore, dating is a complex game of uncertainty. That said, […]

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Things to Do for Halloween in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

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Over the course of the year, vile creatures crawl forth from the shadows. Some spread their spiny black wings to hunt for sweet blood, and others remain invisible to better torment their victims. Some hideous monsters rely on brute strength and poisonous fangs, while others use their charming appearance to lure you into their web […]

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Appalachian White Lightnin’: A Brief History of Moonshine

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You can’t say you’ve experienced these dusky peaks if you’ve never sat outside on the porch with a mason jar full of moonshine cocktail while listening to bluegrass music. After all, white lightnin’, as the locals call it, is one of the most famous novelties of the Great Smoky Mountains. So how did Appalachian moonshine […]

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A Guide to Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains in the Fall

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Can you believe it? Fall is already upon us! As the kids return to school and the spooky Halloween decorations go up, the leaves come down and the REI gear comes out. “Leaf season,” as the locals call it, is the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains for hiking. Rather than their usual lovely […]

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Faith-Based Experiences in the Smokies

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Your higher power is with you no matter where you are. Yet, you may feel a stronger connection with the divine when surrounded by ancient beauty and graceful grandeur. Impressive, timeless, yet gentle – the Great Smoky Mountains inherently generate such a sense of sacredness. It’s no surprise that there is a wide variety of […]

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Best Burgers in Gatlinburg & Beyond

The truly spiritual need for caffeine to wake you up in the morning? It doesn’t compare. What about the universally-felt longing for your cat to come and sit on your lap? No, that doesn’t compare either. Nothing compares to the ravenous craving we can feel for a thick, juicy, twelve-story-high burger! Sometimes, the simplest things […]

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Mini-Golf Your Way Across the Smokies!

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While there is so much to love about mini-golf, the most exciting part is how it is used as a storytelling medium. Mini-golf courses often create an entirely unique experience centered around a fantastic adventure that develops with each hole. Get swept away into a wondrous story for an afternoon of family fun with exciting […]

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