5 Reasons You’ll Love Staying at Pittman Center Cabins

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If you’re looking for a scenic retreat in the Smoky Mountains, renting one of the cabins in Pittman Center, TN is a great choice. This lovely small town east of Gatlinburg is the perfect place to unwind. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together five reasons you will love staying at Pittman Center cabins. Continue reading

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Don’t Miss These Amazing July 4th Events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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Independence Day is just around the corner, and the Great Smoky Mountains are gearing up for a bigger and better celebration than ever before! Read on to learn everything you need to know about all of the amazing July 4th events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating its 83rd birthday! Can you believe it? This year marks 83 years that our beloved Smoky Mountains have been an established national park! Continue reading

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The History of Smoky Mountain Moonshine

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Moonshine is an iconic part of life in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. When you visit the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you will find numerous distilleries where you can sample and purchase authentic “white lightning”’. Although making moonshine is big business today, up until the last decade or so, the practice was illegal. Visit My Smokies did a little research to bring you the fascinating history of Smoky Mountain moonshine. Continue reading

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Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is Visiting the Smoky Mountains

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He’s the author author of a New York Times bestselling book, an award-winning pet blogger, wiener dog extraordinaire and an all-around adorable pup. Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is visiting the Smoky Mountains! With over 2.2 million followers online and over 1.1 billion total video views on his Facebook page alone, Crusoe has become quite the celebrity dog. He’s made appearances on Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, GoPro, Mashable and more. Continue reading

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Golf Outing Set to Benefit Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries

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On Wednesday, June 21, there will be a charity golf outing at the Sevierville Golf Club to benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries and people affected by the Smoky Mountain wildfires. All players are welcome. You don’t have to be an avid golfer to come out and support the event! They are keeping the event fun for everyone!  Here’s what you need to know: Continue reading

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Rainbow Falls Trail is Getting a Makeover with Two-Year Rehabilitation Project

The Rainbow Falls Trail in the Smoky Mountains.

The Rainbow Falls Trail is getting a makeover! This hugely popular trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently undergoing a major rehabilitation project that will last two years. Located near the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, the Rainbow Falls Trail leads to a gorgeous 80-foot high waterfall and to Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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Titanic Movie Costumes on Display in Pigeon Forge This Summer

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One of the most popular movies of all time is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the 1997 film Titanic won 11 Academy Awards and grossed over $2.1 billion. Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park has Regrown (And It’s Beautiful!)

A beautiful photo taken from an overlook on Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country and there’s so many reasons why!

Our national park has almost a half-million acres across Tennessee and North Carolina. Of course, one of the reasons we love our park is because it’s absolutely free which means everyone can visit and explore the mountains while they’re on vacation. But another reason we love the Smoky Mountains is because of its beautiful scenery no matter where you are in the park. Continue reading

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3 Ways to See the Elkmont Fireflies in the Smoky Mountains Even if You Didn’t Get a Parking Pass

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The synchronous fireflies at Elkmont put on quite a show each year which draws in thousands of visitors to the national park. Since there have been so many people interested in the event in recent years, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has distributed parking passes (which allow you to be a part of the event) through a lottery system. Unfortunately, this means that there will be people who don’t receive entry to see the synchronous Elkmont fireflies. Continue reading

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