8 of the Best Smoky Mountain Trails to Hike in the Summer

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Gorgeous wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, wildlife — you’ll have the opportunity to see all of these things and more when you go hiking in the Smoky Mountains during the summer. Summer is one of the most popular times to explore the Smoky Mountains! You’ll have more than 850 miles of trails to explore, ranging in level of difficulty from easy to difficult. To help you decide where you want to hike, we’ve come up with the 8 best Smoky Mountain trails to hike in the summer: Continue reading

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20 Best Places for a Proposal in the Smoky Mountains

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You’ve found a gorgeous ring, planned a heartfelt speech and now all you have left is to find the perfect location before you get down on one knee. A wedding proposal is one of the most special moments in a couple’s life, which is why it needs to happen in a special place. The Smoky Mountains are home to many romantic spots that provide the right opportunity to pop the question. Check out the 20 best places for a proposal in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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8 Best Adrenaline-Pumping Pigeon Forge Attractions for Thrill-Seekers

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If you love activities that give you a rush and have your heart pounding out of your chest, then Pigeon Forge is the perfect place for you to spend your vacation. Those looking for a thrill will love trying all the exciting things to do, from ziplining to skydiving. To help guarantee you have the most amazing time, we’ve come up with the 8 best adrenaline-pumping Pigeon Forge attractions for thrill-seekers. 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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5 Interesting Facts About Douglas Lake to Know Before You Go

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Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, visitors can find the gorgeous and activity-filled Douglas Lake. If you feel like enjoying some time out on the water when you visit the Smoky Mountains, whether it’s relaxing in a boat or splashing around, take a drive to Douglas Lake. Before you go, check out these 5 interesting facts about Douglas Lake: Continue reading

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Dollywood’s Splash Country Introduces New Upgrades for 2018 Season

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The water park we all know and love officially opened May 19 for its 2018 season! To celebrate its new season, Dollywood’s Splash Country offered an online sale for a limited time that gave guests the opportunity to spend more time at both parks for a low cost. But that’s not all — Splash Country also announced new upgrades to the water park that help create an unforgettable experience for all guests. Here is everything you need to know about Dollywood’s Splash Country’s upgrades for the 2018 season: Continue reading

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Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show Adds Diving Dogs and Hillbillies

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Have you ever wanted to see a show filled with diving dogs? How about diving hillbillies? Well, now you can. The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge just introduced a brand new show that includes both diving dogs and diving hillbillies! Continue reading

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11-Year-Old Girl Finds 475-Million-Year-Old Fossil in the Smoky Mountains

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You never know what you’re going to find when you visit the Smoky Mountains! 11-year-old Ryleigh Taylor was strolling along the shore of Douglas Lake a few weeks ago when she made the discovery of a lifetime: a rare fossil that is over 475 million years old. Ryleigh’s amazing find has already been confirmed by the University of Tennessee and written about in Newsweek and Popular Mechanics. Local news station WATE caught up with Ryleigh to learn how she came across this spectacular piece of history: Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Makes Surprise Visit to Sevierville Senior Center [Video Included!]

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On May 7, 2018, a very special visitor stopped by the Sevierville Senior Center: Ms. Dolly Parton! The Smoky Mountain native and country music legend surprised seniors with an unannounced appearance at the popular gathering place for older adults in Sevier County, TN. Dolly met local seniors, sat in on a few classes, and announced a new partnership with the center. You can see highlights from Dolly’s sweet (and frequently funny) visit to the senior center in the video below: Continue reading

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Man with Autism Hikes All 900 Miles in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to 900 miles of beautiful trails, and Garan Moore has hiked all of them! On April 21, 2018, Garan became the first person with autism to accomplish this incredible feat. Local news station WBIR caught up with Garan and his mother, Theresa, to learn about their amazing story. You can see the full interview with the Moores below: Continue reading

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