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Salamanders in the Smokies

Did you know that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the “Salamander Capital of the World”? That’s right. There are more salamander species in the Smokies than almost anywhere else on earth. Salamanders are commonly mistaken as lizards,…

SMOKIES NEWS: Clingmans Dome Rd. Opens March 31

The highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will again be accessible by road starting March 31st with the opening of Clingmans Dome Rd. At 6,643 feet above sea level Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the state of Tennessee…

Sugarlands Visitor Center

Sugarlands Visitor Center could be considered the hub of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). It’s located off of US-441 just two miles south of Gatlinburg and is situated right next to Park Headquarters. This visitor’s center is a…

Smokies News: Smoky Mountains U.S. Quarter Released

Big news for Great Smoky Mountains National Park this past week as the official GSMNP Quarter was released for circulation. The coin is a standard U.S quarter with a special design and inscription on the reverse side honoring Great Smoky…

Packing for a Pigeon Forge Winter

The winter season is upon us and it is yet another beautiful time of year in Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. From the Winterfest Lights currently adorning the area to the occasional snow glistening in the trees and on the…

Pigeon River Pottery Tour

One of our favorite places to shop while we are in Pigeon Forge is the Pigeon River Pottery store in Old Mill Square. The whole family can get lost in browsing around and the little divas can sit for hours watching the pottery making demos.…