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Beginner’s Guide to Navigating the Smokies

A visit over to the Smokies should be on your agenda for any trip to Pigeon Forge. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States, so whether you will be making a quick impromptu visit or have…

5 Ways to Cool off in Pigeon Forge This Summer

Summer is officially upon us. Nothing says summertime fun better than a little splishin' and splashin' in the water! Here are some great water attractions to help you stay cool in Pigeon Forge this summer. Dollywood's Splash Country-…

How to Prepare for Your Pigeon Forge Cabin

One of the best ways to experience the Smokies is to stay in a cabin. Pigeon Forge has some of the coziest cabins around and they are located in the most perfect spots to enjoy all of the beautiful scenery that surrounds the area. When you…

How Charlie’s Bunion Got Its Name

One of the most popular hiking destinations in the Smokies is Charlie's Bunion. This unique overlook provides breathtaking views and is accessed via the Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap. The unique name is said to come from a local…

Smoky Mountains Fall Recap

Did you visit the Smokies this past October? Great Smoky Mountains National Park is reporting the highest visitation in 27 years for the month of October. 1,261,104 people came to the park during what turned out to be a very eventful month.…

First Snow of the Year

Last weekend visitors to our area saw an unusual sight for this time of year- snow…and lots of it. Snowstorms hit the Smokies on Friday night and by Saturday morning the mountains were covered. Over 3 inches of snow accumulated in the lower…

Swimming in the Smokies

Playing in the water is synonymous with family vacations in the summer. Pigeon Forge provides plenty of places to do that. Families can choose between various pools at their hotel or cabin, Dollywood’s Splash Country, or taking a short trip…

Smokies News: Wilderness Wildlife Week in Full Swing

Wilderness Wildlife Week (WWW) is in full swing here in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. You’ll be hard pressed to ever find a better event which features the geography, culture, flora and fauna of the Smokies than this one. Wilderness…

Smokies News: Winter Precautions When Visiting

Last week’s “polar vortex” had almost the whole country shivering and the Smokies were no different. On Mount Le Conte the temperature dropped to -17° during the coldest night. It took almost an entire week for all the snow to melt off of…