Great Smoky Mountains National Park

10 Ways to Cool Off in Gatlinburg

Coming to Gatlinburg on vacation this summer? You’ll enjoy warm days with lots of sunshine and cool nights. Our topography keeps things temperate most of the time, but you won’t find it difficult to work up a bit of a sweat while you’re exploring the city or Great Smoky Mountains National Park on…

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The Top 8 Things to Do This Summer in Gatlinburg

The summer season is in full swing - which means it's the perfect time to start planning your getaway to a little town called Gatlinburg. To ensure you don't waste a second of the season, we've compiled the ultimate list of things to do this summer in Gatlinburg. 1. Outdoor adventures. No Gatlinburg…

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What's New in Gatlinburg

This season, Gatlinburg visitors can say hello to an array of new dining, entertainment, and shopping options throughout the city. Here are some of Gatlinburg’s newest and upcoming additions. New Additions AnaVista Tower at Anakeesta Families ride up Anakeesta mountain every season, eager to…

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Trail Spotlight in the Smoky Mountains

With over 800 miles of trails to travel in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s an endless array of winding pathways, panoramic views, cascades, and ecological communities to discover. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned hiker, the Smokies offers something for everyone. It’s always…

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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Gatlinburg

Looking for fine Mexican dining in the heart of the Smoky Mountains? Gatlinburg has you covered. Sit down at a table and order up fresh fajitas, tasty burritos, delicious tacos and more authentic Mexican food options! With Mexican restaurants located right downtown, no matter where you’re staying…

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Spring Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

This year's annual spring bloom has brought an explosion of spectacular wildflowers to the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg areas. With over 1600 species of flowering plants, there is certainly no shortage of opportunities to discover why Great Smoky Mountains National Park is sometimes called…

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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Local outfitter Nantahala Outdoor Center provides various services to Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers such as shuttles, storage, discounts, and more! 4/1/21-4/30/21 we run 3 FREE shuttles daily to the AT. We have 2 shuttles that depart our parking lot daily at 8:30a + 11:00a to transport Thru-Hikers…

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What wonders await in Gatlinburg this spring?

Spring is on the horizon and the Mountains are Calling! If you’ve been itching to get out of the house and do some serious exploring all within easy reach of civilization, Gatlinburg has got you covered. If you are looking for family fun, this is the place to start! Crowd-Pleasing Fun Found in…

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