Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Snap a Photo at the Gatlinburg Mural

Everyone wants to see a black bear during their visit to the Smokies. We have made it just this easy (and a whole lot safer)! The mural titled “Standing Strong” features an eight-foot-tall black bear posing perfectly for a friendly photo op. Local artist Pinkie Mistry designed and painted the 12…

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Remembering Christ in the Smokies

Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens has closed the doors at its current location after 60 years of business. Originally named Christus Gardens, the landmark was built as a result of the spiritual quest of Ronald Ligon that brought him to Gatlinburg. His intention was to build a hotel, but…

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Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre Bids Farewell

Saying goodbye is never easy. Sweet Fanny Adams, the longest-running theatre company in Sevier County, had their final curtain call on December 31, 2020. Proclaimed a National Treasure by the 112 th Tennessee State Senate, the cast of the Great Victorian Amusement Company has entertained thousands…

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Winter Activities and Deals

Maybe you think you missed out if you didn't get to take an autumn Gatlinburg trip. Good news! You can get some outstanding deals when you book winter trips to the Smokies. Did you know that Gatlinburg is home to the only ski resort in Tennessee? That's one reason to come visit in the winter (more…

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Scenic Drive along the Foothills Parkway

The Foothills Parkway is a national parkway that traverses the foothills of the northern Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States. The 72.1-mile (114 km) parkway connects U.S. Route 129 (U.S. 129) along the Little Tennessee River in the west with Interstate…

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Most Searched Attractions in Gatlinburg

Declared “The Best Mountain Town in the South” by Southern Living Readers, Gatlinburg has everything you need for a memorable vacation that leaves you yearning to come back again and again. Check out these Top Ten Most Searched Attractions in Gatlinburg and plan your vacation now. Anakeesta…

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