Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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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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