Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Trail Spotlight in the Smoky Mountains

With over 800 miles of trails to travel in the 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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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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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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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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