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Gatlinburg celebrates Easter weekend with a full slate of holiday-related events

Just in time for the season, Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show arrives to put a spring in shoppers' steps with its annual celebration of craft. With paintings to leatherwork and everything

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Blooms and Tunes at Anakeesta

GATLINBURG, Tenn - Anakeesta is ushering in spring with “Blooms and Tunes,” a brand-new event to heighten the anticipation of the season. Beginning April 2nd and running through May 23rd, the mountain

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Park Experiences More Than 12 million Visits in 2020

Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced the second busiest year on record in 2020. In spite of a 46-day, full park closure this spring and partial closures through August due to the COVID-19

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Park Announces Newfound Gap Road Paving Project

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a paving project will begin this week on Newfound Gap Road along an 8-mile section of the roadway from Chimneys Picnic Area to Newfound

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Gatlinburg launches NEW St. Patrick’s Celebration

Gatlinburg, TENN (February 23, 2021) – Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly festival of Irish culture during the NEW Gatlinburg St. Patrick’s Celebration, complete with traditional Irish music,

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Park Announces 2021 Plan for Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Days

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are extending a pilot project in Cades Cove by continuing vehicle-free access on the Cades Cove Loop Road on Wednesdays from May 5 through September 1,

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Park Announces Cades Cove Road Projects

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Cades Cove Loop Road will be fully closed for three weeks in September to resurface the popular roadway which is used by more than 2

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Mountaintop Dining and Violinist Cody Bauer at Anakeesta’s Cliff Top Restaurant

Valentine's Day at Anakeesta Anakeesta invites guests to bring their sweetheart to Cliff Top restaurant on Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner set against the backdrop of Mt. LeConte and the

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Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Celebrates Love in February with “Love is in the Air” Event

If There’s One Thing Everybody Needs Right Now, It’s a Little Love The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, one of the city’s most historic and iconic attractions, is continuing the success of its incredibly

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Gatlinburg, TENN (January 13, 2021) - Gatlinburg Winter Magic is truly a spectacular time of the year. Families from near and far, make the pilgrimage to Gatlinburg an annual tradition to experience

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Greenbrier Road Sections Temporarily Closed for Bridge Replacement

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Ramsey Prong Road and Greenbrier Road, past the Greenbrier Picnic Area, will be temporarily closed to all motorists and pedestrians

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New Year’s Eve Celebration Cancellation

Gatlinburg has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration. While the city welcomes its visitors to celebrate the holidays in the Great Smoky Mountains, the

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