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The Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in The Smokies

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 in Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Spring, Wildflowers

The Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in The Smokies

The arrival of spring is a big deal in the Great Smoky Mountains. Each year from March until June, Gatlinburg and the surrounding towns kick off Smoky Mountain Springfest. For nature-lovers all around, the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park gives you a close-up view of this unique land and the creatures that call it home. Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage: Years of Journeying Through Nature The first Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage was held in April of 1951 and even then drew a large crowd from at least 20...

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Enjoy Smoky Mountain Springfest in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Spring, Traveling, Vacation

Enjoy Smoky Mountain Springfest in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains come alive as winter gives way to spring and there is no better way to celebrate than attending Smoky Mountain Springfest! Gatlinburg, TN has an abundance of events where you can catch your spring fever this year Appalachian style during your Easter or early spring vacation. So Just What Is Smoky Mountain Springfest? With the sound of birdsong again echoing through the valleys and wildflowers blooming on the slopes its time to get out and celebrate. Smoky Mountain Springfest is a three-month festival from March until...

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Cheap or Free Things to do in Gatlinburg

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog, Budget, Free, Gatlinburg, Traveling

Cheap or Free Things to do in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a favorite and important tourism destination in Tennessee with many attractions bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in Tennessee. The Gatlinburg Trolley, a privately funded public transit system, caters to area tourists. Just five miles to the northeast, Pigeon Forge is a tourist destination that caters primarily to Southern culture and country music fans. The city’s attractions include Dollywood, as well as numerous gift shops, outlet malls, amusement...

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Romantic Things to do in Gatlinburg on Valentines

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Activities, Attractions, Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Holidays, Romantic

Romantic Things to do in Gatlinburg on Valentines

When it comes to finding romantic things to do in Gatlinburg with that special someone on Valentines Day, the possibilities are endless. This Tennessee city is located within the Great Smoky Mountains, close to the North Carolina and Tennessee border, and the mountains provide a great backdrop for a truly romantic trip that you’ll be sure to remember. In addition to the amazing scenery, there are many activities that can help you enjoy your stay. There are a number of attractions that rival anything that you can see in a larger locale...

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Review – Loco Burro Restaurant

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Blog, Dining, Food, Gatlinburg, Restaurant

Review – Loco Burro Restaurant

Sitting right over the main drag in downtown Gatlinburg (on Parkway) resides a Mexican restaurant unlike any you have probably ever visited. To say Loco Burro is fun is an understatement. In addition to great food, Loco Burro delivers great times. Located at 735 Parkway, you have to climb stairs to get to the restaurant, which occupies the top two floors of the building in which it is located. This includes a rooftop level as well as a balcony area with fantastic views overlooking the street. The interior decorating is bright and irreverent....

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Things to do in The Smoky Mountains For New Years

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 in Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Holidays, New Years

Things to do in The Smoky Mountains For New Years

New Year’s Eve in the Smoky Mountains brings back the magic and awe of cherished holiday traditions. The New Year’s Eve festivities take place in the middle of the incredible spectacle that is Smoky Mountains Winterfest, the celebration that begins in the late fall and continues through February. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville team up with Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and local restaurants and attractions to bring the spirit of the holidays to life. All three of these mountain towns lie along the Smoky Mountain...

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Gatlinburg Craft Fair: Thanksgiving and Christmas Shows

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in Arts, Crafts, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Holidays

Gatlinburg Craft Fair: Thanksgiving and Christmas Shows

For more than two centuries, the people of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains arts and crafts community have been creating attractive and useful crafts using skills that have been handed down from one generation to the next. They include almost every kind of art or craft of which you likely have ever heard, reflecting the area’s rich heritage. So much so, that the town claims to have the country’s biggest group of independent artists and craftspeople. Hundreds of these one-of-a-kind crafts will be on display at two Gatlinburg...

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Top Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Gatlinburg, Holidays, Thanksgiving

If you’ve never heard of Gatlinburg before, you’ll be surprised to discover that this quaint town is more of a major city in the beautiful state of Tennessee. In fact, Gatlinburg is nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains, so it has a gorgeous backdrop of hills, trees and other natural wonders. You might be thinking of simply visiting family over the Thanksgiving holiday, but a trip to Gatlinburg might be a better choice for every family member. Take a look at just a few reasons why Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg remains a popular...

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Gatlinburg in The Fall: Best Autumn Activites and Attractions

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 in Autumn, Fall, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains

The state of Tennessee is renowned for country-western music, outstanding picturesque scenery, beautiful lakes, and of course, the Great Smoky Mountains. Over the past decade, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has experienced a major cultural and civic boom, and boasts more activities and attractions than ever before. Those planning a vacation in Gatlinburg in the Fall should consider placing the attractions below on their must see list: Foliage Tours It is not surprising that vacationers from up and down the East Coast hop in the car each year and head...

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Best Trails in Smoky Mountains for Biking

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Great Smoky Mountains, Mountain Biking

With all the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer, it’s not surprising that over 9 million visitors trek to the area each year. A sub-range of the Appalachians, the Smokies wind along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee before merging with the Blue Ridge Mountains. The range is home to an estimated 187,000 acres of primeval forest, making it the largest such stand east of the Mississippi. The spruce-fir forest in the Appalachians is also the biggest of its kind. The Smokies also hold bragging rights to one of the most diverse ecosystems...

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