We welcome all active and veteran military to take advantage of discounts in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Wears Valley.  We say Thank You and Welcome.

Smoky Mountain Businesses who honor Veteran and Current Military Discounts as a Thank You and a Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Tax-Free Weekend 2017

Next weekend, from July 28th to the 30th, is the coveting Tax-Free Weekend in the state of Tennessee. Although this event isn’t exclusive only to the Smokies, it becomes a special event as many families use this as an opportunity to get school supplies from our outlet malls and have one last family vacation in the Smokies before the school season begins anew. Between the two dates, shoppers can expect to take off any sales tax on school supplies adding…

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Fourth of July in Pigeon Forge

The 4th of July is coming up very soon and we wanted to keep you up to date on the events going on here in the Smokies. In Gatlinburg, the events start as soon as the 3rd of July ends with the 4th of July Midnight Parade on the main downtown street where you and your whole family can see some of the best, brightest and most patriotic floats in the country for over an hour of fun. Then, the…

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Status of Smokies: Wildfire Updates

As most of you reading this probably know by now, the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee became under conflagration with wildfires that spread out from several areas of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley on Monday, November 28th. As of writing, 13 people were pronounced dead, 80 were injured, more than 1,000 structures (including well-known businesses and iconic buildings) were destroyed and more than 15,000 acres of mountains. To say the event was a historic emergency in East Tennessee underscores the…

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Alcatraz East Museum in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is getting a new museum attraction in central downtown that isn’t quite like anything else around – The Alcatraz East Crime Museum. We have many museums in our area and some of them go into the chilling and yet morbidly intriguing history of crime throughout history – the Guinness World of Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and some others, but none feature as much content with as much focus on the weird, wild mythos of jail…

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Gatlinburg Military Reunions by Deer Ridge Mountain Resort

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort is celebrating it’s 30th year of welcoming friends and guests to the Smoky Mountains.  In the last 15 years, Deer Ridge Mountain Resort has become specialists in hosting reunions and retreats. The layout of our property works very well for groups such as these.  Military Reunions are something Deer Ridge looks forward to hosting and will honor the service of the guests every step of the way.  Deer Ridge Mountain Resort provides Gatlinburg’s Best Military Discount…

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Smoky Mountain Military Reunions by Friendly Falls

Friendly Falls has become known to locals as one of the coolest locations in the area. Friendly Falls can be hard to describe, it is one of those places you must see to appreciate. Because of their location, their private waterfalls, garden areas, restaurant, store, seating area, and all kinds of fun additions for your personal group such as Outdoor Movies, Gem Mining, Sound System, Full Catering and more………. Friendly Falls has become a popular place for Family Reunions and…

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