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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.

The Old Mill In Pigeon Forge

Much has been written about The Old Mill complex in Pigeon Forge, some of which has been posted here by various authors, but we continue to write about The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge as it continues to remain steadfast in its place 200 years after first being built alongside the Little Pigeon River and turning out the products that mills are famous for – yet continuing to evolve its surrounding area that includes two restaurants, a couple small but…

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The Pines Downtown in Sevierville

Once upon a time in downtown Sevierville, on a corner not far from the courthouse and the historic district surrounding it, there once was a theater called “The Pines” that served as a hybrid stage entertainment center that showed movies in the daytime and had live performers at night. That time was during the golden era of Country Music for County Music fans between 1944 and 1957. Artists that played there are a few that you may have heard of…

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The Local Goat In Pigeon Forge

Writing about this restaurant in particular is rather difficult for this blog-writer as I haven’t actually been able to go there. And the reason I haven’t been able to go there is because it’s always almost entirely filled with locals and out-of-town visitors every time I pass by. To say The Local Goat is one of the bigger restaurant hits since the mid-2010s here in Pigeon Forge is a sizable understatement and there’s clearly something there of enormous quality that…

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Winterfest Cookoff Weekend 2023

Winterfest Cookoff and kickoff events are in full swing again! Traditionally, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have had their Winterfest kickoff events go alongside each other, either one day after the other or even on the same night, but this year we just happen to have a slew of Winterfest events all going on within 48 hours of each other that those who are visiting the Smokies to enjoy the kickoff will find adding even more to their visit! Let’s get’em…

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Christmas Shows In The Smokies 2023

* Christmas At Array November 1st – December 30th From their website: “Of course, it wouldn’t be Array without our award winning, record holding variety acts that will amaze you, keep you laughing and leave you in awe and on the edge of your seats! We’re also proud to share the real reason we celebrate the season… the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ with a touching and life changing Nativity scene. Your entire family will experience a myriad of…

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More Cabins Available For October Colors In The Smokies

Cabin Availability For Autumn Color Alert! The prime of the Autumn October colors have begun in the Smoky Mountains and this is among the hardest time to find cabin availability in the area to enjoy them. That’s why we are happy to announce on behalf of Smoky Mountain Dream Vacations that the following cabins are currently available within the last 10 days of October as well as having open dates in November. https://smokymountaindreamvacation.com/cabin/heavenly-view/ https://smokymountaindreamvacation.com/cabin/secluded-memories/ https://smokymountaindreamvacation.com/cabin/forest-fling/ https://smokymountaindreamvacation.com/cabin/majestic-springs-lodge/ https://smokymountaindreamvacation.com/cabin/5-o-clock-somewhere/ https://smokymountaindreamvacation.com/cabin/nine-bears/ Book direct…

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Business Spotlight: American Recycled Plastic

We’ve featured American Recycled Plastic‘s unique and thoughtful business concept and products before… and this is as good a time as any to do it again! American Recycled Plastic creates highly functional and sturdy outdoor furniture and utility equipment out of, you guessed it, plastic that has been recycled and refined to be re-used right here in America at ARP’s factory in Tennessee. In this spotlight, we wanted to showcase a new Facebook post that they posted in recent days…

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Business Spotlight: Vitality Wellness Spa

If you haven’t gotten to know Vitality Wellness Spa in Seymour, TN, then it is our privilege to introduce you to them with our spotlight article on their professional skincare and weight-loss center near the Smoky Mountains between Knoxville, TN, and Sevierville, TN. From their website: “Inspired by our own desires and request of others to have accessibility to quality medical spa services in the area and time-saving travel: our Vitality Spa came to life! Vitality’s neighboring medical office “Solace…

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