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.

Upcoming Events in Townsend at GSM Heritage Center

See what’s going on at the Great Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Townsend throughout this month and next: Now – August 16th * Reba Rhyne and Robin Greenlee Book signing, coasters and cutting boards. August 24 – August 29 * Maxine Falls Art and jewelry. August 28, 2020 * Elizabeth Rose and Sam Venable Tall Tales of Tennessee: An Evening of Storytelling September 1, 2020 * Jeff Ross “Informal and informative social coffee-talk on a variety of subjects of interest…

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Fudge Shops In The Smokies

Want to know what some of the most varied unsung heroes of Smoky Mountain tourism are? Smoky Mountain Fudge Shops. From downtown Gatlinburg to midway through Sevierville, the main connected road has more than a few cocoa confectionary places with a variety of flavors to suit tastes, along with sugar-free fudge available at many of the stores. Most fudge that can be purchased come in candy stores that offer even more taste-tackular options for the sugar-craven. Here are some fudge…

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Dollywood 2020 Opening Date

We’re happy to announce that Dollywood has unveiled its long-awaited opening date for 2020. Pigeon Forge’s Dollywood Grand Re-Opening 2020 is announced with a statement that follows: “Dollywood Parks & Resorts will begin a phased reopening on June 15. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country reopen June 17, with Season Passholder Exclusive Days on June 15 & 16. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa opens June 10. During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on…

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Important Smoky Mountain Travel News – May 9th

As the state of Tennessee is beginning its first stages of re-opening tourism and general business, much is going in during this initial transition: some places have opened, some places are beginning to re-open and some places will not be opening for a bit. Additionally, some events have been rescheduled and some have been cancelled for this year entirely. Due to the nature of slowly transitioning out of social distancing, information on what and when for re-opening is highly de-centralized…

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Knoxville Wedding Coordinator

For those who are interested in having the wedding of their dreams in Knoxville, Knox County, Maryville or nearby, finding a concentrated list of recommended vendors in the respective area can be challenging. Meeting this need for visitors and betrothed couples coming to East Tennessee is what Knoxville Wedding Coordinator is for! Some of our preferred vendors include: Chef Tony Catering East Tennessee’s Premier catering co. and Wedding Specialist. Offering Gourmet Southern Comfort foods and Trendy buffets. Chef Tony Catering…

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Where To See Snow in the Smokies

Now that the Winter Holidays are done for another 10 months or so, we enter a quieter season of the other half of Winterfest in the Smokies. Don’t think that there isn’t anything worth coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Wears Valley, though, with the special events no longer the big focus of the season, there are different things that these Winter months provide visitors and locals alike. And the biggest one of them is snow. Although we do often…

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Business Spotlight: Canopy Ridge

We want to take a minute to introduce you to a company in Pigeon Forge that offers a very different kind of accommodations experience for those who want something more unique and creative as a vacation opportunity. Canopy Ridge in Pigeon Forge offers “luxury camping” experiences for those who want to find a way to mix the often incongruent elements of sleeping out in the woods and having, well, a luxury vacation in Pigeon Forge! From their website: Come experience…

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Christmas Shows 2019 in Pigeon Forge

Whether it’s lights all along the streets, seasonal showcases at our theme parks, white-tipped mountains in the distance or theatrical presentations along the parkway, Pigeon Forge is dedicated to making sure those who vacation in our part of the Smokies looking to get holiday atmosphere going for Christmas will find their expectations exceeded. In this article, we specifically wanted to focus in on that last item at some of our award-winning theaters on the main road. Here’s what theater-goers can…

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Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2019

The following is a list of restaurants that will be open tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day for 2019.   Alamo Steakhouse (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge) Hours of Holiday Operation: 4:00PM – 9:00PM Address: 705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, 37738 3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 Website: https://www.alamosteakhouse.com/   Applebee’s (Sevierville) Hours of Holiday Operation: 5:00PM – 10:00PM Address: 207 Collier Dr., Sevierville, TN, 37862 Website: https://www.applebees.com/en/restaurants-sevierville-tn/207-collier-drive-75073   Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Farmhouse Grill (Sevierville) Hours of Holiday Operation: 10:30AM – 9:00PM Address: 240…

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