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.

Honeysuckle Hills

Welcome to our barn wedding venue in the TN Smoky Mountains with spacious outdoor gardens, horses, country-chic décor and a family staff dedicated to pleasing its couples. Honeysuckle Inn is an all-inclusive wedding venue in Pigeon Forge, TN, nestled in the valleys of the Smoky Mountains. Our barn wedding venue in the TN Smoky Mountains provides spacious outdoor gardens, horses, country-chic décor and a family staff dedicated to pleasing its couples. Owners and operators Regina and Sierra make your wedding…

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Wilderness Wildlife Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week For 2021

Pigeon Forge is going virtual for Wilderness Wildlife Week this year. Here is what their official page has to say on it: “Celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Smokies with online speakers, panels and more fun online content. Join us Feb. 2-4 as we celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains—all online. We’ve invited some of the leading wildlife experts to lead informative discussions with you, our virtual outdoor enthusiasts. This is…

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Ripley’s Sips & Sharks

Here’s something new that would inspire some of the adults-who-are-kids-at-heart-but-like-something-harder-to-drink to get out of the house and come to the Aquarium: Ripley’s Sips & Sharks. From the main Ripley’s website: “Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies will be hosting Sips & Sharks events! Sips & Sharks is an adult (21+) sleepover that gives guests overnight access to the Aquarium. This experience includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a behind the scenes tour, movie, continental breakfast, and much more!” This event is scheduled for…

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New Bee Species Discovered In The National Park

As the title indicates, the Smokies are all “a’buzz” with a new bee species that has just been discovered in our park! From WBIR’s news segment on it: “It sure doesn’t have a catchy name, but the Epeolus inornatus is a big catch for Dr. Will Kuhn; the Director of Science and Research at Discover Life in America. “It’s always really fun to find a new record and to take up our numbers of new records and new species for…

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My Memorial Bench

Custom Memorial Benches We enjoy working with families and organizations to bringing meaningful custom memorial benches for the family and others to enjoy for years to come. Our durable products are 100% recycled plastic. Ask about our warranty! We understand that caring for our customers starts with a quality product. That’s why our outdoor furniture is made with 100% recycled plastic that is long-lasting and eco-friendly! We’re dedicated to delivering the highest-quality outdoor furniture possible without the harmful effects that…

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Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade 2020

Announcement from Gatlinburg regarding the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade for 2020 (no, it’s not a cancellation!): “On December 4, the 45th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade rolls through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Floats will be decorated with one-of-a-kind displays of LED lights, marching bands, large balloons, dancers, and holiday characters. Members of rock-n-roll royalty Lynyrd Skynrd and 38 Special will take the spotlight during Gatlinburg’s 45th Annual…

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Winterfest Events 2020 Starting Today

It is officially and effectively winterfest in the Smokies! During this time, people come to the mountains for a variety of reasons, not the least because of the holidays, the romance opportunities and just a badly needed break from the routine, but one slightly less obvious reason is that we have capabilities for Winter sports enthusiasts to break out their skis, snowboards and more; and those seeking to get a hot burst of adrenaline out in the cold will want…

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Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

While a slightly more low-key event than many of the other Winterfest traditions we come to look forward to each year in the Smokies, the Pigeon Forge Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival is a great item to consider for visitors who come here for the holiday spirit and crave a regional music performance at the same time. We don’t have much in the way of music festivals during this season, and that makes the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass…

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Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winterfest Kickoff Returns!

In less than a week, the city of Gatlinburg will be some of the most active it’s ever been concentrated in one spot with the highly anticipated return of the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff! The city of Gatlinburg writes this for this year’s Winterfest kickoff festival: “For over 30 years, Gatlinburg has celebrated the kickoff of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual foodie festival, Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans. On November 12, 2020, the tradition continues with live…

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