Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies a must visit Gatlinburg TN attraction
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6 Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Events You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s fun seeing different kinds of sea creatures when you go to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Did you know that’s not all you can do at the aquarium in Gatlinburg? Ripley’s has all kinds of events your kids will love and want to participate in! Check out these 6 Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies events you don’t want to miss: Read more

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
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Best 6 Smoky Mountain Coasters You Don’t Want to Miss

No trip to the Smokies is complete without a thrilling ride on one of the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg mountain coasters! Unlike a traditional roller coaster, you can control your own speed and glide along at your own pace. On certain coasters, you can even share the experience with a friend or family member as you ride in the same cart. To help you plan for your trip, here are 6 of the best Smoky Mountain coasters that you don’t want to miss! Read more

Great Smoky Mountains
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What You Need to Know About the SkyBridge at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

On May 17 at 1 pm, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park opens its first expansion: the SkyBridge and SkyDeck. By visiting this new attraction, you’ll get a vantage point of the Smoky Mountains you won’t find anywhere else. You definitely don’t want to miss these amazing new attractions! We have all the information you need to know about this new addition to a favorite attraction. Read more

The Ole Smoky Moonshine in Pigeon Forge
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The 4 Best Distilleries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

No trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN is complete without sampling some of the area’s signature moonshine! For hundreds of years, Smoky Mountain locals have drawn upon their Scotch-Irish roots and distilled corn whiskey. Historically, this Celtic tradition was an illicit activity for some distillers who refused to pay the government’s whiskey tax. In order to avoid the long arm of the law, these men would venture into the mountains under the cover of darkness to make their liquor. The resulting whiskey was known as “moonshine” because it was distilled by the light of the moon. Read more

Stunning view of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.
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Top 7 Free Attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

One of our favorite things about vacationing in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a good time. In fact, there are a number of great free things to do in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven free attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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Top 5 Places to See All Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Wildlife

The Smokies are famous for their diversity of animal life. From mighty blacks bear to resilient salamanders, there are so many wonderful species to discover when you visit! However, there are some spots that really stand out when it comes to how easy it will be to observe these fantastic animals. To help you plan for your trip, here are 5 of the best places to view all of your favorite Smoky Mountain wildlife. Read more

firefly village at anakeesta
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Top 10 Gatlinburg Attractions to Add to Your Bucket List

When you visit the Smoky Mountains, there is so much fun to be had! Gatlinburg has endless opportunities for both excitement and relaxation. When you plan your vacation, you’ll have so many activities to choose from. You’ll want to plan more than one trip just to fit in all the fun! We’ve put together a guide of the top 10 Gatlinburg attractions to add to your bucket list. Read more

A beautiful photo of downtown Gatlinburg and the mountains
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Top 7 Attractions in Gatlinburg with the Best Views

Gatlinburg is home to some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see! From the sparkling downtown area to the majesty of the Smoky Mountains, you’re sure to been amazed at the beauty in and around this town. To help you make the most of your trip, here are 7 attractions in Gatlinburg that offer some of the best views. Read more

Beautiful mountain views from Anakeesta in Gatlinburg.
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6 Things to Do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg with Your Family

If you’re looking for a fun and unique family experience, Anakeesta in Gatlinburg should be at the top of your list! From ziplines and treetops canopy walks to shopping and dining, there is something for everyone to love. To help you make the most of your trip, here are 6 things to do while you’re at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg with your family. Read more

Stunning Smoky Mountain views from the Foothills Parkway.
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Top 6 Kid-Friendly Smoky Mountain Hikes

If you’re trying to pass your love for hiking and the outdoors on to your kids, we have the perfect trails for you to visit with them! The Smokies are full of rich history and beautiful views that will keep the whole family coming back for more. The only problem is trying to decide which trails to visit first! To help you choose which ones are best for your family, here are the top 6 kid-friendly, Smoky Mountain hikes. Read more