Bright fall colors throughout the Smoky Mountains
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7 of the Best Places to See the Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

It’s that time of year again where we’re waiting for the leaves to start changing colors! Seeing the colorful changes in the mountains is something you definitely don’t want to miss out on! Here are 7 of the best places to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains: Read more

Wears Valley entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Top 6 Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains You’ll Love

Are you not the type of person who likes to get out and hike in the wilderness? If this sounds like you, you still have a variety of ways you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains! You won’t even have to leave the comfort of your car! There are a ton of roads you can drive and see gorgeous mountain views. Check out these top 6 scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains you’ll love: Read more

Grotto Falls near Gatlinburg.
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6 of the Best Hiking Trails in Gatlinburg for Waterfalls and Scenic Views

Do you want to hike a mountain and see an amazing view at the top? Do you want to awe over a huge waterfall along the trail? Seeing these sights in nature is unlike any other experience! If you want to experience the amazement of seeing an amazing view of mountains in the distance or watch water gush over the side of a rock formation, you’ll definitely want to check out these hiking trails in Gatlinburg: Read more

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Forbidden Caverns: One of the Unique Things to Do in the Smokies

Looking for a unique attraction that you can’t find anywhere else? You’ll want to go to the Forbidden Caverns, a cave under the Great Smoky Mountains where natural caverns are so large and amazing you won’t believe your eyes! Tour guides will take you on an entertaining journey through the cave and tell you about the history and science behind the formations. You’ll be able to purchase souvenirs to remember this great adventure.
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Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains
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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cades Cove

Want to do something that’s free yet fun when you visit the Smoky Mountains? You’ll definitely want to check out Cades Cove while you’re in town! There’s so much to do, and everyone will enjoy something while you’re there! Read our list of the 5 reasons why you should visit Cades Cove. Read more

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Best 8 Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you want to make your trip to the Smokies one to remember, a visit to the national park is an absolute must! From hiking scenic trails to exploring historic buildings, there are so many ways to have fun! To help you make the most of your time there, here are 8 of the best things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read more

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6 of the Best Places to Take Photos in the Smoky Mountains

Whether you’re looking for the perfect location for your next family photo or profile picture for social media, there are tons of breathtaking places that will add that wow factor to all your snapshots! The Smokies are filled with scenic spots and attractions that are sure to make your photos stand out. With hundreds of destinations to choose from, you might feel a little overwhelmed to select the best one. For your convenience, we put together a list of the top 6 places to take photos in the Smoky Mountains. Read more

Beautiful fall colors along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains.
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New Section of Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains to Open Soon

Tennessee’s oldest unfinished highway project is about to take a giant leap forward! After 50 years of waiting, a new 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway is set to open on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Running from Walland to Wears Valley, this 16-mile stretch of the Parkway has been delayed for decades because of construction crews’ inability to finish a 1.65-mile portion of the road known as the “missing link.” Read more

fall leaves on the ground in the Smoky Mountains
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6 of the Best Trails to Hike During Fall in the Smoky Mountains

Fall is a beautiful time in the Smoky Mountains. Gorgeous shades of oranges, yellows, and reds can be seen everywhere you turn. Each year, visitors flock to the Smokies to see the fall colors at their peak. One of the best ways to experience fall in the mountains is by going for a hike! To help guarantee you have the best time while you’re here and the best views, we’ve made a list of the top 6 trails for you to hike during fall in the Smoky Mountains: Read more

The sign for Alewine Pottery in Gatlinburg.
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8 Unique Shops in the Smoky Mountains You Have to Visit

Whether you’re searching for the perfect souvenir to remind you of your time in the Smokies or an item in particular, your search can start anywhere! The Smoky Mountains are full of shops that have everything you could ever dream of, from homemade fudge to apparel. To make your shopping adventure the most fun, we recommend going to some of the unique specialty shops in the area. Here are some of the best unique shops in the Smoky Mountains that you have to visit: Read more