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The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge.
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Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge Introduces New Artifacts and Exhibits

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge is a can’t-miss destination for true crime fans! This popular attraction traces the history of ne’er-do-wells and scoundrels from the Wild West to the present. The museum is famous for displaying a number of artifacts that belonged to the nation’s most notorious criminals, including Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car, Al Capone’s rosary, and O.J. Simpson’s Ford Bronco. Read more

The outside of Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg TN.
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Top 8 Restaurants in Gatlinburg to Enjoy Dinner and a View

Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or a delicious family meal, a gorgeous view is the perfect addition to any dining experience. Luckily, when you stay with Hearthside Cabin Rentals, you won’t be far from some restaurants that not only serve up a delicious meal but some stunning scenery as well! Here are the top 8 restaurants in Gatlinburg where you can enjoy both dinner and a view: Read more

The Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge.
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The Best Taprooms and Breweries in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies

There has never been a better time to be a beer fan than the present! More and more craft breweries are cropping up around the nation, and Pigeon Forge, TN is no exception to this trend. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the best taprooms and breweries in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Read more

A steam enginge at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.
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10 Things About Dollywood That Might Surprise You

It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee, with rides, games, dining, entertainment and more! Families travel from all across the country to enjoy everything the park has to offer. However, there is much more to the world-class theme park than meets the eye. Here are 10 fun facts about Dollywood that might surprise you: Read more

Smoky Mountain picnic areas.
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The 4 Best Smoky Mountain Picnic Areas

No vacation in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains is complete without a picnic! When the weather is nice, nothing beats eating outside amidst the natural splendor of the Smokies. The national park is home to a number of wonderful picnic spots and the Gatlinburg area boasts a great selection of restaurants where you can pick up a quick meal to enjoy al fresco. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to four of our favorite Smoky Mountain picnic areas. Read more

Stunning mountain views from the deck of a cabin rental in Pigeon Forge.
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5 Benefits of Staying in Our Pigeon Forge Cabins Near Dollywood

How would you like to stay just minutes away from one of the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains? At Hearthside Cabin Rentals, we have gorgeous Pigeon Forge cabins that put you just a short distance from the world-class theme park, Dollywood! These cabins are the perfect place to stay if you plan on visiting this popular attraction. Here are 5 benefits of staying in our Pigeon Forge cabins near Dollywood: Read more

The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge TN.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge TN

No trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is complete without a visit to the Titanic Museum Attraction! Located inside of a giant ship on the Parkway, this unique museum tells the story of the Titanic’s perilous maiden voyage through a variety of interactive exhibits, detailed re-creations, and historic artifacts. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together five fun facts about the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge TN. Read more

The outside of Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg TN.
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Top 7 Places to Have Dinner in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Going out to eat is one of the best parts of being on vacation! When you visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, you’ll find a wide variety of excellent restaurants to visit. Whether you’re in the mood for authentic Southern BBQ or pizza, you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best places to have dinner in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Read more

Barns in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains.
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The Fascinating History of Cades Cove

Cades Cove is far and away the most popular area to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Attracting over 2 million tourists each year, this breathtaking valley is famous for its gorgeous mountain views, well-preserved historic buildings, and phenomenal wildlife. All of the cove’s major landmarks are conveniently located along an 11-mile loop road, so visitors can easily tour the valley by car. Read more

A group of friends whitewater rafting on a river.
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Top 8 Ways to Stay Cool in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies This Summer

With average highs in the mid-80s, Pigeon Forge, TN boasts gorgeous summer weather. While we absolutely love soaking up the sun, sometimes it can be nice to cool off for a little while during the dog days of summer. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to eight of our favorite ways to say cool in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Read more