Welcome to the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

Imagine a destination where history, nature and top-notch entertainment combine to create the ultimate getaway. You’ll find all this and so much more year-round in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Outdoor Adventures Abound in the Smokies It won’t take long for you to realize that you are in the... More

Book Your Stay in a Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Choosing the best Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg With so much to see and do in Gatlinburg, you’ll want to stay in the heart of the action. Hotels in downtown Gatlinburg can provide luxury, comfort and, most importantly, convenience. Advantages of Staying in a Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg As... More
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Top 15 Adventures in Gatlinburg

From mountain tops to rushing rivers, there’s tons of adventures to get your adrenaline pumping and provide fun for the whole family in Gatlinburg A trip to Gatlinburg TN is the perfect chance to experience adventure. A visit to this region is sure to be jam-packed with exciting things to... More
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Hometown Dining near the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

Finger Lickin’ Food with a Side of Southern Hospitality A vacation to the Tennessee Smoky Mountains can be the ultimate getaway. With adventure around every corner, you’ll need to refuel. Delicious dining options abound in the cities surrounding the Smoky Mountains. Satisfy your craving for your... More

Beer, Wine and Shine: Libations of the Tennessee Smokies

Brewed, fermented and distilled beverages are what make the world go ‘round in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains The Smokies are well-known for their arts and crafts. This hands-on community has produced quality workmanship for generations. Throughout the years this craftsmanship has gradually... More

Affordable Family Fun and Entertainment Await at The Island in Pigeon Forge

A One-Of-A-Kind Experience in Pigeon Forge Driving down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, visitors’ eyes are immediately drawn to a 200-foot observation wheel that towers over one of the newest developments in east Tennessee: The Island in Pigeon Forge. After opening in the summer of 2013, The Island... More

Experience the Charm and Excitement of Dollywood

One of the Smoky Mountains’ Most Popular Attractions With live music showcasing country, rock ‘n’ roll and bluegrass, daily demonstrations from world class master craftsmen, tasty southern-style food and, of course, more than 40 ground-breaking rides and attractions, Dollywood theme park is a... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Trails

From hiking the peak of a mountain to taking in the scenery on horseback, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has hundreds of miles of trails. Perfect for the whole family or a challenging trek, the opportunities to explore new terrain are endless. Here are some of our favorite trails in the... More

Your Travel Guide

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November 7, 2018
Put Sevierville on Your Must-Visit List Sevierville, Tennessee, is quickly gaining attention from travelers who want a fun Smoky Mountain vacation with a side-helping of hometown appeal. Ranked a best small town to visit in 2015 by Smithsonian Magazine and a top honeymoon spot by Trip...
November 15, 2018
Resort-Style Amenities and Scenic Vistas Await at Gatlinburg Falls Resort A trip to Gatlinburg comes with expectations. You’re sure to experience some high thrill adventure as you explore the Smoky Mountains, but what about when you’re ready to settle down for the day? Do so in style...
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Gatlinburg
December 12, 2018
Voted One of the U.S.’s Best Aquariums In the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, you may not expect to find sharks, stingrays, penguins and more. With a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, named one of the best aquariums in the United States by USA Today’s 10Best and Trip Advisor,...
November 7, 2018
Imagine beautiful, snowcapped mountains, peaceful small towns and exploring eastern Tennessee with your family. In the winter, we may be tempted to hibernate like the bears do, but this is the best time to leave home and visit those places that may be overcrowded during those hot summer...
Things to Do in Gatlinburg
November 7, 2018
Making Memories in Gatlinburg Images and editorial supplied by the Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau History of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Things stayed pretty quiet around Gatlinburg for a long time until the ultimate game changer arrived in...
November 7, 2018
Enjoy a Variety of Golf Experiences near the Tennessee Smoky Mountains Golf boasts a rich history that stems from the bounteous grasses of 15th century Scotland. However, it’s not necessary to travel to faraway lands to experience this game that has frustrated and challenged...

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