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The Top Ten Places to Take Fall Pictures in the Smokies

The Smokies are gorgeous year round, but there is something about the fall that adds another layer to them. The air is crisp, and the leaves are beautiful. There are so many beautiful places to take fall pictures in …

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The Best Swimming Holes in The Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National park ridges straddle through the border of Tennessee and North Carolina and sits on half a million acres of land. The park is renowned for its plants and animals diversity, beauty and rich mountain …

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Gatlinburg Wildfires

Sevier County is recovering from a very unexpected tragedy. On November 28th, numerous structures in Gatlinburg were burned to their foundations. The fire destroyed at least 150 buildings, including iconic homes and a resort. Some buildings and attractions have …

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Smoky Mountains Spring: Catch the Fever

Whether you’ve been coming to Gatlinburg for many years, or you’re a first time visitor, you simply must visit the Smoky Mountains Spring season. Spring time in the Smokies means new life, blooms on the trees and wildlife coming …

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Smoky Mountains Fall Colors: Best Time To See

When the Smoky Mountains fall colors begin to transform, the beauty at times defies description. Some visitors plan to arrive in the Gatlinburg area at this time each year specifically to see the leaves as they are changing color. …

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How to Spend Your Summer Vacation in The Smokies

When it comes to Smoky Mountain vacations in the summer, the only real challenge you may face is trying to choose between all of the enjoyable options that await you. In the Smokies you are sure to find plenty of fun, relaxation, and adventure for the whole family! ...Read More