Ripley’s Aquarium Fun Facts

With about10,000 exotic sea creatures and over 300 individual species living in the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, there are officially more ocean creatures than human inhabitants in the entire city of Gatlinburg. There is so much to learn about the ocean at this world-class aquarium. Here are some fun facts you can take along to impress your friends while visiting each exhibit.

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Forbidden Caverns

With over 8,350 caves, Tennessee has more caves than any other state in America. The Forbidden Caverns are an ideal attraction for travelers any time of the year since they remain at a cool 58 degrees year round. The site is around a 35-minute drive from Gatlinburg (45 minutes if you’re traveling from Knoxville), and the drive should be enjoyable in itself as you cruise by picturesque views of Mount LeConte and English Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Spring Events in Gatlinburg – May 2011

Spring is finally upon us. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the Smoky Mountains are as beautiful as ever. While most of our spring breakers have already come and gone, there’s still plenty to do in Gatlinburg during the month of May. It’s a great time to come to Gatlinburg because it’s just before the big summer crowds and the hot summer heat arrive. Plus, there are lots of fun activities to keep you entertained.

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Cinco de Mayo in Gatlinburg

Commonly confused with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco De Mayo has been celebrated in the United States since the early 1940’s. The holiday marks the day that Mexico was able to overtake the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 and is now celebrated in honor of Mexican heritage and pride. Each year, thousands of Mexicans and Americans flock to local festivals, gatherings and parties, decorating themselves in the colors of the Mexican flag and celebrating with friends and loved ones. For years, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has been one of a handful of bustling cities with no organized Cinco De Mayo celebration, but this year Gatlinburg is going all out!

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Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg

If you’re spending Easter weekend in Gatlinburg then you’re probably looking for a worship service to attend on Sunday morning. While Gatlinburg has countless churches, synagogues and other places of worship, for a once in a lifetime experience, there is only one place to be! Attend the 12th Annual Ober Gatlinburg Easter Sunrise Service for a truly breathtaking and beautiful experience. Continue reading

Healthy Eating in the Smokies

Maintaining a healthy diet and vacationing can sometimes be a battle. Let’s face it – Fannie Farkle’s Corn Dogs and the Pancake Houses start summoning you as soon as you’re within a 10 mile radius of the area! It’s even harder to ignore those calls if finding a healthier option is another struggle in itself. We have some easy fixes to this dilemma. Read on and you’ll stress no more…

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Pick Fresh Fruit in the Smokies

Summertime, for many of us, means sunshine, blooming greenery, the great outdoors and for most – delicious fresh fruit! The months of May through November lend the sunshine and perfect weather to make everything from blackberries to apples ripe for the picking. Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the surrounding areas provide the ideal conditions for fresh fruit so instead of stopping by the grocery store, consider picking your own! Picking your own fruit can be a lot of fun for you and your family and getting to see where your fruit comes from can be a great learning experience!

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Spring is in the Air!

Gatlinburg’s SpringFest is an annual three month celebration that begins in early March. As the snow melts and flowers and wildlife begin to reemerge, Gatlinburg becomes one of the most beautiful places in the country. The celebration of Spring can be seen all throughout Gatlinburg this time of year – from the overflow of blooming flowers to live entertainment on the streets of downtown. With countless events, festivals, and performances you can count on Gatlinburg to tell you when Spring has sprung!

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Another Giveaway

We’re giving away an iPad and a $50 Gas Card!!!

Cabins For You is on a roll! We have given away a couple of iPads and a $500 gift card already this year. Plus we’ve run tons of Flash Sales that Facebook fans have snagged. If you don’t know what a Cabins For You Flash Sale is hurry up and go to our Facebook fan page and fan us. We randomly post great cabin steals (like a $25 a night weekend stay).

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