Fun Ways Around Gatlinburg

If you visit Gatlinburg during the busy season you’ll quickly see that transportation is vital to your trip. Most cabins are not within walking distance of the parkway and traffic can get pretty heavy in our little town nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Deciding whether it’s best to park and walk, ride the trolley, or take a cab can be confusing. So, we’ve put together a list of three transportation options in Gatlinburg.

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Wineries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Most often when you think of wineries, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee aren’t the first locations that come to mind. But, if you look beneath the mist of the Smoky Mountains fog, you will find they are making wine with a southern twist. The Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge area has four charming wineries that welcome the whole family: Smoky Mountain Winery (Gatlinburg), Mountain Valley Winery (Pigeon Forge), Apple Barn Winery (Sevierville) and the newest addition, Hillside Winery (Sevierville).

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Ice Carving Competition

The Titanic in Pigeon Forge has announced a fun family activity that will dazzle spectators. On January 22, 2011 The Titanic in Pigeon Forge will play host to some amazing ice sculpturists that will participate in a competition for both professionals and amateurs. Spectators will get to watch as ice sculpturists pick and chizzle their ways to some amazing pieces of art made of frozen water.

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Tattoo In The Mountains?

Tattoo in Tennessee – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Tattoo Studios

Looking for a unique experience in Gatlinburg? While Gatlinburg is a great family vacation location there are some activities that are designated for adults only. On the list of fun adult activities are ATV riding, singing karaoke, visiting wineries, and getting a TATTOO.  It sounds a little crazy, but getting a tattoo in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge is an activity that some enthusiastic visitors choose to partake in. The artistic nature and fun atmosphere of a tattoo studio are exactly what some vacationers need to create the perfect memory of time well spent in the Smokies.

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Tennessee Fun Facts and Random Trivia

There are lots of fun facts  and random trivia about Tennessee and Gatlinburg. From our weird Tennessee customs to our friendly Tennessee demeanors, there seem to be stories behind them all. We thought we would put together a fun list of Tennessee facts and trivia for you to peruse before you come to Gatlinburg. They are in no particular order. Hopefully you have as much fun reading the fun Tennessee facts as we had putting them together.

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The First Snow Of The Year

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. The first snow has officially fallen in the Smokies. Three inches touched ground on Mt. Leconte on Monday, October 4th. Leconte Lodge staff reported on Highonleconte.com that this was the biggest first snow in over thirty years. On Sunday, temperatures reached a high of 39 degrees and a low of 24 degrees which ushered in the snow the next morning.

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8 Hiking Tips For Your Family Vacation

Hiking is a wonderful exercise and the best way to see the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains is by “hitting the trail”. Whether you want to do a short trail or a long vigorous one you’ll find what you need in the Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s a great way to spend time with your loved ones and getting smaller kids out can really burn some of their energy too. Continue reading


Halloween Fun In Gatlinburg TN

Come to Gatlinburg and have “A Spooky Good Time” this October

The Fall season is a popular Gatlinburg visiting time for people who love beautiful weather and amazing views. During the Fall, Gatlinburg comes alive with beautiful colors. The views in Gatlinburg are already amazing, but taking them in when the leaves are changing is just breathtaking. Not only are there great views, Gatlinburg also has a lot of events during the Fall months that can keep visitors very busy. The amazing weather and gorgeous fall colors create the perfect ambiance for family fun.

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair

The 35th annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair will be going on October 7-23, 2010. If you’ve missed the past 34 Fairs then now is the time to make it up! This Craftsmen Fair highlights the many unique talents of local artisans. They will have their goods on display for purchase and will even do demonstrations of the works. This event has been a Top 20 Event in the Southern US by the Southeast Tourism Society for many years so you know it has to be good!

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