Gatlinburg Free trolley

Planning your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? Ready to check out the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, arts and crafts in the area, family-friendly attractions, unique mountain shops, local wineries, and more? Take advantage of the Gatlinburg trolley to get around along the Gatlinburg Parkway and the surrounding areas.  Did you know the Gatlinburg Trolley is now FREE for all rides? No more keeping up with a trolley pass or looking for exact change. Just hop on and explore! Running from May 1 to October 31, the Gatlinburg Trolley System offers visitors to the Smokies convenient, easy, FREE, and

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Daring Fun — Axe Throwing in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

axe-throwing-feature Ever wanted to throw an axe? Make your dream come true in Tennessee — where axe throwing is taking the Great Smoky Mountains by storm! So many hatchet houses have popped up among fun attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg within the last few years, and we have the scoop on where to go for the best axe-throwing experience in the Smokies. Plus, some Smoky Mountain axe houses feature ninja stars, darts, foam axes for kids, and other fun things to throw at a fixed or moving target. Axe throwing in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, or Gatlinburg is fun for the

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Bier, Brats & Big Fun at OktOBERfest

Oktoberfest - Featured Fall brings to mind many things…a nip in the air, changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes (for better or worse, they’re here to stay!), hot cocoa, carving pumpkins, apple-flavored everything, cozy sweaters and scarves…and the list goes on. But in the Great Smoky Mountains, fall means the return of an area favorite: OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg! It’s here every year, and it’s an event you don’t want to miss. Along with having plenty of options for an adults-only weekend, it’s also family friendly enough to bring along the kiddos! The traditional Oktoberfest celebration – based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany – began

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The 407: YOUR Gateway to Adventure

407-gateway-feature Traveling down Interstate 40 to reach the Great Smoky Mountains, you spot a new place to take a break and enjoy the moment just off Exit 407 in Sevierville, Tennessee. What’s that? It’s The 407: Gateway to Adventure retailtainment complex that features shops, eateries, moonshine, and family-friendly attractions to make the most of your classic American road trip! And if you want to stay a while longer, there are plenty of local cabins to book. Wholly owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), Kituwah LLC launched a 200-acre development known as Project 407 in Sevierville, TN, in 2021.

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NOW Open in the Smokies — NEW Attractions for 2022

Fan of trying new things? Love unique experiences? Nestled in the scenic Great Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee, are loads of brand-new attractions, additions to favorite places, shops with one-of-a-kind goods, eateries with fresh flavors, and new cabins with awesome amenities and views. Plan YOUR next memorable stay in the Smokies and check out what’s NEW! Here’s what you’re missing. NEW Attractions Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer staple attractions, restaurants, and activities that have stood the test of time. At the top of many vacationers’ must-do lists are skiing at Ober Gatlinburg, exploring underseas at Ripley’s

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YOUR Bachelorette Bash in the Smokies

bachelorette-party-smokies-featured Family vacations are probably the first thing that come to mind when you think of the Smokies – probably not a bachelorette party. But Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, are home to dozens of bars, attractions, shops, shows, restaurants, and opportunities for outdoor fun – all perfect for a bachelorette bash in the Smokies. If your group loves to stay active, spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Want to pamper the bride-to-be? Fill the weekend with massages, shopping, and winery tours. Feel like letting loose a bit? Check out the bars and live music in downtown

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Lumina Enchanted Night Walk at Anakeesta — First in the Nation!

lumina-anakeesta-feature Talk about magic in the Great Smoky Mountains! Anakeesta — a family-friendly, award-winning adventure park with fun attractions, mountaintop shops, Southern eateries, and seasonal events in the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee — is expanding with Lumina Enchanted Night Walks in fall 2022. As the first Lumina Night Walk in the United States, Astra Lumina will be a one-of-a-kind immersive experience YOU won’t want to miss at Anakeesta! The Lumina Enchanted Night Walk Experience Created by Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio based in Canada, Lumina Enchanted Night Walks are brilliant light displays filled with movement, sound, and sparkling imagination. Walking

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Downtown Gatlinburg: Fun after the sun sets over the Smokies

gatlinburg-nightlife-feature While Gatlinburg is often known for being a family-friendly destination, it’s also home to a surprising number of nighttime hotspots. There are plenty of stops where you can drink and jam out to live music while enjoying delicious food. You can hit up an even livelier scene with a DJ if you feel like dancing! Sip on beer while playing bar games like darts or shooting some pool with friends before heading back to your Gatlinburg cabin and turning in for the night. From award-winning breweries to lively music and delicious eats, you are in for a good time in

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11 Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Gatlinburg

gatlinburg-outdoor-dining-feature.jpg Looking for a place to eat with great food and outdoor seating in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Our insider’s guide features top Gatlinburg restaurants with outdoor seating — boasting a variety of Appalachian, Mexican, Cajun, American, and Southern entrees plus craft beer, local wine, moonshine, and spirits. Plus, many Gatlinburg eateries offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Most outdoor dining can be found along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, and there are some outdoor eateries near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and inside the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community in The Glades as well. You can even create your own

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Top 5 Gatlinburg Outfitters for Outdoor Adventures in the Smokies

gatlinburg-outfitters-feature Ah, you finally made it to the Great Smoky Mountains! Fresh mountain air beckons you to breathe easy, and breathtaking views of the mountains, valleys, rivers, and trees amaze. Ready to create lasting memories with friends and family in the great outdoors of the Smokies? You could go hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, skiing, mountain biking, picnicking, camping, or fly fishing. Before setting off on your outdoor adventure, stock up on supplies, gear, and healthy snacks at Gatlinburg outfitters. Many Smoky Mountain outfitters offer guide services as well. You can chat with locals to find the best picnic spot

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YOUR Art Galleries Guide to Gatlinburg

Art Gallery Guide to Gatlinburg Gazing at a captivating piece of art can open the soul to a myriad of emotions and a sense of wonder and curiosity. In the historic Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, artworks come in all forms, from mixed media and oil paintings to sculptures and handmade trinkets. When traveling to the area, consider visiting a Gatlinburg art gallery for a unique perspective on mountain life.  Home to the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts plus the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, there are many local artists and craftsmen to meet and view their beautiful works of art — inspired

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