Harken to World Listening Day: Sounds of the Smokies

Stop. What do you hear this very moment? Perhaps someone is talking in the next room, the kids are laughing, birds are chirping, a tree branch is brushing against the window, the dog is snoring, a storm is brewing, or a plane is flying overhead. Now, listen to what’s happening around you. Everything sounds more intense and in depth, right? Listening should never be taken for granted and always be appreciated. Sounds are surrounding the planet right now, webbing with each other to connect us all. Hence, the creation of World Listening Day in 2010.

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Honor National Parents’ Day in the Smokies

Whether you were raised by both parents, a single mom or dad, adopted family, grandparents, or another cherished person in your life, a special day awaits to show your beloved parent figures a little (or a lotta) extra love — National Parents’ Day! Established in 1994 and celebrated annually on the 4th Sunday in July, this holiday gives everyone the opportunity to honor their parents together. And what better way to enjoy this beautiful holiday than by gifting or taking a memorable trip to the Great Smoky Mountains?!

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NEW This Summer in the Smokies

Tired of the same ole vacations, routine trips, and typical beach getaways? Ready to step out and try something NEW? Perfect — the Great Smoky Mountains is busting at the seams with brand new attractions unleashed this summer 2019! Book your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin rental in Tennessee for a few days, a week, or 2 weeks and start exploring all the newbies along the Parkway. We’ve even helped narrow down the hunt with the most recent additions below! And don’t forget to stop by a few oldies but goldies, like Ripley’s Aquarium, Dollywood Splash Country, and Ober Gatlinburg. See YOU this summer!

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Cheer, Play & Win at Sporting Events in the Smokies

Rooting for the underdog, cheering for your favorite athlete, or winning first prize yourself…sound familiar? Sporting events run rampant in the Great Smoky Mountains, from fighting, fishing, and swishing to homeruns, dance numbers, and finish lines! Whatever your sport fever, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have something for you to enjoy, whether you’re playing or watching. No matter the time of year, sporting events are always being held and supported in the Smokies. When you next visit the area with family, friends, coworkers, or teammates, be sure to check out the sport scene and plan to attend or participate in exciting events — upcoming favs listed below!

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Sensory Activities & Attractions in the Smokies

Elevated stress levels, intensified emotions, and mental overload is not fun for anyone, especially those with special needs. It goes without saying that going on vacation with a loved one who requires extra care in public environments can be a challenge. In Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN, not only will you find peace and serenity at a secluded cabin rental, but there are also sensory activities and attractions that will aid your vacay experience, giving everyone in your party a chance to unwind and have fun together in the Great Smoky Mountains! Continue reading

Top Things to Do in Sevierville, TN

You may already know that Pigeon Forge, TN and Gatlinburg, TN have plenty of things to do. But you may not know much about the neighboring mountain town of Sevierville. While a bit slower and maybe sleepier than its bustling neighbors, Sevierville, Tennessee, still has a wide range of things to do. It’s relaxing yet packed with options for having fun and exploring! It’s also home to the Tanger Outlets, a place you’ve no doubt heard of (or spent a little too much money at…) if you’ve ever visited the Great Smoky Mountains.

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2019 Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival

Fire dances and balloons float as you sit back on the lush green grass and take in the colorful sunset with giant lanterns (aka hot air balloons) in the sky at the 3rd annual Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival in Townsend, Tennessee! Bring family, friends, and even your precious pups to this exciting and whimsical event in the Great Smoky Mountains on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Along with live music, family-friendly activities, local craft demos, plus a food truck court, beer tent, and wine tasting, pro balloonists will launch a brilliant show as their hot air balloons light up the evening sky. You won’t want to miss this exciting and unique event, so book your cabin rental and prepare for an enchanting evening in the Smokies!

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Dave & Buster’s Near Pigeon Forge — Let’s Play!

Play and win big at Dave & Buster’s — a mega arcade in Sevierville near Pigeon Forge, TN! Bringing fun oldies and modern gaming together, D&B is your choice arcade for all ages. With 200+ thrilling games to play plus an all-new menu with mouthwatering dishes and after work happy hours, D&B is where you’ll want to be in the Smokies. Plus, as the official sports bar for UFC, you can watch all their fierce fights here! Spend hours gaming, dining, and drinking with friends and family — claiming victories, savoring fresh flavors, and cheering for the underdogs at Dave & Buster’s in the Great Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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