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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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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Tips, Gear & Top Hiking Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee are scenic, serene, and exciting - brimming with opportunities for outdoor fun. Hiking is among those outdoor favorites, and with waterfalls, wildflowers, wildlife, and stunning mountain views, a hike in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an incredibly rewarding experience.  But because of sometimes unpredictable weather, stirring wildlife, and the nuances of the landscape, it's important that hikers of all skill levels be prepared. We have 8 simple DOs and DON'Ts to help make your hiking experience in the Smokies one to remember - in all the best ways. Then

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4 Scenic Day Hikes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Quite a national treasure to behold, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 800+ square miles and is a haven for wildlife of all shapes and sizes — from powerful black bears to shy salamanders. Along scenic hiking trails, you can find mountaintop vistas, rushing streams, cascading waterfalls, and remnants of ancient homesteads. The most visited national park in the United States, this mountainous escape is only minutes from your peaceful cabin rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Notably, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers 800+ miles of hiking trails; some are mild and great for children while others are extreme

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Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

An annual trout tournament known nationwide, the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Each year, this annual fishing tournament stocks local streams with thousands of fish, welcoming visitors, adults, children, and tourists to compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!  More than 10,000 trout are stocked in 20+ miles of cool streams in the Great Smoky Mountains for the 2-day event, ensuring some great fishing opportunities over the weekend. Fishers of all ages can compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, including fishing equipment, trophies, gear, and more.  Smoky Mountain

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10 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day in the Smokies

Each year, we celebrate the people who mean so much to us. They are the people who shaped our own parents’ lives and spoiled us growing up! September 11, 2022 is Grandparents’ Day – a time to show our grandparents how much we love them. And what better way to celebrate their love and legacy than by taking them on a trip to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains? With a blend of gorgeous mountain scenery, nice restaurants, and fun attractions, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are ideal cities for enjoying time with your grandparents!  You can pamper them, let them feel

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Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg

Soccer - Rocky Top Sports World Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is just another great attraction that brings so many visitors to the area each year. At Rocky Top Sports World, a professional tournament and events team works alongside the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau to help host parties, special events, and sports tournaments and camps throughout the year.  The complex has played host to football camps, basketball tournaments, the Smoky Mountain Lacrosse Classic, soccer camps, the All American Football and Combine, the Harlem Globetrotters Summer Camp, volleyball camps, and the 2015 Thanksgiving Bowl, just to name a few. You can stop by to

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A Gatlinburg Gift Guide for YOU

Searching for the perfect gift for Mom, Dad, grandparents, friends, spouses, not-sure-what-we-are partners, coworkers, or Secret Santa? No worries – we have you covered in the Smoky Mountains! From high-end boutique shops and art galleries to As Seen On TV stores and outdoor gear paradises, there is truly something for everyone in Gatlinburg on your gift list this season. Maybe you just want a souvenir for yourself? Whatever the occasion, budget, interest, or relationship, this Gatlinburg gift guide has some great options for YOU! Experiential Gifts I think most agree that while gifts to open are awesome, gifts that are

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Winter at Ober Is Synonymous with Fun

The days are shorter, the nights are colder, the trees are bare, and activities are…sparse. Or are they? While wintertime in other parts of the country might mean sitting inside and getting cabin fever, winter at Ober Gatlinburg is synonymous with fun! Check out these 7 ideas for beating the winter blues at the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area this year!  Go snow tubing with the family.Especially for those traveling to Gatlinburg with their family, we recommend an afternoon of snow tubing at Ober. The kids (and grown-ups, too!) will love racing down the snowy mountain as many

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Winter Tips in The Smokies

Picturesque throughout the year, the Great Smoky Mountains is especially enchanting as winter settles into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mountain peaks are tucked under a shimmering blanket of snow. Christmas lights brighten up seasonal events and shopping windows. Local attractions put a wintry spin on fun activities. The Festival of Trees brings the holiday spirit to the area. And the weather is great for cabin life, snuggling in front of a crackling fireplace or relaxing in a steamy hot tub at the end of the day. Winter is the perfect time of year for couples, families, friends, and

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Memorial Day in Gatlinburg

Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and our lives. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to our nation’s heroes, and it is a holiday that should not be overlooked. Many Americans have a long weekend, so it’s also a great opportunity for those who have the chance to spend some quality time with family and friends. It’s the beginning of the summer after a long school year with the kids, long workdays, and all the obligations that kept you from unwinding. Rather than preparing your own home

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