Category Archives: Attractions

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, this 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 through

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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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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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Free Things To Do In Gatlinburg

I would love to see the Great Smoky Mountains in person, but everything in Gatlinburg is way too expensive! If you’ve ever found yourself thinking the same, let us shed a light on savings with our best FREE things in Gatlinburg! We get it: vacation costs add up. Between finding a place to stay, travel costs, going out to eat, souvenirs, and attractions, cash can run short on a mountain getaway. Thankfully, we have budget-friendly cabins that won’t break the bank, and Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge have family-friendly activities, attractions, shops, and even restaurants to fit almost any budget.

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11 Fun Things to Do in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg in the Summer

Stuck inside all winter, busy schedules in spring…summertime is vacation time! Imagine cool breezes brushing past and warm summer rays shining down as you stay and play with family and friends in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Local attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are in full swing during the lively summer months, and most are family-friendly so you can bet there is something for everyone. Temperatures average in the mid-80s during the day and low 60s at night for June, July, and August, great weather for exploring the national park. And you can skip walking downtown and

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Learn & Experience History in the Great Smoky Mountains

Known for their majestic appeal, flock of tourist attractions, unique culture, and country charm, the Great Smoky Mountains allure many to travel to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee, year after year. Whether you’ve been here many times or are planning a first-time trip in the future, we invite you to take a moment to learn a bit about our Smoky Mountain history. With a rich cultural background, these southern Appalachian mountains helped shape the area into the welcoming and scenic retreat it is today.  Starting with the Cherokee, the Ogle family, and the founding of the most-visited national park

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Girls’ Weekend in Gatlinburg

Ladies, what is one of the things you look forward to most in the year? Hmm, we’re placing our bet on getting together with your girlfriends. After all, it’s always nice to grab lunch, catch up, and feel that sisterly love. But sometimes, it’s just not that easy. Some friends live in different cities or states, and others never seem to have the time in between raising a family, working overtime, or bonding with their partner. And as much as you love your family and the men in your life, sometimes you just need girl time, ya know?  If you’re

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Things to Do in Gatlinburg – Beyond the Cabin

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is always bustling. Year-round, there is always something to do, see, hear, smell, taste, and experience. And whether you're here for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, fun family vacation, special event, work conference, sports tournament, church retreat, weekend with friends, or family reunion, you'll quickly understand that there is no shortage of things to do in downtown Gatlinburg. And as you extend your radius, you'll find even more activities, from shopping in Pigeon Forge and driving through Wears Valley to finding outdoor fun in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and more.  Adults can appreciate local wineries and moonshine

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