Category Archives: Attractions

Visit Smoky Mountain Knife Works

Located in Sevierville, TN, just a short drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Knife Works is the world’s largest knife showplace. With more than one and a half million knives, it’s the perfect place for the mountain man or adventurous boy to spend the day. The 100,000 square foot showroom features knives for every taste. Just a few of the knife styles you’ll see are: Continue reading

5 Hidden Gems in Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg has a lot to offer, and most people who have visited are probably very familiar with the local attractions. There is laser tag, the Ripley’s family of attractions, Dollywood, whitewater rafting, the Tanger Outlets and much more. But there are also a few attractions that have managed to stay a little off the beaten path. Check out a few of the hidden gems of Gatlinburg.

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The Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

On your vacation with Pigeon Forge Cabins For You make sure you stop by the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine. Buy a bucket and then sift through it in the flume area. Have your finds cut and made into jewelry. While you’re there take a look at the free gem and rock museum. Shop for jewelry and watch other people sift through their buckets. This is suitable for all ages and is a lot of fun.

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Perfect Fall Outside Activities in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fall is in the air, and cool weather is right around the corner! I am slowly reminded of this fact every time my dog waits by the door for her bathroom breaks (which seem to increase in frequency as the temperature drops). Although my claim to fame isn’t exactly being the outdoorsy type, my husband loves being outside – camping, hiking and everything else – so I am slowly expanding my extracurriculars. So, for both my husband and I, the lover and the learner, the Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to spend some quality time in nature. If you’re planning a trip to Gatlinburg before the really cold weather arrives, here are some great activities for a nice day outside.

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Shoot ‘Em Up Cinema

There are tons of wonderful opportunities for horseback riding here in the Great Smoky Mountains, but maybe you aren’t a fan of riding something you cant turn off or maybe your kids are afraid of horses. Whatever the case may be, Shoot’em Up Cinema offers a great solution. A virtual horse riding experience!

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See Gatlinburg on 2 Dollars or Less

The Gatlinburg trolley system is the 5th largest mass transit system in Tennessee. Its 20 trolleys service about 50 miles in and around the city of Gatlinburg and provide a scenic and cost effective way to get around in the area. There are more than 100 trolley boarding locations around the city, all marked by Street Trolley signs. The trolleys are also color coded according to route, so it is easy to stay on the right track. Whether you want to shop, spend the day at Dollywood, sight see in the mountains or just walk around downtown, the trolley system will get where you want to go. Below is a list of routes and trolley fares.

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Beat the Heat on Vacation

With the temperature rising and humidity creeping up, more creative ways might be needed to beat the heat this summer. Regardless of the heat, it is still beautiful in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, but it is heating up. Fortunately, there are some really great ways to beat the heat this summer in and around Gatlinburg, TN.

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