Behind the Scenes: The Best Kept Secrets About Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains

Sun shining down on a view of the beautiful, green Smoky Mountains

Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains is one of the best kept secrets in all of East Tennessee. It’s a popular vacation destination for visitors, but also a great place for locals to spend time, too. At Visit My Smokies, we decided to share some of the best hidden gems in Wears Valley, and a few of the secret spots you probably haven’t visited. You don’t want to miss this, so take a look at the video below for an inside look at Wears Valley: Continue reading

Happy Holidays From Visit My Smokies!

It is hard to believe that 2014 has almost come and gone, and what a wonderful year it has been. Continue reading

Popular Smoky Mountain Trail to Close for Restoration Work in 2015

Stream along Alum Cave trail

As many of you already know, there have been a few trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that have undergone restorations. Recently, the National Park officials announced that there would be a huge restoration project taking place on one of the most popular trails in the park. Continue reading

Coming Soon: Harpoon Harry’s in Pigeon Forge to Open This Spring

fish at Harpoon Harry's in Pigeon Forge

At Visit My Smokies, we are always excited to hear about new attractions and restaurants that will soon call our beloved area home. Today, the big announcement comes from the popular restaurant, Harpoon Harry’s, as officials announced that they will be opening a bread new location in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

Dollywood’s Turning 30: You Won’t Believe How the Pigeon Forge Amusement Park Plans on Celebrating

Dollywood sign

It’s hard to believe that it has been three decades since our beloved Pigeon Forge amusement park, Dollywood, first opened its doors. That’s right, during the 2015 season, Dollywood will celebrate 30 years of family-friendly entertainment. Continue reading

A Guide to the 2014 Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour and Why You Don’t Want to Miss It

Outdoor Christmas lights train

There’s millions of holiday lights that sparkle throughout the Smoky Mountain area this time of year. And there’s one attraction that take visitors on a ride through all of the Pigeon Forge lights–the Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights. People of all ages love visiting the seasonal attraction every year, and here’s what you need to know to make sure you are ready to visit: Continue reading

When is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains?

Smoky Mountain View nears Wears Valley

One of the biggest questions that every traveler to the area asks is, “when is the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains?” Like other big questions, people may ask themselves, the answer to this depends heavily on the person asking the question. Continue reading

Truth Exposed: 5 Myths About Winter Weather in the Smoky Mountains

Hiking in the mountains in the snow

When you are in the Smoky Mountains this season, don’t let the cold weather get in the way. There’s so many cold weather myths floating around, so we decided to reveal a few truths about the cold weather in the Smoky Mountains. Here’s what we found: Continue reading

Fox News Names Great Smoky Mountains National Park Among Most-Picturesque Parks in Winter

winter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Did you know that winter is actually one of the best months for you and your family to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Not only is there a lot less traffic than other times of the year, winter also brings out some of the most stunning scenic views that the Smokies have to offer. Continue reading

Share Your Story: What’s Your Favorite Part About Visiting Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains?

Smoky Mountains in the spring

Wears Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although the area is quaint, many vacationers choose to spend thier time there because it’s rather peaceful and quiet compared to the action-packed towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

When visitors choose Wears Valley, they are looking for the calm environment surrounded by the rolling hills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But why do you visit Wears Valley? Below, you will find that we’ve listed a few of our favorite things about Wears Valley in the Smoky Mountains, but we really want to hear from you! Continue reading