How to Spend 3 Amazing Days in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Grassy view of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Are you wondering what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? There’s so many great places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, whether you’re an avid hiker or you just love spending time taking in the natural beauty. If you have 3 days to spend in the Great Smoky Mountains, this itinerary will fill your time with all of the best things to do in the park. If you only have 1 or 2 days to spend in the national park, take bits and pieces of this itinerary and form your own vacation plan! Continue reading

How Much Do You Know About the History of Log Cabins in the Smoky Mountains?

Black and white photo of the John Oliver cabin

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a diverse collection of log cabins and other log buildings. But how much do you know about these old historical structures? Keep reading to learn all about the cabins and what makes them more unique than any other cabin you’ve visited. Continue reading

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Wears Valley TN

Scenic Smoky Mountain view of meadow and trees

Wears Valley TN is one of the most unique areas that the Smoky Mountains have to offer. Not only is this area known for its many quaint shops and restaurants, but it is also home to some of the most beautiful scenic views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Nestled between the park’s boundaries and the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley TN has managed to remain one of the most relaxing areas guests can visit. Continue reading

Revealed: 5 Secret Places to See on the Way to Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains

scenic Smoky Mountain view in summer

The drive from Newfound Gap Road to Clingmans Dome, a highlight of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a beautiful 7-mile, scenic Smoky Mountain drive. Along this road, there is access to the highest point in the national park, and the highest point in Tennessee, Clingmans Dome.

From the top of Clingmans Dome, visitors can see a panoramic view of the mountaintops. Along the road, there’s plenty of places to pull off to look over the mountains, and there are many short walking trails along the road, too. Below, we have highlighted some of the favorite places to visit along the way to Clingmans Dome. Continue reading

10 Free Things To Do in Gatlinburg You Don’t Want to Skip

Gatlinburg Tennessee

Gatlinburg TN has been a long-time favorite vacation destination for families looking to spend a few days unwinding from their everyday life. Not only is this city known for it’s delicious restaurants and quaint shops, but there are a ton of fun family-friendly things to do in Gatlinburg. The best part about these activities is that a lot of them are free. To learn about our favorite free things to do in Gatlinburg read below. Continue reading

Google Street View Comes to Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Amusement Park

Dollywood Showplace Theater

With tons of thrilling rides, exciting shows and great food, it’s no wonder why Dollywood’s Pigeon Forge Amusement Park is one of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains. That being said, a trip to Dollywood can also be a little pricey for families wanting to go there on their next Smoky Mountain vacation. However, thanks to the creative team with Google Street View, fans of the beloved Pigeon Forge amusement park can now get a special sneak peak inside the attraction before they arrive. Continue reading

New Attraction in Gatlinburg is ‘Purrfect’ for Animal Lovers

Two cats laying together with balls of yarnLocals and visitors have been anxiously counting down to opening day…awaiting the grand opening of a very unique, new attraction in Gatlinburg. Continue reading

7 of Your Awesome Questions About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Answered

Old style image of the Great Smoky Mountains

A few days ago, we gave the Visit My Smokies Facebook fans an opportunity to ‘Ask us any questions about the Smoky Mountains!” In case you missed the Q&A session, we put together some of the highlights for you. Continue reading

3 Historic Sites in the Smoky Mountains Undergoing Immediate Renovations

Spring view of Cades Cove

Keeping the history of the Smoky Mountains alive is one of the most important things for the national park. In order to do that, the National Park Service has announced that there are major changes happening to a few of the historic structures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Continue reading

8 Shocking Secrets of Cades Cove You Won’t Believe

Grassy view of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cades Cove is known as one of the most peaceful and relaxing areas in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, the silence and beauty do not exclude this area of the national park from having a few little secrets hidden away. Continue reading