Springtime Snacks with the Kids

Kids measuring and mixing in kitchen

As an adult, I look back on my family vacations with a great fondness. It was a time for my family to be thrown out of our usual routine and share an experience that was different than our everyday lives. More than anything I remember the time I spent with my parents, my grandmother

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Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales in Downtown Gatlinburg

Tunes and Tales in Gatlinburg

When I was a kid one of my favorite memories is my grandmother playing her guitar and singing old country ballads and folk songs to me. She would strum and sing, and though I didn’t realize it at the time, she was passing on a part of herself and our southern heritage to me. Gatlinburg is

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Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage and Best Wildflower Hikes in the Park

Wild Flowers

Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains holds a sense of wonder and awe. As the frost and snows recede and the ground thaws, a rebirth unfolds in the ancient forests of the park. Visitors to the park at this time of year will witness the budding of new blooms and green buds and hear

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Plan Your Spring Trip to Gatlinburg with These April 2013 Events


Spring is finally here! Well, it may still be a little chilly outside but we can still feel the difference that spring brings to Gatlinburg. As the weather starts to creep towards higher temperatures, we are already planning our spring influx of regular visitors and first-time guests. Not sure when to visit? Take a

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Smoky Mountain Music Festival

Dolly Parton

Gatlinburg is famous for many things, undoubtedly a favorite tourist destination set just outside the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But who would guess they are also host to one of the most exciting and unique music festivals of its kind in the country, the Smoky Mountain Music Festival? Every year hundreds of students travel

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