Smoky Mountain Area Information

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail.

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5 Spectacular (and Free) Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, TN

How will you spend your days on your next Smoky Mountains getaway? Try these 5 totally free things to do in Pigeon Forge and have a blast on a budget!

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6 Great Gatlinburg Restaurants that Visitors Shouldn’t Skip

You have to eat something during your Smoky Mountain getaway! Here are 6 of the best Gatlinburg Restaurants to check out while you're in the area.

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6 Fun Things to Do When Visiting Pigeon Forge

Wondering what to do in Pigeon Forge? From mountain adventures to amusement parks, museums, and more, there are so many fun things to do in this Tennessee town!

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8 Activities to Do With the Kids in Pigeon Forge

Are you looking for fun things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids? Discover all the options that await you in the Smoky Mountains right here!

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5 Top Hiking Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains

Discover some of the most popular Great Smoky Mountains trails. Hike by day and relax by night when you plan your stay with Big Bear Camp Cabins!

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10 Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Check out our roundup of the top free things to do in Gatlinburg, TN. Get ready to enjoy your visit to this beautiful area without breaking the bank.

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5 Places to Go Moonshine Tasting in Gatlinburg

There is a long tradition of making and enjoying genuine moonshine in Gatlinburg, TN. Discover the best destinations for moonshine tasting in our guide.

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4 Fun Things to Do When Visiting Gatlinburg

What will you explore on your next trip to the Eastern Tennessee mountains? Discover what to do in Gatlinburg while you're here for a visit!

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13 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg

Explore Gatlinburg's top eateries! Dive into its culinary gems, from hearty pancakes to succulent trout, and experience the essence of the Smokies.

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5 of the Best Places to Go Shopping in Pigeon Forge

This prime vacation destination has over 300 unique retail shops to choose from! Not only will you find interesting crafts, clothing, and memorabilia, but many shops are destinations in their own right.