Experience Moonlit Magic With This Free Tour of Cades Cove

Full moon in a cloudy sky Cades Cove is one of the highlights of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With great wildlife, gorgeous mountain views, and a convenient loop road, Cades Cove is a must see stop for nature lovers. This May, visitors to the Smokies will have a unique chance to see this incredible area by the light of the moon! Guides from the National Park Service are offering a free tour of Cades Cove under the stars. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this very special Gatlinburg event.  

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Dolly Parton Comes Home to The Smokies This Spring

Boy watching a parade and pointingEveryone’s favorite Smoky Mountain superstar is coming home! Dolly Parton will be returning to Pigeon Forge in style with her Annual Homecoming Parade. This springtime tradition is one of the largest parades in the Southeast. Over 50,000 Dolly Parton fans are expected to attend! With music, entertainment, and the queen of country music herself, the Dolly Parade is one Pigeon Forge event you do not want to miss.

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Pack for Success: The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Vacation Packing Guide

family vacation packing with babyPacking for a family vacation can be both really exciting and really stressful. It’s so hard to decide what to pack! Should you bring that extra pair of heels just in case you decide to go to a fancy dinner, or can you get away with just one pair of sturdy tennis shoes? Not to mention, how many outfits will your kids really need every day you are away?

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New Family Show in Pigeon Forge Celebrates Pure Imagination

happy familyThis May, an all new show will premiere in the Great Smoky Mountains! Hosted by the Sable’ Theater, “Imagination on Sand” is an unforgettable variety act featuring horseback riding, music, and sand art.  An exciting addition to the area’s booming entertainment scene, this family show in Pigeon Forge will mesmerize audience members of all ages.

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4 Things You Don’t Want To Forget On Your Next Smoky Mountain Vacation

family packing carWe’ve all done it. You pack the car, get on the road, and all of a sudden..SNAP! You realize you forgot something. You and your family can avoid that feeling on your next Smoky Mountain vacation by reading our 4 packing tips below.

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Top 3 Spring Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails

blue wildflowersSpring weather is perfect for hiking in the Smoky Mountains. The weather isn’t too hot, the flowers have begun to bloom, and you have a higher chance of seeing some playful wildlife during your adventure.

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