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There is never a dull moment in Gatlinburg. Surrounded by the abundant beauty of the mountains, this place never ceases to draw in a crowd of people from all over the world. However, Gatlinburg offers more than just scenery. This city is filled with dozens...

Rocky Top Sports World is every athlete’s dream and an event organizer’s paradise.

The 80 acre state-of-the-art sports campus sits right in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Located just 10 minutes away from the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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It’s that time of year again!

The black bears are out in full swing and many of our employees and guests have reported spotting these furry creatures roaming the park and even around our properties.

Black bears are very common in the Smokies. In fact,...

During the summer months, Gatlinburg traffic gets a bit crazy on the Parkway. Getting from point A to point B can feel like a lifetime and usually becomes the most stressful part of your trip!

Well, good news Gatlinburg travelers! Starting on June 17 –...

Have you heard about Agri-tourism?  What does this term mean?  First let me tell you it’s not about Aggravated Tourists, not when coming to the beautiful Smoky Mountains with so much to see and do.  Agri-Tourism is when tourists visit a farm and take part in...

If you are one of those people who come to the mountains in search of adventure, you might be aware of the over 800 miles of official hiking trails in the National Park. However, you might not be aware that there are numerous activities offered in Sevier...

The tourist industry is always moving forward looking to provide visitors with the latest and greatest in amusements.  Lately here in Gatlinburg we’ve seen a downhill trend!  Now normally that is a bad thing but for us it is an exciting time and something that...

Every year in June here in the Smokies we are treated to an awesome display by Photinus Carolinus or as they are more commonly knows – Synchronized Fireflies. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the first location in North America where this behavior was...

Small Waterfall Over Mossy Rocks

Photo Credit: Ron Jones on Flikr

Many people pass by the entrance to the Tremont Institute on their way to Cades Cove.  They never know what beauty and adventure they are passing up.  Tremont Institute is an educational center for nature appreciation and ecology of the Great

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