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History of Gatlinburg

An Abbreviated History of Gatlinburg

The city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee has quite an interesting history. Here is an abbreviated discussion of how we got where we are. The Ogle Family The Oglesby family were the first individuals to settle the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The family moved from South Carolina in the 1800’s and would later change their name to…

Rocky Top

A Brief History of Rocky Top

Whether you are a Tennessee Vols fan, or you love country music, there is an excellent chance you have heard the song Rocky Top. Recorded by countless artists, most notably the Osborne Brothers, Rocky Top is said to be the number one college football fight song of all time (USAToday). The real question to ask…

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Announces Grand Opening

Join us in Gatlinburg May 17, 2019 for the Grand Opening of SkyBridge. Spanning 680 feet in length, the SkyBridge will be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. After riding the iconic SkyLift to the top of Crockett Mountain, guests may stroll the bridge at their own pace passing glass floor panels at…

The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage 2019

The special event calendar for Spring is accelerating quickly with items for the Spring season to coincide with the general lifeforce of the Smoky Mountains returning for most of the remainder of the year and one of them is quite possibly the oldest yearly tradition we have on the calendar – the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage….

Out door fun sightseeing in the Smokies, Elk & Buffalo

Where To See Elk and Buffalo in the Smokies

Smoky Mountain Elk & Buffalo The ecosystem is just one of many reasons why people from all over the world come to visit the Smoky Mountains. Whether in the National Park or in some adjacent hills (or on rare occasions even down in town!), there are loads and loads of critters you can expect a…

spas of the Smokies

Spas, Massage and Beauty Providers in the Smokies

Finding the Right Spa Treatment For You In The Smokies Perhaps that it’s been a while since you had a girl’s weekend out with your besties, or maybe there’s a wedding coming up in the Smokies that you need to get ready for, or maybe that wedding is yours, OR there might be another reason…

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

Introducing The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

Gatlinburg and the Smokies at large are just as well known for off-the-beaten-path attractions as we are for the rollercoasters, distilleries, candy stores, hiking trails and other mainstream options. If you want to see Goats on a Roof, we’ve got it in the Smokies. If you want to go see thousands of salt and pepper…

Where to shop in Gatlinburg

Our Favorite Specialty Stores in Gatlinburg

Specialty Stores in Gatlinburg  As you are likely aware, we are now entering the 2019 season where shopping the Specialty Stores in Gatlinburg,  is definitely a blast. Gatlinburg, a city full of unique shopping opportunities and solutions for those we have that are difficult to shop for. Within just minutes of walking distance from our…

Gatlinburg Festival of Trees

What are some of your favorite memories of Smoky Mountain Winterfest? Is it the rare but possible chance of seeing it snow before Christmas (even as early as Halloween night)? Is it getting to see the town spirit of Christmas light up when the Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Parade comes marching down Highway 321? Is…

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