Gatlinburg is Coming Back to Life

There is life in Gatlinburg. At the time of this writing, on May 20th, 2020, many businesses have been closed or operating at a reduced level for a couple of months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But things are changing rapidly. Here is where we stand now. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Beginning Saturday,…

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Fun Mountain – Gatlinburg’s Lost Theme Park

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the closing of an attraction in Gatlinburg that most of you (except maybe those of you local to the area) probably didn’t know existed – Fun Mountain. Fun Mountain is an abandoned theme park that closed in the year 2000. One thing that is interesting is that it…

Black Bear on Log

Meet the Black Bears of the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to the black bear, a medium-sized bear that is widely distributed throughout North America. They are omnivores (meaning they eat both plants and animals) that like to live in heavily forested areas but will approach developed areas in search of food. This eventually became a problem for…

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The State of Gatlinburg in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak

We have been receiving many questions from concerned citizens about what is going on in Gatlinburg, and what we are doing differently, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Here is where we stand. Local Response The mayors and city managers of Sevier County, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center and Sevierville issued a joint press…

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Valentine’s Day Options in Gatlinburg for 2020

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a FANTASTIC location for a romantic Valentine’s night or weekend. Valentine’s Day 2020 falls on a Friday, so we definitely recommend coming into town and spending the weekend here. Whether you go see a show, drive up into the beautiful Smoky Mountains, or just walk around town, you will love it here…and…

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