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Jerry's Restaurant Sign

Jerry Stayed at the Inn

Jerome (Jerry) Lederer (1901-1963) was a former guest of the Historic Gatlinburg Inn. Kentuckian Lederer entered the restaurant business in Shelbyville, Kentucky in 1929. He established a chain of hamburger stands under the name White Tavern (inspired by the chain known as White Castle). World War II wiped out 10 of his 13 restaurants, however,…

Puckers Sports Grill

Gatlinburg Restaurant Review: Puckers Sports Grill

Recently I stopped in at Puckers Sports Grill, located at 745 Parkway in Gatlinburg. The astute observer will make note that that is literally right next door to the Historic Gatlinburg Inn parking lot. If you walk out of our front door to Parkway and look to your left, there it is, nestled neatly into…

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…

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