New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge

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Looking to escape the ordinary this New Year’s Eve?   It’s Official! The Island in Pigeon Forge is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party Dec 31st from 8pm to midnight featuring a ball drop, live music, fireworks, wheel rides, fountainRead more

Winterfest 2013-2014 Ultimate Guide

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Winterfest At A Glance: Nov 12 Sevierville Winterfest Kickoff  “Music, Lights, & Magic” Nov 12 Pigeon Forge Veteran’s Parade and 24th Annual Winterfest Kickoff Nov 13 Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff Nov 8 – Jan 5 SeviervilleRead more

Haslam Announces Agreement To Open Great Smoky Mountains

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced an agreement to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with all normal operations from Wednesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 20. “The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’sRead more

Alternative Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

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Due to the government shut down all National Park trails have been closed, including Appalachian Trail shelters.  If you love nature then you know what a tragedy this is, even if temporary.  However there are still many trails aroundRead more

International Gift and Collectibles Expo Coming to New Pigeon Forge Convention Center

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The groundbreaking for the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge became a dual-purpose event when the city announced the first booking for the 232,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility. The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies/Souvenir Super Show (IGES/SSS) is claiming 15 daysRead more
National Park Route to Gatlinburg

What’s Open and What’s Closed in the Smokies

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For those who plan to visit the area during the government shutdown, here are the physical locations of GSMA’s three open store locations for your GPS: Gatlinburg Welcome Center 520 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN Townsend Welcome Center 7906 E LamarRead more