Gatlinburg

Winter Life In Early Days of the Smokies

As you can imagine cabin fever was abundant when the long hard winters settled in the nooks and grannies of the Smokies back in the early settler days.  Activities from making music, lessons learned, to stitching, and what they ate during the difficult winters can be learned more about athttp://www.nps.gov/grsm/historyculture/winter-stories.htm…

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Ghost Town in the Sky, A Smoky Mountain Attraction

Ghost Town in the Sky, located in Maggie Valley, NC was always a favorite of mine as a child.  I knew as my family made its way to the Great Smoky Mountains on our family vacation, this would be one of our go to attractions.  I can still remember the…

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The Fountain Light Show at the Island in Pigeon Forge, TN

The Island in Pigeon Forge has one of the newest attractions in Pigeon forge.  A multi-million dollar water fountain show that takes place every 30 minutes and is coordinated with music. There are 70 nozzles shooting water 35-70ft high in the air and dancing around. There is planned to be…

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Books about the Great Smoky Mountains

One of my favorite places to go and find information about the Great Smoky Mountains is the Bookstore of the Great Smoky Mountain Association.  All proceeds go the park, so this helps in maintaining the park for the thousands that come to visit this natural wonder every year.   Whether…

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Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains

Its that time of year again when the Great Smoky Mountain National Park will come alive with a burst of vibrant color on the ground floor.  Over 1500 different kinds of flowering plants will take bloom and give the visitors a spectacular show of color and variety.  In fact, the…

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Country Tonite 2014 Concerts in the Smokies

Upcoming Concerts In 2014 First Class Productions, llc  brings great live entertainment to the Smokies. To view a list of the concerts held at Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, visit First Class Concerts  For those of you who are fans of Loretta Lynn, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams and many…

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Spring Break at Gatlinburg Cabin, Low Rates and Lots To Do

Its time to plan that Spring Break get away to the Smokies, load the kids up and come enjoy the fresh air, the mountain wildflowers, hiking and horseback riding, its just around the corner! We offer low rates for this cozy mountain top cabin located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg,…

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The History of Music in the Smokies

The folk of the Smokies have always had a strong bond with music for many years.  It was a very intricate part of life back in the early settlers day and as you watch this very informative video you will learn some of the history of music in the Smokies….

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Cades Cove Churches in the Great Smoky Mountains

Go inside the churches of Cades Cove and learn more interesting tidbits about the churches themselves and the history of the early settlers.  This is a great day trip no matter what time of the year and if you go early morning or late afternoon you may just be treated…

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Smoky Mountain Visitor Channel

Quite an interesting little find that I thought some of my regular blog and facebook followers would enjoy.  It’s an internet TV channel with videos of things such as Dolly Parton’s Hometown to the Tail of the Dragon and Forbidden Caverns.  I hope you enjoy and can learn more about…

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