Smoky Mountain Opry

Is the Smoky Mountain Opry Closed?

The Smoky Mountain Opry debuted their ninth season on Feb. 28, 2020 with all-new musical numbers, only to close their doors less than three weeks later. The closing was originally meant to be temporary. However, representatives with the Smoky Mountain Opry announced that they were not planning to reopen for the remainder of the 2020 season – if at all.

The Butterfly at Dollywood's Splash Country

5 Tips, Tidbits You Didn’t Know About Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood is famous for providing guests an immersive, quality experience that encapsulates the spirit of the Smoky Mountains. The waterpark, Dollywood’s Splash Country, is no exception.  It has even ranked among the top 10 in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards.  To celebrate its 20th season, here are five tips and tidbits you may not have known about Dollywood’s Splash

Guests celebrate at Anakeesta's AnaVista Tower grand opening (photo by Morgan Overholt/

4 Anakeesta Secrets Revealed at the AnaVista Tower Grand Opening

Anakeesta took Gatlinburg, Tenn. to literal new heights this week with the grand opening ceremony of AnaVista Tower. AnaVista Tower is the “crown jewel” of Anakeesta’s $6.5M expansion project. AnaVista Tower, at a whopping 1,947 feet above sea level, is now considered to be downtown Gatlinburg’s highest point, a title once owned by the Gatlinburg Space Needle. The tower offers