Anakeesta’s “Local Appreciation Days” start today with $5 tickets for residents of select counties

Anakeesta’s semi-annual event “Local Appreciation Days” officially kicks off today and runs through Sunday Nov. 17th, 2019 with discounted special general admission for residents of Sevier, Knox, Blount, Jefferson and Cocke counties.  Discounted general admission will be offered for only $5 plus tax to all guests from the above listed counties who present a valid […]

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Veterans Day 2019: Your guide to deals and freebies on attractions and dining in The Smokies

Happy Veterans Day y’all! In honor of our local and visiting veterans and active military, TheSmokies.com has put together the most comprehensive list of Veterans Day discounts and freebies that you’ll find in the Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg areas.  Keep in mind, most of these deals are good for one day only, and require […]

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6 things to do this fall in the Smokies

Coming to see the beautiful fall foliage? Spend an extra day or two taking in some of these autumn activities. Sure, you do them back home, but the experience won’t be as memorable as it will be right here…in the Smokies! 1. Go for a drive … and not just to Cades Cove Two of […]

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An overview of Hillbilly Golf: If you haven’t been, have you really been to Gatlinburg?

Hillbilly Golf is definitely an “I’ve been to Gatlinburg” checklist item. If you haven’t been there, have you really been to Gatlinburg? Admit it – even the most high-brow among you have curiously followed the incline as it climbs the mountain – wondering what exactly was on top. Go ahead and get on – you’re […]

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Ripley’s in the Smokies — A breakdown of each attraction (with coupons!)

Feature Photo @hapeycabins The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! empire began with a simple sports cartoon in 1918. Robert Ripley traveled the world, collecting “oddities,” and through his career published cartoons and books, broadcasted in radio and created movie shorts. The first Odditorium opened in Chicago in 1933, and its success led to more locations […]

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