Welcome to historic Sevierville, TN!

Sevierville, located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, is the birthplace of our beloved Dolly Parton and the eighth oldest town in Tennessee (founded in 1795). While the town itself is steeped in history, today, it has Dolly’s stamp all over it – from her statue at […]

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Top 9 things explore in the Smokies during the winter (Including indoor activities that will warm ya right up)

Fresh snow on mountains, moonshine with cinnamon; bright Christmas lights and warm homemade mittens — these are just a few of my favorite things. In my opinion, nobody does Christmas like the Smokies. If you’re visiting the area in the winter, you’re in for a real treat. Here are some of the best things to […]

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A casino in Sevier County? This illicit mountain tradition may soon see the very taxable light of day

Gambling? In Sevier County?  I’m shocked. Shocked. Having legalized – and profited from – one of East Tennessee’s most famous vices in moonshine, there’s a move afoot that may help take another illicit mountain tradition into the very taxable light of day. Though it’s not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, it […]

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This white bear is a black bear (Yes, really): 6 fascinating facts about these white furry anomalies

This is a black bear. No, you’re not looking at the next gold and white dress debate. (Or was black and blue?) Even though this guy looks a bit like a lost polar bear, he (or she) is a subspecies of the black bear. Black bears are common in the Smoky Mountains, but if you […]

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Top 10 things to do in the Smokies this summer

Ah, summer – the kids are out of school, the temperature is hot and humid, and the mosquitos are out to play. Families are packing up their minivans and attempting the impossible (trying to please everyone for the annual summer vacation). But the good news is, if you’re heading to the Tennessee Smokies, you will […]

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