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The Frozen-In-Time European Village in the Smoky Mountains You Need To See

The little European village in the Smoky Mountains you need to see As someone who has visited Gatlinburg since the middle ’80s, I’ve never known a time without The Village. But what is The Village? It’s a collection of shops featuring European-style architecture. Along with the Pancake Pantry, The Village Shops has set the mood for anyone coming to Gatlinburg

A woman poses with a t shirt that reads "I survived rod run traffic"

Smoky Mountains SVG: 8 of Our Favorite Designs for Cricut and Shirts

Custom printables for your next trip to the Smoky Mountains Editor’s Note: We also have these designs available as read-to-wear-shorts on in our Smokies Shop. Looking for a cute Smoky Mountain SVG digital download for your physical products or digital items? You’ve come to the right place. TheSmokies.com is proud to announce the official grand opening of our ETSY store,

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10 Best Foods at Buc-ee’s: Snacks You Need to Try on Your Next Trip

A fanatic ranks his favorite things on the menu at the famous Texas chain, Buc-ee’s After years of road trips and even witnessing one of the country’s largest Buc-ee’s being recently installed in our hometown, we’ve been able to soak in the Buc-ee’s travel center experience in multiple locations. Famous for its size, its snacks and its clean restrooms, I

apple barn sign in pigeon forge tn

The Apple Barn in Tennessee With Apple-Flavored Everything

Tennessee native lists favorite things about local favorite attraction The Apple Barn Cider Mill and General Store is a popular, iconic destination in Sevierville Tennessee, very close to the Pigeon Forge line. I love going there for the shopping, apple treats and especially the winery. Plus, two local favorite restaurants are on the property – Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Farmhouse

an aerial shot of the buc-ees in Sevierville, TN

Why Are People So Obsessed With Buc-ee’s? Is It Worth the Hype?

A Southerner shares his first experience at a Buc-ee’s We were on I-75 heading south through Georgia and running late. But once we passed Chattanooga, temptation in the form of Buc-ees billboards was everywhere. The billboards promised seemingly endless rows of gas pumps with cheap gas. Not to mention the cleanest bathrooms in the United States, with enough urinals to

For curious onlookers, Tennessee Hemp Care's window display can be viewed on the main strip of Downtown Gatlinburg (photo by Morgan Overholt, TheSmokies.com)

Is Weed Legal in Gatlinburg? How Café 420, Hemp Care Came to the Smokies

Editor’s Note: You must be at least 18 years old to read this article. By continuing, you are confirming that you are of legal age. It’s days like this that I wish I’d studied harder in chemistry or botany. In 2018, among the moonshine distilleries and the pancake houses, other purveyors of “illicit” substances began appearing in Tennessee, including Gatlinburg