Dolly Parton pledges $1 million donation to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt

Dolly Parton isn’t called “Saint Dolly” for nothin’.  On Wednesday, Dolly took to social media to announce that she would be making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt toward the advancements of research for a coronavirus cure.  In the post, Dolly refers to her friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, whom fans have heard of before […]

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Practicing self isolation? Here’s our top 7 ways you can still get a taste of the Smoky Mountains from home (for both kids and adults!)

COVID-19 has put the world on lockdown, and while everyone’s safety is of the utmost importance, it still leaves many of us stuck at home —  lonely, scared, bored, or some combination of the three.  In response, some businesses in the Smokies are offering help in creative ways. Here’s a list of those doing their […]

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May 2020: Upcoming Events in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little May round-up of upcoming local events throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! For a complete events calendar, check out our events calendar page. Want to add your event to the list – contact us […]

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Theaters and dinner shows in The Smokies close thru May 9 due to coronavirus concerns

Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, World Choice Investments will be closing its facilities Pigeon Forge until May 9. Those closures affect: The Comedy Barn Theater Dolly Parton’s Stampede Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud Pirates Voyage Smoky Mountain Opry “We have been following the coronavirus crisis very closely and based on the new […]

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Dollywood theme park commits to paying employees during coronavirus closure

With the coronavirus being declared as a national emergency on Friday, many local businesses and restaurants in the Smokies have been addressing concerns about the virus, and some have decided to close their doors.  Most notably, Dollywood announced on Friday that the 35th season opening for general guests would be postponed until March 28.  Dolly […]

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