Activities

drink at ole red in gatlinburg which is the perfect place for a bachelorette party

Best Ideas for the Most Fun Gatlinburg Bachelorette Party (2024)

Local lists top spots to have a great bachelorette party in the Smokies Bachelorette parties come in all shapes and sizes. Some may prefer a calm, peaceful atmosphere. They may come to the national park, stay in a rustic cabin and soak in the natural beauty of places like Cades Cove. Others may like a little more raucous time. And

buc-ee's aerial image of grand opening in sevierville

Inside the Largest Buc-ee’s Store in Kodak, Tennessee (With Photos)

Smoky Mountain Buc-ee’s remains the largest store, at least for now When the self-styled “home of the world’s cleanest bathrooms, delicious barbecue, freshest food and friendliest beaver” announced plans to build the world’s largest convenience store in Kodak (near Sevierville, Tennessee), it generated a lot of attention. And now, the Kodak location is officially open, and it is the largest

earthquake the ride on the parkway in gatlinburg tn

Earthquake the Ride Is Just As Bad as You Think (a Look Inside)

An honest review with prices, location and parking information from a TN native I’ve lived in East Tennessee for most of my life, and I have fond memories of spending my weekends and summers roaming around the Smoky Mountains. I’ve tried almost every attraction at least once. Except, that is, Earthquake the Ride. Earthquake the Ride is a theme park-style

Smoky Mountains in January

January Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for January January is a peaceful time to visit the Smoky Mountains and the surrounding areas of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville in Tennessee. After the New Year and Christmas, many of the crowds have dissipated. Yet visitors can still enjoy a winter wonderland since the Smoky Mountain Winterfest celebration officially

Smoky Mountains in November

November Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for November November is an amazing time to visit the Smoky Mountains and the surrounding area. It’s the best time to visit if you want a front-row seat to the fall-winter transformation. Fall leaves tend to reach peak color during the first week of the month. A comfortable chill sets in around

graphic for september in the smoky mountains

September Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for September September is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Crowds from the summer months are nearly gone now that the kids are back in school. Plus, it’s still warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors. But it’s cool enough to be comfortable. In and around

march events in the smoky mountains

March Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for March In March, we leave behind those cold winter months and begin seeing signs of springtime. Wildflowers begin to bloom and leaves slowly return to the once-barren trees. Wildlife such as elk and black bears become more active. Dollywood reopens after its seasonal closure in January and February. Other attractions

Smoky Mountains in May

May Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for May May is one of our favorite months in the Smokies. The month marks the start of summer with (mostly) sunny weather. And it lacks the intense crowds that we tend to see in June, July and August – and sometimes even into late September. And of course, May also

Smoky Mountains in February

February Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for February February is a peaceful time to visit the Smoky Mountains. Romance is in the air. Holiday crowds are long gone. And spring break crowds have yet to arrive. It can also be a great time for a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. Our recommendation, if you’re visiting with your

Smoky Mountains in April

April Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for April April is a beautiful month here in the Smokies. In April, visitors will start to see signs of springtime with blooming rhododendrons, budding trees, roaming wildlife and spectacular sunrises. We also get to celebrate Easter and the many holiday-related activities that come along with it like area Easter egg