Seasonal closures in the Smokies, what you need to know about Cades Cove, Dollywood, Anakeesta, Titanic

With so much going on year-round in the Smokies it’s almost strange to say that we are officially in the “off-season”.  But with two of the Smokies’ most popular attractions now closed through early March – Cades Cove and Dollywood – and Anakeesta officially running on a limited schedule, if there is an “off-season”… this […]

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An honest review: Hallmark’s Dollywood at Christmas Movie, when and where to watch

The Overview If you feel like Dolly Parton has been busy lately, you are right. She has had quite the slew of podcasts, movies and special appearances premiering one right after the other. READ more: Dolly’s upcoming shows, tv appearances, movies and musicals; A complete guide on when and where to watch. One of those […]

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Top 5 things to do in the Smokies to get you in the Christmas spirit

Christmas is a magical time in the Smokies, and if you’re already in town, congratulations! It’s hard to go wrong from here. But if you’re looking for something more specific, look no further. Here are my top 5 picks on what to do to put ya right in the Christmas spirit:    5 – Visit Gatlinburg […]

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Insider’s Guide: 9 tips to navigating Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas brings together the very best of the holiday season — music, food and jolly people! In preparation for the event, Dollywood closed for nearly a week beginning Nov. 3 and reopened on Nov. 9, unveiling a completely transformed theme park with more than five million Christmas lights.  It’s difficult for others […]

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Ain’t nobody doesn’t like Dolly; 6 reasons we love our Appalachian queen

It turns out, East Tennessee is a matriarchy. Oh sure, there’s some popular men ‘round these parts, most of them former Volunteer football players in descending order from Peyton Manning. But while we may have a few kings, in East Tennessee, there is only one queen… Dolly. Ain’t nobody doesn’t like Dolly. Born and raised […]

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