Winterfest delayed, moved up, and SURPRISE! It starts today: Your guide for the 30th anniversary celebration

Halloween has come and gone, the temperatures are dropping (and rising, and then dropping again) — and that can only mean one thing: Winterfest is coming! Nevermind, it’s here.  The 2019-2020 Winterfest season, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, was originally scheduled from Nov. 22 through Feb. 17, 2020, but in a seemingly last-minute decision, […]

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Anakeesta’s “Local Appreciation Days” start today with $5 tickets for residents of select counties

Anakeesta’s semi-annual event “Local Appreciation Days” officially kicks off today and runs through Sunday Nov. 17th, 2019 with discounted special general admission for residents of Sevier, Knox, Blount, Jefferson and Cocke counties.  Discounted general admission will be offered for only $5 plus tax to all guests from the above listed counties who present a valid […]

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An overview of Hillbilly Golf: If you haven’t been, have you really been to Gatlinburg?

Hillbilly Golf is definitely an “I’ve been to Gatlinburg” checklist item. If you haven’t been there, have you really been to Gatlinburg? Admit it – even the most high-brow among you have curiously followed the incline as it climbs the mountain – wondering what exactly was on top. Go ahead and get on – you’re […]

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A review of Anakeesta 2019 — A getaway from your getaway

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, a time to get away and refresh.  But then you get to a destination spot like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge where there’s just so many things to do you end up needing a vacation within a vacation.  Anakeesta, billed as Gatlinburg’s theme park, is the perfect place to get […]

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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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