Totally tubular! Ripley’s Super Fun Zone 80s-themed arcade now open

Somebody get my Uncle Mike. Let’s go back, way back to the mid-80s, a pre-teen John Gullion would go and visit Uncle Mike and Aunt Beth for a few days in Southern Indiana – near the border with Louisville, Kentucky. Part of the tradition of these trips included Mike would take me to an arcade […]

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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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Ripley’s in the Smokies — A breakdown of each attraction (with coupons!)

The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! empire began with a simple sports cartoon in 1918. Robert Ripley traveled the world, collecting “oddities,” and through his career published cartoons and books, broadcasted in radio and created movie shorts. The first Odditorium opened in Chicago in 1933, and its success led to more locations around the country. […]

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Welcome to historic Sevierville, TN!

Sevierville, located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, is the birthplace of our beloved Dolly Parton and the eighth oldest town in Tennessee (founded in 1795). While the town itself is steeped in history, today, it has Dolly’s stamp all over it – from her statue at […]

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