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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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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6 reasons why Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is rated Best Aquarium in North America

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was voted Best Aquarium in North America by Readers’ Choice 2019 in USA Today. And while I personally haven’t been to every aquarium in North America (unfortunately), I have been to some of the big ones, including the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New […]

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Welcome to historic Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge Tennessee is one of the top vacation destinations in the country —  beloved by both tourists and proud locals alike. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is home to hundreds of stores, restaurants and unique attractions — and of course most notably, home to the world-famous Dollywood family […]

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