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 […]

Read More

A casino in Sevier County? This illicit mountain tradition may soon see the very taxable light of day

Gambling? In Sevier County?  I’m shocked. Shocked. Having legalized – and profited from – one of East Tennessee’s most famous vices in moonshine, there’s a move afoot that may help take another illicit mountain tradition into the very taxable light of day. Though it’s not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, it […]

Read More

Ober Gatlinburg, a blast from the past: A breakdown and review of Tennessee’s only ski and snowboard destination

Ober Gatlinburg is a ski and amusement park area, and it is the state of Tennessee’s only ski and snowboard destination. Ober Gatlinburg is mostly known for its winter activities, but many of its attractions are open year-round. And as a bonus, the off seasons are typically good opportunities to see the what the park […]

Read More

Do you know what to do if you see a black bear in the Smokies? Commit these 3 safety tips to heart

There is a lot of wildlife to see in the Smoky Mountains – and it can be exciting to see animals in their natural habitat. But it’s important to remember that these beautiful creatures are wild animals, and you are a guest in their home. Since black bears are among the most notorious animals in […]

Read More

Why you should catch a game at Smokies Stadium while you still can

Article by John Gullion, Featured photo by Morgan Overholt With rumors of an impending return to Knoxville swirling, the days of the Tennessee Smokies in Kodak appear to be numbered.  Looking simply at the likely end result, it’s tempting to look at the Smokies two decades at Exit 407, the main entrance to Sevier County […]

Read More

Get Updates & More

Local features & discounts delivered to your inbox