Smoky Mountain Guide

December 11, 2019

Christmas Shows 2019 in Pigeon Forge

Whether it’s lights all along the streets, seasonal showcases at our theme parks, white-tipped mountains in the distance or theatrical presentations along the parkway, Pigeon Forge is dedicated to making sure those who vacation in our part of the Smokies looking to get holiday atmosphere going for Christmas will find their expectations […]
December 10, 2019

Christmas Attractions and Events in Gatlinburg

Looking for ways to enjoy the Christmas splendor for an upcoming trip to Gatlinburg? We’ve got you covered with holiday events right here as listed by Gatlinburg.com. Take a look and plan ahead! SkyLift Park “Lights Over Gatlinburg” November 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 “The holidays are a special time in […]
November 27, 2019

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2019

The following is a list of restaurants that will be open tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day for 2019.   Alamo Steakhouse (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge) Hours of Holiday Operation: 4:00PM – 9:00PM Address: 705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, 37738 3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 Website: https://www.alamosteakhouse.com/   Applebee’s (Sevierville) Hours of Holiday Operation: 5:00PM […]
September 13, 2019

Along Little River Road

Laurel Falls The moderate 2.6 mile trail to Laurel Falls is one of the Park’s most traveled. The trail divides the waterfall in two. At the top, Laurel Branch bursts from a grove of rhododendron, or “laurel” as it was called by early settlers, and falls nearly 50 feet to collect in […]
September 13, 2019

Inside the National Park

70 miles of the trail pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Within the Park’s borders, the trail crosses from Davenport Gap near Big Creek on the east to Fontana Dam, N.C. on the southwest, reaching a halfway point at Newfound Gap. It passes near or over several of the highest peaks […]
September 10, 2019

Upcoming Tennessee Fall Festivals For 2019

Looking around at upcoming Fall Festivals going on in East Tennessee for this year, we have this short, but to the point, list to share with some great considerations for a wonderful Autumn in our part of the world! More information on Autumn will come in later posts as the season develops. […]
August 27, 2019

Top 5 Things To Do in Wears Valley

Just 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge going south is a community known for its quieter status and “less is more” approach to showcasing the Smoky Mountains. This community is Wears Valley (and one like it in Townsend further down that same road) and while it offers much less in the way of […]
August 27, 2019

GSM Heritage Center

It’s not just Cades Cove that functions as a great testament to the history and culture of Tennessee Appalachia, the Heritage Museum of Townsend is also a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in the Smoky Mountains. Larger and more in depth in the subject of the area than even […]
August 27, 2019

Cades Cove in Townsend

One of the last, great, true treasures of Appalachian history held sacred in the Tennessee Smokies is Cades Cove; a sanctuary of mountain culture if ever there was one. Cades Cove is a valley inside the GSMNP that was once known as “Kate’s Cove”. The area was once a hunting ground for […]