What’s New

Learn what is new and fun in the Smoky Mountains. There are always awesome things to explore and new things to discover when you visit the Smokies!

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 […]
August 27, 2019

Guest Post: Driving Through Wears Valley

The following blog post was sent to us by a couple that recently visited Wears Valley for a rainy afternoon and took a drive through part of the new Foothills Parkway addition that connects Wears Valley to Townsend through the new extension. They wanted to tell us about their visit and showcase […]
August 27, 2019

Video Tour of Dollywood’s Christmas Festival

To say that Dollywood throws one heck of a Christmas spectacular is underselling it – from November on to the end of December (and sometimes even to the first few days of January), Dollywood transforms their park into a veritable Winter Wonderland with snowy displays, Santa and toy decorations, wandering carolers, and, […]
August 27, 2019

How To Spend New Years in The Smokies

The end of the year only comes once a year and we like to punctuate the change and transition by ending the previous cycle and beginning a new one – with a BANG! Or rather a series of BANGs across a couple areas at least once the world’s most popular midnight hour […]
August 27, 2019

The Smokies in January

Just for fun, and to continue to showcase the wonderful Smoky Mountains at a time of peace and quiet, we present for you this gallery of gorgeous Smoky Mountain imagery.
August 27, 2019

Attractions To Enjoy On a Rainy Day In The Smokies

We get rain showers year-round like most places on Earth, but our Summers in particular can tend to be pretty unpredictable when it comes to weather. There are years when almost every single day of the forecasted week shows thundercloud icons and even those can change at any given time. For that […]