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  • A View of the Great Smokies
    Harsh winter a threat for fall events in Gatlinburg?
    The managing editor of The Farmer’s Almanac, Sandi Duncan, is predicting a frigid and bitter winter for the 2014/2015 year. Everything east of the Rocky Mountains, according to the Almanac, will see an intense increase of winter weather,...
  • Top Vacation & Weekend Getaway Destinations within Driving Distance of Nashville
    Top Vacation & Weekend Getaway Destinations within Driving Distance of Nashville
    If you are looking to get away from life for the weekend, by taking a vacation on your own, or with your family, it is an incredible idea and even necessary! Getting away from all of the stress that every-day life brings allows you to not only...
  • Black bear runs through Gatlinburg/Not the bear in story
    Black bear is main attraction in busy downtown Gatlinburg
    What would you do if you saw a bear running amok through town? You would probably grab your cell phone and start taping. That is exactly what one family did when they saw a black bear making its way through the busy town of Gatlinburg, Tenn....
  • Firefly Magic
    Lighting Bugs Light Up the Great Smoky Mountains
    Fireflies (or Lightning Bugs as we call them in some parts of the country) light up our lives! From the Wildwood Mountain cabins, one can see them light up the night time skies as you walk the trails in trails in the evening. Did you know that...
  • Cozy Cabins
    Secluded Cabins in the Smoky Mountains Offer Perfect Get Away
    Everyone seems to advertise secluded private cabins in the Smoky Mountains, but disappointingly most are cabins on top of each other or resorts. It was a delightful surprise to come across Wildwood Mountain's Cabins. At the end of the road...
  • Skiing In The South
    Colder weather means ski season for Kentucky and Tennessee
    After a milder than usual early winter, the two major ski areas available to Kentucky & Tennessee residents open today.Paoli Peaks, at Paoli, Indiana, and Ober Gatlinburg, in the Great Smokies, both announced this week their first day of...
  • Gatlinburg, Tn's Smoky Mountain Brewery: artisan beer, tasty food
    Gatlinburg, Tn's Smoky Mountain Brewery: artisan beer, tasty food (Video)
    There's something about being outside in the mountain air that puts you in the mood for a beer. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. and the Great Smoky Mountains are stunning. It's good to know...
  • Early snow creates winter wonderland; forces road closures (Video)
    Early snow creates winter wonderland; forces road closures (Video)
    Visitors who had plans to see the late fall leaves will need to wait another year. A blanket of white is covering those gold and red leaves. An early snow has turned the Smokies into a winter wonderland has forced road closures throughout the park...
  • Ripley's attractions in Gatlinburg provide tons of family fun
    Ripley's attractions in Gatlinburg provide tons of family fun
    Ripley's Attractions in Gatlinburg have been providing family fun to children of all ages for years. Each one of the attractions below has its own unique niche. The links will take you to the website for each of the listed Ripley's...
  • Wild Plum Tea Room
    The Wild Plum Tea Room makes for a lovely lunch in Gatlinburg
    If you're visiting Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and you want to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions, a trip to the Wild Plum Tea Room for lunch or afternoon tea might be the perfect thing. Located in the arts...
  • The Colgans will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary
    Indiana couple celebrates wedding for 50 years in Smoky Mountains
    When Dave Colgan and Peggy Lewis of Bedford, Indiana, got married, they decided to honeymoon in the place where Peggy had spent so many happy childhood vacations with her parents and grandparents – the Great Smoky Mountains.“I had...
  • Weekend hot spots in East Tennessee
    Weekend hot spots in East Tennessee
    Looking for somewhere to go for the weekend? These hot spots in East Tennessee offer a delightful mix of outdoor recreation, history, shopping and fun.The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited of all National Parks. Plus, it'...
  • HPC surface map for Wednesday March 13. 2012
    Even warmer temperatures are expected for East Tennessee
    Above average temperatures for this time of year were experienced across the region on Tuesday. The high temperature for Knoxville was 76 degrees, and a high temperature of 72 degrees was recorded at the Tri-Cities airport. With a ridge of high...
  • Lexie Dean cooks up some chuck wagon grub at Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge.
    Grand Champion Cook Lexie Dean at Saddle Up
    The tantalizing smell of sizzling steak, spicy beans and creamy white gravy mingles with campfire smoke. In heavy cast-iron pots are huge mounds of mashed potatoes, cornbread and peach pie waiting to be served.“It’s some of the best...
  • Head on down to the Smoky Mountains
    Head on down to the Smoky Mountains
    So, you are a Louisville native and you think there is nothing romantic left for you and your sweetheart to do in this city? Why don't you take a road trip down to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee? This trip is perfect for a three-day weekend...