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The Best Mountain Coasters in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

DATE : June 3, 2024

No doubt one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains is ride a mountain coaster. The thrilling twists and turns, stomach-plunging drops, incredible speeds, and scenic views make this activity a bucket list adventure for kids, teens, and adults! Read on to discover the top mountain coasters in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:  
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The Best Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : May 17, 2024

Families of all shapes and sizes are drawn to the Smokies for the serene beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park but also the fun and excitement within the three main mountain towns- Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. Our ultimate guide for first-time visitors explores the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains, from dinner shows, museums, and unique local shops to outdoor adventures and affordable activities! 
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The Top 4 Shows to See in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

DATE : October 14, 2023

No trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee is complete without seeing a show! The Smoky Mountain area is famous for its phenomenal family entertainment. With everything from magic shows to dinner theaters, the Smokies are guaranteed to have a show with your name on it. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Bearskin Lodge has put together a guide to the top four shows to see in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains. 
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Top 5 Pigeon Forge Museums You Don’t Want to Miss

DATE : September 21, 2023

When you’re visiting Pigeon Forge, you may be wondering what you should do while you’re in town. Some of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains are museums, full of interactive exhibits that are fun and educational! This is the perfect family activity, and you’ll find a variety of places to visit. Here are the top 5 Pigeon Forge museums you don’t want to miss: 
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Top 6 Free Things to Do in Pigeon Forge You Can’t Miss

DATE : April 13, 2023

A Smoky Mountain vacation is a great way to take a break and relax. But when you’re on a budget, some of the fun things to do cost more than you’re wanting to spend. That’s why you should take advantage of some affordable activities in the area! You’ll have a great time, and you’ll save money for the attractions you definitely want to try. Here are 6 free things to do in Pigeon Forge you don’t want to miss: 
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Top 5 Distilleries in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains You Need to Visit

DATE : April 1, 2023

You probably know that moonshine tasting is a popular pastime people enjoy trying when they’re in the Smoky Mountains. There are quite a few distilleries in Gatlinburg with Smoky Mountain moonshine you can visit to try their most popular flavors and learn more about the history of moonshine and how it’s made. Check out these top 5 distilleries in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains you need to visit: 
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Top 6 Wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains With Free Tastings

DATE : October 20, 2022

Although it may not be as well-known as Northern California’s Wine Country, the Great Smoky Mountain area is a wonderful destination for anyone who enjoys a nice glass of red, white, or rosé. Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding cities are home to an incredible collection of wineries that offer free tastings for visitors to enjoy! While there are plenty to choose from, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you to guarantee you don't miss the best stops while you're in town. Take a look at our guide to the top wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains with free tastings: 
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Top 5 Pigeon Forge Attractions for Kids You Can’t Miss

DATE : May 10, 2022

Ready to start planning your next family vacation to the Smoky Mountains but you aren’t sure what you should do? Thankfully there are so many family friendly attractions in the area you will want to try, from theme parks to museums! Check out these top 5 Pigeon Forge attractions for kids you can’t miss: 

Top 3 Outdoor Attractions in Pigeon Forge You Have to Visit

DATE : October 10, 2021

If you’re planning on spending some time in Pigeon Forge during your next Smokies vacation, you have to check out a few of the award-winning outdoor attractions! From roller coasters to go-kart tracks, you’ll find an activity that everyone in your family will love. Here are the top 3 outdoor attractions in Pigeon Forge that you can’t miss on your next trip: 
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3 Things to Know About Ogle Brothers General Store

DATE : January 31, 2021

A trip to the Smoky Mountains isn’t complete until you have taken time to connect with locally owned and operated businesses in the area. Ogle Brothers General Store is one of the newest spots that you’re going to want to check out this year if you’ve picked the hills of East Tennessee as your vacation destination. The owners have roots that run as deep into the Smokies as the tallest tulip poplar tree in Appalachia. And, because of the family’s history and desire to carry on the legacy of their family and the culture of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll find all things Smokies at Ogle Brothers General Store and an experience that is far greater than just shopping.