Safety Tips for Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Black bear cub playing on wood stockThe Smoky Mountain area is one of the few places in the United States where wild black bears can be found living in their natural habitat. While this certainly adds to the appeal of those who want to observe these animals from a safe distance in the wild, it can also be dangerous for those who don’t understand bears in the Smoky Mountains. If you see black bears in the Smoky Mountains during a hike or picnic, these tips from the National Park Service should keep your family safe. Continue reading

The Village Has Most Unique Shops in Gatlinburg

Family shopping at a gift shopGatlinburg visitors can’t pass by the The Village without stopping for the afternoon to experience the one-of-a-kind shops and atmosphere! Designed in an old European style, this shopping and dining complex has charming architecture and great attention to detail. The 27 unique shops in Gatlinburg, paired with the quaint atmosphere make this an unforgettable shopping expedition. Continue reading

Smoky Mountain Opry: A Must See Show in Pigeon Forge

Theater stage with lights shining on stageThe Smoky Mountain Opry is the biggest and best variety show in the Pigeon Forge, TN area. Folks from all over the region drive to see the show. For visitors to the area, there are many different shows from which to choose. However, most of them are solely bluegrass and country music shows. Many people love to attend the Smoky Mountain Opry because it is more than just country music. Continue reading