Ghost Town in the Smokies

As we’re rustling though wet leaves, its hard to imagine that this tranquil plot of land has been the subject of so much controversy. In fact, its pretty easy to overlook the community entirely. The only sound is some laughing teenagers somewhere around a bend in the road ahead, and, if you’re close enough, streaming water from the Little River.  If not for the leafless trees granting glimpses the near century-old vacation homes, you wouldn’t even know they’re there.

DSC_3875Elkmont started as a logging base in 1908. Within a couple of years the logging company had a bunch of cleared out land and no way to make more money from it, so they started selling plots to hunters and fisherman, drawing outdoor enthusiasts out to the wilderness of the Smokies. Cottages and hotels started popping up on the mountain and an elite social club – the Appalachian Club – was established. But not…

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Dolly Parton announce concerts at Dollywood 

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It was great to watch the live stream Of Dollywood 30th Anniversary Opening and the great Announcement Dolly delivered there at the stage.

Dolly Parton at Dollywood 30 th Anniversary

On August 8 – 9 Dolly will open the Dollywood’s Showcases the stars seriers . She’ll doing 2 shows on each Days . Then they’ll have various artist who performa there and at the end they’ll Booking Kenny Rogers to perform there. The tickets will benefit the Imagination Library, they hope to rais 1 M $ to the Imagination Library. The tickets will be Available for the season pass holders first.



Dollywood will announce 30 new things and there’ll be More announcements in May.

Dream More Resort opens this summer

6 new shows at Dollywood

New things every month at Dollywood

Dolly also answered some questions from the press; she cherish Everything about Dollywood, the food, Music etc…

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Dolly Parton to perform four shows at Dollywood

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Country music star Dolly Parton will perform four shows at her Dollywood theme park to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Dolly will play two shows August 8 and two shows August 9 as part of the Showcase of the Stars, an event being brought back after a decade.

Kenny Rogers will close out the series.

Dates and other performers will be named later.

Season pass holders will be the first to be able to buy tickets to the shows.

Dollywood officially opens Saturday, but media and season pass holders were given a preview today.

Dolly’s next big event will be the opening of her Dream More Resort which is next to Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country.

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“It beggared all description…” Experiencing the Shows at Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

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The Robert F. Thomas Chapel,  Dollywood The Robert F. Thomas Chapel, Dollywood There’s a famous line from Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra: It beggared all description. I think I learned what this phrase meant today (3/22/15.)

While there are many incredible things at Dollywood–the food, the shops, amazing craftsmanship, the rides–but for us, the shows are the main reason we come. My previous experience at Dollywood was during the Christmas holidays, when the shows were truly unparalleled, but what we saw today at the Festival of Nations truly blew it out of the water. So, while we did walk around, visit shops, and buy things, today’s experience was truly about the shows.

To begin with, we weren’t planning on being at Dollywood as early as we were. We had planned to attend Cowboy church–a local church service (broadcast internationally) that features country music artists. A friend had recommended it as an amazing experience. But, when we pulled…

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Gatlinburg: Mountain Life

Great Summary of downtown Gatlinburg

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Gatlinburg is nestled at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. There are three entrances into the Smokies right from downtown. Gatlinburg attracts more than eleven million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any givennight. This little town of 3,944 residents is dedicated to welcoming all of its guests with a taste of Appalachian hospitality at its best.

Everyone enjoys walking the Downtown Parkway, which runs from one end of town to the other. It’s filled with a rich variety of things to see and activities to experience, places to eat, shopping, and attractions that boggle the mind. For a quieter stroll, take the River Walk and enjoy the cheerful song of the Little Pigeon River, with gazebos and benches along the way. Apart from the Downtown Parkway and connecting side streets, the East Parkway at Traffic…

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The Busiest Highpoint: Clingmans Dome, Tennessee (11/50)

Clingman’s Dome is steep, but the view from the parking lot is almost as good as the view at the top.

A Blind Shot at Reaching 50 State Highpoints

For some reason, they moved the highpoint marker from the top down to the start of the summi trail at Clingmans Dome For some reason, they moved the highpoint marker from the top down to the start of the summi trail at Clingmans Dome

Photos from Clingmans Dome

When it comes to highpoints, none receive more visitors than Clingmans Dome, the highpoint of Tennessee.  Standing at 6644 feet, the mountain, which sits on the Tennessee and North Carolina border, is the third highest point east of the Mississippi River behind only Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig in North Carolina.

Clingmans Dome sits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it is just one of many places worthy of a visit while spending time in the park. For those looking to avoid a long hike, a trip during the warmer months of the year (April-December) allows one to have the opportunity to drive near the top of the mountain and take the half-mile trail to the summit.  If you go during the…

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