Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Horseback Riding When you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains and looking for “horseback riding near me,” two horseback riding Gatlinburg stables are usually at the top of the search results. These are Smoky Mountain Riding Stables and Sugarlands Riding Stables. Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is an authorized concessionaire of the National … Continue reading Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming with life - over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg!😄 My wife and I took our granddaughter Mely to the Aquarium last year and … Continue reading Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Alamo Steakhouse

REMEMBER THE ALAMO​ Bet you thought the Alamo was in Texas, right? Technically you’re right. But here in Tennessee, we have a special connection to that infamous Texas landmark. ​Why do you think Tennessee is called the Volunteer State? In addition to the famous Tennessean Davy Crockett who lost his life at the Alamo, our … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Alamo Steakhouse

Top 6 Local Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee

I am in no way a critic but I will give you my opinion (and my wife’s) of some of the restaurants in the area. I also realized I seem to like the burger and beer joints….This restaurant list I am compiling will cause me to have to do some “market research” and try new places

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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