Frightmare Manor

One of America’s Best Haunted Attractions Welcome to Frightmare Manor – THE Money Back Haunt® – and Tennessee’s REAL Haunted House & Screampark! Frightmare Manor exposes the dark secrets hidden within this historic, blood-soaked property of Tennessee serial killer – Jeremiah Lexer. Repeatedly named the #1 Must-See Haunted Attraction in TN by HauntedHouseRatings.com, the #6 … Continue reading Frightmare Manor

5 Fun Facts About The History Of Sevierville TN

Where Is Sevierville TN? People that come visit the area have never heard of Sevierville, let alone pronounce it. No worries, the truth is many who visit don’t even realize they are in Sevierville! This small town is next to Pigeon Forge, often getting overshadowed by all the popular attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. … Continue reading 5 Fun Facts About The History Of Sevierville TN

Gatlinburg Was Named After the Most Hated Man in Town

Before it was known as Gatlinburg, our Smoky Mountain city was named White Oak Flats, (because of the area’s beautiful white oak trees). In the early 1800s, Martha Huskey Ogle and her family became the first permanent white settlers in the region. If you visit Gatlinburg today, you’re likely to run into an Ogle or … Continue reading Gatlinburg Was Named After the Most Hated Man in Town

HIKING TO THE HOUSE OF THE FAIRIES IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

There are a ton of unique spots throughout the Great Smoky Mountains you can get to by hiking. One of the lesser known spots is the fairy house along Twin Creeks Trail. We want to tell you all about this cool little spot and how to get there. Here’s more about hiking to the House … Continue reading HIKING TO THE HOUSE OF THE FAIRIES IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Alcatraz East is a crime museum featuring an in depth look at American Crime History - which includes artifacts from Alcatraz - but this is not a museum dedicated solely to Alcatraz. Explore American History from a different perspective Five unique galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, … Continue reading Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Mountain Farm Museum

Highlights: historic buildings, visitor center, walking trailsOconaluftee offers both a visitor center and the Mountain Farm Museum - a collection of historic log buildings gathered from throughout the Smoky Mountains and preserved on a single site. Buildings include a house, barn, applehouse, springhouse, and smokehouse.At the visitor center, rangers can answer your questions about the park … Continue reading Mountain Farm Museum

A Walk Through the Ghost Town of Little Greenbrier

Little Greenbrier is perhaps best known as the location of both the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse and Walker Cabin - with both of them on the National Register of Historic Places, it's a cool way to explore the history of the area. The earliest settlers in the area are believed to have arrived in the 1830s from … Continue reading A Walk Through the Ghost Town of Little Greenbrier

The Walker Sisters

With the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hundreds of families were asked to move out of their mountain homes. Some went willingly, and others fought against it, but most families moved immediately. A select few, including the six unmarried Walker sisters, received a special lifetime lease—a chance to live out the rest of … Continue reading The Walker Sisters

Tall Tales From The Great Smoky Mountains – part III

The Origins of "Boogertown" There are many communities in the Smoky Mountains with strange names, but none of them rival Boogertown. Located in Sevier County, this area is officially known as Oldham, but it is far more famous for its unusual nickname. So, why would anyone choose a name with “booger” in it? The answer … Continue reading Tall Tales From The Great Smoky Mountains – part III

Tall Tales from the Great Smoky Mountains – part II

Last week, we started a series of three of our favorite tall tales stories from the Smoky Mountains. If you haven't read that one, go check it out! Here's story no.2: The Missing Gold Mine in Greenbrier In the years following the Civil War, the richest man in Greenbrier Cove was local blacksmith Perry Shults. … Continue reading Tall Tales from the Great Smoky Mountains – part II