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Bush's Beans Visitor Center Museum Cafe and Duke
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Free Museum and Family Cafe A ‘must see’ free attraction in the Smokies just 17 miles away! The Bush’s Beans Visitor Center has excellent reviews and is definitely worth the 25 minute ride. Enter the museum for a free tour featuring audio and video of how Bush’s Beans came to be, get your affordable souvenirs from

Best Chili Recipe and Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff Event
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Best Chili Recipe Wins!  It’s time once again for the decades-long Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Beans that takes place in downtown Gatlinburg.  This year, the tradition continues on November 6 from 5-8 p.m. Ticket booths open at 3 & 4 p.m., where you can purchase your tasting spoon and get ready to enjoy chili samplings

Chimney Tops Trail - Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains
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Hike and Climb Chimney Tops Trail is the perfect place to spend some time in the Smokies. Since it is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Chimneys can get pretty crowded during the warm weather months. However, getting an early start will help you avoid big

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - Auto Tour the Smokies
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Auto Tour the Smokies Within a few short minutes of the hustle and bustle, stop and go of the Parkway in Gatlinburg, you can drive through one of the most beautiful areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A drive along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail is an absolute must during your vacation at

Old Tennessee Distilling Co - Thunder Road Distillery in Sevierville
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Moonshine Places in Sevierville When you head to the Smoky Mountains, don’t miss the opportunity to get a little taste of legally made Hooch right in Sevierville at exit 407 at the Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Located near Bass Pro Shops, the distillery offers free tastings and $5 cocktails so you can sample a few

Pigeon Forge Attraction Parrot Mountain and Gardens
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See, Touch and Feed Birds of the Tropics If you haven’t been to Parrot Mountain in Pigeon Forge, you definitely need to add this destination to your next Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg vacation plans. What you’ll find is the Secret Garden filled with Toucans, Magpies and other birds flying freely among beautiful landscaping. The Bird

Guided Fishing Trips Smoky Mountains
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Guided Fishing Trips We know you love spending time in the Smokies, and we think you’ll love it even more when you’re fishing its pristine streams and rivers.   Rocky Top Outfitter features licensed and insured, guided fishing trips for all ages and experience levels.  The team offers over 50 years of combined service which

Pigeon Forge Trolley - Trolley Rides in Pigeon Forge
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New for 2019 Beginning this year, the Pigeon Forge trolley is running year round.  This is great news because not only can you park and ride from Patriot Park during the height of season, you get more bang for your buck when you purchase a season pass and can ride every month of the year.

New at Dollywood - Wildwood Grove Woodland Adventure
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New at Dollywood 2019 We are all excitedly waiting for the newest expansion at Dollywood called Wildwood Grove.  Eleven new experiences including rides; indoor, climate-controlled play; outdoor water play; a new restaurant; and woodland characters that will help immerse you in your journey through Wildwood Grove. It doesn’t matter what age you are, we all

Pigeon Forge Dinner Shows
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New Show in Pigeon Forge! Dolly Parton’s hit Myrtle Beach dinner show is opening in Pigeon Forge this spring. Anticipated opening date is May 24, 2019. The Pirates Voyage Pigeon Forge dinner show will be located near The Island in Pigeon Forge in the former Lumberjack Fued and Celebration! Show location. Once complete, the new