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3 Delicious Family Restaurants in Hartford TN

With all the amazing activities to do in and around Hartford, your family is bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic places around town to get a scrumptious meal! Whether you are looking for a home-cooked country dinner or some true southern BBQ, the perfect dining spot is just a short drive away. Please note that these restaurants are seasonal and may not be open year round. Here are 3 of the best family restaurants in Hartford TN: Read More

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4 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in December and the Holiday Season

As November draws to a close and the Christmas season gets closer, there are tons of fun holiday events and activities happening throughout the city of Gatlinburg. From shopping to taking in the one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain views, there is so much to do on the streets of downtown during this time of year. Here are 4 things to do in Gatlinburg in December and the holiday season: Read More

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5 Things to Know About Black Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The American black bear might as well be the mascot of the Smoky Mountains! With over 1,500 bears throughout the national park, they are by far one of the most popular animals in the area. With a population density of 2 bears per square mile, it’s highly likely you’ll run into one of these creatures while you’re exploring the Smokies. Here are 5 things to know about black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Read More

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 4 Ways to Enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! That means winter is approaching, and it’s time to celebrate in the Smokies. If you are coming into town for the holidays, then you absolutely have to enjoy all the amazing activities at Smoky Mountain Winterfest. This festival is a celebration between Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Sevier County. You and your family will love driving around and looking at the Christmas lights displays all over town. There are so many ways to enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest. All you have to do is get ready to have a great time! Read More


3 Things to Do in Hartford TN

Whether you’re in Hartford enjoying your rafting adventure with us or passing through the area during off season, there are some amazing things to do in town. You might as well make a full trip out of your visit to the Smokies and experience everything you can! Here are 3 of the best things to do in Hartford TN: Read More

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4 Reasons to Start Planning Your Next Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting Adventure Today

Summer is coming to an end, but it’s never too early to start planning for next summer’s vacation! The Gatlinburg area has endless opportunities for fun and adventure, but the ultimate vacation activity next summer will be Smoky Mountain white water rafting! Check out our top 4 reasons why you should start planning your family’s white water rafting adventure today.

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Brewing Up A Good Time at Smoky Mountain Brewery

There are very few restaurants that specialize in beer but still manage to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere. Located right around the corner from Smoky Mountain Outdoors, one of the top Gatlinburg TN attractions, the Smoky Mountain Brewery is the exception to this rule. This fantastic bar and grill brews its own beer and serves mouthwatering food in a warm atmosphere that resembles a cross between a ski lodge and a Bavarian beer hall.  Read More


3 Things to Bring on Your Next Smoky Mountain Rafting Adventure

If you have never been white water rafting before, it can be hard to know what to bring along with you. While we have lockers available at our outpost, you still do not want to drag along a bunch of unnecessary items. Here are 3 things you need to bring on your next Smoky Mountain rafting adventure: Read More

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Top 3 Reasons Why Our Guests Love the Photos of Their Smoky Mountain Rafting Adventure

The only thing better than joining one of our white water rafting trips is taking home a photo of your group challenging the rapids! There is no need to worry about bringing your own camera, as we take pictures of your adventure that you can purchase from our office! This is the perfect way to remember your action packed time in the Smokies with your family and friends! Here are the top 3 reasons why our guests love the photos of their Smoky Mountain rafting adventure: Read More


5 Reasons You Should Vacation in the Smokies

Are you looking to plan a vacation in the Smoky Mountains? The Smokies have so much to offer, including breathtaking views of nature and activities for the whole family. No matter what your hobbies are, you can find something that will interest you in the Smokies. Check out these 5 reasons why you should vacation in the Smokies: Read More