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Pigeon Forge is on of the Smokies favorite places to shop. Pigeon Forge is near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers every type of lodging accommodations you're accustomed to. Come to Pigeon Forge and see by renting your own private Pigeon Forge cabin or chalet from one of the many cabins & chalets rental companies; or get pampered at one of many special Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast inns; experience a hotel or motel right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge,Tennessee amidst the action-packed attractions; enjoy a luxurious condo rental with city and mountain views; wheel into one of the many Pigeon Forge campgrounds; or simply camp in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! While you're at it, check out the great selection of vacation rentals by owner.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee has been a favorite family and sweethearts resort destination for decades! We have hundreds of Gatlinburg rental cabins and chalets, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns to relax in before enjoying fun-filled attractions for the young or young-at-heart; a great selection of restaurants for memorable dining; vast shopping options from antiques to shopping, gift shops and arts and crafts and area outlets; and special events to satisfy every interest. Gatlinburg has a myriad of beautiful wedding chapels from which to choose for your Smoky Mountain wedding--whether you're here for your first wedding or a renewal ceremony.

A Smoky Mountain wedding and honeymoon is the desire of so many brides and grooms. Review a complete selection of Smoky Mountains, Tennessee wedding chapels: Smokies professionals welcome the opportunity to make your Smokies wedding and honeymoon the most romantic and memorable event possible. Photographers, reception facilities, ordained ministers, churches, Gatlinburg wedding chapels, Pigeon Forge Chapels, florists, boutiques, private and secluded Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN cabins and chalets...and more! Review our complete directory of services. Print our wedding and honeymoon planning checklist.

GSMNP recomends you visit Cades Cove while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling through Cades Cove, many like to project themselves backward in time. Should you do the same, you will learn a little of what it was like to live in the Smokies in the 1800's. It is helpful to ask yourself the following questions. What might it have been like to bump over this Smoky Mountain road in a wagon pulled by horses? What would it have been like to move to the Smokies where the native inhabitants may be angry at your coming, lived a very different lifestyle, and spoke a different language? What would it be like to face the daunting task of clearing the land in hopes of creating a prosperous farm? The first step of clearing the land was done by girding the trees with an ax to kill the tree so enough sunlight would reach the forest floor in that first year to support a garden. Imagine then building a cabin, cooling food that would spoil in the cool springs or streams, hunting and fishing for food. Of course you would need to do that while as quickly as possible also planting a garden so you and your family would not starve over the first winter. What would it be like to tend and harvest the garden and preserve the yield and to know your families survival depended upon your success. Imagine slaughtering your own livestock if you were lucky enough to have it and preserving the meat for later consumption. Imagine chopping down the deadened trees to use for buildings and fences or to burn them into fertilizer. In short image what was it like to be a Smoky Mountain pioneer.

Gatlinburg Condominiums

Stay in a condominium in the Smoky Mountains. This site lists a variety of Condo's for rent near the park.

North Carolina Department of Transportation

This site is a good source for highway construction information (and the ensuing delays to be expected) in North Carolina. The rockslide which completely closed I-40 to Asheville has been removed.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Park's own page has a wealth of noncommercial information including visitation times, phone numbers, addresses, climate, facilities and the like.

How Far Is It?

This service uses the University of Michigan Geographic Name Server and a supplementary database of world cities to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). If you aren't flying by crow, you can at least get a good idea of distances.

Smokies Weather

Before you make definite plans or leave home, check the current Smoky Mountain National Park.

Visit Cherokee On The World Wide Web

Find out more about Cherokee's culture, history and attractions.


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