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Top 4 Places to Hear Live Music in Gatlinburg

When you spend a vacation in Gatlinburg, be sure to catch at least one live musical performance while you are in town! This is a special opportunity to hear everything from bluegrass music to your favorite country hits, and you can do it all just minutes away from our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! Here are the top 4 places to hear live music in Gatlinburg: 
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3 Interesting Facts That You Didn’t Know about the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway

The Ober Gatlinburg tramway has just undergone a historic renovation with $4.5 million in upgrades and maintenance, including the full replacement of the original track ropes from 1973! The tramway has reopened with major upgrades, making this the perfect time to reflect on this iconic Smoky Mountain attraction! Here are 3 interesting facts that you didn’t know about the Ober Gatlinburg tramway: 
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5 of the Best Restaurants in Pigeon Forge to Get Southern Fried Chicken

A trip to the South wouldn’t be complete without a warm, mouth-watering fried chicken meal! Tennessee is famous for many things, from country music to the Smoky Mountains, but we’re also known nationwide for our ability to fry our chicken perfectly, every time. If you’re hoping to try some for yourself on your next trip to the Smokies, we have a few recommendations. Here are the 5 best restaurants in Pigeon Forge to get Southern fried chicken: 
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4 Fun and Surprising Ways to Learn About the History of the Smoky Mountains

While the Smoky Mountains are one of the nation’s most beautiful destinations, they also have a fascinating past! You will be surprised to know that you can actually learn about the history of the area simply by visiting some of the top destinations in Gatlinburg! Here are 4 fun and surprising ways to learn about the history of the Smoky Mountains during your Gatlinburg vacation: 
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4 Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg During the Spring Months

The spring season is a delightful time to visit the Smoky Mountains, making it one of the best times of year to plan your vacation to Gatlinburg! In addition to longer days of sunshine and pleasant weather, you will find tons of exciting activities to enjoy among the great outdoors! Here are 4 fun things to do in Gatlinburg during the spring months: 
Incredible mountain views from Clingmans Dome.

Where to Find the 6 Best Mountain Views in Gatlinburg and the Smokies

Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Gatlinburg, TN offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world! Over 11 million people visit the Smoky Mountains each year to admire the area’s natural beauty. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to enjoying the six best mountain views in Gatlinburg and the Smokies. 
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Where to Find the Best Mountain Views in Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains are some of the oldest mountains in the United States. They offer some of the most beautiful views in the nation. Spring, summer, fall or winter you can catch some of the best mountain views in Gatlinburg by visiting the four following places: 
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5 Reasons to Plan a Family Vacation at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

Trying to decide where to stay on your next family vacation? Our hotel in Gatlinburg TN is the perfect place for your family! We’re right on the Gatlinburg Strip, making it easy to get to all the amazing attractions and restaurants you want to visit. Plus, we have a ton of perks at our hotel you’ll love. Here are 5 reasons to plan a family vacation at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN: 
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Top 4 Pancake Houses in Gatlinburg You Need to Try

Get your morning off to a perfect start with breakfast at one of the pancake houses in Gatlinburg! These fun restaurants feature a variety of tempting flapjacks in many flavors, as well as all of your breakfast favorites. There is just no better way to get energized for an action packed day of sightseeing in the Smokies! Here are the top 4 pancake houses in Gatlinburg you need to try during your vacation: