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The Smoky Mountain Navigator Blog is a resource for people planning their vacation in the Smokies. The blog has information about lodging and things to do.

Anakeesta

Discover a Mountain of Fun at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Whether you’re searching for a prime date spot, a day of fun for the whole family, or a solo outing, Anakeesta has everything you need to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

The mountains are a place for fun and adventure, somewhere the masses can gather to discover the beauty of nature and find endless entertainment. Never-ending opportunities are awaiting you in the Great Smoky Mountains at Anakeesta.

Read on to discover five of the best attractions in the park.

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Top Five Shops Worth Jumping Ship When Visiting The Island in Pigeon Forge

Whether you’re a party of one or a family of five, this Island in landlocked Pigeon Forge, TN has just what you need.

Constructed with the goal to bring affordable fun for families visiting Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, The Island is the one-stop shop for all things that a family outing or vacation needs to be one for the books. With a 200-foot-tall observation wheel and a multi-million dollar show fountain, there’s something for everyone.

For the shopping-lovers out there, you won’t want to miss out on what The Island has to offer.  Continue reading

Family in the Smokies

Set Your Sights on Family Fun With Smoky Mountain Navigator

Spanning Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Navigator has you covered from Knoxville to Asheville. You can expect over 100 money-saving coupons to ensure this vacation is the best one yet!

The Smoky Mountains are the treasure of East Tennessee, and Smoky Mountain Navigator is your best chance at seeing all that the mountains have to offer. If you’re looking for the best, most money-conscious way of visiting Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or Sevierville, Tennessee, then be sure to request a FREE coupon book to be sent right to your home! In it, you can find coupons for everything from festivals, accommodations, vacation packages, and everything in between.

Plan your perfect vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, or if Gatlinburg is more your style, join in on the couponing fun. If Sevierville is more your speed, don’t fret. Smoky Mountain Navigator has your back. 

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Top Fun Outdoor Things to do in Gatlinburg

The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to be. Nestled beside the Smokies is Gatlinburg, and there are tons of fun things to do in Gatlinburg! When you are in the mountains though, the best things to do are actually experience them! That’s why we made a list of the best outdoor things to do in Gatlinburg so you can enjoy the sights and sounds!
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4 Ways You Can Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Smokies

Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Great Smoky Mountains to celebrate the holiday season. There is no better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than in the Smokies. You’ll get to see the beautiful fall foliage, feel the cooler temperatures, and experience all the holiday fun happening around town. You’ll create beautiful memories with your friends and family when you take them on a trip to the mountains. Here are 4 fabulous ways you can celebrate Thanksgiving in the Smokies. Continue reading

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Top 4 Things You Must Do Your First Time Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains have become the perfect vacation destination for those looking to get away from it all. From the gorgeous mountain views to the fun attractions, there are plenty of activities to do while in the Smokies. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do the first time you visit. That’s why we’ve created a list of the top 4 things you must do your first time visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. No matter what you decide to do, it’s bound to be a memorable vacation. Continue reading

Happy family on the porch of one of the Smoky Mountain log cabins in Tennessee.

4 Reasons Why Smoky Mountain Log Cabins are Great for a Fall Getaway

Fall is a glorious time of the year, the trees are changing into bright colors of red, yellow and orange, it is getting cooler outside, and there are many events and holidays going on that are dedicated to this wonderful time of the year. People also enjoy taking quick trips away from home this time of the year because this season is just something people want to celebrate and getting away from home seems like the perfect way to enjoy it. Continue reading

A family riding Daredevil Falls at Dollywood.

The 4 Best Pigeon Forge Attractions for Families

You and your family are craving a trip away from home, so you can spend time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are many amazing places where you and your family could go. However, none of these places can compare to the beautiful Pigeon Forge area. Pigeon Forge is an amazing place to visit and a vacation there will be an unforgettable experience for your entire family. Continue reading

Chimeny Tops, one of the top gall hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains.

The Top 3 Fall Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

With over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains, it can be a tough choice for you to decide which trails they will hike during their visit. Deciding which trail to walk during the fall can be an even harder decision, because no one wants to miss out the famous, spectacular display of colors that the Smoky Mountains are known for. Here are just a few of the many great fall hiking trails for you and your family to enjoy. Also here are tips for enjoying the Smoky Mountains fall colors on the top 3 fall hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

Zip lining man who used our Pigeon Forge zip line coupons.

5 Awesome Pigeon Forge Zip Line Coupons

If you’re going to be visiting the Pigeon Forge area, one of the most exciting activities you can experience is zip lining. Offering spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and adrenaline-fueled fun, canopy tours are a safe and exhilarating way to take in Tennessee’s natural beauty.

You can save big on this thrilling activity with our printable Pigeon Forge zip line coupons. Read on for a quick guide to the area’s best zip line tours and how much you can save at each one. Continue reading