UPDATED WITH 2013 INFO! The Synchronous Elkmont Firefly viewing for 2013 dates have been set for June 6-13. The viewing will again be limited by advance reservation only. So don’t wait until the last minute to decide to see this natural phenomenon.
Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May). It’s coming up next week — a week from Saturday, in fact. Last year, the city of Gatlinburg corroborated with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (which hosted the event), No Way Jose’s, the Greystone Lodge, and Bubba Gump shrimp Company to host a big Cinco de Mayo celebration [...]
Just days after developers announced that they are hoping to build a giant skywheel on the old Mandarin House property, more developers (from The Island, also in Pigeon Forge) announced plans for another one. Yep, that’s right. Next year this time, we could have TWO giant wheel rides in Pigeon Forge. The rides would be [...]
The number of visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is up by almost 20% from last year, according to park officials. They say that the warm weather probably has something to do with it. So far in 2012, just over 200,000 more people have visited the Smokies than did in the first part [...]
Sometimes, I think Sevierville gets overlooked. It’s the first town you pass through after you get off the highway on the way to the Great Smokies. In fact, we at CabinConnection have a nickname for the area. We like to call it the GPS area — get it? Starting from the Great Smoky Mountain National [...]
It’s almost Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Are you planning to attend? Earth Week starts next Sunday, April 22 and runs through Saturday, April 28. Here’s what’s planned: Schedule of events for Earth Week 2012 Sunday, April 22: Earth Day 5K. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, this race is brand new this year! Funds raised [...]
According to The Mountain Press, developers are considering building a giant wheel ride on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Pacific Development, which recently signed a lease on the old Mandarin House property on the Parkway, presented ideas for a massive observation wheel to the Pigeon Forge City Commission on Tuesday. The wheel would resemble a [...]
Okay, this is going to be a dumb post. I can already hear my little sister (and fellow CabinConnection team member saying, “Oh, those are my favorite ones!”). Yes, Megan, this post is for you. And it’s a true ethical debate, “Kendra style.” So, I’m generally a very nice person. You know what I mean [...]