Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee! Our area is one of the most visited family vacation centers, family and military reunion gathering points, wedding ceremony destinations and national park “must-visit” ideas all at once in all the United States. We are famous for several things: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is THE most visited national park in the United States, the Dollywood amusement park named and themed after, as well as in continued strong direct support from, country superstar Dolly Parton, and our distillery-tourism industry that features legally distilled moonshine, whiskey, boutique liquors and more.
On our sub-pages here, we would like to give you an introduction to the main areas of tourism that the Tennessee Smokies cultivate in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, the neighboring communities of Wears Valley and Townsend, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself.
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