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Top 3 Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives You Have to Try

The Great Smoky Mountains are home to over 380 miles of road that you can use for sightseeing. Your experience just depends on which scenic drive you choose. From spectacular, panoramic views of the mountains and forests to weathered historic buildings, there is so much to see! There are even booklets at the visitor centers near these roads that can serve as your own personal tour guide. To help you decide which ones to explore first, here are 3 of the best Smoky Mountain scenic drives.
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Top 3 Things to Know About Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley During the Winter

One of the best things about staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is our convenient location in downtown Gatlinburg! While you can walk to many shops, restaurants and attractions, there is also a trolley stop right outside our front door! The Gatlinburg Trolley provides transportation throughout town, but there are a few things to keep in mind when riding in the winter. Here are the top 3 things you need to know about riding the Gatlinburg Trolley during the winter season:
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3 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit When You Stay at Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

One of the wonderful things about staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge during the Christmas holidays is that our hotel is close to all of the exciting festivities in downtown Gatlinburg! Whether you want to see some dazzling holiday light displays or meet Santa Claus himself, you can do it all just minutes away from our front doorstep! Here are 3 fun ways to get into the holiday spirit while staying at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel:
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4 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg in the Fall

Fall time is the best time, especially in Gatlinburg. With the beautiful fall colors covering the mountains and the exciting seasonal festivities, it’s no wonder people flock to the area during this time of year. There are tons of things to do in Gatlinburg that’ll get anyone into the autumn spirit. Here is a list of some the most popular events and activities that you and your family are sure to enjoy.
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5 Great Places to Eat in Gatlinburg When You’re on the Go

We think you’ve probably figured out that there’s an abundance of great things to do while you’re here. If you have a full itinerary of activities for your family to enjoy, you may not want to visit every sit-down restaurant. There are tons of great places to eat in Gatlinburg while you’re on the go, and we’ll show you 5 of these for quick eats!
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Top 4 Reasons to Visit the New Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg

Have you ever wanted to see a car covered in crystals? What about an authentic shrunken head? When you visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg, you can see both those things and more! The odditorium reopened in July with a brand new design and new exhibits. Here are the top 4 reasons you will want to visit the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! when you’re in Gatlinburg:
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