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Ripley’s Super Fun Park Joins Lineup of Ripley’s Smoky Mountain Attractions

Ripley’s has once again added to their collection of Smoky Mountain attractions with the Super Fun Park in Pigeon Forge! This new family entertainment center joins Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf as the only other Ripley’s attraction outside of Gatlinburg, although both are just a few minutes north of town! Here is everything that you need to know about one of the newest Smoky Mountain attractions, Ripley’s Super Fun Park:
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4 Reasons Families Love the Swimming Pools at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

One of the things that families love most about staying at our Gatlinburg hotel is all of the exciting swimming options! We not only have two seasonal outdoor pools, but a beautiful indoor pool area where you can splash around all year long! Whether you are planning a Smoky Mountain vacation during the heat of the summer or in the colder months of winter, bring your bathing suit for a refreshing dip! Here are the top 4 reasons why families love the swimming pools at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:
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4 of the Best Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN You Will Love

Although the Smokies aren’t necessarily right next to the coast, you can still find some of the freshest and tastiest seafood for miles around! From low country favorites to Smoky Mountain specialties, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. To help you make the most of your experience, here are 4 of the best seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg TN that you just have to try.
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Top 3 Celebrity Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains

Dolly Parton isn’t the only celebrity to leave her mark on the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. In recent years, many celebrities have been opening up attractions and restaurants throughout the Smoky Mountains for visitors to enjoy. From country music’s Blake Shelton to the Food Network’s Paula Deen, flavors from all over the nation are being brought to the Smokies. Here are the top 3 celebrity restaurants in the Smoky Mountains:
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The very popular Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

3 Reasons to Try the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is not only home to an amazing collection of sea creatures, but several extra attractions that can make your visit even more memorable! One of these attractions is the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, a boat ride that actually takes you into the aquarium’s famous Shark Lagoon! Here are the top 3 reasons why you need to experience the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies:
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5 Reasons to Plan a Spring Trip to Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Want to get away for spring break or get out since the weather is warming up? You should plan a spring trip to our downtown Gatlinburg hotel! We have several amenities you can enjoy during this time of year, and there are plenty of fun things to do in the area! Look at these 5 reasons to plan a spring trip to our downtown Gatlinburg hotel:
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Top 4 Family Friendly Things to Do in Gatlinburg

The awesome thing about a Gatlinburg vacation is that there is something for everyone to do, from the youngest children in your family to grandparents! With everything from action packed arcades to interactive play areas, you will never have to worry about your kids getting bored. In fact, don’t be surprised if they ask you to come back to our hotel every year for another adventure! Here are the top family friendly things to do in Gatlinburg:
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