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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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