Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

images courtesy of the Museum

images courtesy of the Museum

Tour the Hollywood Star Cars Museum and you’re in for an exciting Gatlinburg, TN attraction. Movie buffs and car enthusiasts will rejoice. So slide your keys into the ignition, start ‘er up, and coast on down to the Museum at 914 Parkway.

Get ready to tour a collection of more than 40 famous vehicles. There’s everything from the General Lee on TV’s “Dukes of Hazzard” to the original TV Batmobile. There’s also the newer Batmobile used in the 1992 “Batman Returns” movie. This is a place that will either stick to you like the Love Bug or be Gone in 60 Seconds.

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Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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Images courtesy of the Sky Lift

If you’re looking for breathtaking, panoramic views of Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding Smoky Mountains, opt for the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. One of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg, the Sky Lift offers an uplifted excursion for the whole family.

The Sky Lift takes passengers 1,800 feet high atop Crockett Mountain, which many people call Gatlinburg’s #1 scenic overlook. From the ride up and the top you can see downtown Gatlinburg’s attractions – maybe you can even see your cabin!

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The Island in Pigeon Forge

Located just a few miles up the road from Gatlinburg, TN, The Island in Pigeon Forge is an oasis of fun, food and shopping for you and the entire family. The Island in Pigeon Forge entertainment complex is made up of more than 60 retailer stores and specialty shops, along with 14 restaurants and snack bars, 19 amusement attractions and 1 large hotel.

Anchor the car at the Island for the day during your stay in the area – there’s lots to do just within walking distance. Book a cabin nearby and schedule a day for the family to explore The Island in Pigeon Forge. The amenities are all located on the same grounds: places to eat or get a snack, abundant shopping options, cool attractions – all family-friendly, convenient and fun.

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How far is Gatlinburg From Memphis?

Memphis to Gatlinburg is a 433-mile, fun-filled road trip through Tennessee to the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The quickest way is also the best, taking Interstate 40, the corridor connecting West and East Tennessee. Enjoy these cool discoveries along your way, most located just 1-to-2 miles off the interstate.

Music between Memphis and Nashville

Tina Turner fans will enjoy cranking her greatest hits on their way to tour the Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville, TN. Wild wigs and shiny dresses are optional. Many such items are in residence, donated by the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” herself – all housed in the country school house where she attended grade school.
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Hit the Rocky Top Wine Trail

Have you explored the Rocky Top Wine Trail? The trail is made up of 5 wineries located from Sevierville through Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg – with a moonshine distillery thrown in for good measure at the Gatlinburg end. All locations along the trail are open 7 days a week, and each winery offers free samples. As a bonus, some also offer tours of the cellars and tank rooms in the afternoons.

You can pick and choose which wineries to visit and when, it doesn’t all have to be on the same day. You can pick up a passport at your first stop (or download it in advance from the Wine Trail website) to get stamped at each stop in the trail. This enters you into a drawing with prizes, and also nets you a gift wine glass at the 3rd stop, and a shot glass if you complete the trail.

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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2016

Images courtesy of SMSF

Images courtesy of SMSF

The 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is on again now in Gatlinburg, TN, August 24-28, 2016. This event continues each year to gain in popularity, and fills the town with live music and the unique opportunity to meet the writers of the hit songs, to engage in workshops and co-authoring, and to hear the stories behind the legends, from the people on the inside of the music industry.

Cabins of the Smoky Mountains is proud to be a sponsor of this great event, and we’ve been covering it from its beginning. Knowing the background to a song and something about the songwriter opens up a world of appreciation that you may never have experienced before, and one that stays with you, ever after.

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