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Ober Gatlinburg is a ski resort and an amusement park that guarantees a good time for the whole family. Great winter activities at Ober Gatlinburg include skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating and tubing. There are many attractions designed just for kids such as the wildlife encounter, carousel, mini golf and an arcade.

For the times when it is just too cold to be outside, visit a museum or one of the many haunted houses in Gatlinburg. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has educational presentations, exciting dive shows, and hands on stations where kids can pet a stingray or hold a horseshoe crab. Not to mention the 12-foot sharks and thousands of exotic sea creatures.


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This week is Wilderness Wildlife Week, a weeklong celebration of the wildlife here in the Smokies. This is just one of many events held during WinterFest. Wilderness Wildlife Week features 9 days of nature seminars, interactive exhibits, guided hikes, and music by legendary performers. All events during Wilderness Wildlife Week are free of charge and open to the public. This year, the Music Road Hotel Convention Center will serve as headquarters. For more information, please visit mypigeonforge.com/wildlife.

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For a sweet treat to satisfy any age, visit Aunt Mahalia’s Candies in Gatlinburg. The shop has been cooking up old fashion candies for over 50 years. Some of the most popular candies include fudge, chocolate, crunchy brittle, and other homemade assortments. Aunt Mahalia’s only uses the freshest, finest ingredients and has been using them since 1939. For more information, visit their website: http://www.auntmahalias.com/StoreFront.bo

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  Personal gifts are a great way to show someone that you care for them, and what better gift to give than a personal bracelet or necklace? The Bead Experience in Gatlinburg has all different kinds of beads as well as classes you can take to learn how to make certain types of jewelry. Once at the store, you can choose from Sterling Silver, Italian, High Quality, and Semi-Precious Gemstones. The shop also has a full line of tool. Some of their classes include Beginner Glass Blowing and Beginner Fusing. For a complete list of classes as well as more information about the store, visit their website: http://www.beadxp.com/

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cirque-de-chineThe Smoky Mountain Palace houses the most spectacular shows ever to appear in the Great Smoky Mountains. The theatre’s most popular show to date, Cirque de Chine, has kicked off another season and promises not to disappoint. This year’s version is an entirely new show with a new award-winning troupe. Cirque de Chine combines traditional Chinese acrobatics, music and fantastic costumes for an unforgettable experience.

The Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre is located at 179 Collier Dr. Sevierville, TN 37862. To find out additional information on performances, tickets and schedules visit http://www.smokymountainpalace.com/.

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fannyIf you are ready for a show, check out Sweet Fanny Adams Theater. It is the best place for live comedy and musical entertainment in the mountains, and it was named a National Historic Treasure by the city of Gatlinburg. For ticketing and show information, visit http://www.sweetfannyadams.com/.

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wineAll wineries offer free tours and wine tastings

Smoky Mountain Winery

Winery Square – Suite 2
450 Cherry Street
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Tasting Room:   (865) 436-0584

Mountain Valley Vineyards
2174 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-6334

Hillside Winery, Inc.
229 Collier Drive
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

(865) 908-8482

Apple Barn Winery
220 Apple Valley Road
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
(865) 428-6850

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