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The 7th annual “Music of the Mountains” festival will be held this weekend, April 8th through the 10th. Come out and experience the rich musical traditions of the Southern Appalachians.

The schedule of events includes:

Friday, April 8
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend
Admission: $ 5
7 p.m. – Celtic Music by “The Good Times Ceilidh Band”; come early to enjoy Art on the Porch with members of the Townsend Artisan’s Guild
Saturday, April 9
Sugarlands Visitor Center
Admission: Free
10 a.m. – Mountain Strings
11 a.m. – Boogertown Gap Band
12 p.m. – Tony Thomas
1 p.m. – The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
2 p.m. – Ted Olson
3 p.m. – The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
4 p.m. – Brien Fain
Sunday, April 10
Smoky Mountain Visitor Center, Cosby
Admission: $4
2 to 4 p.m. – Heritage, harps and hymns – traditional offerings from Cocke County
For more information, click here.

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is often referred to as the Wildflower National Park because of the great diversity of flowers found in the park. A group of flowers known as spring ephemerals appear above ground only in late winter and early spring.

Included in this group are flowers such as lady slipper orchids, showy orchids, crested dwarf iris, fire pink, columbine, bleeding heart, phacelia, jack-in-the-pulpit, little brown jugs, and violets.

The Deep Creek Trail, Gregory Ridge Trail, and Oconaluftee River Trail are great trails for viewing spring wildflowers. For more information on these walks, visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/wildflower-walks.htm.

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Lights FestivalThere’s still time to experience the holiday magic in Gatlinburg, TN. The annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic event is going on now through February, 28. The lights are on every evening during the wintertime in Gatlinburg, and now every display is environmentally friendly, using LED lights.

Over the past 22 years, visitors have enjoyed dazzling displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park such as deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits as well as branches and scrolls that light up the entire length of the Parkway. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse joined the lineup.

Come and experience the Magic of Winter Lights in Gatlinburg, TN through February 28th. This annual event will be the start of a new holiday tradition for you and your family.

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There are just a few days left in your vacation from work and school, and before you head back you should take a day to relax in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. A great place to take an individual or group shot photo is by the old style entrance signs as you enter the park from any direction. They are uniform in appearance, and pictures are a great way to remember your day of activities. This is a fun way to start a new tradition, every year when you visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park you can take your picture by the entrance signs to show how you and the park change year to year.

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Old Tymey

Old Timey Photos By Renee

716 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3240

(865) 436-4411‎

Miss Dee’s Old Fashioned Photos

174 Old Mill Ave
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
(865) 429-0111

Dixie’s Old Time Photo
529 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Garters & Guns Old Time Saloon Photos
602 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Miss Sadie’s Old Time Photos
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Old Town Photos
651 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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12Built in 2001, the  Museum of Aviation is located in Sevierville near Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airport runway. This unique location allows for the history of aviation to be brought to life by the vintage aircrafts flying overhead for the visitors. The mission of the museum is to honor the history of aviation and to advance aviation education. The museum offers daily tours, children’s programs, school field trips, an in-museum theater, lecture series, a modeling expo, and more. A few exhibits you will find in the museum are the artifacts gallery, a huge aircraft hangar, and a PBY-5A 104 wingspan aircraft. Warbirds Weekend is once every spring and every fall, which attracts numerous visiting airplanes providing extra photo opportunities and exciting flyby formations. This is truly a place that everyone must see to appreciate.  

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A great way to take in all that the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer is by renting a Harley Davidson from the Smoky Mountain Cycle Rentals. Riding a hog through the mountains allows you to see and feel the breathtaking views. Motorcycles can be rented anywhere from half a day to seven full days. You must be a qualified rider with a valid motorcycle license. Smoky Mountain motorcycle adventure maps are available and easily fit in your tank bag window for on-the-road use.

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