A vacation to a new place always seems a little more interesting and shiny when you learn about the little things that make that city special: the secrets to getting a good meal, the famous people who have made their homes there, even where to get the best tacos. Knowing the little things, some facts about Gatlinburg, can make you feel like you belong in a city of strangers. Of course, we Gatlinburg residents have never known a stranger; we’ve only met new friends!
We are the Second Largest Wedding Destination Spot in the United States
Yes, you read that correctly. Las Vegas is first, but Gatlinburg runs a close second. Romantic and beautiful, when you want to start your new life together on a positive note, Gatlinburg is the place to go!
There are 19 Different Species of Lightning Bugs in Smoky Mountains National Park
Ok, we had to verify these little facts about Gatlinburg; we never even knew there was more than one species of lightning bugs to begin with! Apparently, it’s true, so when night falls and the fireflies start their show, take a closer look and see if you can identify the different species!
Dolly Parton is From Nearby Sevierville
She and her 12 siblings lived in a one-room cabin right down the road. As a matter of fact, there is a statue of her that is a stop on the Sevierville Historic Walking Tour, and her famous show Dolly’s Dixie Stampede performs here nightly!
The Smoky Mountains Date Back to the Proterozoic Era
Here is one of our Tennessee facts: dating back over 800 million years, the Smoky Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world! When you’re sitting on your back patio enjoying the view of the Smoky’s standing guard over your part of the world, we’re sure you will probably be thinking that the Smokies sure look good for their age!
Tennessee Fact: Gatlinburg is About Family
Living in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains has taught us the value of family. Gatlinburg wasn’t always an easy place to settle in, but over time it has become the type of town you never want to leave. Our attractions are family oriented, our lifestyle includes the kids, and our families are happier here than anywhere else on Earth.
Reserve Your Cabin Rental Store Family Escape Today
In the grand scheme of life, it’s the smaller moments that make the most magical memories, and our cabins can help you conjure up a vacation you will never forget. Baking cookies in the fully equipped kitchen, playing games in front of a roaring fire, laughing with your family and crying over a good book—these are the things that are important. Reserve your family cabin today after learning these Tennessee facts!