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Oct 07
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Receives TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2023 Award

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is honored to announce that it has been awarded with TripAdvisor's prestigious Top 25 Fine Dining Restaurants in America for 2023.

Jul 11
‘Adaptive Adventures’ New program working to make sure everyone can enjoy the Smoky Mountains

by: Hannah Moore Posted: Jul 7, 2023 / 10:57 AM EDT (WATE) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park is working to make the park more accessible for people of all abilities through a new program and providing adaptive off-road equipment. GSMNP has partnered with Knox County, Catalyst Sports, and Friends of the Smokies to create three ‘Adaptive […]

Jun 24
Sevierville Buc-ee’s opens its doors to travelers at Exit 407A.

By: Melanie Vásquez Russell SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The latest Buc-ee’s travel center to open its doors in the Volunteer State was met with crowds of travelers and enthusiasts early Monday morning at Exit 407 in Sevier County. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and other elected officials including Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters attended the grand opening ceremony, […]

Jun 24
Walker Sisters Cabin in the Smokies repaired after almost 2 years

by: Octavia Johnson Posted: Jun 22, 2023 / 07:45 AM EDT Smoky Mountains, Tenn. (WATE) — After being closed since 2021, the Walker Sisters Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has reopened to the public. The two-story cabin was closed due to safety concerns and completed renovations. According to the National Park Service, there were concerns about the […]

Jun 24
Step back in time with program focusing on Smokies’ history in Cosby

by: Hannah Moore Posted: Jun 20, 2023 / 11:57 AM EDT Smoky Mountains, TENN. (WATE) — Step back in time with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park‘s Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow community programs. The programs take place Friday from June 23 through July 14 at the Cosby Campground Amphitheater. They will honor the “rich cultural and […]