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10 Best Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Why is Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited National Park in the United States? While the mountain top views from Newfoundland Gap Overlook and Clingman’s Dome are beautiful, this National Park has more than 10 million visitors a year because of its waterfalls, lakes, streams, and infamous “smoky” clouds. From scenic drives to...

Smoky Mountain Vacation: A Great Smoky Mountains Road Trip Itinerary

Do you have an outdoorsy family filled with an adventurous spirit? Plan a Great Smoky Mountains road trip through Tennessee! Families can see a national park, nature center, and museums, plus enjoy both city and small town life.

How to Score a Campground at Popular National Parks

...it’s important to get the information you need in order to make reservations for the more crowded National Parks. Many of them have campsites that fill quickly with reservations on the first day they are opened. Here’s the information you need in order to plan for your summer and get the reservations you desire.
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4 Southeast Mountain Towns That Your Family Will Adore This Spring

Southeast Mountain Towns, including Greenville, Bryson City, Gatlinburg, and Blue Ridge, come alive in the spring. Read why you should visit with your crew.

Road School: Teaching Your Children About the Civil Rights Movement

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March by teaching your kids about the Civil Rights Movement
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First Timers Guide: National Park with Kids

Have you ever wanted to visit a national park with kids? How do you choose which national park to visit? There are over 58 national parks in the U.S. -and that’s not including national monuments and historic sites. When our youngest child was independent enough, our family of five decided a family vacation to experience...

Eight Must-Do Family Activities in Chattanooga

Nestled in the Tennessee Mountains, Chattanooga is a city that was made for families. From breathtaking Ruby Falls to the world class Tennessee Aquarium, everybody will find something to love in Chattanooga!
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More than Just a Tent: Alternative Family Camping Options

Alternatives to camping are great ways for families to up their vacation experience without upgrading to a hotel or lodge. Just be sure to book them early…these fun and affordable vacations fill up fast. Read on for four great camping alternatives to try this year!
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