It's probably fair to say that the majority of people who visit the Great Smoky Mountains wing it when it comes to planning their trips. That's not to say that folks don't make lodging reservations or perhaps buy advance tickets for specific attractions for certain days and times. But when it comes to actually going out and doing things, it's common for most visitors to tour sights and attractions on their own, without any guidance.
Attention, history buffs. Next time you visit the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you might want to spend some of your travel time exploring a number of local sites that bring the history of the region and its people to life. Some are actual historic sites, while others are attractions devoted to telling stories that are, in come cases, centuries old. In either case, these recommended stops are fun places to learn about the past and better understand the people that first inhabited and settled the Smokies.
Yep, we're well into fall here in the Smokies, and winter is just around the corner. Although depending on the day and the time of day, many might say that the chill of winter has already arrived. Colder weather does have its up side, however; it means that conditions are finally becoming ideal for enjoying winter activities like skiing, skating, tubing and more.