Super Bowl Chili Recipes from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Chili Cook-off!)

Whether you visit for the Winterfest & Chili Cook-Off event or just want to make a special plate for your family during their vacation to the Smokies, we've got the recipes for you that will keep them screaming for more!  Try making a special pot for your family, the next time you stay in...

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Fraser Fir in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Smoky Mountain National Park)

Fraser fir trees grow only in the southern Appalachian Mountains and about three-quarters of their native population is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  They are grown commercially as Christmas trees and are highly regarded for their sweet fragrance.  Since the 1950s, many trees have been killed by a tiny insect from Europe. The southern...

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History of Smoky Mountain National Park near Gatlinbug, Tennessee

In a national park, however, the scenery and resources are protected, and nature is allowed to run its course. The ultimate decision to establish a national park meant that the scenery, resources, and some of the native architecture would be protected for all people to enjoy into the infinite future. The drive to create a...

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Near Gatlinburg, Tennessee,  you can visit the Great Smokies and relish the beauty of its landscape.  The Smokies' smoke & their amazing array of creeks and cascades are the result of mountains and moisture.  The Smokies are the largest mountains east of the Rocky Mountains.  Sixteen of the peaks in the Smokies are more...

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