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Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park
From Pigeon Forge, America's most popular national park is at your doorstep. Be sure to take advantage of the many family-friendly ranger-led programs and Junior Ranger programs for kids ages 5 to 12.
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Spend a Day in Gatlinburg
Just seven miles down the road is Gatlinburg, named TripAdvisor's no. 1 "destination on the rise" this year. Don't miss a visit to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the Gatlinburg Space Needle.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Put the Annual Synchronous Firefly Show on Your Bucket List
Every year for just a few precious weeks in late spring, the fireflies of Great Smoky Mountains National Park put on a mindbending, magical show. Come nightfall, tens of thousands of lightning bugs synchronize their lights and flash in unison. It's impossible to predict in advance exactly when the insects will begin flashing each year but peak flashing for synchronous fireflies is typically within a two-week period in late May to mid-June.