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As regular visitors to Gatlinburg, TN are probably aware, our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of wonderful distilleries where you can try real moonshine! While legal moonshine distilleries are a relatively new development in town, making “white lightnin’” has long been a tradition in East Tennessee, although it hasn’t always been above board. To help spark your interest for your next distillery tour, The Appy Lodge has put together six fun facts about the history of moonshine in Gatlinburg and the Smokies.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium has officially reopened! After 9 months of renovations, the quirkiest attraction in Gatlinburg, TN is welcoming visitors to see all of the exciting new additions made to the museum. Featuring a fresh design and lots of new exhibits and artifacts, the revamped Odditorium is definitely a can’t-miss vacation destination, even if you’ve visited in the past. To help you make the most of your next getaway, The Appy Lodge has put together a handy guide to what’s new at Ripley’s Odditorium Gatlinburg.

Nothing hits the spot on a hot day in Gatlinburg, TN quite like ice cream! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of wonderful creameries where you can enjoy a delicious cone or sundae. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to four of the best Gatlinburg ice cream shops.

Tennesee’s Smoky Mountains are famous for their family-friendly entertainment! Gatlinburg and the surrounding cities have become a magnet for talented magicians, musicians, and actors. Whether you’re in the mood for mind-blowing spectacles or laugh out loud comedy, you’re guaranteed to find a show with your name on it in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to the three best shows in Gatlinburg TN.

Located on top of a mountain overlooking downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Anakeesta is one of the most-buzzed-about attractions in the Smokies! Opened in 2017, this unique theme park offers thrills, breathtaking scenery, and lots of family-friendly fun. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to six of the best things to do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN.