Spring renovations were expected to bring new services and an updated look to Apple Valley Country Stores & Cafe.
The new owner of the late Lee Roberson's property and art gallery off Wears Valley Road outside Townsend said the gallery will not be reopened as an art gallery, but they plan to redevelop the land in a way that ties in with the heritage of the area.
In the nation’s most-visited park, there is solitude, even isolation. For those not accustomed to the wilderness offered by following some trails, there are easy walks that offer glimpses of the primeval forest. For other more adventurous, or experienced, hikers, there are challenging trails that lead to some of the most dramatic views the Park has to offer.
The owners of Apple Valley Country Store & Cafe and Dancing Bear Lodge are in the midst of a five-year, $10 million investment with plans to turn the two popular Townsend sites into a "one-stop resort destination."
If a canoe ride down the beautiful Little River is on the to-do list, there's only one place in the area with the goods to meet your needs.
The Cades Cove Museum was created by Cades Cove Preservation Association to aid in its mission of preserving the history, heritage and culture of the mountain community that is now part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A Cherokee grinding stone has made its way from a Blount County farm to Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend — all 8,200 pounds of it.
Tuckaleechee Caverns is an underground wonder drawing more than 50,000 visitors annually.
There are many popular trails and hidden treasures suitable for day hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Rivermill Antique Mall has a little bit of everything for everyone — from primitive to antique to midcentury to vintage — Debe Campbell and her crew of faithful vendors have got you covered. In fact, you just may leave with a little more than you intended to.
The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25, 2016. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is committing to community outreach in honor of the centennial.
At Dogwood Mall in Townsend, shoppers can find a wide variety of quality merchandise at affordable prices, from paintings, pottery and photography prints to antiques and much more.