8 Great Reasons to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Gatlinburg

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This May, why not spend your Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful Smoky Mountains? Gorgeous scenery and fresh, cool mountain air make the perfect setting for your holiday, and here are eight more terrific reasons that will make this your perfect staycation. First, the live shows are the best! Here’s just a sample of what’s showing May 1-31: “Wonders of Magic,” featuring the Merlin Award-winning Terry Evanswood. Also, “America’s Hit Parade” and “Soul of Motown” features some of the greatest American Music of all time.

Next, treat the family to a day at Dollywood Theme Park, Dollywood’s Splash Country Waterpark, or check out the RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo to see lemurs, giant tortoises, parrots, and more. If you’re a bird lover, you’ll love the gardens and petting zoo at Parrot Mountain & Tropical Bird Sanctuary. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a helicopter tour and fly high while your pilots fill you in on some of the more interesting stories of the area. And for a different kind of adventure; check out Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze or the WonderWorks Interactive Experience. For more information, click here.

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