Roberts family with the Smoky Mountains in the background

Allow us to introduce ourselves

Hey friend! We are the Roberts Family and we love the Lord. Our family has called East Tennessee our home for 8 generations.

We love sharing the unique history, culture, and natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. We are native East Tennesseans who want to help you plan the best trip to the Smokies.

Are you looking for expert advice and insider tips on travel to the Great Smoky Mountains? Our mission is to help you and your family create incredible family travel memories about the Smokies that will last a lifetime.

Discover The Great Smokies features reviews of popular attractions, restaurants, and all the things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Knoxville and the areas surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains.

We are very excited to share with you our local perspectives on the all the best ways you can enjoy everything the Smoky Mountains have to offer. We are passionate about sharing our love of the Smoky Mountains with others.

“The Smokies have a heart of their own. It’s the way the water flows, the way it sounds, and the way it feels when you get in it. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s my home—but I really don’t think so. I think it’s just one of those special places that God put here for us to enjoy.”

Dolly Parton

We could not agree more with Dolly!