Tag: RTX Traveler Issue 23

Getting to the Heart of the Matter | Downtown Gatlinburg

Getting to the Heart of the Matter | Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg lies adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park- drive south on 441 from downtown and you can see the curtain of trees beckoning like an old Disney movie. But stay downtown and you’ll discover another world of wonder filled with lights, joy, and one rollicking good time. A place of contrasts, you can […]

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RTX Gatlinburg Accommodations

RTX Gatlinburg Accommodations

As one of our most popular exchange destinations, RTX is proud to offer you and your family a variety of lodging choices for your stay.

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Glide the Mountains at Rowdy Bear

Glide the Mountains at Rowdy Bear

It’s not quite ziplining, not quite a mountain coaster- the all new mountain glider at Rowdy Bear Mountain is a combination of many things and the first of its kind in the world.

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Explore Gatlinburg’s Sister, Pigeon Forge

Explore Gatlinburg’s Sister, Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a direct neighbor to Gatlinburg, with its own personality. It’s a little more spread out and a little more country, with plenty of things to do.

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A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time | The Hatfields and McCoys and the Heart of Pigeon Forge

A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time | The Hatfields and McCoys and the Heart of Pigeon Forge

The legendary feud originating in the 1860s on the West Virginia-Kentucky border is loosely portrayed in this comedy dinner show in Pigeon Forge. All ages are invited to see the spectacle of singing and dancing, feats of strength, stunts, and hilarious comedy.

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A Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Original | Old Mill Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

A Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Original | Old Mill Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The 1830s grist mill is still in operation on the frontage of the Little Pigeon River, where the Old Mill restaurant sits, beckoning you with its old-fashioned ambiance and hearty, authentic southern meals. The mill is one of the most photographed in the country- dripping with history, the mill housed wounded soldiers during the Civil War, and furnished electricity for the town until 1935.

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Safe Travels | Be Bear Aware

Safe Travels | Be Bear Aware

Seeing a big, cuddly looking bear walking near your car or picnic site is not a common site like seeing a squirrel in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but it is also not unusual.

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On the Lake | Top 5 Activities

On the Lake | Top 5 Activities

This big, gleaming, perfectly clear body of water is laid out before you. What to do, what to do…

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What’s SUP Lake Tahoe

What’s SUP Lake Tahoe

The horseshoe bend of Emerald Bay stretches out before you; the steep rim of the lake, crystal clear water, pine tree canopy, and tiny island complete with stone tea house solidifying the uniqueness of it all. Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are very popular on Lake Tahoe due to the visibility and gentleness of the water, the interesting boulders and topography of the shores, and the natural beauty, and Emerald Bay is the penultimate spot to explore. Prepare to complete a bucket list item.

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Lake Tahoe’s Ring Road | 72 Miles of Scenic Beauty, History, and Adventure

Lake Tahoe’s Ring Road | 72 Miles of Scenic Beauty, History, and Adventure

Seventy-two miles around America’s largest alpine lake offers a lot to see, to put it mildly. Whether strapping on your hiking boots or donning your bathing suit, each town around the lake has its own personality, each turn something new to explore. Here are the highlights.

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