Gatlinburg’s 2012 Smoky Mountain Summer Series

This summer, treat the family to a Gatlinburg vacation experience without even packing a suitcase. The City of Gatlinburg is bringing the Smoky Mountain summer experience to three cities: Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; and Atlanta, GA with the 2012 Smoky Mountain Summer Series.

Each of these events will give everyone in your family a free and unique outdoor summer experience. You and your kids will have the chance to scale new heights on a rock wall, see Shivers the Penguin from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and even meet Gatlinburg’s very own Zeno the Bear. When was the last time you got to say you’d met a black bear?

Additionally, there will be a stuffed black bear building station at each of these events, where your children can create and take home their very own Gatlinburg mascot. Or, if they choose, they can donate it to be taken to a local children’s hospital and make someone’s day a little brighter.

There will also be a chance for you to enter to win giveaways from Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg Attractions Association, Smoky Mountain Outdoors, The Edgewater Hotel, The Park Vista, Greystone Lodge at the Aquarium, Clarion Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen and the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce. That way, your family can visit the irresistibly charming mountain getaway in its full glory. And, having met Zeno, you’ll already be prepared if you happen to meet any of his cousins while you’re there.

Please join us for a free, one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain summer experience during the following events:

Louisville Thunder Over Louisville
Date: April 21
Time: All Day
Event Location: Ford’s Thunder on the Ground Waterfront Park on the South Great Lawn

Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals baseball games
Date: May 12-13
Location: Inside the Great American Ball Park stadium’s Fan Zone Atlanta Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals baseball games
Date: May 25-27
Location: Just outside Turner Field stadium

“Gatlinburg is your summer adventure playground of endless opportunities to make memories – you have never been closer to the outdoor adventure, majestic scenery and family-fun entertainment,” said Jim Davis, Gatlinburg Public Relations Coordinator. Remember, these events are free to the public, and are sure to be a Smoky Mountain experience that will start your summer off on the right paw!


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