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Officials of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced Sunday some closed areas of the park have been re-opened. Basic visitor services, including campgrounds and restrooms, will reopen using revenue generated by recreation fees.

PIGEON FORGE—Dollywood continued its winning ways on Saturday night, racking up three more “best of” awards at Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards ceremony held at Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, Missouri. Dollywood earned finalist placement in eight categories.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development commissioner Kevin Triplett announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by …

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