Celebrate Freedom Celebration in Pigeon Forge

Celebrate with Pigeon Forge and the Smokies as we honor our Military Past and Present. Discounts are available year round and in the month of August throughout the city of Pigeon Forge and through out.

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One More Month of Smoky Mountain Awesomeness in Spring!

One last month for Spring 2018, so the latter end of this month will make it worth the trip with two favorite special events going on at the same time. The first one coming up is the Wilderness Wildlife Week going on from May 8th to the 12th. This event used to be held in January for over a generation was held in January, but that changed when the LeConte Conference Center in downtown Pigeon Forge was built. Other than…

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Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

Those of you who have driven through Gatlinburg at any point in the last few months may have noticed a big change at the north end of town just as you get in from the Spur. A brand new mountain rollercoaster establishment has taken up residence at a part of the city that doesn’t have as many rides as others and it goes by the name “Rowdy Bear”! Rowdy Bear is not just one thrilling ride, but two – the…

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Blake Shelton’s Upcoming Restaurant in Gatlinburg

Oh, we knew this kind of news was going to shake up the Smokies the moment it hit, we just didn’t know it was coming! Music superstar, and definitely a major favorite for a lot of locals here, Blake Shelton will be opening a branch of his restaurant “Ole Red” here in Gatlinburg, TN! An announcement was made in late March on Facebook Live by Shelton himself as well as Colin Reed, CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties. Ole Red is…

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Get Ready For Spring To Break!

While the Smoky Mountains have not seen round-the-clock cold temperatures or particularly weather snowfall as of yet, we are aware much of the rest of our visitors in our nearby states and regions have gotten much more their fill of Winter and are probably looking towards a Spring Break to provide a particularly good and much deserved vacation from the freezing and the frozen. Make your plans to venture to the Smoky Mountains for March! Whether you’re a student or…

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Spotlight: Cosby Creek Cabins

A lesser known and advertised city that occupies the gorgeous foothills of the Smoky Mountains is Cosby, TN, about 15 minutes east of Gatlinburg on Highway 321. Cosby is sort of like the Gatlinburg-area equivalent of Townsend, TN; a MUCH more subdued and much less trafficked and occupied area that nonetheless can have some items of interest as well as providing a genuinely peaceful Smoky Mountain getaway. And in Cosby is our favorite cabin rental provider for the community, the…

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How To Spend New Years in The Smokies

The end of the year only comes once a year and we like to punctuate the change and transition by ending the previous cycle and beginning a new one – with a BANG!Or rather a series of BANGs across a couple areas at least once the world’s most popular midnight hour clocks in. In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, we celebrate New Years Eve and the first seconds of the new year with fireworks most colorful and explosive along with some…

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Upcoming Christmas Fun in the Smokies

Planning on coming to the Smokies this weekend for some Christmas time with the family? Here are some of the things to consider to get into the spirit. * Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade * 12/1/17 From Gatlinburg.com: “More than 60,000 people come to view the award-winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus! The parade route starts at Baskins Creek Bypass on Hwy 321 (East Parkway) and travels to Hwy…

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Thanksgiving Weekend Events in the Smokies 2017

The Thanksgiving Weekend special events for this year remain largely traditional, but we’ll add a few other recommendations for family fun in the Smokies as well. You’ll be able to enjoy these whether you’re staying in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or Wears Valley as they should be roughly 30-40 minutes driving time at some of the farthest. Let’s look. * Thanksgiving/Christmas Craftsmen Fair * 11/21/16 – 11/26/17 and 11/27/17 – 12/3/17 Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 200…

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