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New Exhibit on Nicole Brown Simpson & Highlights Domestic Violence

Murdered 25 years ago this June, Nicole Brown Simpson would have celebrated her 60th birthday on May 19, 2019. In her memory, Alcatraz East Crime Museum is turning the focus on domestic violence, offering a temporary exhibit dedicated to who Nicole Brown Simpson. The exhibit will open on May 17, 2019 and will run for

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Dolly Parton Invites Today Show Host To Wildwood Grove

Today Show Video:  Dolly Parton takes Jenna inside Dollywood’s new Wildwood Grove @ Dolly Parton recently invited Today Show host Jenna Bush Hager for a tour of her theme park, Dollywood, which just finished a $37 million Wildwood Grove expansion! Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood welcomes families for the ultimate

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8 Things To Do On A Hot Day

Summertime in East Tennessee is nothing short of hot and sunny! We’re not complaining but sometimes it’s good to have plans for when the day is just too hot to be walking around. We’ve put together a list of awesome indoor and outdoor activities to get through even the hottest days of summer in Pigeon

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Lumberjack Competition Coming to Pigeon Forge!

The competition is really heating up at Lumberjack Feud! They will be hosting the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series on May 18th from 1-3pm and the first annual Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Competition on May 19th from 1-6pm.  Reserve your tickets today to see lumberjacks from around the world compete in this nationally televised (May 18th only) event!

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Your Guide to Memorial Day in Pigeon Forge!

Barbeque & Bluegrass  Dollywood will be packed with food and music to kick- off summer! The Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival will begin May 24th and last through June 2nd. See up and coming Bluegrass musicians including Sugar & The Mint, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, and Dailey and Vincent. You can be sure to find tasty

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Top 11 Summer Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

Summer is all about fun, adventure, and memory making to last a lifetime! For your family, adventures to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee can be full of thrilling attractions, local artistry and crafts, or even a few delicious southern specialties. So go ahead and plan your escape to the Smokies and experience why we call this place

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Smoky Mountain River Rat Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Smoky Mountain River Rat, is thrilled to celebrate its 25th season of helping guests paddle, splash and play in Mother Nature’s Water Parks! Be sure to head to Townsend, TN, on May 4th to help kick off the 2019 tubing season at Main Tubing Outpost. All tubing trips will be  scheduled with weather and water levels

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Mama’s Farmhouse Turns 10!

    Mama’s will celebrate their anniversary all day on May 3rd with a special meal deal! Dine in during breakfast, lunch or dinner that day and receive 2 adult meals for only $10! Be sure to enter the raffle drawings for a chance to win one of ten $100 gift cards!   Mama’s Farmhouse

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Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass Festival 2019

One of Dollywood’s best seasonal events is back again for 2019! If you haven’t experienced Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass festival you are missing out on mouth watering food, toe tappin’ tunes, and the best kick off to summer! From May 24th to June 2nd, you and the whole family can see some big name bluegrass

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4 Things You Can’t Miss at Wilderness Wildlife Week 2019

If you’re a fan of The Smokies, hiking, animals, and nature, then Wilderness Wildlife Week is perfect for you! Enjoy a week full of history, nature, and hiking all based here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and The LeConte Center. You can find so many tools to help you on your next exploration

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7 Free Things To Do in The Smokies

Vacations are meant for relaxation, fun, and adventure! Luckily, Pigeon Forge is packed with all three. There are great things to do everyday of your trip, but you may also be wondering, what are some awesome free things to do? We’ve put together a list for you to make a memorable trip even on a

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*UPDATED* Synchronous Fireflies 2019 Dates Announced!

One of the most exciting events that takes place in our own backyard is almost back! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the lottery dates and information for the viewing of the famous Elkmont Synchronous Fireflies! Each year in late May and early June, the fireflies put on a naturally occuring 2

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