Author Archive

7 Free Pigeon Forge Points of Interest Off the Beaten Path

They’re fun, they’re free, and people don’t really know about them. These Pigeon Forge points of interest offer a unique experience to visitors looking for cool things to do off the beaten path. Now, not all of these Pigeon Forge points of interest are technically in Pigeon Forge…but the ones that aren’t are found only

Learn More

7 Visitor Tips for Parking & Travelling During Rod Run

Rod Run is one of the most exciting events in Pigeon Forge. With hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway and invading the LeConte Center, it is a car-lover’s dream. In fact, it’s one of the largest car shows in the entire Southeast! Yet, with the influx of people, visitors can sometimes have some problems

Learn More

How Arrowmont Helps Wounded Veterans By Providing Scholarships

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a bastion of artistic endeavor whose history outpaces even the tourist trade here in the Smoky Mountains. This Gatlinburg-based craft school has had its doors open to the public for more than 100 years, fostering growth in the community and facilitating the continuation of traditional arts. Last year,

Learn More

How Huck Finn’s Catfish Donates Thousands to the USO

Huck Finn’s Catfish has been a staple of Pigeon Forge for more than 20 years. You can’t drive down the parkway and miss their iconic catfish statue outside, and you can’t say you’ve truly experienced Pigeon Forge without trying some of their delectable catfish. The restaurant is well known for its commitment to our service

Learn More

20 Ideas for the Perfect Day Trip to the Smokies

Head to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where you’re never short of awesome attractions that make for a perfect day trip to the Smokies!  Our area is especially perfect for day trips, too, as we are within a day’s drive of 2/3’s of the US population!! So, to help you plan the perfect day trip, we’ve collected

Learn More

Have Your Perfect Wedding at Bluff Mountain Inn

The Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular wedding venues in our region, largely because of the plethora of absolutely beautiful venues found in our area. Brides-to-be have no shortage of locations to choose from when they start the planning process, but sometimes the variety of choices can be overwhelming. Today we’re covering

Learn More

6 Best Go-Kart Parks in the Smokies

Trying to find the ultimate go-kart experience in the Smokies? With thousands of families visiting our area every weekend, go-kart tracks are one of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge, and is actually the most popular motorsport in the country! In fact, nearly 35 million Americans race go-karts each year. Driving down the Parkway,

Learn More

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Connects the Public to Craftspeople

One of the Southeast’s most popular events, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, is set to launch tomorrow, and will run until July 17th. This event connects the public with 160+ artisans and craftspeople from all over the US. For only $7 attendees can check out and purchase the wide variety of hand-crafted goods, as well as

Learn More

Pokémon Go Takes Over Pigeon Forge

The Newest Pocket Monster Craze Is Keeping Pigeon Forge Visitors Busy Catching Pokémon Pigeon Forge is teaming with Pokémon! Since the release of the hugely popular app, Pokémon Go, people have been excitedly scouring the streets, fields, and rivers for the lovable pocket monsters. The game has fostered an amazing outpouring of popular interest, and

Learn More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wins $250K Grant to Restore Clingmans Dome

They did it! After more than two months of voting by more than 1.1 million Americans, Friends of the Smokies announced Wednesday that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had won a $250,000 grant as part of the Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park came out as the second-most

Learn More

Country Cascades Set to Break Ground on New Waterpark with $10 Million Investment by Collier Family

In celebration of their 48th anniversary, the Collier family has invested $10 million to break ground on a brand new water park and hotel here in Pigeon Forge. On July 5th the Collier family invited the Sevier County community to a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at Country Cascades, set to be held at

Learn More

7 Reasons to Celebrate the 4th of July at Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

America’s birthday is right around the corner, and Pigeon Forge is bringing you the ultimate Independence Day celebration with its annual Patriot Festival, happening Monday, July 4th. This extremely popular annual festival combines all your favorite 4th festivities into one huge all-day event. To help you get the most out of this awesome event, we’ve

Learn More