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With thousands of choices for fan favorite attractions, accommodating places to stay , excellent restaurants, and beyond in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, you may wonder how you’re going to choose the best places to see and most exciting things to do with your family. We’ve done our research on all of the great places to stay, play, eat, and shop while in the Great Smoky Mountains, and put it here so you can begin to plan your

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amazing Smoky Mountain Adventure.

Raft through the mountains, fly through the trees, and putt through candy castles! It’s all possible here in Pigeon Forge on top of hundreds of thrilling attractions.

Food connoisseurs unite! With restaurants including BBQ, pizza, fine dining, and scrumptious desserts await you and your family.

With thousands of great experiences available, we’re here to help you explore the essence of the Great Smoky Mountains!

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Your Guide to The Fall Rod Run 2020

Nothing can stop the visitor favorite Rod Run in Pigeon Forge!  The NEW dates have been announced and we can’t wait to celebrate this long running tradition September 17th-19th! This bi- annual car show is favorite for locals and visitors in the Pigeon Forge area. You’ll see people showcasing rods, classics, and customs of all makes

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Area Discounts for Homeschoolers and Family

Homeschooling Discounts and Tools for The Family While on Vacation. Your favorite Smoky Mountain attractions offer so many educational tools and opportunities for your family to enjoy. Whether your child is learning virtually or homeschooling this year, there’s ways to get out of the house and have a day packed full of fun! Area Discounts

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Best Places to Eat in Pigeon Forge: Hidden Gems to Check Out

When you’re on vacation, one of the first things we all do is find the best places to eat! There are great places to eat in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that you can’t find anywhere else. (Check out all our local restaurants on our “Dine” page). Local cuisine can give you a real “taste” of the

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Alcatraz East Highlights 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Alcatraz East will celebrate and highlight the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment.    August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. By decriminalizing the actions of women across the country who had been attempting to vote, this amendment was significant in history. Alcatraz East Crime Museum commemorates not only this anniversary

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Tennessee’s Tax Free Weekend

It’s Tax Free in Tennessee! The best time to stock up on back to school items, styling your Fall wardrobe, and experiencing the best deals on electronics is this weekend only. NEW in 2020, a second tax free weekend is added! The state of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at

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Ole Smoky Adds New Canned Cocktails!

Ole Smoky Distillery has just introduced its newest line of products! In addition to their famous moonshine, Ole Smoky distillery has come out with refreshing, delicious canned cocktails! Perfect for any occasion no matter where you are!    Canned Cocktails  These refreshing cocktails are made with Ole Smoky’s famous moonshine. The four flavors including Apple Pie Ginger,

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Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup Cancelled

Announced Wednesday, July 12th, 2020: The annual Pigeon Forge Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and social distancing concerns. Spring Rod Run Scheduling History  In response to the cancellation a spokesperson stated, “Due to the health and safety concerns with the COVID-19 virus situation, we have decided to

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Things To Do This July 4th Holiday in the Smokies

Tennessee Smokies Fireworks Show Date: July 3rd, 2020 Location: Smokies Stadium Cost: Tickets are $7.50 for viewing of both baseball games. The Smokies are proud to host the East Tennessee High School Baseball League Senior Game and All-Star Game on Friday, July 3rd at Smokies Stadium. The fireworks, provided by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc will take

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Tower Shops at The Mountain Mile Update

The Mountain Mile is home to brand new 180,000 square foot multi- purpose retail and entertainment development. The Tower Shops are quickly filling with new businesses coming to the Smoky Mountains! The complex features Pigeon Forge’s new thrilling attraction, the Mountain Monster. This 200 foot thrill ride contains 4 rides in one and serves as a

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Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced the implementation of vehicle-free access on Cades Cove Loop Road every Wednesday, from June 17 through September 30. In an effort to improve visitor experiences and lessen times of traffic congestion, the park will study these effects through the summer.   History of Vehicle Free Access   Vehicle-free time

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Dollywood Announces Park Reopening | Latest Info

Announced Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020: Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country have officially announced their reopening date for Wednesday, June 17th. Exclusive Opening days for season passholders will be Monday June 15th & Tuesday June 16th. Dolly Parton gave hopeful words in an interview saying,”When the times right and we’re all confident that you and our team at

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Alcatraz East is Now Open for All Crime Lovers!

Alcatraz East Crime Museum is now reopened! The Museum which focuses on legendary crimes and cases is taking new safety measures to help keep visitors safe and healthy. To help “police” these new safety rules, the museum is introducing their mascot, “Doc” (Department of Corrections). Guests will see various signage and friendly safety reminders from Doc throughout the

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