Posts Tagged ‘ Great Smokies ’

Fall Foliage in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge truly is a remarkable place. Sitting on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has given the area an incredible backdrop. During fall, that backdrop changes to stunning colors of red, yellow, orange and brown. The changing of the leaves is one of nature’s largest events in the area and draws

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Buddy Bear at the July Membership Breakfast

Buddy Bear Here: Wow! I had a great time at the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce membership Breakfast yesterday! So many of my friends from the Greater Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains areas came to visit. Before the main speaker gave her presentation, Patsy Cline sang! Carol Glass-Cooper of the New Patsy Cline Tribute Theatre

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Buddy Bear Loves Making Friends!

Buddy Bear Here: Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know how much I love playing with my friends and meeting visitors while I am exploring Pigeon Forge. Look at who I ran in to this week: This is a new friend I met while waiting with Momma Bear.

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Fall in Love!

If you are falling in love or already in love for a day or many years, Pigeon Forge is the perfect place to ignite a spark or keep the fire of love glowing. Any day is the right day to bring your Valentine to the Smokies where you can fall in love or fall in

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Great News in the Great Smokies! We’re Open!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will open at midnight Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, unless the government shutdown is not ended during that time. According to a recent report on WATE-TV, an agreement was reached today between Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and North Carolina Governor Pat

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Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island

If you are looking for an unique food to try while in Pigeon Forge then head over to Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island. So what makes Poynor’s Pommes Frites unique? They are remembering the streets of Germany with authentic German foods. Some of their specialties include Pommes Frites, Belgium fries and homemade dipping sauces. They

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Being involved in the National Park

Are you looking for ways to become more involved with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park? There are many choices to choose from depending on what you are interested and how you want to help. Becoming a member of the the Great Smoky Mountain Association is one way to help the National Park. Since 1953, the association

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The Barn at Chestnut Springs

A unique and beautiful feature throughout East Tennessee are the barns that can be found throughout the area. Some can be found on a busy highway that used to be a country road while others are tucked away and not easily visible. What all the barns have in common is that they have a story to tell. Many

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Being on top of the world

This location is the highest lodge in the eastern United States. It sits at an elevation of 6400 feet. This location is only accessibly by hiking for there are no roads that lead to the top. Have you guessed the mystery location? If you answered LeConte Lodge then you are correct. The lodge sits just below Mt. LeConte,

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Waterfalls in the Smokies

The national park has many unique features that you can not find anywhere else. From the abundance of wildlife and plant life, everywhere you look there is something new to discover. A feature that attracts visitors to the national park are the waterfalls. Each year over 200,000 visitors come to see the waterfalls and with

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Experiencing The Island

The Island had its VIP opening last Thursday and opened to the public Friday. The main attraction is the wheel.  The wheel stands at 200 feet high and provides amazing views of the area for both new and returning visitors. I had the opportunity to ride the wheel on VIP day and it was an

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