Posts Tagged ‘ things to do pigeon forge ’

Happy Birthday America from Buddy Bear!

Buddy Bear here: I love birthdays and one of my favorite to celebrate in Pigeon Forge is the good ol’ USA’s. In fact, did you know that this is America’s 238th birthday? I’ve already got on my red, white and cute, so pack  your bags and come see me in the Great Smoky Mountains for

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Get Stranded on The Island in Pigeon Forge!

Big news at The Island in Pigeon Forge for all you Parrott Heads out there! The long awaited opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will take place on June 16. Along with the tropical-themed restaurant, the new Margaritaville Island Hotel will open this coming October. The hotel is now taking reservations by calling 844-4FINSUP. So be

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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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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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The Island

The Island, which is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, will be open to the public Friday, June 21st. The Island will feature retail stores, restaurants and a 200 foot observations wheel. The 22 – acre development will open Phase 1 Friday and will feature businesses such Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Timberwood Grill, Mellow Mushroom

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Titanic Treasure

The Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum unveiled the iconic ” Titanic violin” May 22nd to the media and public.  The violin, which had been lost since the sinking April 15, 1912 was found in 2006 by its current British owners. It took Alan Alridge & Sons, a research company who studies rare memorabilia, 7 years of

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Springtime in the Smokies

Spring in East Tennessee marks the beginning of the 63rd Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN.  From April 23-27, the nation’s top experts on botanicals in the Smoky Mountains will be giving educational lectures open to the public. Founded in 1951, the 5 day event will have 150 programs ranging from lectures on plants, wildflowers, mosses and wildlife native to the area. This will be a

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Saddle Up! For Western Fun in Pigeon Forge

Despite the way they’re often portrayed in the movies, cowboys aren’t just gun-slinging outlaws in search of a main-street showdown. In fact, you can tap into the fun side of the cowboy lifestyle at the 13th Annual Saddle Up! event, taking place February 21 through 24 at a number of local venues. This Pigeon Forge

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3 Reasons To Say “I Do” To A Smoky Mountain Wedding

3 Reasons To Say “I Do” To A Smoky Mountain Wedding Did you know that the Great Smoky Mountains area is known as The Wedding Capital of the South and that it hosts more weddings in the country each year than any other city except for Las Vegas? It’s true, and the reasons are many:

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Snow Much Fun in the Smokies

What To Do On A Snowy Day In The Smokies? We’re coming up on that time of year when that frozen white stuff is going to start peppering down from the skies, particularly in the higher elevations of the Smokies. When those snow days arrive, don’t stay cooped up in your hotel or cabin; make

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