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Hollywood Celebrity Spotted in Pigeon Forge

Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge's LogoIt looks like Dolly Parton isn’t the only famous person who knows that the Smoky Mountains are a great place to come and relax with family. Famous actress Ashley Judd was spotted spending her birthday with several family members at the Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge.

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It was reported that Judd rented out the space on April 19 so she and 39 of her friends and family could celebrate her 46th birthday by racing each other in the fastest go karts in the Smoky Mountains.

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is the daughter of country music icon Naomi Judd and the half-sister of singer Wynonna Judd. Most recently, Judd is known for her role in the movie Divergent where she played Tris’ mom Natalie. Other movies Judd has starred in include Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), Heat (1995), Double Jeopardy (1999) and Where the Heart Is (2000).

Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge

Home to the fastest go karts in Pigeon Forge, Xtreme Racing Center is the perfect place for adventure seekers to experience thrills like never before. Open seven days a week, the karts at Xtreme Racing Center can reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour!

Along with racing, Xtreme Racing Center also offers guests a brand new arcade room that has over 30 different games. The games range from your typical hands on like skee ball to more advanced video games like Temple Run. The best part is, the tickets never expire, so you and your family can save up for a big prize like a new video game system!

For more information on fun places to go in the Smoky Mountains where you might spot a celebrity, be sure to check out our ‘What to Do’ tab on our website. There you will find a full list of all the popular attractions in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville.