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2018 has been a rollercoaster of emotion for country music star RaeLynn! The Voice alum kicked off the year by performing at The Island in Pigeon Forge’s New Year’s Eve celebration, but all of the excitement proved too much for her pet chihuahua, “Dolly.” When fireworks erupted over Pigeon Forge early in the morning on January 1st, the loud noise frightened little Dolly so much that the dog bolted from the singer’s tour bus.

If you’re running low on time off, a quick trip to Pigeon Forge, TN is a great alternative to taking a weeklong vacation. While you won’t be able to visit all of the city’s hidden gems, you can still fit a remarkable amount of fun into a 24-hour escape. To help you make the most of your getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together the ultimate itinerary for spending one day in Pigeon Forge.

The Island is one of the most-buzzed-about destinations in Pigeon Forge, TN. If you haven’t been to the Smoky Mountains in a little while, you may be wondering, “What is The Island in Pigeon Forge?”. Fortunately, Visit My Smokies is here to help! Read on for a complete guide to everything you need to know about The Island.

With over 10 million annual visitors, it’s no surprise that Pigeon Forge, TN sees its fair share of traffic. Fortunately, the Knoxville News Sentinel is here to help! The newspaper recently released a handy guide to avoiding traffic in Pigeon Forge that caught our eye. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have shared the News Sentinel’s insider knowledge and thrown in some of our own advice for bypassing traffic in the Smokies.

Carly Pearce may not be a household name yet, but that won’t be the case for much longer! Pearce is a rising star in the world of country music, and 2017 is poised to be a huge year for the 27-year old singer. Springboarding off of her hit single “Every Little Thing”, Pearce is expected to release her debut album with Big Machine Records later this year. Country Music Television recently named her one of the “Next Women of Country” and included her in their list of “17 for 2017”.

Pigeon Forge, TN is celebrating a major anniversary in 2017! Two hundred years ago, an iron forge was built along the banks of the Little Pigeon River where The Old Mill Square stands today. This iron forge became an iconic part of the city and served as the inspiration for the name “Pigeon Forge”. To mark this special occasion, Visit My Smokies did a little research to bring you the history of Pigeon Forge’s iron forge.

With so many fun and family-friendly things to do in the area, it’s hard not to fall in love with Pigeon Forge. However, there are a few signs your love of visiting the area has gone from a typical family getaway to a full-on way of life. Keep reading to find out if you’re head-over-heels in love with Pigeon Forge.

Have you ever seen a bald eagle soar over a football stadium or baseball field during the national anthem? Chances are, this eagle was “Challenger”. Widely known for his appearances at sporting events all over the country and on television, Challenger is the most famous bald eagle in the world! This celebrity bird is the first bald eagle in American history to be trained to free-fly into sports stadiums and arenas during The Star-Spangled Banner. You can see Challenger in action in the video below: