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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:

The reviews are in, and it’s official: Pigeon Forge, TN has more fans than ever before! The popular travel website TripAdvisor recently named our Smoky Mountain city one of America’s top 10 “destinations on the rise”. Here at Visit My Smokies, we are thrilled to hear that more vacationers are finding out about all of the fun there is to have in Pigeon Forge. Read on for a quick look at what brings over 11 million people to the Smokies each year.

Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the most popular locations for conventions, events, and gatherings in the country! Just a day’s drive from over 2/3rds of the nation’s population, Pigeon Forge is a convenient meeting place for millions of people. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at its doorstep and a wide variety of world class attractions and shows in town, Pigeon Forge has everything you could possibly want in an event venue.

Everyone knows that Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Increasingly, many of those vacationers are deciding that they don’t want to leave! An article in the May/June issue of Where to Retire magazine names the city of Pigeon Forge one of the nation’s best places to retire. Read on to find out why Pigeon Forge is such an attractive location for starting the next chapter of your life.

Next time you visit one of the dinner shows in Pigeon Forge, be sure to pay attention to the names of the performers, because they might just be superstars in the making! Kata Hay has been making waves as a contest on The Voice, the popular singing competition on NBC. Before she made it onto one of TV’s most watched shows, Hay was a performer at some of the best Pigeon Forge TN dinner shows. Read on to learn all about Kata Hay’s musical roots in the Smokies.

Pigeon Forge is ready to play ball! The Ripken Experience baseball complex is finally open for business, and hundreds of teams are already signing up for the chance to play like the pros. Designed for little leaguers and young adults, The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge is the brainchild of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother/teammate Billy Ripken. Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide with four things you need to know about this state-of-the-art Pigeon Forge baseball park.

We’re thrilled to report that Dolly Parton will be bringing her fans lots of music in 2016! Our favorite country star recently announced that she will be releasing a double album this year. As if that wasn’t enough, Dolly also revealed that she will be going on her largest tour in 25 years. Read on for everything you need to know about the latest Dolly Parton news.

Two of our favorite Smoky Mountain cities are in the news again! TripAdvisor recently released its list of the most popular U.S. cities for travelers booking a vacation rental, and both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee ranked among the top ten. With such a huge variety of cabins and chalets in the area, it’s no wonder that vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are in high demand. Read on to find out why so many people are choosing a vacation rental for their getaway in the Smokies.

If you love to visit the Pigeon Forge area, you’re not alone! Sevier County is one of the fastest growing vacation destinations in the country, and it is the third most visited county in the state of Tennessee. When you drive down the Parkway, it’s hard not to notice all of the license plates from around the United States. Have you ever wondered where most of the visitors to Pigeon Forge come from? We did too - so we decided to find out!  Visit My Smokies has looked over the latest Pigeon Forge tourism information to determine the top cities of origin for Pigeon Forge vacationers.

The Fun Time Trolleys in Pigeon Forge are one of the very best ways to get around the Smokies! Stopping at all of the area’s best attractions and scenic spots, the trolleys provide an affordable alternative to driving. To help you figure out which routes to take during your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient Pigeon Forge trolley map with everything you need to know:  

While visiting Pigeon Forge, you may have noticed many of the trolleys that stroll the streets. The Pigeon Forge TN trolley is one of the area’s most popular ways to get around to your favorite restaurants, shopping and attractions - but that’s not all. You can take the trolley to almost anywhere in Pigeon Forge. Because even regular visitors to Pigeon Forge may not know much about the trolley, you’ll find some great things below to help you out.