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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:

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.