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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.

FireChaser Express Ride Vehicle Debut from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN 

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Visit My Smokies is excited to announce a live event. On August 21, 2013 Dollywood announced in spring 2014, visitors will be able to experience FireChaser Express, a new family roller coaster. The United States first dual-launch coaster will launch twice, traveling forward and backward on the track. With the 39-inch height requirement, many young children will be able to experience their first roller coaster ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, a memory that will last forever. On Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 10:30AM Dollywood will Livestream and event online. You can watch it live on this page at 10:30 AM Est. This is an event you will not want to miss and you can watch it from the comfort of your home or office chair.

Ray of sunlight shining down on the Smoky Mountains at dawnOpening in September of 2013, the LeConte Center will be a new addition to Pigeon Forge. The  232,000 square foot Leconte Center is owned by the city and is located adjacent to the greenway and Riverwalk. It will be a venue for trade shows and competitive events as well as a meeting place for large assemblies. Set against a mountain background, with the ambiance of a Smoky Mountain Lodge, the LeConte Center is eagerly awaited.

Pigeon Forge Cabins On Fire For More Than 24 Hours An afternoon thunderstorm Monday March 18 brought an end to the battle firefighters had been fighting of Pigeon Forge Cabins on fire for more than 24 hours.  The hand of nature with the heavy rainstorm was very welcomed helping to bring an end to the largest fire ever know in the Pigeon Forge area of Sevierville, TN.   Local resources were provided with support reinforcements from nearly 300 firefighters from 50 agencies by the end of the battle; showing the

Sunday evening March 17 Pigeon Forge cabins on fire could be seen from miles away with the mountain side glowing throughout the night. From a cabin fire that is believed to have first started in a the Black Bear Ridge Resort the weather conditions with a warm windy day quickly spread from one neighboring cabin to another changing the landscape of a mountain side overnight.   The Black Bear Ridge Resort and neighboring Trappers Ridge area both were consumed by the Pigeon Forge cabins on fire. The response and action