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A Civil War-themed theater is opening soon in Pigeon Forge! In March, you’ll have the chance to visit a new attraction: the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater. It will be unlike any show you’ve seen before in the Smokies. We’ve got all the details on the new attraction in Pigeon Forge:
About the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater
On March 1, the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater will open its doors. This fascinating show tells the story of two cousins from East Tennessee. One is pro-Union, and one is pro-Confederate. Both struggle to understand the other’s view of saving the South. While the story is fictional, it does include real facts about history. Steve Gipson, the owner of the theater and show leader, says the show “will make you laugh and cry in awe.” The new attraction in Pigeon Forge will be located right on the Parkway! They are currently looking for actors and hope to be open year-round, with about 500 shows annually.
Other New Attractions in Pigeon Forge
The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater isn’t the only new attraction in Pigeon Forge this year! The town will welcome a variety of new things to do, from rides restaurants. Here are some of the new attractions in Pigeon Forge you can expect to see in 2019:
Wildwood Grove is part of Dollywood’s largest expansion ever! This new area in the theme park combines the natural beauty of the Smokies with pure imagination. Families will love exploring Wildwood Grove together! There will be family-friendly rides and other activities for everyone to enjoy. Wildwood Grove is set to open in May 2019.
August Moon Drive-In
The August Moon Drive-In is a fully immersive indoor drive-in movie experience. The dome will have more than 40 classic cars, dozens of trees, grass, gravel pathways, a panoramic starry sky, fireflies, and an August “sailor’s moon” glowing orange and red. An official date has not yet been released, but it is expected to open in 2019.
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
Dolly Parton is bringing her Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to the Smoky Mountains! Opening in the spring of this year, this dinner show will feature pirates battling on deck, in the water, and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep lagoon. There will be acrobatic competitions, aerial feats, sea lions, tropical birds, and more. And be sure to come hungry, because there will be a delicious four-course feast!
The Mountain Monster in Pigeon Forge will feature 3 rides from a 200-foot tower that overlooks the Smoky Mountains. It will be centered in The Tower Shops at Mountain Mile, which is a retail and family entertainment development in the heart of Pigeon Forge. The Tower Shops are next to Ripken Baseball and The Island.
Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park
Gatlinburg’s Rowdy Bear Mountain is expanding to Pigeon Forge! The first phase of the project is set to open in March of this year. The completed park will have rides you can’t find anywhere else in the country!
More Attractions in Pigeon Forge
We’ll update you with more information about the new attraction in Pigeon Forge, the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater, when we have it. In the meantime, check out more attractions in Pigeon Forge to visit while you’re here!