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Eagerly Awaited LeConte Center To Open in Pigeon Forge

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.

The Building

A 100,500 square foot clear-span exhibit hall, that can be expanded to 112,500 square feet, will highlight the building. Among its multi-purpose rooms are a conference room of 750 square feet, three 2,000 square foot multi-purpose rooms and four 1,000 square foot multi-purpose rooms. Additionally, a multi-purpose hall is featured, with 12,000 square feet.

Additional Features

A spacious lobby welcomes guests, and a concourse and dedicated registration space makes it easy for trade show visitors. A Pre-function space and eight-bay loading dock facilitate its use for business and conferences. Food and beverage services are available, and a trolley service is offered. Parking spaces for 1,600 cars is offered.


Some events that are scheduled for the Center include the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies/Souvenir Super Show, the 24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week, the 14th Annual Saddle Up! and the 20th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest.The setting and facilities of the LeConte Center will be enjoyed by many people visiting in the Pigeon Forge area.

If you plan on attending one of these exciting events, take a look at our Large Cabins page. Furnished with game rooms, media rooms and plenty of seating, these cabins are perfect for bigger groups!