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4 New Things to Do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg the Next Time You’re in Town

There are always new attractions, restaurants and stores opening up in the Smoky Mountains area! From amazing foreign cuisine to Smokies specialty shops and more, there is something for everyone. Make sure you add these places to your to-do list when you’re close by! Here are 4 new things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg the next time you’re in town:

1. Draculas

Get spooky any time of year when you stop at Dracula’s in Gatlinburg! Vampires hang out in the Smokies too, and you can find them right in downtown Gatlinburg near Ripley’s Aquarium. Purchase a fun variety of souvenirs, including t-shirts, hoodies, toys, mugs, shot glasses and more. This unique shop is unlike anything in downtown and is definitely made for those who like to keep the Halloween spirit all year long. In fact, they sell tons of Halloween decor that you can take home and begin decorating with! You know you “vant” to come check out this awesome store!

2. Tulsi Indian Cuisine

Tulsi Indian Cuisineindian food is bringing traditional Indian dishes to Pigeon Forge! They offer both vegetarian and vegan options, as well as tons of meals for the meat lovers. Start off by sampling some of their Tandoori Breads like Naan, Roti and Paratha. Afterwards you can dig into some Navratan Korma with mixed vegetables, covered in a creamy sauce. For those who like it spicy, order the Paneer Kadai. They even offer desserts like Malai Ki Kheer, Ras Malai and Gulab Jamun. Located right on the Parkway, Tulsi Indian Cuisine is a can’t miss spot on your next trip to Pigeon Forge.

3. Gatlinburg Axe House and Appalachian Axe Co.

The axe throwing trend has officially made its way to the Smoky Mountains with the opening of two new axe houses. Visit Gatlinburg Axe House and Appalachian Axe Co. for a new kind of entertainment you’ve never experienced before! At Gatlinburg Axe House, you’ll be right in the heart of downtown while you enjoy this family friendly, exciting activity. People of all ages can try their hand at axe throwing and you can feel safe knowing all the precautions have been taken by the well-trained staff. At Appalachian Axe Co., you can try blacklight axe throwing. These illuminated targets create a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t forget.

4. Selfie Hangout

selfieAre you ready to up your Instagram game? Get the best pictures of yourself or your friends at Selfie Hangout! With tons of interactive photo ops in this fun, self-guided photography studio experience, you can get the best photos for your social media accounts. This unique attraction is perfect for celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or even just a cool family outing in Pigeon Forge. With tons of awesome backdrops and props, everyone will wonder where you got these awesome pictures! Visit their website to pick a time slot and get your tickets today!

Now that you know about all the exciting new things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you can add a few to your itinerary for your next Smokies vacation. Looking for something a little different? Check out all the other things to do in the Smokies and plan your trip today!