Winterfest in The Smoky Mountains is full of excitement and things to do for all ages. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Winterfest activities, an annual celebration that spanning the entire winter season. Join in on all of the fun and Smoky Mountains winter activities as the popular resort towns transform into one gigantic winter wonderland with special events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Continue reading
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As we’ve said before, part of the allure of the Smoky Mountains is the chance to see history, to learn about the people who carved a living out of this formerly remote area. When there is a festival to celebrate our ancestors, everyone gets a chance to relive what made those pioneers so special. Continue reading →
If you thought Dolly Parton was the only celebrity you could see in the Smoky Mountains, boy, are you wrong! Thanks to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, you can see Brad Pitt, Elvis Presley, Natalie Portman, Marilyn Monroe and other stars. Well, in wax form. The only wax museum in the country dedicated entirely to celebrity figures, this two-story museum brings Hollywood to the Smoky Mountains. You can get so close to the stars that you may start to believe they’re alive. Continue reading →
When most people think of a winery, they picture the farms of France, or the countryside in the Napa Valley. But for many years, wineries have flourished across the county with many successful ones in the south. It just so happens that in many places in Sevier County, you can see, smell and taste the results of those sun-ripened grapes mashed and fermented into delicious wine. Continue reading →
Have you ever wanted to skydive, but weren’t real interested in going that far up in the sky? Well, in Pigeon Forge you can experience the sensation of flying without jumping out of a plane. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is located at stoplight #5 in Pigeon Forge. It is the country’s first vertical wind tunnel, which allows you to body fly. Here’s how it works: Continue reading →
If I say, “Have you tried ZORB?”, your first reaction maybe, “Is that a new ice cream?” or “That horrible disease?” The answer to both is no; ZORB is a crazy way to get moving and it’s in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading →
Independence Day celebrations display what is great about summer – great food, good music, fireworks and remembering what makes this country so special. There are a lot of events around the country on July 4, but every year in Pigeon Forge, they have an excellent day devoted to all those things with the great backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading →
Of all the feuds in this country’s history (red state/blue state, Coke/Pepsi, grapes in chicken salad/no grapes in chicken salad), perhaps none is more famous than the Hatfields and McCoys disagreement. This interstate spat began during the Civil War and while it didn’t last past the turn of the century, it made its way into the folklore of the nation. And now, if you visit Pigeon Forge, you can get involved in this fight, complete with a tasty meal, singing and dancing.
You probably think dinner shows are pretty easy to
do. The audience sits at their table while actors on stage go through their
rehearsed lines. Everyone applauds and enjoys their meal. Well, in Pigeon
Forge, there’s a place where dinner and a show aren’t like that at all. Some of
the participants weigh more than 1,000 pounds and have actors hanging off of
them or doing flips on their backs, have to run at full speed only to stop
within feet of a wall and do all this while the audience cheers them on.