Blog posts for category "Pigeon Forge, TN"
When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you're going to want to remember your trip forever. One way to remind yourself of what a great time you had is to take home a special souvenir. The first step to finding the perfect souvenir is choosing the perfect place to look! Check out the 5 best places for souvenir shopping in Pigeon Forge TN:
The Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular places to visit for family vacations! Bring your family to the Smoky Mountains to explore all that the area has to offer. Not only are there gorgeous sights, but there are a number of activities in and around Pigeon Forge that are both family friendly and fun! We've put together a list of what to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains on your family vacation:
Looking for something different to do in the Great Smoky Mountains? We've got you covered! Along with all the famed attractions you already know and love, the Pigeon Forge area hosts a wide range of fun-filled adventures sure to please your entire family.
The new year is the traditional time for recharging your batteries. And there's no better place to destress and refresh than the breathtaking Smoky Mountains. Especially from January through May, when the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area hosts an array of events and festivals, culminating in Wilderness Wildlife Week. (More about that in a bit.)
Between hiking, zip lining, shopping, and all of the other fun activities in the Great Smoky Mountains, you're going to work up quite an appetite. Fortunately, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have hundreds of amazing restaurants to explore. Food choices in the Smokies run the gamut from traditional southern barbecue to international cuisine and vegetarian-friendly eateries. Whatever sounds good, we've got it.
If your idea of heaven is beautiful scenery and plenty of peace and quiet, renting a cabin in Pigeon Forge is for you. Cabins come in all sizes, and each has its own unique personality. There is an abundance of cabin rental agencies, so before choosing your mountain home, it's a good idea to do a little homework.
From entertaining shows and breathtaking rides to interactive games to test your skills, Pigeon Forge has something fun for the whole family.
Have you always dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl? Are you living the western life, but need a range to call your own? Giving closet wranglers and hardcore buckaroos a place to embrace the Wild West is what the annual Saddle Up! event in Pigeon Forge is all about. February 18–22, 2015, marks the 15th anniversary of Saddle Up! - which means the coordinators of the festival have some special guests lined up.
Last week, we offered an overview of where the best shopping could be found in Gatlinburg. This week, we’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of Pigeon Forge shopping opportunities-or shoppertunities as they’re sometimes called around here.
A couple of weeks ago, we took a quick look at five Gatlinburg attractions that everyone should put on their vacation itinerary at one point or another. This week, we’ll be looking at five Pigeon Forge attractions that rank near the top of the scale. Of course, there are so many great attractions in Pigeon Forge that it’s really hard to single out just five, but this will at least get you started narrowing down the vast selection.
Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee have no shortage of options when it comes to vacation lodgings. There are literally hundreds of choices in hotels and motels, cabins and chalets and even condominiums. However, one type of accommodations that often gets overlooked is the bed and breakfast inn. The Smokies area has some of the finest bed and breakfasts in Tennessee, so here are a few reasons that a B&B might be a good selection for your next trip here:
When you think of Pigeon Forge attractions, what are the first places to come to mind? It would be natural for you to first think of places like Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country as well as some of the big-name attractions like the Titanic Museum Attraction or WonderWorks. Also, the city’s many music and variety theaters are also considered attractions that wind up on many a tourist’s vacation to-do list.
We’re getting to the point where we probably won’t see daytime highs lower than the 70s until next fall. That’s generally good news, except on those hot, humid, insufferable days when all you want is to find a place to cool off. Here are some suggestions for the best ways to do that, whether your speed is wet-and-wild or wet-and-mild.
Any seasoned Smoky Mountain visitor knows that as the weather improves and Memorial Day and summer approach, traffic starts to get a little heavier in the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. On some weekends, especially when there’s a car show in town or some other holiday-related event, the going can get very slow, sometimes turning what should be a pleasant family outing into a contentious test of nerves and patience.
If you’re going to be in the market for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee lodging this summer, or even accommodations in Gatlinburg or Sevierville, there are several questions you may want to consider asking the prospective cabin-rental companies you talk to. This week, we’re going to look at issues you’ll want to ask about concerning paying for your lodging.
Are you going to be in the market for some Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN lodging this summer? If so, we’re continuing our series of posts related to questions you should be asking prospective cabin-rental companies. Taking the time to do your homework on the front end could save you a lot of headaches in the long run and make your stay an awesome experience you’ll want to repeat every year. This week, we’re going to show you that you should spend a little extra time just on the issue of the outdoor hot tubs. It’s such a popular feature in most cabins, yet it can also be a source of potential problems if not addressed on the front end.
Of the millions of people who visit Pigeon Forge and the Smokies each year, the vast majority of them drive their own vehicles. That’s a lot of automobile traffic. However, if you’d like to save yourself the hassle of driving and getting caught in a snarl, there are plenty of other ways to get to your favorite vacay spot and to get around once you’ve arrived.
Sometimes you just don't feel like making multiple choices. If you're planning a night out on the town during your Smokies vacation, you may not feel like wading through all the local dining options (especially if you have picky eaters in your group), and also finding a show that everyone wants to see. Several area theaters make things simple for you by offering shows with dinner as part of the evening's entertainment.
Once again, as it does every year, Christmas seems to be sneaking up on us. It will be here before we know it, which means it's definitely not too early to chip away at that holiday shopping list. While you're visiting the Smokies, why not have fun and be productive at the same time? We recommend that you go ahead and make a reservation at one of our Smoky Mountain rental cabins and review our list of suggested places to go hunting for this year's Christmas treasures.
Have you heard about Pigeon Forge's Egyptian attraction? Located at the Lumberjack Square development, it's called TOMB, a pyramid-themed adventure that lets families and groups team up to battle the curse of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. The storyline has visitors getting “trapped” in the relics of an archaeological site, and mummies, daddies and kids must work together to overcome a series of ingenious challenges designed to thwart their escape. The interactive experience is designed to last about 45 minutes and along the way features dazzling special effects and excitement for all ages.
You don’t need us to tell you that it’s a tad warm out there already, and it’s not even officially summer yet. And while a lot of Smoky Mountain vacationers make Dollywood a regular part of their summer routine, you might want to consider making Dollywood’s Splash Country a priority instead.
Pigeon Forge alone has more family-attraction fun than you could fit into several years' worth of vacations. But we're sure that next time you're in town, you'll be willing to give it your best show.
Every town in the Smokies has its own unique offerings that make it worthwhile to visit. Let's take a closer look at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which lies halfway between Sevierville and Gatlinburg when traveling toward Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Did you know that Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was established back in 1830? Step back into that time as you visit the historical sites of The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge. As you walk through The Old Mill Square, tour the water-powered grist mill that has continuously ground meal and flour since the early 1800's. The Old Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most photographed historical sites in the country!
Most of us have a favorite Christmas memory. For some, it's decorating the tree with elaborate ornaments, tinsel and a star on top. For some it's the heartwarming smell of evergreen or cinnamon. Others might reflect on hopeful visits with Santa Claus himself or watching elated little ones open gifts on Christmas morning. Everyone is sure to look forward to the comforting tastes and smells of homemade Christmas dinners. The best memory, however, is probably one of spending time with loved ones and sharing family traditions that make memories for years to come. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy the Christmas season anytime you wanted? With a visit to The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, you can do just that.