Attractions

former dome zipline attraction in pigeon forge, tennessee

4 Hidden Secrets in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Where To Find Them

Local lists most interesting links to Pigeon Forge history that can still be found around town Coming to Pigeon Forge for a long weekend or a full vacation doesn’t really require a lot of planning. You can spend a day in the National Park, a day at Dollywood, a day exploring Gatlinburg and a day shopping the outlets around The

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A Massive New Attraction is Quietly Being Built on a Mountaintop in Pigeon Forge

After months of anticipation, WildSide is finally set to open July 29 The Revel Group, LLC., the people behind Anakeesta, have been quietly working to bring a massive new project to Sevier County. WildSide will be on 850 acres of mountain land designed as a paradise for mountain sports enthusiasts. As someone who spent 30 years exploring the land just

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5 Places Where the Celebrities Go in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

The Smoky Mountains are a popular destination for celebrities, these are some of the locations where they’ve been sighted I’ve lived in the area for more than 30 years. So I’m not surprised at this point when I hear about a celebrity visiting the Smokies. Over the years massive stars like Channing Tatum, Jason Momoa, Katie Perry and Nicole Kidman

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These Are the 4 Scariest Attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Says Local

From coasters to heights, the Smoky Mountains can provide plenty of thrills Fear is in the eye of the beholder. There are attractions in the Smoky Mountains that aim to be scary – and to varying degrees – succeed. But then other places force us to confront our fears. As someone with a lifelong fear of heights, I understand that

red cave with body of water in tennessee

5 Hidden Caves Under the Smoky Mountains You Didn’t Know Existed

East Tennessee is known for the mountains, but its many caves might surprise you We’re used to the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has sweeping vistas, mountain streams and massive green forests as far as the eye can see. But did you know there’s a hidden world of wonders under the mountains almost as amazing as what’s above

earthquake the ride and jurassic jungle boat ride with a creepy looking mannequin

Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride vs Earthquake The Ride: Which Attraction Is Worse?

As someone who remembers when cheesiness was half the point for a Smoky Mountain tourist trap, I can attest that when it comes to underwhelming attractions, there are two that are head and shoulders above the rest. They both feature animatronics that would make Chuck E. Cheese seem cutting-edge. They both feature beat-up, under-cared-for scenery that makes you wonder if

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Will Dolly Parton Buy the Ill-Fated Ghost Town In the Sky?

Fans are calling for their Appalachian queen, Dolly Parton, to save one of their favorite long-lost theme parks, Ghost Town in the Sky In the mountains of North Carolina, there is a ghost town that used to be Ghost Town begging to be saved. In Maggie Valley, a mountain-top amusement park that used to be the rival of Dollywood is

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It’s Going To Rain Every Day of My Smokies Vacation. Should I Cancel?

Smoky Mountain native offers tips on vacationing with a rainy forecast Editor’s Note: The following is a new advice series where readers can write in and get personalized advice from Smoky Mountain travel experts. Do you have a question that you would like us to answer? Email us at info@thesmokies.com. Question: I booked my trip to the Great Smoky Mountains

the ark in kentucky beside a conceptual rendering of the truth traveler in tennessee

Ark Encounter to Open Bible Space Time Traveling Attraction In Tennessee

The minds behind the Ark Encounter in Kentucky are set to bring a “flood of reality” to East Tennessee I’ve done religion-based tourism since I was a kid. As a result, I can say I view each new project with a certain degree of hesitation. For every positive experience – like the youth group trip to the Ozarks to see a

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Two New Dinner Shows Debut in the Smoky Mountains This Summer

SkyLand Ranch offers a new dinner experience in Sevierville in 2024 Dinner shows have been a staple in the Smoky Mountains since the Dolly Stampede opened in Pigeon Forge back in 1987 (originally called Dixie Stampede). I can remember experiencing the show with my little sister and grandparents when I was growing up.  And now, down the Parkway in Dolly’s