Pigeon Forge

Reagan's House of Pancakes

Here Are the Best All You Can Eat Buffets in Pigeon Forge; Top 3 Ranked

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, buffets – also known as smorgasbords – were all the restaurant rage. I can remember going to a newly opened buffet in the tiny Hoosier town of Bedford and marveling at the array of culinary delights laid out before us. We were in awe of the salad bar. The quality of

Whitewater rafting, smoky mountains

Best Whitewater Rafting in the Smoky Mountains, With Prices [2023]

From the safety of the bank, it’s easy to forget just how powerful the water of even a relatively small river like the Pigeon River can be. But when you’re floating atop a frothing madness like the Vegematic or the Powerhouse, battling with the help of a handful of friends, each flailing at the water with a paddle they only

Biblical Times

The Best Christian Shows and Theaters in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Various church-centered conventions bring in thousands of young and faithful each year to worship, praise and enjoy bond-building fun in the tourist-friendly small towns. Religious attractions have always played a big role in the fabric of the area. But the face of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is ever-evolving. The value of real estate, for instance, makes shifting sands that can

Sugarlands Distillery

Is Gatlinburg Dry? Where You Can Buy Alcohol in the Smokies

Editor’s Note: By reading this article, you agree that you’re of legal age. I came of legal drinking age in Blount County, not far from Townsend or the Sevier County line. We were a dry county – no beer sales or alcohol sales. But I don’t remember anyone who wanted alcoholic beverages having a hard time finding some. The nearest place to

Traffic in Gatlinburg during peak times can back up for miles (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

These Are the 4 Worst Times to Visit Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

The perfect time to hit the Smokies depends on what you want out of the experience. For example, in the spring, the mountains are fresh, green and blooming. They retain a bit of the nip in the air. Summer is also great when nothing is more refreshing than a cold mountain stream. We certainly love the Smokies in the fall

Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge

Is Dollywood Worth the Price? What You Need To Know To Plan Your Budget

Most people go on vacation with a certain budget in mind. Everything you choose to do takes a piece of that pie. Perhaps a fancy meal Or a shopping trip to stock up on salt-water taffy and ninja stars. And so, planning becomes a game of deciding what activities are worth taking and which ones don’t offer the bang for


Best Lunch Spots for Families With Kids in Pigeon Forge; Our Top 6 Picks

Vacationing with kids is never stressful at all! … said no one ever. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great until someone starts feeling a bit hangry in the backseat. And it can feel daunting to find an affordable lunch spot that will make both kids and adults happy. But fortunately, there are lots of great lunch spots in Pigeon Forge

Smoky Mountain Opry

Is the Smoky Mountain Opry Closed?

The Smoky Mountain Opry debuted their ninth season on Feb. 28, 2020 with all-new musical numbers, only to close their doors less than three weeks later. The closing was originally meant to be temporary. However, representatives with the Smoky Mountain Opry announced that they were not planning to reopen for the remainder of the 2020 season – if at all.