Pigeon Forge

on the left, the Gatlinburg Sky Needle. on the right: the island in pigeon forge

Gatlinburg vs Pigeon Forge: Which Town is Better? (2023)

Gatlinburg vs Pigeon Forge: A side-by-side comparison by a local It’s the showdown we’ve all been waiting for. Gatlinburg vs Pigeon Forge. Mano a mano. Who ya got? Look, we understand there are no right answers here, everything’s subjective – unless you pick Sevierville, then we award you no points. But when it comes to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge? With

one of the trains in motion at dollywood

This 85-Year-Old Ride Is the Oldest at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

Meet the attraction that pre-dates the park itself, The Dollywood Express, the oldest ride at Dollywood Before there was a Dollywood or a Silver Dollar City, there was a railroad track and a dream. In 1961, a pair of brothers from North Carolina desired to recreate the success of Tweetsie Railroad, a popular theme park between Blowing Rock and Boone, North

the pigeon forge greenway walking path in pigeon forge

This is the Best Place to Go for a Run in Pigeon Forge, TN

A runner offers her tips for visiting the Pigeon Forge Greenway As a runner residing in the North Georgia foothills, I am no stranger to hill work. It’s difficult to plan a route of more than a mile or two without some elevation gain. That being said, sometimes you just need a relatively flat place to run, especially when you’re

five oaks farm kitchen and cinnamon roll in sevierville, close to pigeon forge

Five Oaks Farm Kitchen: An Honest Review (2024)

Local reviews popular, historic Sevierville restaurant In 1925, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville weren’t much more than some farms covering the wide valley between the mountains. And it was during this period that Dr. John W. Ogle returned to his home to practice medicine. Ogle went off to study at the age of 16, setting up his practice in the Harrisburg

old mill with fried chicken

The Old Mill: An Honest Review of the Famous Tennessee Restaurant (2024)

Smoky Mountain native reviews popular Pigeon Forge restaurant I think The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is an experience unlike many of its neighboring eateries. As a Southerner, I appreciate that diners can get a home-cooked meal, all done without the commercialism of some national chains that claim to offer home cooking. IN THIS ARTICLE I also enjoy the

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, Smoky Mountains

The worst times to visit the Smokies, according to a local 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

a sandwich on toast with chips with checkered paper

These 5 Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants Are the Best in Pigeon Forge

Local reveals his top picks for the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Pigeon Forge My day job is to observe. I look, I listen and I ask questions. Then, I relay the facts as I have learned them through the written word. Most days I like to think I’m good at it. But then there are times when I have a

a snowy scene in tennessee with white coated mountains

Everything You Need To Know About Snow in Tennessee, From a Local

Tennessean offers tips on snow around the Smoky Mountains For many, a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in the winter months means an opportunity to see snow in the mountains. But finding snow can also be tricky. At the lower elevations, snow is usually a rare treat, falling in significant amounts only a handful of times each winter. If

a woman looks at downtown gatlinburg from a window

Is Gatlinburg Safe? What To Consider With Advice From a Local

A local offers his take on whether or not Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are “safe” I had a wonderful childhood with a level of freedom that would border on negligence today. For instance, I never sat in a safety seat. As an infant, I survived a car crash when my mom slipped me onto the floorboard and held on for dear

visitors drive through downtown Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Tourists Spend $10M a Day According to State Report

Sevier County ranks third in the state for visitor spending, saving locals an estimated $11,294 in state and local tax collections There may not be gold in the hills of East Tennessee, but there sure is a lot of green. According to a report from the State of Tennessee, Sevier County, gateway to the Smoky Mountains, ranked third in the