Veterans Day 2019: Your guide to deals and freebies on attractions and dining in The Smokies

Happy Veterans Day y’all! In honor of our local and visiting veterans and active military, TheSmokies.com has put together the most comprehensive list of Veterans Day discounts and freebies that you’ll find in the Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg areas.  Keep in mind, most of these deals are good for one day only, and require […]

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Review of Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grille – A trendy take on southern classics

The Pottery House Café and Grille is one of two restaurants to call the Old Mill Square home, despite the relatively small size of the square. Each serves a different crowd and a different style of food. The Café and Grille offers a quick serve menu of salads, soups and sandwiches. The food served here […]

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The Old Mill Restaurant serves up real home cookin’; Tips on what to order, when to go

The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is, like many of its neighboring eateries, an experience. Diners can expect a home-cooked meal, a meal that wouldn’t be foreign to the early settlers of the mountains. And it’s all done without the commercialism of some national chains that offer home cooking. My dinner party chose to […]

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Top 10 things to do in the Smokies when it rains

The Smokies is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but its wide elevation range can contribute to unpredictable weather patterns. Some days it feels like you experience all four seasons in one day — with rain at any given moment. In fact, according to the National Park Service, the Smokies averages about 8-11 days of […]

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A review Dolly Parton’s Stampede — Plus tips how to plan and what to expect

The Dixie is no more.  One of Pigeon Forge’s signature attractions, formerly known as the Dixie Stampede, went through a rebranding a couple of years back in an effort to change, at least a little, with the times.  Now known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, the dinner and theatre show still offers a four-course meal – […]

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