12 brand new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in 2020 – including a Dollywood expansion, boozy ice cream and double deckers

There’s something about a new decade that brings with it fresh beginnings, and it seems that the Great Smoky Mountains is getting some new life as well. With so many new attractions coming to the Smokies, there will be plenty of new activities to add to your list of goals and resolutions.  Here are some […]

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Top 6 bizarrely out-of-place attractions in the Smokies 

It was the Great Smoky Mountains that turned Sevier County into a tourist mecca. But, the locals found out early on that tourists needed more than motels, restaurants and the great outdoors. As it turns out, there’s only so much nature one Midwestern family can absorb before they need a different level of stimuli. In […]

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Unpopular Opinion: The good, the bad, and the ‘just ok’ — A review of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen opened in Pigeon Forge in 2015, seemingly on the heels of Deen trying to reinvent herself after being let go from The Food Network. You could say that this restaurant is one that might feel out of place in the area, but for the sake of this review, I’ll simply focus […]

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There’s a restaurant in Tennessee where you can dine with singing animatronic chickens (VIDEO)

The screen behind Feather Locklear turned blue and giant animated white snowflakes began to fall. “Oh,” I thought on an early November morning at Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. “They’re about to sing a Christmas carol.” Friends, I was wrong. Instead, the tinkling piano notes that send chills up the spines of children […]

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