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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

Is Moonshiners Real? While Most Is Fake, These Parts Are More Factual

A look at the popular show Moonshiners: What is fake, what is not If you’ve ever watched Discovery Channel’s hit TV show “Moonshiners”, you may have pondered at some point: Is this real life? The short answer is: No, not really. But here’s the question you should be asking: Is any of it real? With hundreds if not thousands of

The Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, TN

Why You Might Just Enjoy This Cheesy Comedy Show in Tennessee

Local offers honest review of The Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, what to expect Comedy, in general, has changed in the years since the show “Hee-Haw” had its heyday. But let’s be real: Millions of fans couldn’t be wrong. It was a hit in rural markets but also did well in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. There was surely

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Pirates Voyage Vs Dolly’s Stampede: One is a Better Show, Says a Local

A Smoky Mountain local compares Dolly’s Stampede to Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge, TN Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a legend in the tourist dinner theater game. Born in 1988, today it is part of the partnership between tourism business powerhouse Herschend Family Entertainment, Sevier County legend angel-on-Earth Dolly Parton and Fred Hardwick, chairman of the board of World Choice Investments.

6 Fun Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge You Need To See

Local lists best dinner shows in the Smoky Mountains Sure, Vegas has Usher and Sting, and Broadway has some musicals based on Disney properties. But none of them have what we have in Pigeon Forge: Dinner shows with comedic musicals based on real-life events, feats of aerobatics, equine-based stunts and more – all delivered with a delicious multi-course meal. My

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Smoky Mountain Rod Run: Pigeon Forge Dates and Details (2024)

Dates announced for Pigeon Forge Rod Run in the Smoky Mountains The Smoky Mountain Rod Run in Pigeon Forge is a hugely popular car show that normally takes place twice annually in the spring and in the fall. The 3-day event features a huge swap meet, a car corral and cash prizes. It attracts thousands of automobile enthusiasts, hot rod

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Is Hatfield and Mccoy Worth It? A Local’s Review of the Show (2024)

A Smoky Mountain local offers an honest review of the Hatfield and McCoy dinner show Devil Anse Hatfield was no hero. A cantankerous mountain man, he was unyielding and full of hate. He was at the heart of a West Virginia-Kentucky feud that left members of his own family as well as the McCoy family deprived of life for nothing more

hatfield and mccoy dinner show with photos of cast and real life famillies

The Unbelievable True Story of the Hatfields and McCoys

A timeline of events that inspired shows, movies and more The truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, and it’s certainly the case with the Hatfields and the McCoys. Growing up in East Tennessee, I’ve seen the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud along the Parkway several times. But until recently, I didn’t know the full story of their famous feud. You

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A Local’s Honest Review of Dolly Parton’s Stampede in the Smoky Mountains

TN native offers tips, what to expect at the Dolly Parton Stampede in Pigeon Forge Dolly Parton’s Stampede, formerly known as the Dixie Stampede, is one of the most popular dinner shows in the area. And while I’m on the record for preferring Pirates Voyage, I still appreciate the top-notch, talented cast and impressive trick riding that the Stampede offers.