Dollywood

Dollywood is the second biggest attraction in the Smoky Mountains and only second to the mountains themselves. The amusement park is one of the main reasons for the city of Pigeon Forge’s continued popularity and Dollywood tops itself year after year to live up to its already enormous hype. If you hear someone call it Read More …

The Island – Pigeon Forge, TN

For the longest time, The Island was Pigeon Forge’s infamous vaporware attraction that spent years in paused production. Today, The Island has more than made up for the time spent by providing one of the highest quality town centers you could find in the entire state! While the name “The Island” might give the impression Read More …

Friendly Falls and Gem Mining in Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley

Friendly Falls in Wears Valley offers something for everyone! The attraction is a multi-purpose hangout spot where families or groups can get lunch or dinner, bring the kids to play while the adults chill out with some beers, or even get married whether you’re straight or identify as LGBT! Some history: For nearly 100 years Read More …

Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals

Sure, there’s a good chance you’ve driven hundreds or thousands of miles to get to the Smoky Mountains and relax, but before you consider leaving the driver’s seat for the duration of the vacation, you should check out what kind of fantastic Smoky Mountain adventures you can have with a jeep rental from Smoky Mountain Read More …

Additional Attractions – New For June 2017

It’s been a while since we posted any new attractions for visitors to consider on their Smoky Mountain getaway, so here’s a quick look at some we hadn’t already covered. These might turn into more developed entries to our site here in time, but for now we have these to introduce you to: * Alcatraz Read More …

Rocky Top Sports World

For sports enthusiasts, Rocky Top Sports World is probably the biggest thing to ever come to Gatlinburg. Rocky Top Sports World is a new 86,000 square foot facility that will accommodate sports events and competitions of all kinds – football, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, martial arts, wrestling – the works! Rocky Top Sports is Read More …

Other Ripley’s Attractions

It’s no secret that Ripley’s attractions make up a large section of quality entertainment here in Gatlinburg. You can’t walk 200 feet downtown without seeing Ripley’s somewhere on the strip, but there’s a reason for their success and proliferation here in the Smokies – ALL of their attractions are just that good. Take a look: Read More …

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

To call Gatlinburg’s Ripley’s Aquarium a must-see attraction barely does the reality of it justice. The fact of the matter is that Ripley’s Aquarium is a literal hub of attraction and activity in the downtown area and anyone who has been to or even viewed pictures of it online can see why. Since opening in Read More …

Ober Gatlinburg

Before Dollywood, the most affluental and famous amusement park in the Smoky Mountains was, and in many ways still is, Ober Gatlinburg overlooking the city it’s named after. And while Dollywood exploded in size and popularity, Ober Gatlinburg has maintained its own fanbase and is consistently busy during the tourism seasons while maintaining the high Read More …

Free Things To Do in Gatlinburg For Families

One of the great things about vacationing in Gatlinburg is that a luxury trip to the Smoky Mountains doesn’t need to have a luxury price tag attached to it. If you’ve only got a budget to work with for your family vacation this Summer, here’s some ideas for free entertainment. Mynatt Park – Within a few Read More …

Smoky Mountain National Park

Hosting over 9 million visitors annually, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park. It is a landscape that combines natural and cultural history beautifully.  History unfolds before the eyes, emerging from lush forests and rich lowland valleys. The national park was officially created on June 15, 1934. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Read More …

Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure

If you thought Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede was a wild ride and a good show, then come to the Island in Pigeon Forge where you can find Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure on the parkway in Pigeon Forge! Formerly the Lumberjack Feud, the hit show was so popular that the company behind Dollywood and Dixie Stampede Read More …

Dixie Stampede

Pigeon Forge is known for being the Country music capital of East Tennessee and that fact is punctuated with the many Southern music theaters and outlets, but none have had more of an impact or legacy in Pigeon Forge as Dixie Stampede on the parkway. For more than a quarter of a century, the Dixie Read More …