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Our Top 6 Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains

ripley's aquarium of the smokies

According to worldatlas.com, the most visited national park in America is the Great Smoky Mountains. The Smokies are famous for a natural phenomenon that the Cherokee called the “blue smoke” of the mountains. What makes the Great Smoky Mountains “Smoky?” Here’s the brief explanation, without getting bogged down in too much of the scientific terminology. […]

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Dollywood 2020 Season

dollywood sign in the fall

If you are like us, then you are awaiting the opening day of Dollywood for its 2020 season!  Here is everything we know about what will be new, different, and staying the same about Dollywood. Dollywood Opening Day According to the Dollywood Calendar, Dollywood will reopen on Saturday, March 14th at 10a.m.! Dollywood Splash Country […]

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Recommended Attractions on the Parkway – Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

hatfield and mccoy

The Hatfields and the McCoys are the best known feudin’ families in the United States, and nearly just as famous here in the South is this comic adaptation of their saga in just off the parkway in Pigeon Forge! This is a dinner and show attraction, which means that you’ll get quite a screwball hillbilly […]

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Recommended Attractions on the Parkway – The Tomb

the tomb in pigeon forge

Out at Walden’s Landing on the parkway of Pigeon Forge is a most peculiar type of attraction that you can see from some distance – The Tomb Egyptian Adventure awaits you and your group with a 45-minute pharoah-themed escape game. This was the first escape game to be brought to the Tennessee Smokies and it […]

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Recommended Attractions on the Parkway – MagiQuest

magiquest in pigeon forge

Get ready to adventure into a world unlike we have anywhere else here in the Smokies. If you or your kids ever had dreams of being in a high fantasy world and using wizards’ tools to advance through a castle or dungeon, you found your chance to do so at MagiQuest on the parkway in […]

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Recommended Attractions on the Parkway – Alcatraz East Museum

alcatraz east museum

On the parkway in Pigeon Forge, right in front of the entrance to The Island, is an unusually stark and imposing-looking building with the words “Alcatraz East Crime Museum” emblazoned onto it. You might think this attraction seems out of place here, but that’s exactly what makes it unique for the city. While most of […]

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Recommended Attraction on the Parkway – Dolly Parton’s Stampede!

dolly's stampede at christmas with lights

The first and best known dinner-and-show attraction in East Tennessee, or maybe Tennessee in its entirety, is Dolly Parton’s Stampede! Formerly known as Dixie Stampede, this attraction is owned and operated by the same folks who handle many of Dolly Parton’s attractions in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Adventure, Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country. […]

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Recommended Attractions on the Parkway – Country Tonite Theater

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Pigeon Forge’s most prominent music-focused theater in the region, Country Tonite is THE place fans who wanted to see the best in Smoky Mountain Country music talent perform the best in Smoky Mountain Country music. They are located in a huge, 1,500 capacity, multi-million dollar theater and are particularly known for their “Celebrity Concert” series […]

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Recommended Attractions on the Parkway – Wonderworks

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Wonder only begins to describe Wonderworks’ museum in Pigeon Forge! There is practically nothing like this all throughout the county – a huge interactive fun zone where science, technology, illusions and things you thought were impossible all collide into a memorable experience you and your kids will talk about for years to come. Get inside […]

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