Archive for the ‘Pigeon Forge’ Category

This week is Wilderness Wildlife Week, a weeklong celebration of the wildlife here in the Smokies. This is just one of many events held during WinterFest. Wilderness Wildlife Week features 9 days of nature seminars, interactive exhibits, guided hikes, and music by legendary performers. All events during Wilderness Wildlife Week are free of charge and open to the public. This year, the Music Road Hotel Convention Center will serve as headquarters. For more information, please visit mypigeonforge.com/wildlife.


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midnight-at-the-new-yearGrab your family and head over the Pigeon Forge for the 28th annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Located in the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center, the celebration includes fireworks, dozens of lights, and its own New Year’s countdown.

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In 2007, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que was voted Reader’s Choice Best Family Dining in the Smokies. If you’re a little tired of all that turkey and ham after the holidays, take a break and have some delicious ribs, chicken, pork, and beef. Need some catering for your New Year’s event? Bennett’s is great for large and small groups dining with a menu full of Americas’ favorites. In Gatlinburg, it is located off River Road, and off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

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12Built in 2001, the  Museum of Aviation is located in Sevierville near Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airport runway. This unique location allows for the history of aviation to be brought to life by the vintage aircrafts flying overhead for the visitors. The mission of the museum is to honor the history of aviation and to advance aviation education. The museum offers daily tours, children’s programs, school field trips, an in-museum theater, lecture series, a modeling expo, and more. A few exhibits you will find in the museum are the artifacts gallery, a huge aircraft hangar, and a PBY-5A 104 wingspan aircraft. Warbirds Weekend is once every spring and every fall, which attracts numerous visiting airplanes providing extra photo opportunities and exciting flyby formations. This is truly a place that everyone must see to appreciate.  

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Dollywood celebrates Christmas with the annual Christmas Festival. This year the festival lasts from November 8th until January 3rd. Shows this year will include: Christmas in the Smokies, Babes in Toyland, Appalachian Christmas, Carol of the Trees, Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs, O’ Holy Night, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Other events and sites: Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Pyramid, Christmas Chapel, Parade of Lights, Scrooge (Roving Character), and Victorian Melodies. You don’t want to miss all of these exciting events at Dollywood and to top off your trip to the Smokies stay in a mountain cabin with an excellent view.

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Here is a list of some of the local churches in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. If you want to attend a service while on vacation, be sure to call the church of your choice to confirm service times. For a complete listing click here.

1. First Baptist Church
111 Oglewood Lane, Gatlinburg
(865) 436-4685
2. Fist United Methodist Church, Pigeon Forge
742 Parkway
(865) 436-4691
3. Gatlinburg Little Mountain Church, Gatlinburg
Reagan Drive
(865) 436-7773
4. Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gatlinburg
Historic Nature Trail – Airport Road
(865) 436-5641
5. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gatlinburg
Historic Nature Trail- Airport Road
(865) 436-4907
6. Trinity Episcopal Church, Gatlinburg
Historic Nature Trail – Airport Road
(865) 436-4907

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After a long day of playing in the Smokies, it is nice to curl up with your loved ones and watch a good movie by the fire. Here is a list of local video rental stores in the area so you can find just what you are looking for.

1. Movie Star Video – (865)453-0006

3518 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge

2. Movieland Video Company of Pigeon Inc – (865)428-2504

335 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge

3. M & M Movies – (865) 453-1748

1124 Oak Cluster Dr, Sevierville

4. Blockbuster Video (865) 908-7535

699 Parkway Street, Sevierville

5. Glades Video and Electronics – (865) 908-4205

116 Roaring Fork Rd, Gatlinburg

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