Category Archives: Attractions

Celebrate Freedom in Pigeon Forge

July Fourth is only the beginning when it comes to celebrating America’s heroes in the Smokies. For those planning to visit Pigeon Forge this summer, the whole month of August will be dedicated to those brave men and women who fight for, protect, and serve our country with an event called Celebrate Freedom!

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Zombies Take Over in the Smokies

New Zombie Adventure in Pigeon Forge is Terrifyingly Fun

I love haunted houses. I’ve been to quite a few over the years, and I’ve found that many of the best ones are put on during Halloween. They’re also often located off the beaten path…in a corn field, in old factories, in a rundown part of town. But in Pigeon Forge, TN, a new attraction at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center – Outbreak – Dread the Undead – brings a terrifyingly fun haunted-house-style zombie experience to the heart of the Smokies. The storyline is this:

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Best of the Smokies: Top-Ranked Attractions

Gatlinburg is a number-one travel destination for good reason. Nestled among the gorgeous Smoky Mountains, it has something for everyone, from little tikes to honeymooners to your adrenaline-junkie best friend! So if you’re looking for the perfect destination—whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, a friends’ getaway, or a much-needed family vacation—we recommend booking your stay in the charming mountain town of Gatlinburg.

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5 Winter Activities in the Smokies

1. Ski or snowboard at Ober Gatlinburg. Located on top of the mountain in downtown Gatlinburg is Ober Gatlinburg, a winter wonderland of fun in the Smokies. Make the most of your time on the mountain by skiing or snowboarding when you visit Ober. The slopes usually open sometime in mid-December and close sometime in early to mid-March. Open season depends entirely on the weather, so check back on the skiing & snowboarding page of their website before you make plans to visit. You can also check this page for session times, ticket prices, and rental fees. And even if the slopes aren’t open when you visit, you can always enjoy another wintertime activity at Ober Gatlinburg: ice skating! The rink is actually open all year round, but it’s especially fun to skate in the winter when you’re already bundled up. And ticket prices stay pretty reasonable for this attraction—only $9 per session, including your skate rental.

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