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!
Pigeon Forge’s Celebrate Freedom is not only for active and veteran military personnel, but also for police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders who serve our nation on a daily basis. This month-long celebration is about honoring the sacrifice these men and women make to defend our freedom.
So this August, if you know one of these American heroes, be sure to thank them for their service by planning a trip with them to Pigeon Forge. Or maybe that American hero is you. The entire Pigeon Forge area would like to honor you and show its gratitude by offering special discounts from August 1–31 at a variety of local stores, restaurants, and attractions.
Below we’ve listed all the local attractions and entertainment venues on that list. For the complete list of participating businesses in the Celebrate Freedom Discount Program, please click here.
Pigeon Forge Attractions
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel—Located in one of Pigeon Forge’s newest attractions, The Island, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel will be the first thing you see when you pull onto The Island Drive. This towering attraction stands 200 feet above the Smokies, offering panoramic views from its all-glass gondolas that can’t be replicated anywhere else! (American heroes and immediate family members: enjoy $12 wheel admission.)
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine—Also located at The Island, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is the place to go for some old-fashioned shine. Their variety of flavors includes everything from Moonshine Cherries to 100+ proof original. They even have FREE bluegrass music playing every night on their outdoor stage! (American heroes: enjoy 15% off all purchases.)
Outdoor Gravity Park—For a truly unique way to have fun in the August sun, roll on over to the Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge. Just imagine yourself inside a giant bubble rolling down a 1,000-foot hill, and you have a pretty good idea of what this attraction’s all about! And to catch a break from the heat, try the water version of this ride known as “the Fishpipe.” (American heroes: enjoy a discounted ticket at $12.95 per person.)
*Titanic Museum Attraction—Another way to stay cool this August is to visit the Titanic Museum Attraction. This exciting museum features historic artifacts from the RMS Titanic, untold stories about the passengers and crew, and now through Labor Day you’ll have the exciting opportunity to view the most prized Titanic artifact ever recovered: the Titanic violin! (American heroes: enjoy complimentary admission with appropriate ID.)
The Track—A versatile attraction for kids and grown-ups alike, The Track in Pigeon Forge offers mini golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, bungee jumping, go karts, and more! There’s also a section called “Kids Country,” where your little ones will find a place to play. You’re sure to entertain your group for an afternoon or an entire day at The Track. (American heroes: enjoy 40% off retail single points.)
Pigeon Forge Entertainment
Biblical Times Dinner Theater—A one-of-a-kind venue that you can feel good about is the Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge. This unique attraction offers 3 original Bible-based productions brought to you by an award-winning live cast. The state-of-the-art technology, wide variety of Christian music, and scrumptious feast offered at this dinner theater makes for an exciting night of good, clean fun for the whole family. (Veterans or active military: enjoy $15 off your regular adult ticket and $3 off regular adult tickets for all family members.)
*Country Tonite Theatre—If you’re coming to Pigeon Forge to see country music at its finest, don’t miss the variety show at the Country Tonite Theatre! With singing, dancing, comedy, gospel music, and American patriotism, this show is sure to please all of our American heroes. Celebrating its 20 season in 2016, come see the show that’s been voted the “Best Show in the Smokies!” (American heroes: enjoy $10 off each adult ticket in your party, plus free popcorn with each paid ticket. Kids age 12 and under are free. Not valid for special concerts.)
Memories Theatre—Go back in time at the Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge, where you’ll see a variety of artists from night to night—we’re talking everyone from Cher to Michael Jackson—and where Elvis is always in the building! Shows run every Tuesday through Saturday at 7:45 p.m. There’s also a 2 p.m. “Blast from the Past” matinee every Tuesday—a great choice for families with young children. (American heroes: enjoy a free ticket with your purchase of a ticket for $20.)
*For Cabins For You guests, this attraction participates in our Cabins For You Partner Program. Call (865) 543-2003 for more information about your discount or to make reservations.