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2013 Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Classic yellow taxi cab in ManhattanThe 2013 Pigeon Forge Rod Run takes place from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21. This annual Pigeon Forge event is one of the largest car shows in the USA. Thousands of hot rods and visitors descend on Pigeon Forge during this weekend to enjoy the festivities. The Pigeon Forge Rod Run is actually one of three huge car shows that take place in Pigeon Forge each year, along with Shades of the Past and the Fall Grand Rod Run. Many visitors arrive days before the event to enjoy all of the other attractions available in the Pigeon Forge area. Visitors should note that the area activities, attractions and restaurants will be packed during the event days.

Gatlinburg Arts And Crafts Area Showcasing Smoky Mountains Workmanship

Pencils, brushes, paint, and other arts and crafts toolsThe Gatlinburg area is well-known for its ties to the artists and crafts people of the Great Smoky Mountains. Visitors always enjoy this part of the Gatlinburg heritage. There is an eight-mile loop off Hwy 321 dedicated to the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts area that offers more than 50 individual shops. Those who prefer not to drive can take the convenient Gatlinburg Trolley.

Distance From Pigeon Forge To Gatlinburg – A Short But Scenic Drive

Scenic road in the Smoky MountainsPigeon Forge and Gatlinburg sit nearly side by side and complement each other perfectly. From Pigeon Forge, it is so easy to go to Gatlinburg. Drivers can take one of the most beautiful drives in the Smokies. From the end of the Pigeon Forge Parkway, drivers just continue on 441 into the mountains. The scenery turns from a tourist venue into an undisturbed forest. In spring and fall, it may be awash in color. In the summer, it is green and lush, with a stream running along the roadway on one side between mountains. The distance from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg is short, just five miles.

Smoky Mountains Winery Lets You Sample A Taste Of Tennessee

Red wine and glass on wooden barrelThe Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are home to a variety of local wineries that each offer their own unique look and feel. Whether you’re planning a visit to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, you’re sure to find a nearby spot to relax, learn about and taste some of the area’s most delicious wines at one of several Smoky Mountains Winery options. These top spots are must-sees for any wine enthusiast.

Dollywood Adds New Attractions Over Last Decade

Little girl going down red water slideIf you have been to Dollywood but it has been a while since you visited there will be some new attractions for you to enjoy and you may be suprised by how much the park has grown. Since 1986, Dollywood has added new attractions to its park as it has expanded in both size and popularity. The attractions below are the latest and greatest available at Dollywood, having been added in the last decade.

Ripley’s Aquarium Of The Smokies Offers Viewing, Interaction, And Education Of Ocean Life

People watching fish in aquariumWhen you visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies you are sure to be amazed at the sea life that you can view and touch with 10,000 exotic sea creatures. There is also a Penguin Playhouse, a gift shop, cafeteria and more fun things for the entire family to enjoy. Low prices and group activities are also some of the added benefits you will find when you walk through the door.sevie

Have You Tried Apple Barn Restaurant in Pigeon Forge TN

Apple Barn Pigeon Forge TN

Apple cider in a cup with cinnamon and applesThe once sleepy town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has become the gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. A variety of amenities await adventurous travelers to this region of eastern Tennessee, but none is more synonymous with this bustling tourist community than the Pigeon Forge, TN restaurant known simply as The Apple Barn.

Fall Leaf Colors in the Smoky Mountains

Fall Leaf Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains in autumnEach autumn the Smoky Mountains come to life more than any other season of the year.  With over a million visitors in the season to see the fall colors.  In the Smoky Mountain area of Pigeon Forge, the change from the greenery of the mountainside to bright vivid fall colors is often gradual and the fall foliage season may last for more than a month in autumn because of the greater diversity of plant species found in the forest there. With a wide variety of trees and plant life that are native in the Smoky Mountains all color change and flow takes place as three primary waves from the mixed hardwoods.  It is an amazing display of how Mother Nature uses a natural benefit in the plant’s leaf life cycle to simultaneously create another form of beauty for our benefit as well as the plants.

Celebrate Freedom Month in Pigeon Forge

Soldier saluting the American flagDid you know that August is Freedom Month at Pigeon Forge? This is the month where we celebrate our nation’s heroes with exceptional vacation packages for families of service members. Families of veterans are treated to events, festivals and accommodations-all available at bargain practices.