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New Experiences, 1,350 New Hotel Rooms Lead 2024 Lineup in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Feb. 28, 2024)—With spring break travel just around the corner, Pigeon Forge has a full slate of new experiences for visitors to enjoy in 2024, including Dollywood’s Dolly Parton Experience, Nerf and Crayola attractions, something new at Titanic Museum Attractions, and 1,350 additional hotel rooms. Images available for download here. “Once again, […]

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New Experiences, 1,350 New Hotel Rooms Lead 2024 Lineup in Pigeon Forge

Popular family vacation destination in the Great Smoky Mountains boasts more than 15,500 overnight accommodations for travelers to choose from. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Feb. 28, 2024)—With spring break travel just around the corner, Pigeon Forge has a full slate of new experiences for visitors to enjoy in 2024, including Dollywood’s Dolly Parton Experience, Nerf and […]

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Knoxville Journalist, Multimedia Storyteller Beth Haynes Hosts 2024 Pigeon Forge Family Challenge

Competition showcases five families and five attractions in the popular family vacation destination with a special appearance by Dolly Parton. Images and b-roll available for download here. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—Longtime Knoxville journalist Beth Haynes is the host of the 2024 Pigeon Forge Family Challenge, a multi-episode series airing on the popular vacation destination’s YouTube channel […]

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Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Embarks on Sixth Season of Fun, Adventure in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, TENNESSEE (Feb. 8, 2024) – Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is bringing the thrill of the seven seas to the Smoky Mountains, as it sets sail for its sixth season on February 9. The infamous pirate Captain Blackbeard and his crew will take guests on a swashbuckling adventure that features pirates, mermaids, high seas […]

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Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff Serves Up Authentic Cowboy Cooking, Dinner Concert March 1-3

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Jan. 31, 2024)—The annual Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff is bringing frontier food and entertainment to the Smokies with competitive campfire cooking and a dinner concert for visitors to enjoy and explore. “Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff gives visitors and residents the chance to experience authentic chuckwagon cooking and cowboy entertainment in their […]

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Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort Named One of National Geographic’s Hotels We Love for 2024

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, January 30, 2024) — One of the world’s foremost publications, National Geographic, has named Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort as one of the top 22 hotels across the globe for 2024. Nat Geo staff also named Dolly Parton as one of their nine “Travelers of the Year,” calling her the “Hospitality […]

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Pigeon Forge, Dolly Parton Team Up for 2024 Pigeon Forge Family Challenge

Five families vie for top honors in YouTube series featuring competitions at popular attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains vacation destination. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—Jan. 22, 2024—Dolly Parton is keeping a big secret about Pigeon Forge. The entertainment legend and Pigeon Forge’s hometown gal knows which one of five families was crowned the grand champion of […]

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Pigeon Forge Snow Awarded Best of the Best for Second Year in a Row

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2024)—Pigeon Forge Snow, the first year-round indoor snow park in the U.S., was recently awarded a Best of the Best designation from the American Bus Association (ABA). This marks the organization’s second year in a row receiving the recognition. Pigeon Forge Snow was chosen out of nearly 40 entries. Categories […]

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Wilderness Wildlife Week 2024 Celebrates the Sites, Sounds, and History of The Great Smoky Mountains

In its 32nd year, this free event offers excursions, workshops, and more to embrace winter in the Smokies. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Jan. 3, 2024)— Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is set to celebrate its 32nd year as one of the Southeast’s largest gatherings of wildlife experts and enthusiasts with more than 90 free sessions, four […]

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World’s First Epic Golf Adventure Opens in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, TENNESSEE– Get ready for an all-new adventure as the world’s first Epic Golf Adventure, “Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay,” opens its multi-million dollar attraction to the public this Winter on December 18. This highly-anticipated attraction, brought to life by Top Concepts- the creators of the Top Rated Mini Golf in the USA, Crave […]