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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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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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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 […]

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LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Contributes $417 Million in Economic Impact Since 2013 Opening

Pigeon Forge reaps benefit of additional attendee spending as the multi-purpose event facility marks 10 years of operation in the Great Smoky Mountains vacation destination.  PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Dec. 12, 2023) –The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge observed its 10thanniversary on Oct. 9 while also marking $417 million in additional attendee spending in Pigeon Forge […]

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Pigeon Forge’s Holiday Lineup Offers Much To Do Before Year’s End

Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest Celebration features new light displays, free activities and entertainment. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Nov. 29, 2023) –As 2023 comes to a close, Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) offers a full lineup of Winterfest lights, fun, shopping and entertainment. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy millions of holiday lights, beautiful seasonal decorations, and holiday shows throughout […]

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Celebrate the Wonder of the Holiday Season With Christmas Joy and Excitement at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, when the dinner show is transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Known as “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies,” Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede takes […]

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America’s Best Theme Park Christmas Event Begins Nov. 4

Guests can experience more than 6 million lights during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023) — Santa won’t be the only thing flying high above Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana this season. The 15-time winner for Best Theme Park Christmas Event boasts more than 6 million shining, shimmering […]