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Latest Pigeon Forge News

‘Wild Eagle’ Sculpture Lands at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2012) – A four-ton wild eagle, actually a sculpture weighing four tons, has landed at Dollywood as the symbol of the park’s newest ride, the Wild Eagle roller coaster. Sculptor Kevin Stone created the towering art piece in Chilliwack, British Columbia, before it was shipped – not flown – 3,000 miles […]

‘Cowgirl Caravan’ Targets Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2012) – Fifty adventure-loving cowgirls and their caravan of 30 Western-decorated travel trailers, some more than a half-century old, will add a special flair to Saddle Up, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.’s, Feb. 23-26 tribute to the Old West. The cowgirls are members of Sisters on the Fly, a national organization of women […]

Pigeon Forge, Smokies To Get PBS Exposure

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (February 2012) – Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, three gateway cities to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are featured in an upcoming episode of the new PBS series “Getting Away Together.” The episode features some of the area’s most popular attractions: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, […]

Cowboy Cooks Prepare for Feb. 25 Chuckwagon Cookoff

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2012) – With names such as Grumpy’s Grub and Skillet and Spurs, six teams of competitive cowboy cooks will showcase their campfire skills on Feb. 25 during Saddle Up, an annual salute to the Old West in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Saddle Up, Feb. 23-26, is a four-day celebration that also features […]

Pigeon Forge Ranks #4 on TripAdvisor List

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2012) – TripAdvisor named Pigeon Forge, Tenn., No. 4 on its list of the top 15 U.S. destinations “on the rise for 2012.” Pigeon Forge is a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and host to more than 10 million visitors every year. Tennessee music mecca, Nashville, topped the TripAdvisor […]

‘Saddle Up’ To Bring Old West to Smokies

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2012) – Cowboy poetry, western music and chuck wagon cooking will be the order of the day when Saddle Up hits Pigeon Forge Feb. 23-26, 2012. The four-day event is a tribute to the American West and has activities for the entire family. Saddle Up is part of Pigeon Forge Winterfest, […]

Devaney Brings Extra Laughs to Comedy Barn

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2012) – Popular Pigeon Forge comic Danny Devaney has joined the cast of the Comedy Barn Theater. Devaney formerly was show director and co-producer of the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, which opened in Pigeon Forge last August. Before that, he played “Scraps” in a dinner show produced at WonderWorks. Devaney […]

‘Wildlife Week’ Draws Guests from 33 States

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2012) – Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.’s, annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expanded its reach by attracting visitors from 33 states and the District of Columbia. That’s six more states than in 2011. In addition, travelers from New Zealand, England and Canada also registered their attendance. “The […]