Rare, Red Bear Sightings at Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 19, 2023)–The Great Smoky Mountain black bears come in all shades–brown, cinnamon, blond and whitish but RED, never!  Red bears can only be seen and adopted at

The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Christmas season, announces Mary Kellogg Joslyn, President/COO and co-owner of the World’s Largest Titanic Attraction,

“We owe the 26th president of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, a big bear hug for giving the world the gift of Teddy Bears.  The story goes that on a hunting trip down south he refused to shoot a bear cub that had been tied to a tree as an easy mark for him to take as a trophy. He refused saying, “I draw the line, if I had shot that little fellow I couldn’t look my son in the face again.”  This true story inspired the creation of the Teddy Bear and a worldwide phenomenon that has made it the most beloved, stuffed toy of all time,” explains Kellogg.

This year Titanic’s Red Teddy Bears can be found charming guests throughout the ship bringing their special gift of comfort and joy to all who pass their way. Look for them under 10 elegantly decorated Christmas trees and in the glow of thousands of dazzling, holiday lights. 

“Experiencing Christmas at Titanic has been a special, family tradition for 17 years. I’ve been told many times by our guests that the holiday season begins for them with a visit to our 1912, Edwardian themed Christmas extravaganza. As a special treat this year, our cuddly, Red Teddy Bears will be here to greet you, as will all of us at the Titanic Museums,” invites Kellogg.