7 New Spring Break Diversions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2014) – Spring break can mean mountains as well as beaches, especially for families, which makes Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park popular destinations for winter-weary people from many states. Here’s a collection of new and almost-new activities for the spring break crowd.   The Titanic Museum Attraction makes […]

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen to Open at Island in Pigeon Forge

Dining/retail project to join Margaritaville, Dollywood resort, event center in city PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb 27, 2014) – Paula Deen Ventures has announced it will open Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a restaurant and retail operation, at the Island in Pigeon Forge, a mixed-use development in the heart of Pigeon Forge. It has a projected design, […]

Dolly Parton Appears as Hologram in Dollywood’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Four actors appear via cutting-edge technology in new show featuring eight songs written by Parton PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Guests love the four million dazzling lights, award-winning entertainment and delicious food for which Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is known. However, it may be one of Dollywood’s newest “performers” who leaves them buzzing. New this year […]

Five Fall Foliage Vantage Points in Pigeon Forge

Drive-it-yourself alpine slide, 200-foot-tall observation wheel new to list PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 2013) – Autumn in East Tennessee gets people thinking about two things, football and fall foliage in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The tourist destination of Pigeon Forge offers five very elevated ways to view what Mother Nature paints in the mountains […]

Dollywood Wins Five Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Dollywood won five “best of the best” awards, ranked as finalists in five additional categories and landed two coasters on Amusement Today’s annual Best Steel and Best Wooden Coaster lists at the magazine’s prestigious 2013 Golden Ticket Awards. The awards, presented by trade publication Amusement Today, were handed […]

Dollywood Announces $300 Million in Investments, Development During Next 10 Years

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 2013) – Entertainment legend Dolly Parton has announced plans for $300 million in capital investments in The Dollywood Company over the next 10 years. The investment includes new attractions, resorts and the creation of more than 2,500 jobs. Construction is under way on the new FireChaser Express rollercoaster, opening in March […]

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff Set for Nov. 12 at Patriot Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 24, 2013) – Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will launch its 24th annual Winterfest celebration Nov. 12 with festivities in Patriot Park that conclude with the illumination of five million Winterfest lights throughout the city and a fireworks display. The lead-up to the evening’s activities will be the city’s third annual Salute to […]

Army Family Deploys to Pigeon Forge Before Afghanistan

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 2012) – An Army family facing a sixth deployment to a war zone got some special time together in Pigeon Forge, and their experience was captured as a half-hour show for the Great American Country (GAC) cable TV network. “Operation Pigeon Forge: A Family Story” focuses on Staff Sgt. Gerald Britt, […]

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, […]

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 […]