Deer in the Smokies

Have you ever seen a deer in Cades Cove? Chances are if you’ve ever been there you’ve likely spotted a white-tailed deer. The best time to look for deer is usually in autumn when bucks are out and about fighting for the right to mate, but seeing deer in summer might be just as...

Welcome Home Vietnam Parade Aug14

Welcome Home Vietnam...

Parades in Pigeon Forge are always a big deal. On Saturday August 23, the city will hold one of its newest parades- the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade. This parade will feature former military personnel, military vehicles, floats, bands and more. Last year over 500 Vietnam Veterans participated...

Top 10 Group Activit...

We recently made a long, but entertaining road trip to Pigeon Forge with 4 youth softball teams from Texas for a little work, a little play, and a whole lot of memories. Our teams played in the SEAA World Series softball tournament that was held at Wear Farm City Park on July 20-27. Rainy...

Campfire Tips for Th...

Camping in the Smokies is a favorite pastime for people that visit from all across the nation. The thrill of exploring the wilderness and sitting next to a campfire is something many families cherish. Campfires are great but they do pose some dangers. The most obvious is that of starting a...

Swimming in the Smok...

Playing in the water is synonymous with family vacations in the summer. Pigeon Forge provides plenty of places to do that. Families can choose between various pools at their hotel or cabin, Dollywood’s Splash Country, or taking a short trip into the mountains to check out the streams and...

Fun Time Trolley

How does no driving, not having to find a parking spot, and yet still getting to see and do everything on your Pigeon Forge vacation to do list sound? The Fun Time Trolley can make this happen for you!!  It is a safe, very affordable, and convenient way to experience all that Pigeon Forge has...

Twin Creeks Trail an...

The Twin Creeks Trail, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and the adjacent nature trail are now open to visitors after a brief closure due to bear activity. Earlier in the week, two women were approached by a bear on the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin Nature Trail. Despite efforts to slowly back away from the bear and...

Hiking Andrew’...

Beating the summer heat while on vacation in Pigeon Forge is a task that many visitors are faced with. One of the most fun and efficient ways to do this is to head up to the higher elevations (and cooler temperatures) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park located just a few miles away. Hiking...

Perfect Family Picni...

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is have picnics together as a family.  The little divas love to fill the picnic basket with sandwiches, chips, and fruit, lay out their favorite blanket, and then set up a special place setting for each of us.  We have even been known to have...

24th Annual Patriot Festival July 4th 2014 Jun26

24th Annual Patriot ...

We’re gearing up in Pigeon Forge for one of our favorite events of the Summer- the 24th Annual Patriot Festival next Friday, July 4th. Each year we celebrate Independence Day in extravagant fashion in Patriot Park. The fun begins at Noon with games for the children. Admission to the Patriot...