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Do you like light shows that light the night sky—like fireworks perhaps? Well, the Great Smoky Mountains has even better NATURAL light show that will blow your socks off! The synchronous fireflies are back from June 1-9!

In order to go, you will need to reserve a parking pass for the Sugarlands Visitor Center and they will take you in a shuttle to Elkmont. Go to recreation.gov to reserve tickets. They are only $1.50 plus a ticket on the shuttle is $1.00 roundtrip!

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, you can reserve your tickets. MOVE FAST because tickets usually sell out within 10 minutes!

Come check out the love dance between the Synchronous Fireflies and have your summer fling in the Smokies!

Posted: 4/27/2015 6:49:03 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

With 50,000 people lining the streets, colorful floats, marching bands and the grand marshal being our favorite Smokies girl, the annual Dolly Homecoming Parade is coming May 1 at 6:00 pm. 
Beginning on River Road near traffic light #7 and will go north along the parkway to light #3, all visitors will have a treat of experiencing all the talent in Pigeon Forge. 
Dolly has not missed a parade in 25 years! Along with getting to see Sevier County’s Golden Girl, the Great Smoky Mountains will be bursting forth with all the new spring colors and looking gorgeous.  The parade also gets Springfest into full swing, which is stocked full of great events!
Don’t miss the chance to see our own Dolly Parton and get a true taste of Appalachian flavor in Pigeon Forge!
Posted: 4/27/2015 12:27:26 AM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

All you pet lovers, listen up! Do you like traveling with your pets but aren’t sure if it’s a good idea because there is nothing for you to do with them there?

While it is true that you cannot take your pets into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is a multitude other activities to do with them during your Smokies Vacation!

1. Patriot Park
a. Take them for a stroll around Patriot Park. Chances are you’ll encounter a festival if you are there during the summer months!

2. Greenway
a. The Greenway runs beside the Little Pigeon River—it is a great way to get outdoors and let them stretch their legs.

3. Wear Farm City Park
a. With lighted baseball and football fields, walking trails and playground, you and your pets are bound to have fun here!

4. Great Smokies Flea Market
a. Buy yourself some Appalachian goodies while you and your furry friend browse through all the various booths.

5. Cades Cove
a. Always a crowd favorite! The loop is moderately easy and pets are ALLOWED!

6. Smoky Mountain River Rat
a. Enjoy tubing down the river while your pet lounges with you along for the ride.

7. Doggywood
a. Everyone loves Dollywood- and so will your pet!  While you are in the park, leave your fur ball in the competent hands of Doggywood!

8. The Island
a. The Island is such a fun, family-friendly environment. Get an ice cream cone and stroll around with your pet drinking in the sights.

If you are looking for pet-friendly accommodations, Pigeon Forge has a variety sure to meet all your needs during your stay!

Share pictures of you and your pet with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  No matter which activity you choose, you AND your pet are sure to enjoy your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains!

Posted: 4/22/2015 7:03:11 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

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Our stay was just what we needed. As always Pigeon Forge was perfect, with all the outdoor activities like hiking and biking to spending our nights watching the great shows! We always feel like it's home away from home. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Ann Hazelwood - Macon, GA

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