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Titanic Pigeon ForgeIf you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family, don’t miss these five upcoming events at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
1.) Have a “Night at the Titanic” Sleepover
For the third year in a row, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge will be hosting a “Night at the Titanic” Sleepover. On October 2, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., gather your best friends together for a fun-filled night. Bring snacks and a sleeping bag, and come enjoy fun and games for the whole family! This is a great activity to get your closest group of friends involved.
2.) Enjoy Thanksgiving Day Fireworks
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 at 7 p.m., the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge will be having a fireworks show. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the magnificent light show after you have enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner together at one of the local restaurants. The show is meant to honor the lives and legacies of the passengers and crew members who were aboard the Titanic that one, fateful night.
Additionally, before and after the fireworks show, and on November 27 and 28, the Titanic “Fantasy” Princess will be at the Titanic Museum! Bring your children to meet the princess and enjoy the magic of the holiday season.
3.) Join In On the Appreciation Days
Pastors will be considered special guests at the Titanic Museum from October 7-20. This will provide museum attendees with the opportunity to learn about the religious history associated with the Titanic. It has been said that during the tragedy of the ship’s sinking, religious leaders provided passengers with comfort.
Also, from November 5-14, the Titanic Museum at Pigeon Forge will be honoring all veterans. Past and present military members can earn a free admission during this week if they have a military ID.  It is a great opportunity to show appreciation and gratitude for our heroes.
4.) Get a Head Start on Holiday Celebrations
If you and your family are ready for the holiday season to start, then you can join the Titanic Museum in their Christmas and Winter Celebration. From November 1 to December 31 of this year, the Titanic Museum will be decked out in all your favorite holiday décor. From lights to Christmas trees, garland and more, the museum is definitely a sight to see. The Titanic crew will be there to exchange festive greetings and enjoy the decorations with you and your family.
Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum5.) Check Out the History
The Molly Brown Gallery is always featured at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Explore the history behind the story of Margaret Tobin Brown, who boarded the Titanic in the hopes to make it to New York to visit her sick grandchild. Learn more about this historical figure and view the exhibit devoted to the “Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

Though it is not for some time now, get ready to see the violin that was owned by Wallace Hartley. This violin is the most prized Titanic artifact that has ever been recovered. It was purchased by a collector for $1.7 million, and will be on display at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge from June 5 to August 14 of 2016.

To learn more information on the upcoming events happening at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, please visit our website today.
Posted: 10/5/2015 3:04:01 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

Great Smoky Mountains National ParkWake up and breathe the crisp mountain air, sip your coffee on the deck of your hotel suite and keep an eye on the wilderness – you might just see a deer or an elk wandering out of the forest. Encounters with wildlife are commonplace when visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this pristine ecosystem is known for its old growth forests, rugged mountain peaks, mysterious caves and welcoming historic towns. It’s no wonder visitors come from all over the USA and the world to lose themselves in this wild and beautiful landscape.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the only National Parks in the USA that is free to enter – making a great stop for any budget-conscious nature loving traveler. The park offers excellent facilities and amenities for travelers. The 10 modern campsites feature flush toilets and cold running water with a few even having electrical hook-ups (Elkmont, Smokemont and Cades Cove).

Why is There No Entrance Fee?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has had no entrance fee since the 1930s, but what is the story behind this decision? The park land was once privately owned.  When the states of North Carolina and Tennessee paid to construct the Newfound Gap Road, they transferred ownership of it to the federal government.

As a condition of this transfer they stated that no license fee or toll should ever be imposed on people traveling on this road. If the park ever wanted to charge an entrance fee, action by the Tennessee legislature would be required.

Here are just a few of the adventures that you can look forward to when staying in Smoky Mountains National Park:
  • Fly fishing. This beautiful national park has more than 2,100 miles of streams within its borders.
  • Horseback riding. Take a guided ride on horse through the wild forests and mountain trails just like the cowboys once did.
  • Biking. One of the favorite things for visitors to do is go biking and take in the beautiful scenery on the Cades Cove Loop Road.
  • Hiking. The Smoky Mountains offer amazing hiking all year round and you can explore spruce-fir forests, mountain streams, waterfalls and meadows filled with wild flowers.
  • Picnicking. There are several incredibly scenic spots with picnic tables where you can enjoy an al fresco meal while surveying the scenery.

Accommodations near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are plenty of choices for where to stay when you are visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including cabin rentals, camping, hotels, motels and much more.

Guest House Inn Pigeon ForgeA great option is Guest House Inn in Pigeon Forge, which is in a great location conveniently close to the attractions yet still surrounded by quiet wilderness.

The hotel features a microwave, mini-fridge and wireless in each room and a lovely seasonal outdoor pool where you can splash in the summer sunshine. Why not check out this option for your next Smoky Mountain vacation?
Posted: 10/1/2015 2:26:15 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

There are so many great things about Pigeon Forge—the activities, the scenery, the people.  In the midst of all the beauty and excitement, however, sometimes we forget to the recognize and appreciate the wonderful businesses that work so hard to keep our community moving in one continuous motion.  For this reason, we asked people to take time to reflect on our community and vote for the Best of Pigeon Forge 2015.  Each vote symbolizes a big thank you to our businesses for all that they do to keep us functioning.  And 120,000 thank yous later, we have finally reached a consensus and would like to formally recognize 35 businesses for the pride and effort they put forth serving our community. 


Aside from the winners in each category, we would also like to congratulate the runner ups for their equally appreciated contributions. Pigeon Forge is blessed with so many wonderful restaurants, drinks, attractions, lodging and wedding services that make our town a better place to visit, live and call home.


Posted: 9/29/2015 12:24:38 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!

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