What’s New In Pigeon Forge for 2018 – 2019

Colorful characters and top talent. Kick back and let Pigeon Forge entertain you! Here’s just a sample of some of the things that are NEW in Pigeon Forge attractions in 2018 (and coming in 2019!) you’ll find along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and beyond! Pigeon Forge has vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape. It is a top destination for families because it is jam packed with things that children and teens enjoy. Discover a huge selection of family shows featuring world-class talent recruited from all over the world. Thrills and shows are eye-popping and fun for every age group. Pigeon Forge is a bright and energetic zone nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains.


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D&S Distilling Co.

D&S Distilling Co. will open it's doors in Sevierville on December 1st. The distillery will feature made-from-scratch spirits. Enjoy craft cocktails, shots and martinis in the brand new tasting room.

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Camps Chicken

Camps Chicken opens in Sevierville on December 6th. Enjoy roasted corn and chicken from a real BBQ pit that is smothered in a secret, special sauce. Camps chicken is centered around bringing the community together and strives to deliver passion, consistency and mouthwatering flavor with every servin... [+ More]g. [- Less]

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Crust and Crumb

Crust and Crumb will open their Sevierville location on December 19th. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, a pick-me-up or a treat. All natural Boar's Head products, a coffee bar, and fresh baked goods will be available every day.

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Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum will open its doors in time for the holidays. It will offer an exclusive pinball experience and feature highly sought after limited edition pinball for public play.

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Foothills Parkway Extension

The “missing link” of the Foothills Parkway is set to open to the public on Veterans Day weekend. It will allow the public to drive the road straight through from Walland to Wears Valley. Plans to extend Foothills Parkway have been underway for some time. When completed, the Parkway will be a 72... [+ More] mile long road traversing the western and northern perimeters of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and will extend from Interstate 40 east of Cosby to its western terminus in Chilhowee. Completion is aimed for late 2018. [- Less]

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Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, set to open on Veteran's Blvd. this year, will be the largest coaster of its kind on the east coast. It will utilize four lifts, four 360 degree turns, tunnels and other exciting passageways. Construction is almost complete and the business is now hiring for all positions... [+ More]. [- Less]

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Checkered Flag Slot Car Racing

The Checkered Flag (grand opening November 10) is a unique attraction in Pigeon Forge where you can race 1/24 scale cars on a slot car track. First time customers to The Checkered Flag can come in and try the race track for free.

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Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

Gatlinburg's Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park is expanding to include a sister park in Pigeon Forge. The location will be next to popular eatery & bar, The Local Goat. The first phase of this 11 million dollar project is currently set to open by March 2019. The completed park will feature ride... [+ More]s not found anywhere else in the US. [- Less]

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National Enquirer Attraction

Construction has begun on The National Enquirer Museum right across from the Titanic Museum. The 18,000 square foot building would have visitors "entering through a camera lens", and features what looks like another building that's fallen on top of it. Among the plans for the attraction is an intera... [+ More]ctive exhibit that will allow visitors to create their own Enquirer-style headlines and share them on social media. [- Less]

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The Resort at Governor’s Crossing Expansion

Sevierville condominium complex The Resort at Governor’s Crossing is adding a building with 67 condos, ranging from studio to 3 bedroom, to its existing 165 units. The new condos will come in various sizes & layouts, but all will be fully equipped. Some can even hold up to 18 guests. The build... [+ More]ing is expected to be open in April 2019, with units for sale in May. [- Less]

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The Mountain Mile

With expected completion of the first phase by May 2019, The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops is an unprecedented development project which will completely reshape the retail, restaurant, lodging, and attraction scene of Pigeon Forge and the region. With over 1 mile of road frontage and 174+ acres in... [+ More] total, this will be a project of national significance. Construction has now begun on the Mountain Monster, featuring three rides from a 200-foot tower. [- Less]

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Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster's combines the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks in a fun atmosphere. With activities including virtual reality, dance dance revolution, bowling and billiards, everyone will have fun. A new location will be opening in Sevierv... [+ More]ille, behind Olive Garden. [- Less]

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Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage

After nearly a decade of success in Myrtle Beach, Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage dinner attraction is slated to open in the Spring in Pigeon Forge. Slated for completion in spring of 2019, the 21,000 square foot arena will be adjacent to The Island. It will include full sized pirate ships and an in... [+ More]door lagoon. [- Less]

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Alcatraz East: The 2nd Amendment

Beginning on October 5, Alcatraz East Crime Museum will open a year long exhibit on the history of the right to bear arms. The exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to learn about laws that shaped the second amendment and see some rare firearms on display. The National Rifle Association Museums... [+ More] have generously loaned the special firearms in this exhibit. [- Less]

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Breathe Wellbeing Spa & Salon

A unique new day spa in Pigeon Forge. Breathe Wellbeing delivers you a convenient, calm, and relaxing space for you and your body to refocus, relax, and rejuvenate. Offering massage and salt room therapy, bodywraps, microdermabrasion, cold light therapy, facials, waxing, a hair salon, and more.

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Graze Burgers

All natural, grass fed beef burgers are coming soon to Sevierville. Check the website for more information about the opening. Graze Burgers is now accepting applications to join the team.

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Brick & Spoon

Named one of the top 10 breakfasts in the US by Travel + Leisure, Brick & Spoon serves a complete, high quality southern experience for anyone who loves accessible, upscale breakfast, brunch, or lunch. "Whether you want a meal and music, or just a place to enjoy a cup of coffee, you’ll find wh... [+ More]at you’re looking for here at Brick & Spoon." [- Less]

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Five Oaks Farm Kitchen

You'll find smiles as warm as a sunrise and service as sweet as honey at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen. Their delicious menu is filled with griddle cakes, casseroles, fresh greens, hearty soups, fried chicken, and so much more. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Smoky’s Pancake Cabin

Enjoy a breakfast at Smoky's Pancake Cabin on the parkway. Their unique array of made-from-scratch family recipes are all the rage in the area; you're sure to find the perfect combo. Not a pancake fan? Try their omelets, waffles, egg platters, or biscuits & gravy.

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Cookie Dough Monster

Serving edible cookie dough, gourmet grilled cheese, burgers, and all kinds of delicious menu items made from scratch. Available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Delivery available in the Pigeon Forge area.

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Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse

Gaucho Urbano, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, is celebrating an “Urban Cowboy” approach to churrasco-style dining. Inspired by provincial dishes, yet rich in the cultural and culinary influences that make Brazil unique, the menu at Gaucho Urbano will highlight fresh, authentic ingredients p... [+ More]repared with care. [- Less]

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Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Adventure

Scheduled to open in early May at Walden’s Landing, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will be the first permanent outdoor lumberjack show venue in the state of Tennessee. The high energy show will feature lumberjacks from all over the nation competing in challenging events, and the area will also inc... [+ More]lude a multi-level lumberjack-themed adventure park for guests to enjoy. [- Less]

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SkyBridge at Gatlinburg SkyLift

Are you ready? Gatlinburg SkyLift presents SkyBridge: the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, right here in Gatlinburg! SkyBridge has plans to open by fall of 2018.

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Under Canvas Gatlinburg

Under Canvas is the ultimate outdoor "glamping" experience. With convenient access to over 800 sq. miles of pristine mountain views, you will find yourself immersed in the sounds of nature just minutes away from America's most visited national park. Discover the breathtaking Southern Appalachian wil... [+ More]derness with luxury Gatlinburg lodging in the Smoky Mountains. [- Less]

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Yee-Haw Brewing Company

Yee-Haw Brewing Company is now open at the Island in Pigeon Forge! The taproom brings its southern beer, ales and lagers to the Pigeon Forge area in a convenient location. Stop by sometime; you'll find it adjacent to Ole Smoky Distillery.

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Ole Red Gatlinburg

With a planned opening in spring 2019, Ole Red Gatlinburg will be a $9 million, multi-level 16,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and exterior terrace. Its chef-driven, Blake Shelton-inspired menu will feature a few Na... [+ More]shville classics like Hot Chicken & Waffles as well as BBQ, burgers and additional Southern favorites. You can enter for a chance to win an amazing prize package that include attendance to the Grand Opening event. [- Less]

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Mountain Monster

KNOX NEWS: The former Belz Mall in Pigeon Forge may soon be home to a 200-foot monster. A first-of-its-kind thrill ride is planned for the vacant mall at 2655 Teaster Lane, centerpiece of a retail and entertainment complex. And the renovated mall itself is the first phase of a major development, cov... [+ More]ering 169 acres, dubbed the Mountain Mile. [- Less]

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River Walk Crossing

The newest shopping center in Pigeon Forge will occupy 14 acres between Teaster Lane and the Little Pigeon River, across Jake Thomas Boulevard from the LeConte Event Center. It will include a Food City as well as another large retail tenant.

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Gatlinburg Brewing Company

The brand new Gatlinburg Brewing Company is a locally owned brewery, in the heart of Gatlinburg, located inside Bub's Burger Barn on Hwy 321. Specializing in craft beer, brewed right on site.

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