12th Annual Yellow Mustangs Show

The 11th Annual Yellow Mustangs how takes place at the Inn at Christmas Place this year in Pigeon Forge.

Information below refers to the 2013 Yellow Mustangs Show.

For car show lovers, Pigeon Forge is a yearly destination unto itself with the spring and fall Rod Runs as well as numerous specialty shows throughout the year. And as one might guess Ford Mustangs have their own show. What might come as a surprise is the yellow Mustang owners do as well every spring.

This year, the 12th Anniversary Yellow Mustangs Show will again be held at the Inn at Christmas Place May 2-5. Just make sure if you decide to participate you have an actual yellow-colored Ford Mustang, or you’ll stick out like a sore thumb. No matter the year, these guys love their Mustangs loud, fast, and in the brightest yellow they can find. It’s a sight to be seen due to the number of participants alone. If you’re gonna be in town that weekend for the event, check out these Pigeon Forge cabins before booking your stay. And for more information on the Yellow Mustangs show, call 1-888-465-9644.

Pigeon Forge Campgrounds

Complete list of Pigeon Forge campgrounds in Tennessee with inside tips on each. Guide to Pigeon Forge RV parks, cabins, camping sites, amenities, maps, websites, phone numbers, and more!

Some people love to stay in cabins, chalets, condominiums, hotels, and motels, but there are a large number of people who prefer to roll into Pigeon Forge, TN pulling their RV looking for a campground or RV park to stay during their Smokies vacation. If you fit into this category, you probably haven’t looked back since the first time you stayed in a campground. There’s something special about the campfires, fresh breakfast, crisp mountain air of the Smoky Mountains, and making friends with fellow campers. Staying at a Pigeon Forge campground is a vacation in and of itself and a great way to visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Gatlinburg.

If this is your first time seeking a campground or RV park in Pigeon Forge, TN or a campground near Gatlinburg, TN then you’ve come to the perfect place. We’ve put together a list of all of the best campgrounds along with the contact information for each in case you want to find out if they have hookups for water, electricity, cable, and sewage or if they are golf cart friendly campgrounds, have internet, showers, laundry facilities, etc. Some people like the bare essentials while others still prefer to have at least a few of life’s simple pleasures. Whatever your needs, Pigeon Forge is bound to have a campground that meets yours.

Many people love Pigeon Forge so much that they even work out deals with campgrounds to leave their campers on the campsite all year long! Some even rent their campers out in what is becoming a sort of “camper time-share” type of deal. It’s not a bad option if you plan on leaving your camper in the Smoky Mountains… you may as well make some money off of it!

The following list is every major campground and RV park in Pigeon Forge. Each listing has the park’s address, phone number, map, and website if available. You will also find tips for each one along with the amenities that each campsite touts.

List of Pigeon Forge Campgrounds

Campground
Features
Alpine Hideaway Campground
251 Spring Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
865-428-3285
View Map(Insider Info: Alpine Hideaway is nestled in between two mountains, which makes it near impossible to get a satellite signal if you have a dish. There is no river and the spots are fairly tight together…could be a good thing if you like meeting strangers!)
  • Cabins
  • Trolley Stop
  • Cable
  • Heated Pool
  • Laundromat
  • Wifi
  • Pets allowed
Clabough’s Campground
405 Wears Valley Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: 865-428-2735 / 865-428-1951
Toll Free: 800-965-8524 / 800-452-9835
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Clabough’s is arguably the most popular campground and we always hear great reviews from people who camp here. It’s a big park that is close to the action in Pigeon Forge. It’s also close to Kroger (grocery store) as well. Locals highly suggest Clabough’s Campground.)
  • 2 Swimming pools
  • 4 Bath houses with AC & Heat
  • Log cabins
  • Vacation homes
  • 310 sites
  • Market with groceries
  • Restaurant
  • 3 Laundry facilities
  • Gameroom arcade
  • Water, Electric, Sewage
  • Trolley stop
  • Small Pets Accepted only in campground
  • No pets in cabins/vacation rentals
  • Wifi
Creekside RV Park
2475 Henderson Springs Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-4801
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Creekside RV Park in Pigeon Forge, TN tends to get great reviews. Make sure to request a creekside spot as it has more room.)
  • Full Cable TV hookup
  • Free Wireless Internet access
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry room
  • Nice, clean bath houses with heat & air
  • Playground
  • Stream fishing in Walden’s Creek
  • Camp store
  • Sunday morning worship service
  • Pigeon Forge Trolley Stop
Eagle’s Nest Campground
1111 Wears Valley Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-5841
800-892-2714
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Located down Wear’s Valley Road, Eagle’s Nest Campground is 1.5 miles away from the parkway in Pigeon Forge, so it’s close yet far enough away from the traffic and sounds.)
  • Open Year-Round
  • 250 sites
  • Free cable TV
  • Tent sites
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Recreation room
  • Laundry
  • Bathhouses
  • Cabins sleeping 6
  • Stream fishing
  • RV supplies
Foothills RV Park
4235 Huskey St
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-3818
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Foothills RV Park in Pigeon Forge, TN is another popular campground among campers. Vacationers typically love the log cabins and camping cabins they offer. There’s a difference between the two…visit their site using the link above for more info.)
  • All Paved Roads and Campsites
  • 30 and 50 Amp Hookups
  • Cable TV
  • Water and Sewer Hookups
  • Concrete Patios with Picnic Tables
  • Fire Rings
  • Air Conditioned and Heated Restrooms
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Cabins
  • Camping Cabins
  • Pets welcome on campsites, but not cabins
King’s Holly Haven RV Park
647 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Reservations: 865-453-5352
Toll-Free Reservations: 888-204-0247
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Visitors typically say King’s Holly Haven RV Park is very clean and “new”, but the camp sites are too close together. It gets mixed reviews…mostly about the staff. It’s on Wear’s Valley Road, which is a good location to hit the backroads heading out to Townsend and Cades Cove.)
  • Free Cable TV
  • Patios
  • Full Hookups
  • 30/50 Amp
  • 2 large A/C/heated Bath Houses
  • 2 A/C/heated Laundromats
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Covered Pavilion
  • Creekside Sites
  • Open Year Round
  • Seasonal Rates
Pigeon Forge KOA Campground
3122 Veterans Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Reservations: 865-453-7903
Toll-Free: 800-KOA-7703
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: I’ve known the owner to call the KOA Pigeon Forge Campground the “Cadillac” of campgrounds. I never figured out if it’s because of the rates they charge or how nice she thought her campground was. Needless to say, it’s a nice campground, but you can stay somewhere just as nice (if not nicer) for quite a bit less money.)
  • 185 sites
  • 15 cabins
  • Playground
  • ATM
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Convenience store
  • Covered pavilion
  • 3 facility buildings
  • Open April-November
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • After Hours Registration
  • Hot Showers
  • Clean Restrooms
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
  • Arcade Rooms
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Mail Service
  • Bulletin Board with Current Info
  • R-V Supplies
  • Courtesy Phones and Data Ports
  • Special Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country Tickets to offer
Mill Creek Resort and Campground
449 W Mill Creek Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-3498
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Mill Creek Resort and Campground gets decent reviews from campers even though it’s on a backroad on the south end of Pigeon Forge. Should be a nice, quiet place that’s still close enough to the action in Pigeon Forge.)
  • 30 amp service
  • City water, sewer
  • Cable TV
  • Pull through and back-in sites
  • Swimming pool
  • Game room
  • Laundry room
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp store
Riverbend Campground
2479 Riverbend Loop
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-1224
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Nice location back behind Ruby Tuesday and Music Road Hotel. Far enough from the parkway to be quiet yet close enough to get in and out of the action quickly and easily. There’s no pool, but it’s right on the river!)
  • 130 Sites full hookup
  • 100 w/Concrete
  • 5 Tent sites
  • Large clean campsites
  • Bathhouse
  • Laundrymat
  • Cable TV
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Tubing in the mountain stream
  • Saturday night Gospel Singing
  • Sunday morning worship service
  • Showers
  • Ice
Riveredge RV Park & Log Cabin Rentals
4220 Huskey St
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-5813
1-800-477-1205
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Riveredge RV Park in Pigeon Forge gets good reviews as people comment on how clean and updated the bathhouses are. It is very close to the parkway, which can be an issue if you are looking for a “quiet” vacation in “nature”, but it can be great if you like to get out and see the sites around Pigeon Forge It’s also close to the Log Cabin Pancake House , which I highly recommend!.)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Game Room with video monitoring system that you can on view from your camper via the cable system
  • Pool Table
  • Air Conditioned & Heated Bathhouse…with music!
  • Heated swimming pool
  • 175 beautifully landscaped campsites
  • 50 & 30 amp service
  • rustic camping cabins
  • fully equipped log cabins
Shady Oaks Campground
210 Conner Heights Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(Located 1/4 mile off the Parkway)
865-453-3276
View Map(Insider Info: We usually don’t hear many great things about Shady Oaks and it’s not one of the campgrounds locals suggest)
  • swimming pools
  • fishing facilities for children
  • game room
  • two laundry rooms
  • two bath houses
  • snack machine
  • ice machines
  • playground
  • open year-round
Twin Mountain RV Park
304 Day Springs Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-8181
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: This is one of the most popular campgrounds in Pigeon Forge as it is located near the parkway and on the Little Pigeon River. The new backroads in Pigeon Forge near Dollywood make this location even more appealing. This campground typically gets great remarks and is recommended often by locals.)
  • All sites Water/Elec/Sewer
  • Concrete Pads
  • Wi-Fi
  • 30 & 50 Amp Service
  • Free Cable TV
  • Fire Rings
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 3 Bath Houses
  • River Tubing
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Basketball & Tennis Courts
  • Fishing
  • Internet Services
  • Pigeon Forge Trolley Stop
Waldens Creek Campground
2485 Henderson Springs Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 908-2727
1-877-908-2727
View Website
View Map(Insider Info: Walden’s Creek Campground is located right beside Creekside RV Park down Wear’s Valley Road. Visitors have mentioned the “concrete pad” on the sites aren’t what you park your rig on…that it can be muddy where you park. Also heard there’s only 1 shower & bathroom for each men & women. Spaces are tight. Locals have heard better remarks about Creekside RV Park right next door or even Clabough’s Campground just up the road. )
  • Cable
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry
  • Trolley Pickup
  • 50/30/20 AMP Service
  • Creek Fishing
  • Open Pavillion
  • New Bathhouse AC/Heat
  • Full Hookups
  • Tent Sites
  • Large Creek Side Deck
  • Recreation Hall
  • Game Room

The Preserve Resort Cabins and Weddings

If you’re looking for Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabins to have a quiet getaway, wedding, honeymoon, family reunion etc then The Preserve Resort Cabins and Weddings has a cabin rental and package to fit your needs!

Planning a wedding in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee area and staying in one of the many cabins? Then be sure to check out The Preserve Resort Cabins. Their selection of cabin rentals can accommodate a romantic getaway, honeymoon, family vacation, or even a family reunion! They literally have cabins of all sizes and a staff ready to help you choose the perfect cabin for your needs. If you’re dreaming of a peaceful vacation to the Smoky Mountains, then The Preserve Resort is your type of cabin rental company.

If you’ll be spending your Smoky Mountain honeymoon at The Preserve Resort, they have plenty of cabins to help spice up your first days of marriage. Even if a heart-shaped bathtub is on your list of requirements, they have that as well! If you and your spouse are the competitive type, they have cabins with pool tables, arcade games, etc. They even have home theaters in some of them! Not that you’d be watching TV or movies during your honeymoon, but just in case.

The Preserve Resort Cabins and Weddings is a very popular cabin rental company in Pigeon Forge, located just a short 15-20 minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge in the heart of Wears Valley, and is consistently one of the favorite places among travelers looking for that perfect Pigeon Forge cabin. If you’re looking for a cabin rental for your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, be sure to check out The Preserve Resort Cabins by visiting their website at thepreserveresort.com or by contacting them at 888-600-4718 for more information.

Dixie Stampede Soup Recipe

Get Dixie Stampede’s Cream of Vegetable Soup Recipe and learn exactly how to make it. If you love the soup at Dixie Stampede then you’ll love this recipe for Dixie Stampede’s creamy vegetable soup!

If you’ve ever been to the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge TN then you’ve had their famous and amazing cream of vegetable soup. The Dixie Stampede soup is just yummy! Have you ever wondered if you could make it at home yourself? Well, now you can!

The following Dixie Stampede soup recipe has received rave reviews as to how much it tastes just like Dixie Stampede’s creamy vegetable soup. It takes about 15 minutes to make with about 5 minutes to prepare.

Dixie Stampede Soup Recipe

Ingredients
* 3 tablespoons margarine (Some use salted butter)
* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon corn syrup
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* 1 1/2 cups water
* 3/4 cup finely chopped cooked vegetable (Some people use diced canned potatoes and canned carrot slices diced very small, Veg-All will work)
* 1 pint half-and-half cream (Some people use a heavy cream for a richer taste)
* chopped fresh parsley

Directions
1. In a 3-quart sauce pot, melt margarine. Add onion, garlic, and corn syrup. Simmer 1 minute. Do NOT brown.
2. Add flour, white pepper, salt, chicken broth, water, and vegetables. Simmer 3 minutes.
3. Add half-and-half. Simmer until desired consistency. Stir constantly – do NOT bring to boil.
4. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

It’s just that easy! This Dixie Stampede soup recipe is sure to impress all of your friends and family. So, even after you leave Pigeon Forge, you can have a little bit of Dixie Stampede at home with you!

Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show

An insider’s review and tips of The Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Save money with discounts and Black Bear Jamboree coupons and have a great time at this excellent dinner show in Pigeon Forge!

The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show is Now the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. Information below is for historical purposes.

What They Say

Are you hungry as a bear and want to see a great show too?

Then don’t miss the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! The 10 million-dollar theatrical extravaganza includes extraordinary sets, elaborate costumes, state-of-the-art lighting, colorful lasers, surround sound and a large award-winning cast. The show tells the story of the Legendary Black Bear Jamboree. It is said that once a year, all the black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains gather together in a secret mountain cave, where they celebrate with food, dance and song.

Black Bear JamboreeJoin these amazing creatures for a fabulous Country feast and fantastic variety show as you watch the Black Bear Jamboree‘s ultra-talented cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians entertain the bears. If you listen closely, you can hear their favorite music from High-flying Country to Bluegrass, as well as Gospel, 50’s and Broadway tunes all while enjoying a fabulous country feast in Pigeon Forge, TN.


What The Insider Says
I drove by the Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge for three years until I finally decided to go to this Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge one evening. I had this vision of Chuck E. Cheese and entertainment suited for children and was never interested in going. Fortunately I was very wrong as this Pigeon Forge Dinner Show ended up being one of my favorites! What I like about this dinner show is that it provides an “experience” more than anything. As you enter the building, you hear bluegrass music along with birds chirping and even a flowing waterfall inside. Before you enter the actual theater, they take your picture in front of a “green screen” and then place you into a mountain scene that fits the season. They take your picture for free, so why not do it? It may end up being your favorite picture of you and your family in Pigeon Forge!

As you enter the Black Bear Jamboree Theater, you’re seated at your reserved table by a friendly host or hostess. At this point, you can stay parked in your seat for the entire dinner show (2 hours) as the staff takes care of everything! Unless of course you need to go to the bathroom…then you’re on your own. Your waiter or waitress immediately takes your drink order and brings hot rolls…followed by an incredible vegetable soup…followed by a plate full of ribs, chicken, green beans, potatoes, and corn on the cob…and finally followed by a chocolate dessert. If you don’t eat meat (gasp) you can request their vegetarian plate. You’re missing out though! The food is amazing!

As you eat your meal, the Black Bear Jamboree Band plays some tunes you’re likely to know. They are a talented group that gets the evening started off on the right foot. Just about the time you finish dinner, the band wraps up and you’re given a 15 minute intermission to do whatever you do when you finish eating a huge, tasty meal. Once intermission is over, the show begins!

As I said, I was expecting a show geared towards children, but there is literally something for everyone in this show. There are the bears for kids, a good-looking & talented cast, a story line, and music from the 50’s, broadway, country, gospel, and more. I don’t want to give everything away, but this show would please the entire family from grandchildren to grandparents. The food is excellent and the show is icing on the cake as it is my favorite among Pigeon Forge Dinner Shows. Do not miss this one! Also, they tend to give discounts to their other shows such as The Comedy Barn when you purchase tickets, so be sure to ask if they have any specials or coupons!

If you’re going to see any Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge then make this one of them! The Blackbear Jamboree Dinner Show is located right beside WonderWorks.

Good for ages

3 & up

Tips for Visiting Dollywood

Dollywood coupons, discounts, and tips in Pigeon Forge, TN. Get inside information on the hottest of Pigeon Forge attractions – Dollywood theme park!

So you, your family, and friends have decided to visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN for the day and you’re looking for some tips on making the experience more enjoyable. Well you’ve come to the right place as we’ve compiled the best tips on Dollywood coupons, the best days to visit, what to wear, ways to save money, and more! Here’s our list of 10 tips that will make your day at Dollywood much more enjoyable!

  1. It’s Dollywood…not Dollyworld or Dolly World – Many people mistakingly call the theme park “Dollyworld” I suppose since it sounds close to “Disneyworld”. Dolly’s theme park, though, is named Dollywood as a play on words to Hollywood. So now that you know how it’s pronounced, spelled, etc you don’t have to come to town asking for information about Dollyworld. This should save you at least a laugh or two!
  2. Ride the Trolley – Parking is $6 for a standard-sized vehicle and $9 for RV’s or anything larger. A trolley ride is .50 per person and it will take you right to the entrance of Dollywood. So yeah, you would have to have 24 people riding the trolley to equal the cost of parking! You can park at Patriot Park for free and then hop on a Dollywood trolley that runs every 15 minutes.
  3. Eat Before You Go – This may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s important to remember. Food at Dollywood can be pricey, so try to fill up before you enter the park and then try to make it through the day on snacks purchased at Dollywood or a single meal. A local favorite is Red’s Diner in the 50’s section. The burger, fries, and shakes are great!
  4. Dollywood Provides Water – You are not allowed to brink snacks or liquids into the park, but Dollywood does provide free cups of water in their restaurants and plenty of water fountains. If anything, this keeps you from carrying bottles around all day. Keep this in mind as water is a good thing if you’re in the heat.
  5. Dress for Action – Dress according to how you plan to enjoy Dollywood. If you plan on riding lots of rides (especially the water rides), plan on wearing light clothing that will dry quickly. Sandals are a good choice as well if you have a comfortable pair…and be sure they attach to your feet with velcro or other straps in order to keep them from flying away on certain rides!
  6. When to Visit – Wednesdays and Thursdays are typically the least busy days. Saturdays are nuts and should be avoided…unless you like waiting in lines.
  7. Purchase Tickets at Home – If you need to buy tickets, then purchase them at home. Information can be found on Dollywood’s Ticket Page
  8. Consider a Season Pass – If you’ll be spending more than one day at Dollywood or if you plan on going back at least one more time during the year, then get a season pass…it’s cheaper, plus it comes with extra benefits…like free parking if you don’t like the trolley.
  9. Get Dollywood’s Latest Info – Dollywood provides downloads of the latest schedules, maps, guides, etc on their website – Dollywood.com.
  10. Dollywood Coupons: One of the biggest questions we get asked is where to find coupons for Dollywood. Unfortunately, Dollywood doesn’t broker out discounts to third parties much any more, so if you see discounts from other places then it is probably timeshare bait. McDonald’s and Wendy’s restaurants in Pigeon Forge often have $5 off coupons for Dollywood or Splash Country on their bags. It’s definitely worth a look when you roll into town to stop at either of those restaurants! The official Dollywood website is the main source of Dollywood coupons. There you can find the official list of current special offers and coupons for Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

The following tips were provided by “Charlie” in the forums in his winning entry into the Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway where users submitted their best tips for visiting Pigeon Forge, TN.

Charlie’s Tips for Visiting Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN

  1. Wear a fanny pack/belt bag to hold items such as keys, camera, money, sun screen, sun glasses, lip balm, first aid kit (details later) and whatever else you may need.
  2. If you are taking a digital camera and are parking in a large lot, take a photo of the row/section sign so that you can easily locate you vehicle after a long exhausting day.
  3. Don’t carry bottles of water around all day, they offer free cups of ice water at most all of the restaurants
  4. (probably my best tip!) Take several small zip lock type baggies with you for your camera and any other valuables you need to protect from water. They will take up little room in you pack/bag and will protect your camera should you visit any water type attractions. I have seen so many people looking forlornly at their cameras after a water ride, please protect yours. Whether it is an expensive digital camera or an inexpensive disposable one, nothing is worse than losing cherished vacation photos to water.
  5. Get to the park early and head straight for the back. It will be a lot less crowded and you will be working your way back toward your end destination. The front of the park always fills up first.
  6. To save money on eating if you have a large group, pack a picnic lunch. You can have your hand stamped at the gate, go find a nice, quiet, relaxing spot in the forest and eat your lunch, then return to the park.
  7. As I’m sure many others have mentioned, if you can, take advantage of Dollywoods’ After 3 PM, Next Day Free option.

We also have information on ways to visit Pigeon Forge on a budget, so be sure to check that out as well!

Alternate Route To Dollywood: Veterans Blvd Pigeon Forge

Ever heard of Veteran’s Boulevard Road? Better yet, ever tried to find a different route to Dollywood so that you can avoid the traffic in Pigeon Forge? If so, then Veterans Boulevard Road is your answer.

Ever heard of Veteran’s Boulevard? Better yet, ever tried to find a different route to Dollywood so you can avoid the traffic in Pigeon Forge? If so, then Veterans Boulevard is your answer.

Sevier County started the construction of Veterans Blvd Pigeon Forge in 2004 and it is still a very under-used pathway to Dollywood and all things Pigeon Forge. Besides being a direct shot to Dollywood, it is a new six lane road that allows you an alternative to the Parkway. Veterans Boulevard is a perfect way to speed up your travel time and maximize your vacation time.

If you come into the Sevier County area from I-40 and you are headed to Dollywood, take a left on Dolly Parton Parkway and drive until you come to traffic light 17.1. Take a right on Veterans Blvd. You are now on a six lane road that is a straight shot to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge.

Dolly Parton Parkway is not as used by tourists as the Parkway and Veterans is a huge time saver without all the twists and turns of some of the back roads. There is a brand new entrance for Splash Country this year from Veterans and the entrance for Dollywood is there as well. It is six lanes until you get to the Dollywood entrance then it narrows down to four lanes when it merges with what was formerly Middle Creek Road.

If you are headed to Pigeon Forge, follow the same directions but pass Dollywood. You will come out where Teaster Lane and Middle Creek Road meet. You are now only a few blocks from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. If you turn to the right and take Teaster Lane you can be at the Old Mill in a matter of minutes or you can go straight on Middle creek and end up at traffic light #8 in Pigeon Forge.

In a tourist area that sees millions of people in the course of a year, it is good to know the roads that will save you time and get you out of the car and having a good time as quickly as possible. Veterans Blvd Pigeon Forge is the road to know when you’re looking to save a little time!

Top 4 Attractions in Pigeon Forge for Toddlers

One of the best things about Pigeon Forge is that it’s fun for the entire family, even for the youngest vacationers. There are plenty of fun attractions you and your family will love, regardless of age and interest. That means your 2 or 3-year-olds will be able to enjoy just as many fun and exciting things to do in Pigeon Forge as the rest of the family. Nobody gets left out of the fun during a vacation in Pigeon Forge, so check out our favorite picks for attractions in Pigeon Forge for toddlers:

  1. Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede is one of the most fun places to eat in Pigeon Forge, even for your little ones. Admission includes the Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show, a scrumptious four-course feast and a full scale arena show that includes comedy, music, animal races, horse stunts, dancing belles and more. Your family can even visit the stars of the show – the Dixie Stampede horses, of course! – in their open-air stable before the show. Entry is free for children under 3 if they sit in a parent’s lap and eat from their plate.

  1. Dollywood

One of the best attractions in Pigeon Forge for toddlers, Dollywood, offers free entry to guests under the age of three, stroller rentals, and family restrooms located in Country Fair, Owens Farm, Wilderness Pass and Showstreet. The park also has two Baby Care Centers located in Showstreet and Country Fair where you can care for your baby in a private, climate-controlled environment.

In addition to special considerations made to help you care for your toddler or baby, Dollywood alsoDollywood entrance sign in Pigeon Forge features plenty of rides and things to see that your little one will love. A few rides that your toddler will love include the following:

Firehouse Fun Yard – An interactive play area that includes pop-jet water features, soft-play structures and a chalk coloring wall.

Country Fair – This area features rides and attractions reminiscent of an old-time country fair.  Some of the great rides located in this area include:

  • Busy Bees
  • Demolition Derby
  • Lucky Ducky
  • Piggy Parade
  • Scrambler
  • Wonder Wheel

Beaver Creek – Your logger-in-training will love wading into the ripples of Beaver Creek where they can enjoy some splash time.

Granny’s Garden & The Pig Pen – Your toddler will love the soft-play structures in Granny’s Garden and the pop-jet fountains in The Pig Pen.

Lil’ Loggers’ Landing – An exciting, interactive play area created just for children 48” and under.

Lil’ Pilots’ Playground – An interactive play area for little pilots in training.

Lumberjack Lifts – Show off your strength by helping your little one power Lumberjack Lifts.

Rockin’ Roadway – Take a spin in a classic Corvette, Thunderbird or Cadillac!

Village Carousel – Enjoy a ride on a park classic – the Village Carousel.

Most Dollywood rides have minimum height requirements that you can view in their Dollywood rides and attractions information.

  1. little girl splashing at dollywood splash country in Pigeon ForgeSplash Country

Dollywood’s sister park, Splash Country offers helpful Baby Care Centers and plenty of fun things to do for toddlers from mid-May until early September. Check out a few favorite toddler-friendly rides and attractions at Splash Country below:

Bear Mountain Fire Tower – This interactive water area is perfect for a good soaking.

The Cascades – Explore enjoy misters, bubblers and slides in hidden coves around an 8,000-square-foot lagoon.

Downbound Float Trip – Experience the scenic beauty of the Smoky Mountains while floating down the relaxing 1,500-foot “river.”

Little Creek Falls – Exciting and safe fun for wee ones, Little Creek Falls features fun slides and various water activities.

Mountain Waves – Catch a wave in the heart of the Smokies at the Mountain Waves 25,000-square-foot wave pool.

Most Dollywood’s Splash Country rides have minimum height requirements that you can view in our Splash Country rides and attractions information.

  1. Parrot Mountain and Gardenslittle girl with parrot at Pigeon Forge attraction for toddlers

Little ones will marvel at the natural beauty and exotic birds at Parrot Mountain and Gardens. Thousands of flowers and plants surround paved pathways and benches. Take a walk through and explore the plants, as well as toucans, horn bills, magpies and other tropical birds flying free throughout the gorgeous landscape of the Secret Garden.

For more information about Parrot Mountain and Gardens: http://www.parrotmountainandgardens.com/

We know you, your toddler and your entire family will have a blast visiting our top picks of attractions in Pigeon Forge for toddlers. Family fun is waiting on you!

Want to learn more about other rides and attractions in Pigeon Forge?  Click here for all sorts of great attractions in Pigeon Forge for toddlers!

The Miracle Theater

The Pigeon Forge Insider reviews The Miracle Theater and shares tips, discounts, coupons, and more! Find out exactly what this amazing Christian show in Pigeon Forge Tennessee is all about!

*Now the Smoky Mountain Opry

Information below is historical, as The Miracle Theater is now the Smoky Mountain Opry.

Description of The Miracle Theater

The Miracle in Pigeon Forge, TN is an awe inspiring epic musical production about the life of Christ featuring a huge cast of actors, singers, and dancers, along with live animals. Angels take flight to proclaim the birth of Jesus. Majestic kings in regal attire ride camels through the crowd. Roman Centurions on horseback maintain order. The sights, sounds, celebrations, and drama of 2000 years ago are masterfully recreated in remarkable detail. Experience the unforgettable glory of The Miracle!

What the Insider Says

The Miracle TheaterLet me begin by saying that I am a Christian and that my review is from that perspective. I’m always interested in new and engaging ways to share the Gospel with the world and so I was excited to see The Miracle Theater come to life in Pigeon Forge, TN. This town has historically had very few productions with Christian stories, so The Miracle was a breath of fresh air from the rest of the entertainment in town.

When you first pull in to the parking lot, you’ll notice Roman centurions on horseback, large camels available to ride, shephards tending to lambs, and other characters fully costumed to make this an incredibly unique experience. It’s so entertaining just to watch childrens’ eyes light up when they see these people. It really is an amazing experience that families won’t forget.

The theater is formerly the Louise Mandrell Theater and it has been completely renovated from the lobby all the way back to the back of the building where an “arena” has been built to walk the live animals that are used in the show.

The Miracle TheaterAs far as the show goes, I don’t want to give too much away, but it centers around the life of Christ and the Miracles He performed throughout His life. The Miracle is a two and a half hour production (which includes a 15 minute intermission) that covers Creation (Genesis) and jumps straight into the Birth of Christ and then weaves a completely engaging journey through the New Testament. The Miracle is a Broadway-style production with original songs & music (there are only a couple of songs you will recognize), an enormous cast, special effects (flying angels, smoke, fire, rain, and more!), live animals, and so much more. Much like The Passion of the Christ (the movie), The Miracle is a profitable production rather than a mission. It has the same bottom-line as any other theater or show in town, but it delivers a message that is so much more powerful and beneficial.

The Miracle TheaterOne of the things I noticed while watching The Miracle is that children and adults alike were asking questions to people around them as to what character was speaking, what was going on, and why things were happening the way they were. It became an opportunity to witness to numerous people and gave them many topics to discuss after they left the theater. There’s no doubt in my mind that at least one life is positively changed after each show. It truly is an amazing experience.

The biggest question that people have seems to be the price of admission. An adult ticket is $34.95, which leads many people accustomed to Pigeon Forge shows thinking that it includes dinner! The Miracle is honestly unlike any other production in town. It features so much more for your money and is on such a larger scale than arguably any other show in the area. Also, children under 12 are free! For a great idea on how to save money, read the tips below.

Insider Tips

  • Eat before you go! There are shows at 2pm and 8pm, which is just after lunch or after dinner. Alabama Grill is next door, so you can eat there and just walk straight over!
  • Sit as close to the center of the stage as possible. Also, sit at least 5 rows back…it’s easier to see everything going on than if you’re in the front row catching sweat off the performers!

Prices:

(For updated, official prices visit the Miracle Theater website)
Adults – $38.95
Children under 12 – Free (1 per paying adult)

Coupons! Discount Tickets and Coupons to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud!

Not only is the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN one of the most popular shows in Pigeon Forge, it’s also one of the best if you’re looking for dinner and a show. If you’re traveling into town from Sevierville, it is located right between Wonderworks and the Titanic Museum Attraction.

As far as ticket prices go, most retail for close to $50 for adults and $20 for children 11 and under. However, there are some ways to save a bit of cash when looking for the best Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show tickets, so check out a few of the links below before making that final purchase.

Now, when you’re talking about dinner shows in the area, Dixie Stampede is likely the first thing out of most people’s mouths. Don’t let that deter you from passing that one up until next time and checking out The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud. The show is two hours of great music, dancing, comedy, and some of the most delicious food served in the area. I’m sure that most have heard about the Hatfield and McCoy families, and their feud, dating back to 1863 and spanning the states of Kentucky and West Virginia. Overall, it’s a 5 star show that deviates a bit from the actual family histories and plays more to a lively, entertaining theme.

The show’s dinner includes such tasty items including fried chicken, pork BBQ, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, cornbread, coleslaw, and a desert surprise. If you’re still hungry when you leave, well that’s your fault. But don’t worry, you won’t be. This is some of the best Smoky Mountain fare you’ll find anywhere along the parkway.

So what about those discounts you say?

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud works in conjunction with SeePigeonForge.com to offer some of the best discount tickets you’ll find for some of the most popular Pigeon Forge shows. Visit their website and find some great discounts tickets to shows every day of the week at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud.

Another area staple, The Pigeon Forge TN Guide  offers a number of Pigeon Forge coupons and also offers a Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show coupon for $5 off each adult admission in your party.

What about the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud website itself?

One of the first places worth checking for Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud coupons or discount tickets is their official website. They often have special offers such as combo show tickets where you can purchase tickets for multiple shows in Pigeon Forge for a discounted amount.

You can also sign up for their free email newsletter on their website to receive special offers from time to time, so that’s worth doing as well.

Visit the official ticket site for the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show here:
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud Tickets