Three Bears General Store in Pigeon Forge is the type of place you can find just about anything from novelties, food, candy, jewelry, apparel. However, there are 5 HUGE reasons this store has become a destination for people visiting the Smokies – they offer a live bear habitat in store where you can come watch and feed real bears. Yep, you read that right, real live bears.
Three Bears General Store, established in 1979, is a true Pigeon Forge original. Right next door to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Three Bears General Store is 40,000 square feet of Smoky Mountain shopping bliss. Children will love the Make-UR-Bear Factory were you can stuff your own teddy bear and purchase outfits and accessories, enjoy the arcade, or sit in for your very own session at the Ol’ Tyme Photo studio. Have your picture made in the Old West, jump on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, or sit a spell on our “Hillbilly” porch.
The Three Bears General Store exudes “southern hospitality” as well as quality products like homemade fudge and various gift baskets. You’ll find things that you thought you’d find there and a few things you wouldn’t like Amish jams and jellies, “moonshine water” and over 555 Great Smoky Mountain souvenirs. If they don’t have it in the store, it might not exist.
Now, don’t leave without seeing the live bear habitat. That’s the big draw! Visitors are allowed to feed the 5 live bears as well. Here’s a bit more bear information:
Hours of Operation: 10 am til Dusk
Admission: $3.25 per person; Children Under Age 2 FREE!
Feed the Bears! Cup of Bear Food only $1.25
Feeding Hours: 10 am – Noon, 3-4 pm, 7-8 pm
2861 Parkway, Traffic Light No. 4
PIgeon Forge, TN 37863