It was tough to do, but on our last trip to Gatlinburg, we decided to try a new pizza joint. You know, for you, the blog world. You see, we LOVE The Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria in Gatlinburg. We are pretty sure that it is the best pizza in the area. But the thing [...]
A new article from The Mountain Press gives interesting new details about Iron Forge, the original forge for which the city of Pigeon Forge was named. A team of archaeologists from the University of Tennessee set up under the Old Mill General Store in Pigeon Forge to excavate the ruins. According to the article: The [...]
Honey Boo Boo, the star of TLC’s reality TV show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” is vacationing in Pigeon Forge with her mother, and her mother’s new husband, according to WATE.com. Honey Boo Boo’s mom, Mama June Shannon, married Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson on May 5. During their time in Pigeon Forge, the family plans [...]
The Island in Pigeon Forge is set to open this June, according to The Mountain Press. The new area will include restaurants, shops, and the 200-foot tall Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. There will also be a multi-million dollar show fountain, a carousel, and an arcade. Restaurants will include Island Yogurt, Mellow Mushroom, Timberwood Grill, and [...]
This isn’t really a news item, but I just came across this great little video, and I wanted to share it. Video user Josh Evangelista made a video about his youth group trip to Gatlinburg. It’s great — it has so many familiar Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge sights. If you’re feeling homesick for the area, this is [...]
The Smoky Mountain Highland Games will take place this weekend, May 17-19 at Maryville College. The annual event will include several athletic events, such as caber toss, stone put, and hammer throw; dance workshops and competitions; and bands with lots of pipes and drums. Prices vary, depending on which events you want to attend. To [...]
A new restaurant is open in Pigeon Forge, as of today, Monday, April 26. Cheddar’s Casual Cafe has opened at 3240 Parkway. According to The Knoxville News, this marks the 35th location of the restaurant.
CLIMBWorks, which is a ziplining shop in Gatlinburg, has just opened a new mountain biking trail that look FABULOUS! (And that’s from a non-mountain-biker, by the way…) The trail is for beginners, but can be used by more advanced bikers, too. Here’s the CLIMBWorks website, but they haven’t updated it since the opening of the [...]