Did you know that Shaquille O’Neal and his girlfriend, Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, were partying in Pigeon Forge last week? According to Knoxville.com, they were out celebrating Shaq’s 41st birthday. (Follow that link to see a great photo of Shaq and Alexander at the show.) So what were this golden couple doing in Pigeon Forge? Shaq [...]
I LOVE this new video on the Travel Channel website featuring Zorb Pigeon Forge. It shows Kevin, a brave man who has no legs, riding a Zorb down the hill in Pigeon Forge. And it’s great. Seriously, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to Zorb, this video is for you. And though Kevin is [...]
The city of Pigeon Forge had record tourism profits in 2012, according to WATE. From WATE.com: Gross receipts from last year totaled more than $905 million, a gain of nearly $75 million from 2011. … Amusements were up 14 percent, while lodging was up 11 percent.
According to WATE, Pigeon Forge detectives conducted a sting last Thursday that resulted in five Pigeon Forge businesses being cited for selling alcohol to a minor. The stores that were cited are: Exxon Power Pumper, 206 Wears Valley Road Discount Tobacco and Beer, 3152 Parkway Patriot Park Mart, 265 Old Mill Ave. Tienda Latin San [...]
According to WATE, the Pigeon Forge police department was given approval on Monday to wear body cameras. Officers will wear cameras on their uniform while out on patrol. They will capture both audio and video. City leaders approved funding for eight new cameras, with each one costing around $900. The department hopes to be wearing [...]
The MyPigeonForge blog has a new post recommending 10 Pigeon Forge attractions for a three-day getaway. The post lays out a (very busy) three-day family vacation that includes the likes of Dollywood, Titanic Pigeon Forge, and, of course, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Think this would be helpful? Read the blog post here.
According to WATE.com, the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge has a new owner. The hotel was purchased in January by Kiwishe-Stoller Acquisition USA, a Texas-based company, for $6.9 million. Leon Downey, tourism director, said he’s not sure what the new owners will do with the property, but he’s heard rumors they [...]
According to Local8now.com, flood waters in Pigeon Forge have receded. From Local8now.com: Wednesday evening, many businesses were worried the river would flood their businesses. At the Lumberjack Feud, they saw the waters rise 5 feet ever 2 hours. Some logs and equipment quickly were in danger, though the water was about 8 feet from the [...]