When Giants Ruled!

Take a step back in time to the era of the “Terrible Lizard” at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies’ newest exhibit. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs, hands-on interactive displays, and informative presentations to entertain and educate visitors of all ages. Hands On Fun: Uncover Dinosaur bones Have their picture taken with a Tyrannosaurs Rex Learn interesting facts about Dinosaurs Partake in a scavenger hunt Use iPad stations full of dino facts,...

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Wonders of Flight

Let your imagination soar as you silently ascend to 400 feet above Pigeon Forge! Enjoy a view like no other with the Wonders of Flight experience, now at WonderWorks. New to the area and unlike anything else, Wonders of Flight features a 72 foot tethered balloon carrying a gondola of up to 30 voyagers. Vibration-free and noiseless, riders feel ” the sensation of being on a flying balcony.” Daytime and nighttime flights are scheduled everyday, weather permitting....

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Rainy Day Ideas

You planned to visit Cades Coves, go on a picnic, and hike the Appalachian Trail – but it rained! Don’t let the rain ruin your day, there’s plenty to do in the Smoky Mountain area. Shopping One of the greatest things about the Smokies is the numerous places to shop. From the unique gift shops on the Gatlinburg Parkway to the rugged experience of the Nantahala Outdoor Center, or the eclectic mix of stores in the Mountain Mall – you could spend hours....

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Pirate Play Area

The Resort @ Governor’s Crossing opened the new Pirate Playground at the end of March. This new dry play area is prefect for the young’uns! Hours of fun await in this labyrinth of slides, cannons, portholes – it even has a brig. Located beside the outdoor water park, beside the Lazy River. The Pirate Playground sits atop a ‘spongy’ play surface, and has nearby benches. Recommended for children ages 5-12 with adult supervision. For more...

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‘Tis the Season for America’s Hit Parade

The Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge is home to America’s Hit Parade, which has geared up for the holidays with a new version of their popular show. Get ready to sing along, dance in your seat, and reminisce to your favorite Christmas classics! America’s Hit Parade is a Broadway-style show featuring world-class performers rocking out with live renditions of great tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and more. Extravagant costumes, choreography, and...

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Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas returns for the 2011 season, November 5th through December 30th. The entire park sparkles with over 4 million lights creating a Christmas wonderland for young and old alike. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the park, celebrating Christmas through song, dance, and even ice skating! From Santa’s Workshop, to the Carol of the Trees, Dollywood does Christmas like no other place. Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice @ Celebrity Theater...

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