Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The Mountain Mile development, near the Teaster Lane and Wears Valley Road intersection, is the site of the proposed August Moon drive-in movie theater. Read more

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"Dollywood has hogged the spotlight long enough," Dolly Parton says. Read more


Before and after

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Working in her studio nestled on a hillside overlooking Wears Valley, a border community of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, artist Kathryn Rutherford’s face takes on a radiance. Read more


Away up there

Treehouse Hideaways photo

Southern Appalachia’s latest crop of guest retreats deepen the experience of some of the region’s most popular destinations—from the glitz of Dollywood and Biltmore Estate to the rugged allure of Pisgah National Forest and Lookout Mountain. Read more


MoonPie photo

What do you get when you stick two graham cracker cookies together with a layer of marshmallow, and dip the whole thing in chocolate? Read more


Old Forge French Toast Bread Pudding.

Courtesy of Old Forge Distillery

Housed in a 100-year-old barn constructed of Tennessee timber, Old Forge Distillery, a mountain distillery crafting small batch spirits with local flavors, opened in Pigeon Forge this summer. Read more


Dolly Parton recently announced a $300 million investment in her Dollywood empire that will expand the country singer’s Pigeon Forge, Tenn., theme park to include new rides, shows, and, most notably, a 300-room resort. Read more


Zorbing in the mountains

Marla Hardee Milling photo

Perched on a hillside in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., three humongous balls crafted out of flexible, transparent plastic provoke natural curiosity. At first impression, the oversized globes resemble exercise balls for giant hamsters. Read more


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T. Wayne Waters

It’s time once again to saddle up and head out to Pigeon Forge for the city’s celebration of the cowboy lifestyle. The 12th annual Saddle Up! will be Feb. 23-26 and this year the festival will add an extra dose of storytelling and song. Read more


Even at half-scale size, this massive ship looms large as one of east Tennessee’s hottest new attractions. The 30,000-square-foot, $25 million Titanic Museum debuted earlier this spring with more than 20,000 visitors for its opening weekend. Read more


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Cascading waterfalls, scenic elements and new stage effects on a lush set at Dollywood transport the audience back to the Great Smoky Mountains during the 1930s, when change was insurmountable. Read more

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