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Wilderness Wildlife Week™
One of the most popular events in Pigeon Forge each year is Wilderness Wildlife Week™. This weeklong event has been happening in Pigeon Forge for more than two decades. It’s open to the public and completely FREE!
Wilderness Wildlife Week™ is made up of exhibits, performances, workshops, classes, walks and talks that are both informative and entertaining. These programs celebrate the features, creatures and cultures of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding region. Wilderness Wildlife Week™ offers activities for all ages and brings thousands of nature lovers to Pigeon Forge each year. The International Festivals & Events Association has recognized the event for its environmental and educational efforts.
For music lovers there are different musical presentations each day which will highlight the Appalachian region. Attendees can listen to old-time mountain ballads, hymns, bluegrass, and traditional mountain instruments.
Children will also be able to enjoy Wilderness Wildlife Week™ through the KIDS’ TRACK! program which consists of a series of informative and activity-filled workshops where they will have the opportunity to learn more about nature in unique and fun ways. Hikers will find several opportunities for hiking presentations and outdoor events.
Programs typically start each day at 8:00 AM and run until around 7:30 PM when the day’s keynote program starts. Participants are encouraged to come and go as they please between the exhibits and programs. One could argue the only bad part of Wilderness Wildlife Week™ is that it’s impossible to see every program because there are so many wonderful selections to choose from!
For more information, please visit http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/wilderness-wildlife-week/.
The Old Mill Square
The Old Mill Square is the cornerstone to historical preservation in Pigeon Forge offering an authentic look at the Tennessee town of yesteryear. Eat in their two award-winning restaurants, tour the old mill and shop at one of the unique retail shops including the General Store. The Old Mill is a must-visit on your trip to the Smoky Mountains.
For a little history, visit http://www.old-mill.com/info/our-history.
The Inn at Christmas Place
Right off the parkway in Pigeon Forge, you will find the beautiful Bavarian architecture of The Inn at Christmas Place. This 145-room four-star hotel celebrates Christmas 365 days a year with remarkable décor, unique experiences and plain ole southern hospitality. With a charm all its own, The Inn at Christmas Place invites guests to Sleep in Heavenly Peace…and believe me, you will on their amazing mattresses and bedding.
Hear Santa sing, enjoy cookies in the evening and feast on a breakfast fit for a king! There is no place like The Inn at Christmas Place in the Smoky Mountains! For more info, visit http://www.innatchristmasplace.com/.
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Located just off the Pigeon Forge Parkway, The Island in Pigeon Forge is packed with things to do! Come see The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel – it is 200 feet tall and offers amazing views of The Great Smoky Mountains! Pull up a rocking chair and enjoy the beautiful Island Show Fountain or check out the unique retail shops, restaurants and eateries, rides and games, live music, attractions and much more! Open 10 a.m. daily year round.
For more information, please visit http://islandinpigeonforge.com/.