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Pigeon Forge Gets Goats On A Roof Attraction

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Pigeon Forge Wears Valley Goats On The Roof Attraction PIGEON FORGE  approved a new attraction on Wears Valley called Ross Ogle’s Gem Mine and Gift Shop.

This attraction will have live goats on the roof visitors can feed.  By inserting coins, visitors activate a flue device that transports feed to the top of the roof where anxious goats await their meal.

The business is a franchise of the Tiger, Ga., establishment Goats on the Roof.  As people approach Ross Ogle’s Gem Mine and Gift Shop many will see the goats and want to stop.

The local humane society is not keen on the idea and worries for the safety of the goats, some persons having vowed to keep an eye out for the goats welfare.  This is truly reminiscent of the 60′s when businesses created unique structures and other eye catching approaches to pull travelers into their shops.  Seems old marketing tactics in our ultra modern society are back in style, got to love progress and how retro fits in.

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Free Pancakes Smoky Mountains

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 | 0 comments

Smoky Mountain iHop Free PancakesFolks staying in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains area the morning of February 5th can enjoy FREE pancakes at iHop.  iHop will be serving free buttermilk pancakes from 7-10a.m. during National Pancake Day.

This is also iHop’s kick off for 2013  fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This is a great opportunity to eat some delicious pancakes while reaching out to a great cause.  What a wonderful way to start your day in the beautiful Smoky Mountains!

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Smoky Mountains Park Backcountry Fees

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Cades Cove OwlStarting February 14th 2013 the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  will be accessing backcountry fees.

Last March the National Park Service approved approved the park’s request to collect fees for use of backcountry campsites and shelters.  The fee will be $4 per night per person for camping and is slated to be used for the provision of better customer service in backcountry trip planning, reservations and permits.

One of the enhancements is a  24/7 online reservation and permit system accessed anywhere Internet service is available.  Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance up to the last minute, if availability exists.  This system reduces the need for backcountry users to contact offices with limited hours of operation.  Persons are still permitted to make reservations and obtain permits at the Sugarlands Visitor Center if they so desire.  Backcountry Office hours are being expanded with additional staff providing trip planning assistance by phone or in person.

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Gatlinburg Sports Complex

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 | 0 comments

Gatlinburg Forging Ahead For Sports Complex


Gatlinburg City Mayor Mike Werner said ” it’s a done deal,” referring to the new Gatlinburg Sports Complex (sportsplex).

There’s lots more work to be completed before being complete but Gatlinburg joined forces with Sevier County Commission and Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  to build and operate the new $20 million dollar sportsplex.  The new sportsplex is to include eight football/soccer/band fields and nine gymnasiums, five of these being basketball/volleyball courts located in one building.

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New Pigeon Forge Dinner Theater

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Pigeon Forge Dinner Theater Biblical Times

Biblical Times Christmas Feast, WOW what a treat!!

Biblical Times Christmas Feast is a “A Number One”  Pigeon Forge production with extremely talented cast members! My wife and I visited the show last night for the first time since its very recent opening,  we walked away feeling each cast member shared this biblical story from their hearts and as if it were their very own ministry. 

Enough can’t be said of the vocal exubrience each member bellowed.  Many of the songs performed were co-written and co-produced by some of the cast and were sung with such passion words and notes felt as though they were penetrating your soul. 

Notice the above photo, Biblical Times Christmas Feast features amazing hologram technology allowing three dimensional images of real objects like animals to appear on stage when actually they aren’t even there at all.  Watch as cast members become angelic angels from heaven.  This production runs through January 5th “The Christmas Story” is told as you have never “heard” or “seen” before!

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