Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Dollywood Sweeps 2013 Golden Ticket Awards with Five ‘Best of the Best’ Honors

Dollywood won five “best of the best” awards, ranked as finalists in five additional categories and landed two coasters on Amusement Today’s annual Best Steel and Best Wooden Coaster lists at the magazine’s prestigious 2013 Golden Ticket Awards on Saturday, Sept. 7. The awards, presented by trade publication Amusement Today, were handed out at Santa […]

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A Step Closer to Completing the “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway from Waland to Wears Valley, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrated the completion of Bridge 2 on the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, TN with a ribbon cutting event on Monday, June 24. The completion of Bridge 2 marks a significant milestone bringing the park one step closer towards finishing the “missing link,” a 1.65-mile section of the Parkway between […]

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Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee reopened to traffic Monday April 15th, 2013, one month ahead of schedule.
Us 441 Great Smoky Mountains reopened

Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened to traffic Monday April 15th, 2013, one month ahead of schedule. The road was shut down in January, after a massive landslide washed away the land supporting the road. Crews have been working since then to re-stabilize the land and repair the roadway. Park […]

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Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Summerlong Extended Operating Hours with Nightly Fireworks, Season-Long Marquee of New Shows Lead the Biggest Entertainment Year In Dollywood’s 28-Year History
Dollywood

From spring’s Cirque Shanghai to Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, and The Great American Summer in between, Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment takes center stage. Pigeon Forge, TN – March 2013 / Hospitality 1ST / Dollywood treats its 2013 guests to more shows and more time to enjoy them as the Smoky Mountains theme park introduces a spectacular […]

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The Great Smoky Mountains Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to get immediate renovations
Artist rendering of renovations at Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Beginning January 7, 2013, Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin getting much needed renovations to better accommodate the 850,000 thousand visitors that come through the visitor center annually. Improvements will include the main lobby and visitor contact area. Artist rendering of renovations at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The new visitor contact […]

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New Attraction Tomb coming to Pigeon Forge at Walden’s Landing

“It’s called Tomb, an interactive attraction that resembles a pyramid. And it’s coming to Pigeon Forge, home of some of the most interesting and creative attractions this side of Orlando. A pyramid constructed of plastic foam and stucco is being built in Waldens Landing on the Parkway, yet another reason for visitors to choose Sevier […]

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