After a long day of hiking, fishing, white water rafting, and photographing epic scenes of nature in the Smoky Mountains, why not wind down with the live entertainment of dinner theater?  Whether in the mood for horror, comedy, or drama, there’s a show to suit your needs and provide a yummy feast on top of it!  Head to your rented Gatlinburg cabin, gussy up a bit, and head on over to any of these fine showings:

1. Tennessee’s country queen, the buxom Dolly Parton, entertains with Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge.  This family friendly extravaganza offers everything from magic tricks, amazing animals, performers, and stunts!  Come hungry for fun and food, because a four course dinner is part of the package!

2. Also in Pigeon Forge is the Memories Theater, a place dedicated to paying tribute to the great artists of yesteryear such as the King himself Elvis Presley or Mr. Buddy Holly.  With shows five times a week, there’s guaranteed to be one during your trip to the Smoky Mountains.  Have a great time listening to hits that you probably never imagined you’d hear live!

3. Country Tonight Theater puts on a memorable country music night of fun each show.  Each day at 3 and 8pm and in production for 14 years, this show has earned the title as the best live country show in America.  On stage, singers, a band, and dancers entertain with musical selections covering country, gospel, comedy, and patriotic elements.  With a stadium built to fit 1,500 fans, all can come out to enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience.

4. In Gatlinburg, be sure to check out Sweet Fanny Adams Theater, a 34 year old attraction that showcases hilarious comedy musicals that the whole family will be tickled by.  Even better, the shows are mostly original comedies written especially for the theater, so it’s a true treat and you’ll never know what show you’ll get!  In honor of it’s long rich history with the city of Gatlinburg, they were named a National Historical Treasure.

5. Fancy a bit of thinking with your dinner?  Come to the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show for a bit of crime with a side of comedy!  Audience members partake in the crimes and try to help solve the funny cases, so maybe you’ll get to put your sleuth skills to use!

With so many amazing options, no moment should be dull on your vacation to the Smoky Mountains.  Pick a different theater each night and have some amazing stories to tell your friends!  Who knows, you may even solve the mystery and save the day.

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