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7 New Attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for 2019

The Smokies are packed with exciting attractions that the whole family will love! The best part is that there are always new ones popping up! Even if you’ve visited before, you can experience the Smokies in a completely different way with all these action-packed places to visit! Here are 7 new attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that should definitely be on your bucket list in 2019. Read more

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All the Details About the New Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge

There’s a brand new mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge! The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster opened on Thanksgiving Day and offers a whole new experience for visitors to the Smoky Mountains. If you’re looking for a thrilling ride, be sure to try this coaster during your vacation. We’ve got all the details on the new mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge and what you can expect when you ride. Read more

Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas
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Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Introduces Glacier Ridge

This year’s Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is bigger and better than ever! This holiday season, come experience the park’s largest Christmas expansion ever with the introduction of Glacier Ridge. This magical winter wonderland is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit! We’ve got all the details on Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas and the brand new Glacier Ridge: Read more

Black and white photo of a couple at a drive-in movie.
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Coming Soon: August Moon Drive-In Theater in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction is going to be a real blast from the past! We’re excited to report that a “drive-in” movie theater will be coming to our favorite Smoky Mountain city in the next few years. Known as the August Moon Drive-In, this revolutionary concept takes a traditional drive-in theater and puts it inside of a domed building, for a unique indoor experience that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a brief write-up about what visitors can expect from the August Moon Drive-In theater in Pigeon Forge. Read more

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Two New Pirate-Themed Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge Opening in 2019

Not one, but two new dinner shows will set sail in Pigeon Forge in 2019! We hope you like pirates, because you will have a treasure chest full of fun and exciting pirate entertainment when you visit. We’ve got all the details on both of the new pirate-themed dinner shows in Pigeon Forge that are opening in 2019: Read more

Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood
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Your Guide to the Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

The time has come for cooler evenings, leaves changing colors, and pumpkin-flavored everything. And along with all of your fall favorites comes the biggest fall event in the Smoky Mountains — the Dollywood Harvest Festival! Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Smokies to experience Great Pumpkin LumiNights and other fall fun at the festival. At Hearthside Cabin Rentals, we want you to have the best time at the event! That’s why we’ve put together a guide to both the Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights so you know what to expect: Read more

The Dollywood sign and the Showstreet Palace Theater.
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New Dollywood Expansion Announced for 2019: Wildwood Grove

Pigeon Forge’s biggest attraction is getting even bigger! Dolly Parton and Dollywood President Craig Ross recently announced that the South’s favorite theme park will be getting a major expansion in 2019. Introduced as “Wildwood Grove,” the new area of the park will be geared toward families, featuring plenty of fun rides that are perfect for kids. Read on to learn everything we know about the Dollywood expansion. Read more

The outside of the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.
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Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Now Open in Pigeon Forge

Lumberjack fans rejoice! The classic Pigeon Forge show Lumberjack Feud is finally open. Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who owns a number of other businesses in Pigeon Forge, revived the show at a brand new venue on the Parkway. The new show features the same fun competitions as the original attraction along with a variety of new additions that families are sure to love. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to everything we know about Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. Read more

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge.
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Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge Introduces New Artifacts and Exhibits

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge is a can’t-miss destination for true crime fans! This popular attraction traces the history of ne’er-do-wells and scoundrels from the Wild West to the present. The museum is famous for displaying a number of artifacts that belonged to the nation’s most notorious criminals, including Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car, Al Capone’s rosary, and O.J. Simpson’s Ford Bronco. Read more

A steam enginge at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.
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10 Things About Dollywood That Might Surprise You

It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee, with rides, games, dining, entertainment and more! Families travel from all across the country to enjoy everything the park has to offer. However, there is much more to the world-class theme park than meets the eye. Here are 10 fun facts about Dollywood that might surprise you: Read more