Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pigeon Forge's Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum

106 Showplace Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone:(865) 428-5228
The Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge is open 365 days a year.  Has many of America's favorite stars in life-size, life-like wax representations. This is a self guided tour and allows guests to take pictures with their favorite stars. While in the museum guests will also learn about what charities a star support, what some of their pet peeves are, and accomplishments. Some of the stars and sets include: John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Morgan Freeman and Halle Berry, Jeannie’s bottle, the Starship Enterprise, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and more. (Some of these figures are still in production and will arrive at the Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum soon.) The Hollywood Wax Museum, also features an exclusive action-packed video presentation of major movie genres and is viewable from the second floor catwalk. There are even themed areas with matching scenery and sound effects.

Operating Hours:
Sunday –Thursday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 am to Midnight

Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gatlinburg's Special Little Santa Claus Shop

I have so many favorite places to go in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, but here is another one of my favorites!  I love Christmas and Santa's Claus-et  in the Arts & Crafts Community of Gatlinburg is truly a stop you do not want to miss!  With Christmas ornaments, to jams & jellies, soups and so much more, you can get an early jump on your Christmas shopping list.  My favorite is the Dip Mixes, so simple and easy to whip up a great dip for your next party and tasty too.  Have your picture made with Santa and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas all year round at Santa's Claus-et.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Village Shops in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  1. This is one of my favorite places to visit during Winterfest in the Smokies, with all the twinkling lights and the spirit of the holidays in the air and a cup of hot chocolate as you window shop. Doesn't get any better than this, reserve the Beary Blessed Cabin to come home to after a day of shopping at  The Village Shops   Check out their links to coupons, their interactive maps, location, dining and hours of operation to experience these quaint shops and the magic of the Smokies.   

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Step Away from the Smokies is the Magnificent Biltmore Estate

If your looking for something that will be a memorable day trip in the Smokies, then you need not look any further than a day at the Biltmore Estate, located about an 1 1/2 hours from the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.  Tour this country's largest home and the surrounding 8000 acres.  This is a full day experience so plan on leaving the Beary Blessed Cabin, early and spending the day.  Wear your walking shoes and be prepared to be awed.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge

One of the many stops you are sure to want to put on your trip to the Smokies.  Quaint little village tucked along a side street of Pigeon Forge, with candy shops, pottery making, a country store filled with yummies, and a restaurant offering delicious meals.  The Old Mill is a good fall afternoon adventure.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smokies Trip Planner

These links are definitely worth looking at if you are planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, chalked full of information from the newbies to those who have been many times.

The Smokies Trip Planner is the official trip planning guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Download a copy now! (2050 kb file, complete file with text and map included)
The Smokies Trip Planner contains information about:

Favorite destinations in the park including
  • Cades Cove
  • Cataloochee
  • Clingmans Dome
  • Roaring Fork
  • and others
Popular activities such as
  • auto touring
  • bicycling
  • family campgrounds
  • fishing
  • hiking and backpacking
  • picnicking
  • waterfall walks
  • wildlife watching
  • and more
General information including
  • weather and climate
  • lodging and camping
  • park map