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Pigeon Forge Winterfest in Tennessee to open with veteran dedication of 5 million lights

Pigeon Forge Winterfest in Tennessee to open with veteran dedication of 5 million lights Oct 6th, 2011 at 4:00PM: Not sure where to spend the winter this year? Head over to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for their 22nd annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest. The four month long event will go from November 8, 2011 until February 26, 2012. This year, with the opening day of the festival being near Veteran's Day, the event will open with a special parade dedicated to veterans as well as a ceremony in Patriot Park that will...

Top 5 Alternatives to the Dirtiest Hotel in America

Top 5 Alternatives to the Dirtiest Hotel in America Feb 2nd, 2011 at 10:45PM: When TripAdvisor recently announced Pigeon Forge, Tennessee's Grand Hotel and Convention Center as "the dirtiest hotel in America," the biggest surprise may not have been the reviewers' reports of "makeup on the pillowcases," "dogs urinating in the stairwells," or "food underneath the bed." No, the biggest shocker to those familiar with the area in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains was...

Dollywood wins major theme park award

Dollywood wins major theme park award Nov 17th, 2010 at 9:30AM: Dolly Parton visited Orlando, Florida, yesterday to accept the Applause Award on behalf of her theme park, Dollywood. "I love my music, but when you get a chance to do things like this, where you serve so many people in a different way, it makes me proud of something that so many people can enjoy," Parton said during the ceremony on the opening day of the International Association of Amusement...

Theme park news roundup: New thrills on the way in 2011

Theme park news roundup: New thrills on the way in 2011 Aug 19th, 2010 at 12:30PM: Summer season is winding down, and that means it's the time of year when theme parks start announcing their new attractions for the 2011 season. Here's a look at the latest news and rumors about new attractions at U.S. theme parks: Dollywood to open the Barnstormer Dolly Parton's theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, will add a $5.5 million ride called the Barnstormer. It's designed to...

Shades of the Past Classic Car Show and a Crumpled Side-Door

Shades of the Past Classic Car Show and a Crumpled Side-Door Sep 6th, 2007 at 5:00PM: Yesterday at the auto body shop where I took my car after an intersection mishap, I swapped some car talk with an insurance adjuster and the head of the body shop. The adjuster was fairly bouncing on his toes with excitement when he talked about his upcoming trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the Shades of the Past 2007 Rod Run. He's probably heading there now since it's happening September...

New Roller Coaster in Dollywood: "Mystery Mine"

New Roller Coaster in Dollywood: Apr 29th, 2007 at 9:05PM: The Mystery Mine at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a ride I'm just going to have to go on one of these days. Not only is it a roller coaster, it has some sort of light show as a feature. The theme of this 2 ½ minute ride is an abandoned mine that takes you on a journey of a vertical climb followed by 55 mph of straight down tracks-think 95 degrees. Then there's a feature called the...

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