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Grand Rod Run Pigeon Forge

Grand Rod Run

Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, TN is the biggest car shows that takes place in Pigeon Forge. The Fall Rod Run is only a few weeks away. Not only the biggest but the most popular car show. Make sure to book your Pigeon Forge Cabin before they are all booked up. The Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee begins on September 12, 2014. The show features thousands of muscle cars and hot rods.


The Grand Rod Run will be at the LeConte Center which offers free parking and indoor space for vendors, entertainment. If you get hungry you can jump on the tram and it will take you to the Island in Pigeon Forge. You do not have to attend the show to see the cars all you have to do is find your way to the Parkway and have a sit. You also can get some exercise and walk the strip. For more information on the event visit our event page click here.

Where to Stay

Although it is nice seeing all the Rods it is also a good time to get away from everyday stress and relax in a furnished Pigeon Forge Cabin. Heartland Cabin Rentals offers one to five bedroom Cabins. You can book your Cabin online and save.

By |September 1st, 2014|Things to Do|0 Comments

Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center

The Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center once the Place to Stay in Pigeon Forge Tennessee has fallen off the map. In 2011 Tripadvisor listed it as the dirtiest hotel in America. See news release.

The 425-room hotel, which was the largest in Pigeon Forge based on number of rooms and second-largest in Sevier County behind Wilderness at the Smokies, ‘has played host to tens of thousands of customers over the 30 years it was open.

This year the Convention Center Building was demolished and the hotel is still standing but only a shell.

With the closing of the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center the City of Pigeon Forge built the LeConte Event Center which opened in October 2013.

By |August 12th, 2014|Things to See|0 Comments

Fall Picture in Cades Cove Leaves are Starting to Change

A great picture showing the changing of the leaves in Cades Cove of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This year the leaves are changing later in the season. So you still have some time left. However the colder weather has started moving in so the leaves will be changing quicker.

By |October 22nd, 2013|Great Smoky Mountains|0 Comments

Virtual Smoky Mountains

Virtual Smoky Mountains is a site to see.

If you have never been to the Smoky Mountains and want to view what the area has to offer this is a site for you.

Some photos are 360 degrees so you can view everything around.


By |October 8th, 2013|Things to See|0 Comments

Halloween at the Island in Pigeon Forge

Halloween at the Island

October 31, 2013

5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Free Hay Maze, Hay Rides, Kids Circus, and the Wheel Rides.

Costume Contest
Carousel Rides
Candy Stations
Pumpkin Carving
Spooky Story Telling
Face Painting
Inflatable Rides


Make sure to make the Island the first stop of the night!



By |October 8th, 2013|Things to Do|0 Comments

Some areas still open in Great Smoky Mountains

6 News Anchor/Reporter

GATLINBURG (WATE) – Everyday that the government shutdown continues, that’s another day that national parks have to remain closed including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee.

The majority of the park is off limits, like the picnic area, campgrounds and visitors centers.

But thousands of tourists are still taking advantage of the sections that remain open, especially since one of the favorite scenic spots in the park has just opened back up.

Because many of the scenic spots on Highway 441 through the mountains are still open, tourists came flooding in on Saturday, soaking in the mountain views.

“It’s breathtaking. We are getting some color at the top of the mountain which is wonderful,” said Cara Turner, visiting from Chicago.

“People come from all over the United States to visit the Great Smoky Mountains,” said Brent Goodin of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Saturday was the best day for it since the shutdown began, as arguably the best vantage point to see all the views is now back open.

The Newfound Gap Parking Area is open now, originally closed at the start of the shutdown.

“I’m really glad that this parking lot is open because this is the staple. We have to take our picture by the state line. So I’m really glad that it was open,” said Turner.

Many of the tourists are in East Tennessee on annual trips.

“We do it every year. Every year,” said Goodin, visiting with his wife and two sons.

They were worried when they heard the park was closed, thinking it would prevent them from using their favorite scenic spot.

“Oh my gosh it would have been a completely different experience because this is just where you stop,” said Turner.

“So glad to be able to see […]

By |October 7th, 2013|Great Smoky Mountains|0 Comments