This week's Feature Friday is Adventure Ziplines of Pigeon Forge
. Come and join us in Pigeon Forge
at beautiful Legacy Mountain to celebrate the newest and first eco-friendly zipline adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains!
1. ) What do you think sets Adventure Zipines of Pigeon Forge out from the other ziplines in the area?
There are so many things that set us apart from the other companies in town. We are located on 400 acres of beautiful land in the Smokies. You won't see views like this anywhere else. We have over 4.5 miles of lines and some go as high as 300 feet in the air. You have unubstructed views of Mount LeConte and The Pinnacle.
2.) Do you have trained guides?
All of our guides are professional and ACCT certified, we use the safest gear, such as petzl and we have a redundant (two line) system on all of our lines. We are committed to delivering experiences that will make your visit the vacation of a lifetime.
3.) How long does the tour last?
Your canopy tour adventure will take between 2 1/2 to 3 hours. It takes about 20 minutes to get oriented and to be trained in what you need to know, and the canopy tour tends to take around 2 1/2 hours to complete.
4.) Is there a weight policy or age requirement?
Our tour is designed for use by anyone who is between 100 lbs. and 275 lbs. The zip line is so strong it’s capable of supporting an automobile but these weight restrictions are in place because of momentum. Too light, you won’t be carried the complete distance. Too heavy and stopping becomes an issue. It is a requested that participants in a zip lining tour are in average health with no heart or back problems that might result in a worsening health issue. Any age is welcome!
5.) What do you recommend visitors wear to zipline?
You can really wear anything but secure footwear is a must. We don't want you to lose a flip flop in all that excitement!
Posted: 8/31/2012 3:32:02 PM
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Sheila Castle of Pigeon Forge will compete in a race around the world on the upcoming season of the Emmy-winning CBS series, “The Amazing Race.” Sheila joins the race with her boyfriend/teammate Rob Scheer who is a professional lumberjack from Alaska. Rob is part of the exciting Pigeon Forge show entitled “The Lumberjack Feud.” This is the 21st Edition of the The Amazing Race.
Before Sheila's adventure on the show, she could be found working for a local Pigeon Forge gift shop managing the day-to-day details of retail operations, meeting with vendors, and conducting guest relations. Soon, we will get to watch Sheila and Rob attempt an amazing trek across three continents. Support our Pigeon Forge home team by tuning in Sunday evening, September 30th to local CBS channel WVLT. See Sheila and Rob in the promotional trailer below:
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is widely recognized as the hometown of Dolly Parton and her theme park “Dollywood.” However, Pigeon Forge is rapidly evolving into a destination where families travel to enjoy luxury lodging near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, family-friendly theatre productions and shopping.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a premier shopping destination at the base of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge has everything from quaint souvenir shops to high-end fashion outlets, such as Juicy Couture and Michael Kors. Visitors to Pigeon Forge often rent a cabin or luxury home and plan their entire vacation itinerary around shopping and browsing through hundreds of boutiques. Pigeon Forge is the perfect central location for a Girls Shopping Getaway or a Romantic Weekend Getaway. Increasingly, world-class shoppers are coming to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in search of fine art collectibles from a nearby district known as “The Glades.” an 8-mile loop near Great Smoky Mountains National Park that is home to is the largest group of independent artists and craftsmen in the United States.
Posted: 8/29/2012 8:36:03 PM
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above: Dogwood beginning to turn burgundy
It is that special time of year when PigeonForge.com begins reporting on the status of fall leaf colors. We are predicting an earlier than usual autumn. Dogwood trees have started early. The cooler nighttime temperatures have ushered in the most beautiful burgundy coloring on Dogwoods. Sugar Maples are also beginning to transition into a yellowish-orange.
Grass is green, yet if you look closely, the leaves are just beginning to show a kiss of color. This summer has been the warmest summer on record, and some areas of East Tennessee are experiencing drought conditions. Most areas in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park are benefiting from cool evenings which create beautiful mountain mists and provide much-needed moisture.
above: Sugar Maple beginning to turn yellow
My grandmother always says, “Count the fogs in August.” Many East Tennesseans believe that each fog in August is an indicator of how many times it will snow throughout the winter. Whether you believe this or not, August mornings near the Smoky Mountains are stunningly beautiful.
Sip your morning coffee from a PigeonForge condo or cabin and watch the mountain mist rise and fall and slide through the mountain valleys. Many visitors who witness the unique mountain mists of August/September say it is a spiritual experience. Observing the mist is good for mind, body, and soul.
After your morning mist ritual, head out onto the Pigeon Forge parkway for another spiritual experience...pancakes. Pigeon Forge is famous for authentic pancake house dining. You will see everything from log cabin pancake houses to metal diner buildings. Most local pancake house restaurants offer breakfast all day. Log Cabin Pancake House is a local favorite which offers exquisite pancakes with fruit compotes, nuts or chocolate chips. Also select from mouth-watering country ham, biscuits, gravy and a variety of sausages and omelets.
Enrich your spirit, and witness the first indications of fall leaf colors. Treat yourself to a vibrant autumn vacation package in Pigeon Forge. You are guaranteed to have a “mist”ical and colorful good time.
Posted: 8/27/2012 9:31:10 PM
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Come out to Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
for a wonderful night of star gazing on Friday, September 7 beginning around 7:30 p.m. Visitors will be amazed to see a 260-degree unobstructed view of the sky, the planets Neptune and Uranus; the Milky Way Galaxy, the spiral disk of the Andromeda Galaxy and several binary star systems.
“National park areas often offer a wonderful opportunity to stargaze,” said Superintendent Dale Ditmanson. “Visitors are often amazed at the amount of stars that can be seen simply by venturing out of the well-lit communities and into the natural darkness of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
. National parks across the country have begun to monitor and manage for natural night sky conditions in much the same way as we would to protect our air and water.”
Please be aware that reservations are required and your GPS may not navigate you to Purchase Knob correctly so please call (865) 926-6251 for reservations, directions and additional information.
Posted: 8/27/2012 5:21:22 PM
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This week's Feature Friday property is Motel 6
in Pigeon Forge
1.) Why do visitors choose the Motel 6 for their Pigeon Forge vacation?
Affordability,experience our beautiful, economically priced rooms, plus you can travel with your pets when staying at a Motel 6.
2.) What makes the Motel 6 unique from other hotels in the area? What special amenities does the Motel 6 offer?
There is no extra charge or deposit required when checking in with your pet. This particular property is right off of the parkway, quieter area. Motel 6 offers indoor corridors, free coffee in the lobby, a spacious outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a kiddie pool, and 24 hour guest laundry service.
3.) Does Motel 6 offer any specials or vacation packages to visitors?
If you go to their website, www.motel6-pigeonforge.com
, you will see that we offer vacations specials.
4.) What is your favorite event in Pigeon Forge?
Dolly's Homecoming Parade and Winterfest Kickoff, love the lights.
5.) What is your favorite way to spend the day in the Smoky Mountains?
I love to drive up to Cade's Cove area and have a picnic and enjoy the mountain scenery.
Call Motel 6 and Book your next getaway Today! Call 866-796-9004.
Posted: 8/24/2012 4:41:47 PM
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