The Island in Pigeon Forge TN is a large entertainment complex located in the heart of Pigeon Forge featuring shops, restaurants such as Margaritaville and Timberwood Grill, attractions such as The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a hotel, and more. Originally, it was being developed as Belle Island before those plans fell through and then the project switched directions to become The Island in Pigeon Forge. Llisted below is what is known about The Island in Pigeon Forge including the proposed restaurants, attractions, shops, and more.
When Will The Island in Pigeon Forge Open?
The Island in Pigeon Forge is scheduled to open in June 2013 and will be opening in “phases” meaning that some restaurants, shops, etc may not be ready for the grand opening. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and Timberwood Grill are currently planning to be open for the grand opening.
Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge
The following restaurants and food vendors are planned to be at The Island Pigeon Forge. Currently planned are:
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Poynor’s Pommes Frites
Attractions at The Island in Pigeon Forge
Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
Shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge
There will be numerous retail shops on The Island Pigeon Forge. Confirmed so far are:
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel Gift Shop
The Island Trading Post
Hotel at The Island in Pigeon Forge
There will be a Pigeon Forge Island hotel, which is currently planning to open in the summer of 2014. It is planned to be a “premium hotel with 132 rooms”.
The official website for The Island in Pigeon Forge can be found at http://islandinpigeonforge.com/ which has additional information such as available jobs at The Island.
They also have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheIslandInPigeonForge where they provide updates with the construction process, photos, and other info about the development of The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN.
There is no cost to get “on” The Island but there will be individual tickets sold for the various attractions such as the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. There will be free parking and a Pigeon Forge Trolley stop as well.
The Dolly Parade 2013 kicks off Pigeon Forge Springfest with Sevier County's favorite daughter, Dolly Parton, as its grand marshal leading the celebration May 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm.
The Dolly Parade will begin on River Road near traffic light #7 and will travel north along the Parkway disbanding at the Belz Factory Outlet World at traffic light #3.
This is the largest group of independent artisans in North America. This historic 8-mile loop has
been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans
whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils,
watercolors, and also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda fountain and candy shops.
The Arts & Crafts Trail pathway will show you folk art, trolls, candles of all descriptions,
hand-made pottery, oak and willow baskets, watercolors, sculpture and lithographs. The History
Trail pathway will allow you to discover the people and events that made Tennessee what it is
TOTAL 8 MILE TRAIL LOOP. Located 3 miles from Downtown Gatlinburg
Turn at traffic light #3 in downtown
and go 3 miles on Hwy 321N to traffic light #3a and turn left on to Glades Road.
Make plans this summer to treat yourself to a visit to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.
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There is a large assortment of wildlife that you can see and enjoy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Cades Cove and Cataloochee areas of the park are especially rich in diverse communities of wildlife. You can see white-tail deer, black bears, wild turkey, wild boar, fox, elk and many species of birds and reptiles.
When you spot wildlife in the national park, pull off to the side of the road to allow other vehicles to safely pass and to allow traffic to flow smoothly. Respect these animals at all times. Never try to feed them. Feeding wildlife and disturbing them is against the law and can result in fines and arrest. Use binoculars, cameras with telephoto lenses and spotting scopes to enjoy wildlife from a safe distance.
Outside the park boundries you can enjoy the critters up close are some of the area attractions: Deer Park Exotic Petting Zoo, Briarwood Ranch Safari Park, Parrot Mountain and Gardens, Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
There is a varied array of wildlife in this area, so take advantage of all that is available and have a wonderful and memorable vacation experience!
Choosing a Hidden Springs Property Rental Vacation Cabin or Townhome is the first step to a vacation you will treasure. We strive to offer the very best "Smoky Mountain" friendly service to our guests. Our hope is to welcome you back again and again, over the years, as you vacation in the Smoky Mountains.
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We're large enough to be professional, but small enough to be personal. With more than 10 years of experience in the cabin rental business, we pride ourselves on our well-trained, courteous and professional staff members who are dedicated to excellence. When you are happy, we are happy!
Check in at our office, not a gas station or retail store, or take advantage of our no-hassle "Express Checkin" process. Shop and compare. We offer spacious comfort, for a competitive and reasonable rate.
Our Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals located in Pigeon Forge Tennessee are perfect for a Smoky Mountain vacation in beautiful Tennessee. Our luxury cabins range from one to six bedrooms and are conveniently located to all the attractions in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, including Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.
Our mission is to provide the best professional, courteous, quality service to our guests. We also offer pet friendly accomodations so you don't have to leave your beloved pet at home.
We assure you a friendly, readily available staff to welcome you and help you settle in.
The smoky mountain area is an excellent location to enjoy viewing wildlife. You can see black bears, white-tailed deer, wild boar, wild turkey, fox, owls and even elk.
There are also venues that enable you to get up close: Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Parrot Mountain and Gardens, Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo, Rainforest Adventures and Briarwood Auto Safari.
When enjoying wildlife in the park or on any roadside, please pull over to the side of the road to allow other vehicles to safely pass and to keep traffic moving smoothly.
Never get too close to an animal and do not try to pet or feed them. If you approach an animal so closely that it changes its behavior, then you are too close! Slowly move away until the animal resumes its previous behavior.
“Why does my pet eat grass?” This is a common question in the mind of pet owners but the truth of the matter is there isn’t one clear reason. We do know is that eating small amounts of grass is generally a harmless thing for a perfectly healthy dog or cat to do. But when nibbling turns into gulping large amounts of the grass, and grassy vomit is all over the floor, it’s time to wonder what’s happening.
There are several reasons why your pet is eating grass:
1. Nutritional cravings. A dog or cat may be eating a completely nutritionally diet, but that doesn't mean that cravings for specific things such as grass don't happen.
2. Behavioral drives. Pets may eat things that do not serve a biologic or nutritional purpose, such as when a pet eats paper or plastic. It may be that this particular behavior feels good or there is some other reason. However, an actual medical issue such as a neurologic disease can cause strange eating behaviors, so it is advisable to discuss such occurances with your veterinarian.
3. unknown (idiopathic) causes. Idiopathic means simply that the veterinarian doesn't know the exact cause. However, you should continue to monitor the situation.
Owners who notice their pets eating grass frequently probably don’t need to panic and rush to the emergency veterinarian. They should continue to watch their pets to gain more information and try to figure out why they are eating grass. Some questions you may ask yourself:
•Does my pet eat grass voraciously?
•Does he vomit or get sick afterward?
•Is there pattern to the grass eating? For example, does eating grass occur on the days when the pet doesn’t eat all of its food?
*Does the pet also drink an unusally large amount of water before or after eating the grass.
After having made their observations, owners can then present this information to their veterinarians.
Your pet’s doctor will begin looking for a medical condition that may be causing the grass eating. The vet will try to figure out if it is a sign of a minor illness, a more serious disease, or nothing more than slightly eccentric behavior.
The vet may perform the several tests to narrow done the cause(s), fecal exam, blood work, urinalysis, x-rays or an ultrasound.
Not every grass eating pet has a serious medical problem. Sometimes the best option is to let them them go right ahead. Just make sure the grass is not treated with any chemicals that could be harmful if your pet eats them. Also, try to avoid areas where other dogs have defecated so as not to pick up parasites.