Pigeon Forge's Latest Musical Mega-Show Offers Entertainment for Everyone
By Shelia Ogle © 2012, All Rights Reserved
When family vacations start to take on that "been there, done that" feel, it's time to look for a new destination. Of course, finding something that's equally entertaining for kids and grownups can be a challenge. But in Pigeon Forge, TN, you'll discover plenty of attractions guaranteed to be smile inducing, especially if you love music.
Look out Nashville, Pigeon Forge has a Brand New Opry
New to Pigeon Forge's lineup of marvelous musical shows is the Smoky Mountain Opry. Said to be the biggest show of its kind, the Opry offers a tour through musical history that's sure to please everyone in your family. From the big-band sound of the 40's to disco to heartwarming patriotic songs, the Smoky Mountain Opry has it all, including a completely redesigned stage and surround sound system to ensure everyone in the audience enjoys the show.
You'll hear tributes to all your favorite singers from the past to the present as well. The talented performers who make up the Smoky Mountain Opry cast will impress you with their renditions of classic hits by Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, and Elvis Presley. Younger folks will appreciate the rock-and-roll greats like Janis Joplin and The Beatles, and who doesn't love a good old-fashioned patriotic sing-along? Outstanding choreography, stunning set decorations, and a spectacular light show combine to create a world-class act you won't find anywhere else.
Don't worry, though. You'll have plenty of opportunity to catch a show or three. The Smoky Mountain Opry is open from Monday through Saturday and offers nine shows per week, so no matter when you plan your trip you'll be able to enjoy this unique tribute to American music.
Belly Laughs Available upon Request
If an afternoon of sing-along-inspiring music isn't enough to put a permanent smile on your face, then book a double-header and enjoy some laughs at the Comedy Barn. Magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists and more are on hand to make sure everyone has a good time. And don't forget the famous Comedy Barn Canines, that hilarious group of rescues whose extraordinary personalities turn even cat fanciers into dog lovers for the day.
While you're in Pigeon Forge, be sure to make time for a relaxing trek into the Great Smoky Mountains. Miles of greenery and the crisp mountain air will refresh and rejuvenate even the weariest traveler. A glimpse of area wildlife will delight the younger members of your family, while others will simply enjoy the peace and solitude of the mountains. Hiking trails are plentiful and easy to navigate, but for an extra-special afternoon, rent a horse and ride into the backcountry just like your pioneer ancestors did.
If you're looking for something different for a spring getaway, plan to spend a few days in Pigeon Forge. You'll love the toe-tapping tunes and sing-along show-stoppers performed by some of the area's most talented musicians, plus you'll enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring the kids and grandma and grandpa, too, because there really is something at the Smoky Mountain Opry for everyone.