Wilderness At The Smokies Review

I seriously cannot say enough good things about the vacation my family and I took to the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area. A huge component of our vacation’s awesomeness was staying at the Wilderness at the Smokies resort! One thing that immediately pleased my husband and I was the ease with which we were able to locate Wilderness at the Smokies, and it’s actually in Sevierville, which travelers will reach before they would reach Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg when traveling from the West (passing Knoxville). This makes a difference when traveling with a bunch of children who are anxious to reach the vacation destination. As soon as we saw the resort’s entrance, my children perked up and then went crazy over all of the awesome water slides that can be seen from the road. The outside of the resort was well-manicured and inviting, and we quickly located the main lodge where I needed to check in. Upon walking in to the lobby, I was warmly greeted by the front desk staff as I looked around at the luxurious but homey decor around me. I could see the resort’s gift shop and a deli/ice cream shop, as well as the grand staircase. After…

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Lumberjack Feud Review

Wow!!! I am blown away by the fantastic time that my family just had at the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee… Deciding which dinner show to attend was a tough decision to make, because the Gatlinburg area has an amazing selection to choose from, but I knew that Lumberjack Feud would appeal to my entire family. We pulled up to the Lumberjack Feud and my kids were all going crazy to go inside and get our evening started. Our show was scheduled to begin at 5PM, but we arrived at when the doors open, at 4PM, so that we could enjoy the pre-show that began at 4:15 and so I could fully take in everything for review purposes. We walked in to see a large, well-organized souvenir shop with tons of great Lumberjack Feud merchandise for sale. I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices of the merchandise… they had a great “bundle offer” of three t-shirts for $24 that caught my attention. After looking at all of the cool lumberjack plaid items, items promoting the “Timberdogs” and Stihl brand merchandise (a well-known saw company and sponsor of Timbersports) we walked over to the Box Office to check in.…

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Iceberg Ahead! A Titanic Museum Review

The Herd, my husband, and I were very excited about the opportunity to explore the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN as a part of our family vacation to the Gatlinburg area. Having always loved reading about the Titanic and watching documentaries about it’s tragic voyage, the prospect of seeing actual artifacts from the ship was thrilling. Before we went to the Titanic Museum, my husband and I prepped the kids by talking about it, even though the older two had heard of the Titanic before. We discussed it’s amazing construction and size, as well as the crash and how it happened. Walking up to the attraction stirs up excitement for the visitors, as they see that the museum is actually an impressive replica of the ship. After picking up tickets, Titanic museum employees dressed as employees of the ship (maids etc), greeted us and presented us each with different cards detailing the identity of an actual passenger that sailed aboard the Titanic. This is a nice touch, in that it draws the visitors into feeling like they are actually setting sail on the ship. In the first gallery we were captivated by a tour guide explained the experience of…

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