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Time Away in Tennessee

A July 2003 trip to Pigeon Forge by Reidie

Quote: A short trip to relax by the pool and enjoy a show in Pigeon Forge before going to Nashville.

Time Away in Tennessee

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Our visit to Pigeon Forge was a great way to relax and unwind. Although there is so much to do there that you could need a vacation after your vacation. We enjoyed a lot of time at the pool at our resort and visiting Christmas shops and bookstores. We went go-carting at one of the many area tracks and amusement areas. The kids had never been to a drive-up restaurant where it is delivered to your car on a tray, so we stopped at the A & W Rootboor American Drive-In. The best part of our trip was the Show "Country Tonite", which is rated the Best Live Country Music Show in American. The talent there was amazing. I wondered why they weren't in Nashville. We had second row se...Read More
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Best Things Nearby:Dollywood is close by as well as shopping, theaters, restaurants and all the fun and excitement of Pigeon Forge. The Old Mill and Restaurant is very close, but don't go there unless you're hungry.Best Things About the Resort:One of the perks was to flick a switch to have heat blow in the bathroom so you can dry out your towels and bathing suits quickly. Another feature was the whirlpool tub. The pool had a covered picnic area for a little shade. There was an adult swim time from 10-12pm which made it nice for adults to have a little bit of no splash time. The activities were great and they had a large selection of movies to rent. Indoor, outdoor, child,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2003

Oakmont Resort
3062 Veterans Rd
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
(865) 453-3240

A & W Family Restaurant

Restaurant | "A & W Family Restaurant "

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The kids had never eaten at a drive-in restaurant, so we pulled in and ordered. The waitress brought out hot-dogs, fries, chicken sandwiches, and, of course, root beer in a frosty mug. She attached the tray to your car window and we had a fun time. When finished eating, you push the tray pick-up button and you're off to your next stop. The staff was friendly and quick. They also had picnic tables if you didn't want to eat in your car.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 9, 2003

A & W Family Restaurant
1739 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
865-429-8943

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Our 12-year-old was free and teenagers are a cheaper price. For five it cost $83 for second row seats. There was comedy (a man dressed and singing "I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain). The dancers were fantastic and the singing was beyond compare. They had a list of songs from past hits like "Crazy" to new songs and artists. Many sounded just like them. I had to wonder why some of these artists were not in Nashville. Elvis even made an appearance although I didn't get his scarf. This show has been voted "Best Live Country Show in America" year after year by the CMAA. It is a star-studded, high-energy, non-stop performance. You can call them at 1-800-792-4308 or visit ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 9, 2003

Country Tonite Theatre
129 Showplace Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
(865) 453-2003

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They had a place for you to bungee jump, although we did not try it. The bumper boats are in an area near the smaller go-cart track, so you can find something for all ages.

There is an indoor video arcade but the main thing is the Big Woody Go Carts. This is a great track. Go-carts are available in one seat or two but there is a height restriction for driving on this track. It's a large facility with a lot to offer. Discount tickets are available. The kids had a great time here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2003

The Track Family Recreation Center
2575 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
(865) 453-4777