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Come experience Pigeon Forge's most unique and exciting new attraction. As you walk through the 20-foot tall cameras, prepare to go Beyond the Lens! This innovative and immersive attraction will leave you wanting more. Enjoy the latest innovations in entertainment and technology offering amazing and intriguing exhibits like The Bigfoot Experience, The Human Kaleidoscope, award-winning virtual reality rides and games, Escape Booths, The Alien Egg Pit, Crimes of the Century, augmented reality games, and so much more. Come experience the best in family fun for ALL ages. Beyond the Lens: beyond the ordinary-beyond your imagination!

Beyond the Lens! Family Fun
2115 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Billed as the Smokies' Most Fun Place to Eat, Dolly Parton's Stampede is a restaurant and show like no other. Watch as 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and friendly competition. The show culminates with an emotional musical conclusion set to a patriotic salute of Red, White, and Blue—featuring Color Me America, written and recorded by Dolly Parton herself. As the action begins, you're served a four-course feast meant to satisfy those delicious home-cooked, country-style cravings. The menu includes Stampede's Original Creamy Vegetable Soup and cheddar biscuit, as well as a mouth-watering, tender, and whole rotisserie chicken, delicious hickory-smoked barbeque pork loin, hot-buttered corn on the cob, tasty herb-basted potato, a specialty dessert, and unlimited soft drinks.

Get here early and enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside the open-air stables to sneak a peek at the horses. It's also your chance to meet the equine stars of the show up close and discover their flawless beauty. Before the main event, enjoy live entertainment from bluegrass and country band, Mountain Ruckus, in the Saloon. While there, you can nosh on popcorn or other snacks. Then quench your thirst with an ice-cold Coca-Cola, or one of their exotic fruit drinks in a collector series Souvenir Boot Mug. Each year, Dolly Parton’s Stampede gets into the spirit of the holidays with a special Christmas show for the whole family. This year, it's the North Pole vs. South Pole. Become enchanted as workshop elves serve a Yuletide feast, and Santa arrives by sleigh. Toys come to life and holiday music abounds as we reveal a live Nativity scene. Even wise men on camels all say, 'Merry Christmas!'— Stampede style.

Come see and taste what everyone is talking about. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is more than just dinner and a show. It's a cherished tradition that your family will always remember.
Dolly Parton's Stampede
3849 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM of the Smokies
Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg. Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around make the town of Gatlinburg a ‘natural’ location for a world-class aquarium, America’s most fun aquarium.

Visit Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies during your stay at:
Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies
Traffic Light #5 88 River Road,
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Johnson Family of Restaurants
Twenty five years ago, Bruce Johnson accomplished his life-long dream of opening a Bar-B-Que restaurant. It was called Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que and was located in Pigeon Forge. The next year he opened another Bennett's in Gatlinburg.

In the years since he has opened 8 more restaurants. While they are all different in type of cuisine, from BBQ to steak to gourmet pizza to country cooking, they all share a few basic tenets. They are all independent, family-owned and operated restaurants that focus on value, quality, and friendly service. They are all focused on doing what they do right, like making good food by hand.

Bennett's has been slow-smoking their BBQ for up to 14 hours for two decades. They make their own sauces and sides, and have a tremendous AYCE breakfast bar. Alamo Steakhouse has been aging and hand-cutting Angus steaks, then grilling them over an oak fire for 17 years, offering seafood, chicken and chops as well. At Mama's Farmhouse we cook different Southern fare everyday and bring it all to your table, Family Style. And because Mama knows how tough it is to take kids out to eat, Kids 5 and Under eat free there all the time. At Big Daddy's Pizzeria our commitment to fresh is so complete that there is no freezer in the building! We make everything in house, with fresh ingredients. And when you take hand-crafted dough, fresh ingredients and cook them in a 500 degree wood-fired oven, you get world class pizza.Maddog’s Creamery and Donuts offers hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream, shaved ice, and THE BEST HOMEMADE DONUTS around. Come get your sweet tooth satisfied with us. And our newest concepts, launched in Spring of 2017. Mama's Chicken Kitchen, which features the award-winning fried chicken and sides you know and love from our Mama's Farmhouse location in Pigeon Forge, but served as Blue Plate Specials or in Buckets to go, perfect for a trip to the park or dinner at your cabin. Also, we have developed 7 different chicken wings which are sure to delight. And J.O.E. and Pop's Sub Shoppe, which features the best hoagie you've ever tasted, from Philly Cheesesteaks to a REAL Italian Sub to a Classic Turkey.

Distressed, as more and more restaurants resort to premade meals and franchised “sameness“, Bruce and his family strive each and every day to provide a truly unique dining experience worth their customers’ hard-earned dollars.

To get more information on any of our family-owned and operated restaurants, please click below:

Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

Alamo Steakhouse

Mama's Farmhouse

Big Daddy's Pizzeria

Mad Dogs Creamery And Donuts | 866-34 SMOKY (347-6659)