SEP 2012

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2012 Sneak Peek Directory Subscribe Advertise Contact ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA INSIDER'S GUIDE By T. Wayne Waters Jackson CVB via Facebook Smoky Mountain Cities Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Blount County Tennesseeʼs Smoky Mountains region is wholesome indulgence as the folks at the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism term it. Along with Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville offer plenty of family-friendly entertainment. Pigeon Forge offers attractions such as Dollywood theme park, Titanic Museum and Attraction, and Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, among many more. Gatlinburgʼs numerous attractions include Ripleyʼs Aquarium of the Smokies, which has recently added swimming mermaids; Ober Gatlinburgʼs amusement park and ski resort; Gatlinburg Ziplines Family Adventure; and Guinness World Records Museum. The Sevierville areaʼs offerings include Foxfire Mountains Swinging Bridge (the longest in the U.S.); Wahoo Adrenaline Park with ziplines, jet boats and a skybridge; and Cirque de Chine, a troupe of Chinese acrobats and dancers. Plus, they have a built-in advantage over most convention locales…the gorgeous backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ■ www.con v Turn attendees' thoughts up- side-down at WonderWorks Pigeon Forge. Find 100 hands- on exhibits like an earthquake simulator. Next year, the LeConte Centre will open in Pigeon Forge with flexible meeting & function space. Read more on page 36. SEPTEMBER 2012 ConventionSouth 35 Pigeon Forge CVB Pigeon Forge CVB think "differently" here!

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