Pigeon Forge, TN Lifestyle

6 Hidden Gems near Downtown Sevierville TN

If you’ve been to the Smoky Mountains before, we’re sure you’ve experienced all the hustle and bustle along the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Parkways, but have you had the chance to explore the less crowded streets of downtown Sevierville? From unique shops to historic places, there is plenty to see and do in and near downtown Sevierville. Interested in finding out what you can do? Check out these 6 hidden gems near downtown Sevierville TN:
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Zoo Knoxville names two new lion cubs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials at Zoo Knoxville have decided on names for their two new lion cubs. The two cubs, one male and one female, were named Maji and Anga. Maji and Anga are both Swahili for “water” and “sky” respectively. The names were suggested by a family that works with the zoo to care for animals.

Tune Up Salon opening new location

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Who says men can’t have fun while getting their hair done?. Tune Up, The Manly Salon, exceeds all expectations for a great salon experience. Running as a full service men’s salon, customers cannot wait to get back in the chair. The salon, offers a wide range of services including haircuts, waxing services, manicures, pedicures, and more.

Harpoon Harry’s Crab House in Pigeon Forge review: Is it worth it?

Jaunty nautical theming complete with a giant blue crab over the entrance? Check. A menu with decidedly non-seafood options like frog legs and mountain trout? Check. Ladies and gentlemen, I can officially declare that Harpoon Harry’s has everything you’d want in a seafood restaurant located roughly 400-600 miles from saltwater.

Saving black bears at Appalachian Bear Rescue

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (WATE) – Appalachian Bear Rescue’s lead curator Coy Blair takes a moment to update us on plans for 2022. This time of year is everything but quiet at the Appalachian Bear Rescue. With no bears currently in residence due to the season now is the time for updates to the facility and expanding their enclosures to be able to welcome more rescues come spring. Over the holiday season the Appalachian Bear Rescue held their “More room in the den” campaign and through the generous support of sponsors and the East Tennessee community, these updates were made possible. There is always work to be done so stay updated by following the Appalachian Bear Rescue on social media.

Group looking for owner of missing blind miniature horse

The McMinn County School Board voted unanimously to remove Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel covering the Holocaust, from the district’s curriculum. Officials at Zoo Knoxville have decided on names for their two new lion cubs. Catch up Quick. Updated: 10 hours ago. Your headlines from 1/27/22 in 8...

OR student helps teach 'Einstein' at Zoo Knoxville

Roane State student Kinsley Cagle has a job helping teach “Einstein.”. That’s the moniker for the famous African grey parrot at Zoo Knoxville. Einstein is a viral superstar whose incredible antics have been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube. Einstein’s hilarious mimicry of noises ranging from...

Upgrade your home decor without breaking the bank

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Julie Loven the Effortless Girl shows us two projects that you can do at home to save money when upgrading your home decor this season. If you have ever been to a home decor store and found yourself in love with a piece but not so much the price tag, then The Effortless Girl Julie Loven is here with some tips and tricks to get your home looking the way you want while saving some money. Julie demonstrates how a trip to the craft store can make trendy place-mats, art pieces, and a beautiful sunburst mirror.

New Ole Smoky Moonshine Expressions Launch

Mancini Beverage – Rhode Island Distributing division welcomed new offerings from award-winning Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Ole Smoky Distillery, the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee, post-Prohibition. Ole Smoky Banana Pudding takes the flavors of vanilla wafers, whipped cream and bananas and blends them with Ole Smoky moonshine to create a sweet and smooth sipper — the number three best-selling flavor for distillery visitors. New to the ready-to-drink-category is Ole Smoky Moonshine-based canned cocktails in four flavors: Apple Ginger, Blackberry Lemonade, Mountain Rita and Mountain Mule. Sold in 4-pack, 12-oz. cans, each flavor takes the popular moonshine into the RTD category while delivering its quality taste in cocktail form.

Pigeon Forge attraction drawing excitement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – There is a new site to see in Pigeon Forge that has something for all ages. Beyond the Lens has been opened for 3 years now, and business is better than ever. Many come from all over to immerse themselves in many different exhibitions. The classify themselves as techno-tainment, a fusion of technology and entertainment coming together and creating a wild museum attraction.

Nature Journal: Hunting mushrooms in the winter

Most of those who hunt mushrooms do so from late summer into fall, when a vast array of choice edibles are abundant or in spring when morels are in season. There is, however, a species, the so-called “winter mushroom,” that may not be quite so exquisite tasting as numerous prime-season species, that when found in the dead of winter is especially welcome.

Best breakfast in Gatlinburg: 6 of the best brunch spots in town

Disclosure: This site is sponsored by ads and affiliate programs. We may earn money from the companies mentioned in this post. As an Amazon, Tripster and CJ Affiliate we may earn from qualifying purchases. Rise and shine! It’s breakfast time in East Tennessee. As you may have noticed, there...