Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Jayell Ranch, Pigeon Forge next to Dollywood

Come on out to Jayell Ranch in Pigeon Forge next to , and relax on the porch while you de-stress from a day of running around int he Smokies. while you are chilling out you can decide on the activity to pursue, horseback riding, ATV ride, Off-road Go-Karts or Ziplining or all four!
Horseback riding in the Smokies

So step off the porch and head over to the corral. Mount up on one of the safe, friendly horse, then follow your guide out to the trail. You will ride for one-hour on a 4-smile, shady trail through 260 acres of some of the best scenery in the Smokies. Along the ride you will see sites of North Carolina, Shield's Mountain Mt. Leconte and beautiful woodlands. Your guide will point out interesting and historical facts as well as answer any questions you might have.

ATV and UTV rides near Gatlinburg

Pick-up the pace a bit on the Off-road Go-karts or the ATV rides. The ATV ride is guided but they promise a mud-slinging, gear-shifting good time as you climb hills, cross creeks and go through mud holes. This 9-mile, one-mile adventure promises to be awesome!

Come prepared to get muddy and wet because you will be crossing creeks and going through mud holes!

Ziplining - aerial fun for all ages

Then take to the skies and ride the longest ziplines in the Smokies. Six lines and over 2 miles of aerial fun and adventure. Your guide will lead you through the harnessing-up, safety checks and pre-flight instruction, and will take you to the first launch point. There your high-flying adventure begins! You take off from he first platform and soar through the canopy of trees enjoying breathe-taking views of the Smokies. As you come in for a landing at the end of the first line, your heart is racing and you cannot wait to do this again. But at the beginning of the second line you become a little more adventurous as you even jump off of the platform to gain more speed. Soon you are running of off the platform, secure in the knowledge that your harness is keeping you safe so you can concentrate on the ride and the scenery. This is not just a fun and thrilling experience, but a confidence booster as well.

Jayell Ranch is located just off Veterans boulevard on Jayell Road. For more information click this link - http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Outdoor/Sevierville/TN/Jayell%20Ranch/18975 -
or go to the Best Read Guide site for coupons and information for attractions, shopping, restaurants, live shows and more at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Scenic Helicopter Tours

     Scenic Helicopter Tours has been giving aerial tours of the Great Smoky Mountains area for over 40 years with safe and FAA and National Park approved tours of the Smokies and the surrounding area. Their tours are designed to accommodate any budget or time frame and you will see amazing views of the Great smoky Mountains, Douglas Lake, area rivers, and the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, depending upon the tour you choose.

See the Smokies from the air
Taking off!
     There is nothing like taking flight in a helicopter. The oneness that you feel with your surrounding is amazing and the birds-eye view that you have of the sky ahead and the land below is simply indescribable. Scenic's goal for each tour is to raise your awareness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by proving an entertaining and educational aerial adventure that will leave you with a greater connection to the beautiful area that we call home.
Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville
The Great Smoky Mountains

     You can choose from over 12 different tours in which you will experience the vastness and sheer beauty of the Smoky Mountain region. Your magical Scenic Helicopter Tour over the Smoky Mountains will take you in comfort over mountains and valleys to see areas where few men have set foot. You will get a true understanding of the awesomeness and grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains. Reservations are not required but are recommended, and you can ask to design or customize your own trip.

     Find out more about Scenic Helicopters and other attractions, restaurants, theaters, accommodations and shopping at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/, the Best Read Guide website.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Comedy Barn Theater Pigeon Forge

The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, is celebrating its 22nd year of entertaining audiences with good, clean comedy and fun. They have assembled a crew of funny men and women, talented musicians and incredible animals that will make you laugh, entertain you and astound you with amazing pet tricks and world famous skits.
World famous human xylophone routineWorld class jugglers and comedians in the Smokies

Top notch ventriloquism near GatlinburgClogging at the Comedy BarnDanny juggles ping-pong balls - in his mouth...

Eric plays the human xylophone...

Stephan does ventriloquism, singing and talking no less!...
Katie Ann clogs (this is a type of folk dance)...

and Farmer Klemm does magic with kids from the audience as his helpers.

Amazing Animals in the Exotic Pet show
Other stars include the Amazing Animals in the Exotic Animals and Pet Show where pigs, parrots, house cats, dogs and miniature donkey all perform together on the Comedy Barn stage. These Comedy Critters have performed on The Tonight show, Animal Planet's "Pet Star" and with the Royal Hanneford Circus.

The musicians always hate it when they follow the animals - for obvious reasons - but they are stars in their own right. Clyde, Steve, Charlie and Buddy have been pickin' and grinnin' for years and they light-up the Comedy Barn stage with excellent country and gospel music. Between the laughter the boys in the band keep the mood light and the evening rocking. It all adds up to one of the most enjoyable nights of entertainment that you can find anywhere in the Smokies.

There's lots of fun and entertainment in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, so check it all out and prepare for your vacation at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/, the Best Read Guide website where you will find coupons and information on shows, attractions, restaurants, accommodations and shopping.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Track Family Recreation Center

     The Track Family Recreation Center in Pigeon Forge has long been a favorite attraction destination at Stoplight #3 in Pigeon Forge, and now you can double your fun at their second location near Stoplight #10 in Pigeon Forge. The familiar "The Track" sign is in place at location #2, but under the sign is another sign that says "Bear Country".

Carousel in The Smokies
Kid Friendly Cub Country in Pigeon Forge  You can ride all of the exciting rides at The Track at Bear Country that you can at The Track's original location, and you can use all of the tickets too. But there are some slight differences. At Bear Country the go-kart track surface is concrete but is wooden at the original location. At Bear Country the Kid's Country has some different rides and is called Cub Country. One of the rides is a beautifully decorated Carousel that features painted horses, swans and dragons for the kids and their families to ride upon.

Water Fun in Blaster Boats at Bear Country
Aerial Thrills at Pigeon Forge's TrackThe Track at Bear Country also features the popular Blaster Boats, the Go-Kart Track and of course, the indoor Arcade. At the Stoplight #3 location you can also play Mini-Golf, take a 65 foot plunge on the Bungee Jump, drive and interact on the Bumper Cars or experience the sensation of Sky Diving on the SkyFlyer! Skip the lines with a Fast Fun Pass or buy a Best Value or Great Value package to save money.

Plan to spend a day or more at The Track during your next Smoky Mountain vacation. You can get more information on things to do, other attractions, shopping, restaurants and theaters from the Best Read Guide website at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Auntie Anne's Pretzel Snacks at The Island

     Auntie Anne's Pretzels, is on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. There you can raise and customize your snacking standard with Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Pretzel Stixs and Pretzel Nuggets. So let's start with the basic pretzel and show you how to upgrade and personalize this tempting and tasty treat.

Original, Cinnamon, Almond, Raisin and more Pretzels     You can get a delicious pretzel, made from fresh dough, twisted and baked to a golden brown, that you can then eat as is, with its salty goodness, or add coatings like Cinnamon, Sweet Almond,
8 dips to choose in the SmokiesSour Cream and Onion, Roasted Garlic and Parmesan, Pepperoni, Jalapeno and Raisin. But your choices don't end there, oh no. You can choose from 8 different pretzel dips like Sweet Glaze, Melted Cheese, Sweet Mustard, Caramel, Light Cream, Marinara and Hot Salsa Cheese dip. can your taste buds imagine the sensations that these combinations will make on  your tongue? Now if you don't like the original pretzel, or you have little ones, then you can choose pretzel nuggets in the salty Original, Cinnamon, or Cheddar or Bacon Stuffed, or easy to handle and delightful to eat Pretzel Stix in Original or Cinnamon flavors.
Minis and Stixs for kids and families
5 types of pretzel-wrapped hot dogs
     If you snack-atite is craving some more, then go for the Pretzel Dogs, an all-American hot dog lovingly wrapped in a pretzel shell. Easy to eat, convenient to carry and a real mouthful of tasty goodness. Of course you have options here as well - Original, Cheese, Jalapeno and Cheese, Jumbo and even Minis.

If you are going up and down the main drag in Gatlinburg, this is a perfect carry-along food and of course you can choose any of the dips for dunking.

Lemonade drinks near GatlinburgCoke products in Pigeon Forge     And what is better to wash-down your personalized pretzel than a cold Coca-Cola product or Lemonade or Frozen Lemonade. Again, you can customize your lemonade by adding a fun and fruity flavor like Blue Raspberry, Peach, Mango, Cherry and Strawberry. So if you are at The Island, raise your snacking standard at Auntie Anne's and build your own perfect pretzel.
Or, make it a point to swing by  during your next trip to the Smokies. 

     Get help planning that trip at the Best Read Guide website where you will find coupons, detailed information, maps, videos and more helpful Smoky Mountain information about stores, restaurants, live shows, attractions, places to stay, outdoor activities and more at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Goats on the Roof? It sounds strange but it is a very different, fun and appealing attraction in Pigeon Forge, and they even have a downhill coaster to ride. The ride is an Alpine Coaster that takes you on a journey through the woods and down the mountain at up to 30 miles-per-hour! (Slower if you desire.)
You can control the speed with the handbrakes, and you can ride alone or with someone else. Whatever options you choose you are sure to have a great time on the Coaster at Goats on the Roof. You load the sled at the bottom and you ride to the top of the hill as gravity is your engine. The track is over 4,000 feet long and is filled with curves, dips and loops to give you an exciting and interesting ride. Once you start down the hill your ride will take about 7 minutes.

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is open every day from 9 am until 11 pm and in all conditions but thunder, lightning, dangerous seasonal conditions. The hours make it easy whether you are an early riser or a late night party-er or just someone who wants to experience the ride at night. The ride is available all year long, it is noiseless and Eco-friendly, kids love the ride and the views of the area are spectacular. Stop in the Gift Shop for some goat merchandise, a refreshing drink or a souvenir to take home.Goats on the Roof has it all for you!

There are some height and weight restriction to ride the Coaster, so check out their website which you can reach through their Best Read Guide listing at the link below. You can also get coupons and more information on the activities, theaters, restaurants, attractions, shopping and accommodations in the Smoky Mountains.

http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Outdoor/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/The%20Coaster%20@%20Goats%20on%20the%20Roof/64490. You can also get coupons and more information on the activities, theaters, restaurants, attractions, shopping and accommodations in the Smoky Mountains.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Ben & Jerry's in the Smokies

Tanger Outlet Sevierville  Ben & Jerry's is known for great ice cream and the Smoky Mountains are known for fun. So you put the two together and you have great ice cream fun in the Smoky Mountain cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville. So you don't have to go far to find Cherry Garcia or any one of you favorite flavors chock full of chunks and swirls.

Dessert dining in GatlinburgBen & Jerry's Scoop Shop is currently serving 28 different flavors of ice cream including new flavors called Bourbon Brown Butter, Totally Baked, Empower Mint and Tubby Hubby, which is peanut butter ice cream with swirls of salty pretzel and fudge. They also scoop-up 4 flavors of core and cookie core ice cream, a non-dairy frozen dessert, 3 flavors of Greek Frozen Yogurt  and 3 flavors of Sorbet. And you can enjoy your ice cream in a sugar or waffle cone or in a cup.

Create your own ice cream treat near Pigeon ForgeYour other delightful options include Sundae favorites like Hot Fudge, Brownie Special, Cookie Cookie and a Banana Split,  or you can create your own personal frozen treat nirvana from any of the flavors and toppings that are available. And what do Life's a Beach and Razzo Mango have in common? They are 2 of the 10 different types of smoothies offered up to help you chill!

Ben & Jerry's Malts, sundaes and more
Ice cream cakes to orderShake things up and create your own frozen drink masterpiece, or choose one of 8 shake offerings like Addicted To Chocolate or Berry Vanilla. And if none of this takes the cake, then you can order and take home an ice cream cake. It's easy to do:  Step 1, call the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop near you; Step 2, decide if you want to design your own or choose from one of their designs; Step 3, select your flavors and toppings; and Step 4, pick up your order and enjoy some delicious, fresh-scooped frozen treats while you are there.

If you needed a reason to come to the Smokies, Ben & Jerry's offers over 50, scrumptious reasons to visit. To help plan your trip use the information and coupons on the Best Read Guide website to get lodging, restaurant, attraction, theater, shopping and outdoor attraction information. Click on the following link - http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.