Monday, February 23, 2015


MagiQuest Adventures, Pigeon Forge, TN
MagiQuest is a magical, entertainment castle that sits in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You will know you have arrived when you see the big, green, smiling dragon laying across the turrets of the castle, but have no fear, he is a friendly dragon inviting you into his magical world.

Attractions in Pigeon Forge

Inside you will embark on several journeys. The MagiQuest Adventure allows you to choose a wand, choose your character, and use your imagination and wits to solve puzzles and challenges in the quest for fame and fortune. You will not be on the journey alone as The Wizard can be summoned to assist you; fairies and magical creatures are also on the loose but watch out! There is a terrible, fire-breathing dragon also roaming in the magical world of MagiQuest.

Challenge The Vault laser competition

But wizardry and magic are not the only adventures to follow using your Mission Impossible skills in The Vault, a laser challenge that pits you against the light streams and the clock.

Pirate Golf in the Smokies
Mini-golf in Pigeon Forge, TN You can play 18 holes of Pirate Golf where you play through a Caribbean Village. Hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole and be serenaded by Blackbeard the Pirate and his scurvy chorus.

Largest Mirror Maze in the SmokiesOdyssey Mirror MazeOr, explore the secrets of Odyssey, A Mirror Maze , 5,000 square feet of twists, turns, dead-ends and dancing lights that you must navigate from one end to the other.

You can win two General Combo Passes to MagiQuest simply by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest at There is nothing to buy, you simply click on the MagiQuest Contest Picture from Tuesday, February 24 to Monday, March 2nd, 2015, and check back on March 3rd to see if you won.

And if you are coming to the Tennessee Smokies you can check out attractions, restaurants, shopping, live shows, accommodations and more on the Best Read Guide website. You can also see videos of many places. Go to for area information.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Lazer Port Fun Center

There is a beautiful covering of snow in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains so it is time for some indoor fun at the Lazer Port Fun Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Largest arcade in the SmokiesArcade in Pigeon Forge, TNThe Lazer Port Fun Center has the largest arcade in the Smokies plus go-karts, laser tag and black light mini-golf, all in one location. The arcade covers 10,000 square feet of heart-pumping, thrill-seeking fun with lots of prizes to go along with the fun of competition.

Laser tag arenas

Lazer Port boasts the biggest arena for laser tag in the Smokies, with two arenas at over 7,800 square feet. Games run for 15 minutes and begin every 20 minutes. Take the challenge and play against your family and friends for fun and bragging rights.

Great for birthday partiesBalck light mini-golf
For a special thrill try the black light mini-golf. 18 holes of mind-bending, indoor fun.

The Fun Center is a great place for birthday parties where you can combine all of the activities for a outrageous Party or the Ultimate - or go all the way with a Private lock-down party. Lazer Port is open 7 days a week from 10 am until at least 12 am, but hours of operation do vary depending on the season and the weather, so do check ahead. Better yet, make a reservation.

You can win two free passes to play laser tag at Lazer Port from February 17th through the 23rd just by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest. There is no sign-up and nothing to buy. Simply go to the Best Read Guide Facebook page at, and "Like" the Lazer Port contest picture. The winner will be notified on our Facebook page on the 24th.

Find out more about things to do in the Smoky Mountains by checking out the Best Read Guide website at . There you will find information on indoor and outdoor attractions, restaurants, shopping, live shows and more. Good luck and enjoy your trip to Lazer Port and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Four-wheeling Fun In The Smokies at Bluff Mountain ATV!

Bluff Mountainm ATV

 For great four-wheeling fun in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, hitch a ride with Bluff Mountain ATV in Pigeon Forge, TN. You can ride over 6,000 miles of trails in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and enjoy the fun of trail riding, view the majesty of the Smokies and hopefully see some of the wildlife of the Great Smoky Mountains.

ATV fun in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the SmokiesDon't be concerned if you haven't ridden an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle). The experienced guides at Bluff Mountain ATV will give you driving and safety lessons prior to hitting the trail.

 Bluff Mountain will also provide helmets and there is no special equipment that you have to bring. The guides will be with you the entire ride takng you on the best trails and pointing out scenic views, wildlife and native landmarks, so don't forget your camera!

Climb to the top of the Smoky Mountain foothillsOutdoor attraction crosses streamsThere are four trails to choose from:  The Family Introductory Ride crosses streams and is a moderate ride with many photo opportunities; the Mountain Trail Adventure Ride climbs 2,300 feet to the top of the bluff; the Custom Trail is a scenic ride on mountainous terrain, and Ridge Run is a challenging ride that requires previous ATV experience.

Enjoy the four-wheeling funYou can win 2 Free Adult Tickets on the Family Introductory Ride of the Mountain Trail by entering the Best Read Guide (BRG) Facebook Contest. All you do is "Like" the Bluff Mountain ATV contest picture on the BRG website at That's it. The contest runs from February 10th through the 16th, 2015, and the winner will be chosen at random. The winner's name will be posted on the Facebook site. You can Comment and Share the Contest Picture if you like.

You can also find out more about things to do and see, shows to see, indoor and outdoor activities and places to eat in the Great Smoky Mountains by visiting the BRG website at  . Good luck winning the tickets to Bluff Mountain ATV and enjoy your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Old Mill Pigeon Forge, TN

Since the early 1800's, the Old Mill has been the heart of Pigeon Forge, even supplying electricity to the town until 1935.

Old Mill General Store in the SmokiesToday the Old Mill is still grinding their own ground products like flour and corn meal, which are used to make the biscuits, pancakes, muffins, corn bread and hush puppies that are served in the Old Mill Restaurant every day. These products are also available in the Old Mill Country Store right next to the Old Mill.
Dining in Pigeon ForgeRestaurants in the SmokiesThe Old Mill restaurant is known for its southern-style cooking served family style, while across the street the Pottery House Cafe and Grille serves-up authentic American cuisine with fresh-made breads and desserts. All the foods are prepared with fresh ingredients.

Shopping in the Smokies
Old Mill Square is a unique shopping complex that adjoins the Pottery House Cafe and Grille, and provides a fun and different shopping experience especially just before or after dining at one of the restaurants. 

The stores include The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, The Farmhouse Kitchen, The Creamery, Toy Bin, Sassafras, General Store and the original and world-famous Pigeon River Pottery.

Old Mill Square water wheelThe Old Mill is one of the most photographed mills in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can win a $25.00 Gift Card to the Old Mill by Liking the Old Mill Contest picture on the Best Read Guide Facebook page at, You can Comment and Share the the picture too.

When you are coming to the Smokies go to, the Best Read Guide homepage and get information and coupons plus read our Blogs about the area, check out the Events page, and use our map to navigate the Smoky Mountain cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, Enjoy the Smokies and be sure and visit the Old Mill Square for great food and shopping.