Monday, March 23, 2015


Magic Beyond Belief, Pigeon Forge

Large-scale illusions in the SmokiesDrren Romeo, Magician
Magic Beyond Belief is a magical, musical family experience that is fun for all ages. Darren Romeo, magician and singer, presents a full-scale production that has received critical acclaim.

Fireworks near Gatlimburg, TN
Magic in Pigeon ForgePhantom of the Opera magic

This show features wonderful magic tricks, white tigers, gorgeous assistants, large-scale illusions, celebrity impressions, comedy, vocal performances and tributes to the magicians who inspired Darren, Harry Blackstone, Jr. and Siegfried and Roy.

Siegfried and Roy tribute

Harry Blackstone, Jr. mentorYou can enjoy Magic Beyond Belief in its own convenient, comfortable Parkway theater location in Pigeon Forge, and you can win two tickets to Magic Beyond Belief by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest during the week of March 31 to April 7th, 2015. All you have to do is go to BRG's Facebook page at and "Like" the Magic Beyond Belief Contest picture. The winner will be notified via Facebook.

For more magical surprises visit the Best Read Guide website to prepare for your Smoky Mountain adventure. Go to and learn about other live shows, attractions, restaurants, shopping, things to do, accommodations and outdoor activities. Travel to the Tennessee Smokies and enjoy the magical experiences of Magic Beyond Belief and the fun and thrills of a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


In their 1967 hit "Up, Up and Away", the 5th Dimension took you on a musical flight in their "beautiful balloon". "We could flow among the stars, together you and I, For we can fly!!" And we flew "up, up and away", far from the trials and tribulations of the earth.

Now you can do it for real at the Wonders of Flight in Pigeon Forge, TN. Nestled behind the WonderWorks upside-down building is the blue and green, helium-filled balloon tethered safely on the ground just waiting to break free and fly! The flight is a safe,, 400' ascent into the sky over Pigeon Forge, giving you a gorgeous view of nearby attractions like the Titanic, the apple orchards of the Apple Barn, The Wheel at the Island, and the attraction-filled Parkway of Pigeon Forge.

Once you begin your ascent, you will be amazed at how quiet the flight is, the only sounds are the voices of the excited riders sharing your gondola. You are tentative at first, holding on the guardrail and standing still, until you realize how safe you are and how the earth stretches out before you - and you must step to the edge of the gondola to see as much as you can see. The world looks different from inside the balloon and you feel liberated, free, and you drink in the experience.

"If you'll hold my hand, we'll chase your dream across the sky". And for that glorious flight you chase your dream and live free and unencumbered by the boundaries and gravity of the earth. What an exhilarating experience - one that you must enjoy for yourself at the Wonders of Flight.

You can enjoy a flight for two for FREE if you enter and win the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest during the week of March 16-23, 2015. Simply "Like" the Wonders of Flight Contest picture at That's it. Nothing to buy. The winner will be notified on the BRG Facebook site on the 23rd. So "Like" away then fly away!

And get prepared for your journey to the Great Smoky Mountains by visit9ng the Best Read Guide website at There you can fly between the pages of attractions, restaurants, stores, live theaters, accommodations and outdoor attractions and print out coupons, information and maps to prepare you for your flight to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Buckle up and prepare to go "up, up and away" with us.


WonderWorks Pigeon Forge, TN

One of the first wondrous sites you see when you drive into Pigeon Forge is the wonderful upside-down house that is WonderWorks. This is the start of you wild and wacky journey into the world that is WonderWorks. A world that will test your senses, free your imagination and delight the child that is in all of us. It is a fun and liberating experience!
Bed of Nails

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind that offers over 100 hands on edu-tainment exhibits that "challenge the mind and spark the imagination". It was once a top secret lab situated in the Bermuda Triangle, but an experiment gone wrong blew it into Pigeon Forge where it landed on its roof. Luckily, no one was hurt and all of the experiements and exhibits remained intact for visitors to share, enjoy and discover.

Black light Lazer TagThere are dozens of Wonder Zones to explore. 'The Imagination Lab' offers a giant version of the 'Lite-Brite' game, the multiplayer 'Alien Stomp' game, and the 'Fun Express' and 'Gear Works', especially for the little ones. The 'Light and Sound Zone' allows you to test your reflexes at 'Speed of Light', to bust some moves and shadows at 'Recollections' and 'Strike a Pose', and play the "king of the Instruments' giant piano.

Indoor Ropes Course Smoky MountainsExtreme 360 Bikes near Gatlinburg

For those who want a more physical experience, you can test your climbing skills in the 'Indoor Ropes Challenge' or the black light 'Lazer Tag Arena' or play in the 'Virtual Army Experience', 'Virtual Sports' or ride the 'Extreme 360 Bikes'. With all of these activities you have touched less than half of the activities of WonderWorks. Plan to spend the day.

Magic Show Terry EvanswoodOnce you have tested yourself then enjoy the "best magic show in Pigeon Forge", the 'Wonders of Magic' starring Terry Evanswood. Terry will entertain and amaze you with jaw-dropping stunts of magic and misdirection and leave you and your family asking each other "how did he do that?"

You can win two tickets to WonderWorks for the week of March 9-16, 2015, by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest. Go to and "Like" the WonderWorks Contest picture. Enter as often as you like, there is no cost to enter. The winner will be notified by Best Read Guide. To prepare for your trip check out the Smoky Mountain attractions, shopping, dining, theaters, accommodations and outdoor activities at the Best Read Guide website at There will find information, coupons and maps for all of the fun things to do and see in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Mel's Classic Diner
 Mel's Classic Diner in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a long-standing Smoky Mountain tradition of classic 1950's good American food, in a clean, friendly and fun silver-diner atmosphere.

Friendly place to eat in Pigeon Forge
All American lunchesClassic eggs and bacon breakfastThey are famous for their low-priced, fill-you-up breakfast menu, with traditional food like  eggs, bacon, pancakes, omelette's, wraps and more.
The All-American lunch menu features burgers, dogs, fries, onion rings and fountain drinks.

Comfort food at Mel's DinerClassic dinner entrees For dinner there are wholesome, comfort-food entrees including pot roast, meatloaf, chicken pot pie and all the traditional sides for you to sin your teeth into.


Shakes,sundaes and ice-creamy goodies
The Ultimate Banana Split
Mel's Diner is a great place to hang-out with you best girl after crusin' the strip in your souped-up hot rod. Enjoy classic desserts like malts, shakes, sundaes served with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry, Pepsi or Root Beer floats, and Mel's famous Banana Split - The Ultimate! - with 3 scoops or 5 scoops of ice cream, plus your favorite toppings and garnished with nuts, whipped cream and cherries on top!
  And you can take Mel's with you by purchasing T-shirts, hats and accessories from Mel's Gift Shop.

Win dinner, drinks and dessert for two by entering Best Read Guide's Facebook Contest. Simply click this link - - and "Like" the Mel's Contest photo from March 3rd through 9th, 2015. The winner will be notified on the Facebook site and a certificate for the prize will be mailed to them.

Prepare for your trip to the Tennessee Smokies by visiting the Best Read Guide website at There you can check out area accommodations, restaurants, shopping, attractions, theaters and outdoor attractions, or read business blogs, view coupons, brochures and maps. All designed to inform and prepare you for your Smoky Mountain adventure.