Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Smoky Mountain Knife Works Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge
If you can't make it to the world's largest knife store, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, to buy the next holiday or gift-giving present, then open up and browse through their digital catalog. You'll find it at https://www.smkw.com/digital-catalog. You
will be amazed at the thousands of knives and knife products at your disposal, but there is much, much more.

Case Knives near Gatlinburg TNBuck Knives at SMKW Kodak TNOf course they carry well-known knife makers names like Buck, Case, Browning, Remington and Cold Steel, plus cutlery, kitchen utensils and specialty knives and weapons. Folding knives, fixed-blade knives, pocket knives, throwing knives, collectibles like Harley-Davidson and commemorative collections, lock backs, tomahawks, field dressing and utility knives and the list goes on. They also carry knife-making tools, self-reliance outfitting and outstanding brand-name items like Zippo and Victorinox, the producer of the Swiss Army knife.

Guns and collectibles in the SmokiesThere are plenty of gift ideas for the collector and the "person who has everything". You can be inspired by knife and truck sets, Relics, Masonic Collectibles, Collector's Armoury, tin signs, tools, sheaths and sharpening products, decorative items, knife sets and rifle and pistol replicas. Many of the sets and knife products are designed specifically with a woman's sense of color, style and usage in mind. So if you are looking for ideas, look through the Smoky Mountain Knife Works (SMKW) digital catalog and you will find items for that hard to buy for person, that special someone, a favorite niece or nephew, and of course, something(s) for you!

Axes, knives, tomahawks near GatlinburgWhen you visit the Smokies you will enjoy spending time in the SMKW store and if you are looking for gifts, you will leave satisfied with the perfect item and maybe a little something extra. And if you are looking for other things to do in the Smokies go to http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ and check out coupons, attractions, restaurants, live theater shows, shopping and accommodations.
BRG Smoky Mountains App
Look on the website to see how to download the BRG App for additional deals and savings. Enjoy shopping and your Smoky
                                                      Mountain vacation!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Outdoor attraction Mountain Trax

Street legal UTV adventure in the Smokies     Your outdoor adventure starts at Mtn Trax in Townsend, Tennessee. Mtn Trax offers street legal and guided off-road tours in the Smoky Mountain foothills. Mtn Trax is the ONLY UTV company offering street legal and off-road tours in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Family four-wheeled fun near GatlinburgThe street legal UTV's come in 2, 4 or 6 seat
vehicles that are great for couples or families. They are perfect to drive through Townsend or into the Park to Elkmont or Cades Cove for a picnic. The street legal UTV's are able to go on roads 40 mph or below.  Maps are provided to help you explore the beauty of East Tennessee.

Off-road four-wheeling near Pigeon ForgeMud-flying 4-wheeling in the Smokies
For an hour-and-a-half, off-road adventure, make a reservation for a Guided Off-Road Tour. You will be exploring a remote part of the Smoky Mountains where you can expect the unexpected. The trail boss will lead you on the ultimate outdoor thrill ride on rough, tough mountain trails in the back country of the Smokies. Choose the days you want but please make your reservation 24 hours in advance for off roading or street legal during the winter season.                                    
So if you are looking for a scenic drive through Cades Cove, Rich Mountain, Tremont, Elkmont, Townsend, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, try Mtn Trax UTV/Side by Sides and build memories that last a lifetime. Get money-saving coupons and more information about things to do, places to eat and places to stay, go to http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Shopping Old Mill Catalog

     When you are in Pigeon Forge, TN, you can go to the Old Mill General Store and Old Mill Square for unique shopping and great gift-giving products. But when you are back home and looking for ideas for Christmas, birthdays or special occasions, just open the Old Mill Catalog that you can find online at The Old Mill website. Inside you will find hand crafted, stone-ground and home-made ideas that will brighten the home, delight taste buds and tickle the fancy of anyone who receives the gifts.

Homemade Pies near GatlinburgShopping Pigeon Forge     The catalog is filled with great ideas from Gift Crates filled with Old Mill products, to individual Hostess Gifts, the perfect way to say "Thank you". Of course there are Home-baked Breads, all-time favorite cakes including Pound Cake, Rum Cake and Chocolate Fudge Cake and of course, their famous pies! Three kinds of Pecan Pies, Apple Caramel, Three Berry Streusel and Chess Pies. I have died and gone to heaven!

Gift Ideas in the Smokies 

     There of many unique gift suggestions like a Pail of Peanut Brittle and a Sample of Soup, and an entire page of Holiday Brunch ideas and suggestions for the perfect pancake breakfast! The pancake mix is just one of the extensive line of Stone Ground products that the Old Mill grinds at the General Store. And the perfect topping for those Stone Ground baked products are the handcrafted Heritage Line of preserves and butters. Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry and Cranberry Preserves and Apple, Plum and Vanilla Apple Pumpkin Butters.

Old Forge and Old Mill Spirits     Still looking for ideas? Try the Farmhouse Kitchen Collection with mugs and bowls from the Pigeon River Pottery studios and quality cast iron pans and cookware. If you need to satisfy a sweet tooth or two, there is nothing better than Southern Confections like Pecan Logs, Divinity, Peanut Brittle, Chocolates and many flavors of Fudge. Do you have a recipe or a gathering that calls for adding spirits to the mix? Now the Old Mill can offer Spiced Apple Cider, Bourbon Infused Honey, Chocolate Cherry Moonshine Preserves, plus other spirits from the Old Forge Distillery located next door to the Old Mill.

Dining in the Smokies

     Shopping at home just became easier with the Old Mill Catalog. And when you are in the Great Smoky Mountains, check out more great shopping at the Best Read Guide website where you can find coupons and information on shopping, dining, live shows, attractions and accommodations. Go to http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. And for more deals and savings, download the BRG App. Find details at the Best Read Guide site. Happy Shopping from all of us in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Theater Smoky Mountain Opry

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Pigeon Forge     If you need some help getting into the holiday spirit, then spend an evening at the Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry. This live show is a joyous occasion of all things enjoyable about the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Kids love the live Toy Soldiers and Toys     The Opry Christmas Show is a massive production with a rocking live band, lively and graceful dancers, comedy, special effects, laser lights and wonderful singers who do a lovely job bringing fun to each Christmas carol, and a decided reverence to the live Nativity scene, the largest in the area.

Theater with Largest Living Nativity Scene     The Nativity Scene is a spectacle unto itself. Shepherds, Wise Men on Camels bringing gifts, live animals and soaring angels present an awe-inspiring re-enactment of the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger in Bethlehem. The accompanying music enhances the scene as the flying angels sing joyfully in announcing the birth of the Prince of Peace.

Santa Claus at Smoky Mountain Opry in the Smokies     Kids will love the Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry show. There are Toy Soldiers and Christmas Toys who come to life and dance around the stage, Sugar Plum Fairies fly through the air, Elves dance and reindeer prance as they pull Santa's sleigh to center stage. And after the show you can greet Santa in the lobby and give him your Christmas list.

Comedian Juggler Slim Chance explains Frozen
     Another kid - and adult favorite - is Slim Chance. Slim is a comedic juggler and he often brings a young child on stage to 'help' him with his act. Slim also tells the back story to the movie Frozen following the on-stage ice skating act, trying to give the audience members who haven't seen the movie some idea of what the animated movie is all about. Slim's interpretation is hilarious if not always accurate, but the children in the audience are captivated by his storytelling.

Theater with live Christmas Show
     Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry will definitely get you in the mood for Christmas and will restore that child-like feeling of awe and wonder about the season. Everyone in your family or group will enjoy the show. And to help you plan for other activities to enjoy in the Smokies, check out the Best Read Guide website with coupons and information on Attractions, Restaurants, Shopping, Accommodations and more live shows. Go to http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ and download the BRG App for coupons and super deals. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas at the Opry and in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Attractions Trampoline Park Smokies

Sevier Air Trampoline ParkSevier Air Trampoline and Ninja Warrior Park is the Smokies newest and largest indoor family adventure park. Located in Governors Crossing, Sevier Air offers junior and advanced Ninja Warrior Courses, Trampolines and First Ever 3 Story Net System for 2 to 10 year olds. They also host parties and corporate events.

Ninja Warrior course near GatlinburgSevier Air is a great place to go for fun and it is also a great workout. You can book high flying fun in the trampoline park where you can bounce, jump and flip on the largest trampoline park in the area! Or, just like the TV show, you can test your ninja skills in the area's only ninja obstacle park. Do you have what it takes to become a Ninja Warrior? And for young adventurers there is the Networx Net System where you climb your way to the top of the 3 story net system.

Net system for young adventurers near Pigeon ForgeSevier Air's concession area offers refueling food like pizza, ice cream and soft drinks, plus Sevier Air gear like T-shirts and socks. You can book group activities for a Trampoline/Ninja Warrior party, or  Net System party that also comes with a private room. Sevier Air provides pizzas, soft drinks, socks, paper products and utensils, a dedicated staff member and set-up and clean-up for your room. Your group shows up, parties up, jumps up and climbs up for and hour or more of great fun and exercise.

For Smoky Mountain fun and adventure, check out Sevier Air Trampoline and Ninja Warrior Park in Sevierville, Tennessee. You can check out the rest of the Smoky Mountain action and activities at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. There you will find information and coupons for shopping, dining, attractions, live shows and more in the Great Smoky Mountain cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend and Cherokee. Have fun at Sevier Air and enjoy your time in the Smokies!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet Pigeon Forge TN

All you can eat Crab legs in the Smokies     Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet is located on the Parkway in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. And every day he serves-up a fresh seafood buffet with all you can eat Crab Legs! In addition you can get cold beer and liquor to go along with your meal or to enjoy in their lounge, fresh vegetables and sides and a choice of landlubber food for those who don't want seafood. But let's talk about the seafood.

Shrimp, Mahi, Flounder and seafood delights near Gatlinburg
     There are mounds of Peel-And-Eat Shrimp, Snow Crab, Baked Mahi and Salmon, Raw Oysters, Crab Stuffed Flounder, Mussels Pomodoro, Tropical Crab Salad, Fried Flounder, Fried Oysters, Frog Legs, Calamari, Paella, Butterfly Shrimp and Seafood Lasagna offered as seafood entries. In addition there are land-based foods like Baked Chicken, BBQ Pork Ribs and Chicken Tenders. Sides are abundant with a Salad Bar, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob, Twice Baked Cheese and Cream Potatoes and more. And of course, you have a selection of desserts to end the meal on a sweet note.

European Grocery Store near Gatlinburg     Buffet items change daily and seasonally so there may be some pleasant surprises awaiting your next trip to Captain Jim's. Another pleasant surprise is the European Grocery Store located next door to Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet. There you will find imported meats, cheeses, butters and fish, as well as frozen dumplings, entrees and breads. There is a sweet side to the grocery too, with Europe's favorite jams, jellies, condiments, sauces and marinades, and of course delicious chocolate - like Toblerone - cookies, candies, coffees and teas. This is a wonderful place to find those European delights for cooking, eating and gift-giving that are hard to find anywhere, especially in Tennessee.

     If you are hungry for seafood, or looking for unique food and gift items, visit Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet in Pigeon Forge. If you need more information, click on the Captain Jim's link in the first paragraph and get more Smoky Mountain information and coupons from the Best Read Guide site at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. Expand your Smoky Mountain visit with a trip to Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet and enjoy your trip to the Smokies!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Theater Impossibilities show Gatlinburg, TN

Master Comedian Chris Collins Master Mentalist Erik Dobell     What do you get when you pair-up a Master Comedian with a Master Mentalist? You get the Impossibilities Show with Master Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell. Together they have over 40 years of combined talent and experience in making magic, and have traveled the world and appeared on several network TV Shows, performing their entertaining family shows. Now they are appearing at the Gatlinburg Space Needle and you can see them live in the intimate setting of the Iris Theater.

Live Theater with audience participation     Their show is a combination of stunning magic, reality shattering mind-reading and hilarious mayhem that provides an evening of delightful family entertainment. The show is called Impossibilities because Chris and Erik perform magic tricks and do mind-reading of the audience members that simply seems impossible. They do it with lots of comedy and laughter and the audience is part of the show, and after you stop laughing you will be asking, "How did they do that?" Then saying, "That was impossible!"

Theater with magic, laughter and mayhem
     You can get more information about the Impossibilities Show by clicking on the link above. And for more Smoky Mountain information about attractions, dining, shopping, accommodations, outdoor attractions and more live shows, go to  http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Come to the Smokies and see if the show really is "Impossible".

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Christmas at Smoky Mountain Opry


Live Nativity Scene near GatlinburgThe Smoky Mountain Opry is one of highest-flying shows in Pigeon Forge, TN, and during the Christmas season you will not only see musicians rising above the stage, but you will see a host of angels gracing the manger scene in the area's largest living Nativity scenes. Wise Men, shepherds, camels, donkeys and of course heavenly angels complete the inspiring spiritual story which is accompanied by original music. The Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry show is truly awe-inspiring.

Toys come to life at the Opry in the SmokiesToy Soldiers and more dance
The Smoky Mountain Opry is one of the areas most spectacular musical variety shows with a huge cast of very talented musicians, singers, dancers and comedians. During the holiday season they ramp-up the fun with holiday music, dancing, sets and costumes. You will see huge Christmas presents that reveal live contents, dolls that come to life and dance around the stage, elves, reindeer, Santa Claus and even the Sugar Plum Fairy! This delightful show will be enjoyed by children of all ages and will put even the grumpiest Scrooge in the holiday spirit.

Santa Claus and reigndeer at Smoky Mountain OpryThe music at the Opry swings from Big Band, Broadway and Country, but during the holiday season you will hear many of your Christmas favorites delivered powerfully with the Opry singers and their big, talented band. All of the fun and music is enhanced with special Christmas effects, laser lights, dazzling costumes, pyrotechnics, and singers and musicians flying across the stage and the audience. And you can see all of the action on huge video screens on either side of the stage.

Family fun for the holidays in Pigeon ForgeChristmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry is one of several live shows that you can enjoy with combo tickets. Just ask about A Comedy Barn Christmas, Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud or the Smith Morning Christmas Show. For more Smoky Mountain fun and holiday activities go to http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ . There you will find out about live shows, restaurants, shopping and more!  Enjoy your family, friends and fun in the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, and a very Merry Christmas and holiday season to all!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Dining Little Tokyo Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar

Beer Wine Sake Chinese DiningLittle Tokyo Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar in Pigeon Forge is the place to satisfy your yen for oriental cuisine. They are conveniently located on Teaster Lane in the heart of Pigeon Forge and offer a room for Hibachi dining and show, and a separate room for enjoying freshly prepared Sushi, Hibachi prepared entrees and Little Tokyo specials. You can also enjoy beer, wine and Sake with your meal.

Hibachi Show in the SmokiesHibachi Grill Pigeon Forge TN

The Hibachi show is a very enjoyable and exciting way to watch your food being prepared and be entertained at the same time. The Hibachi Chefs are entertainers in their own right and each one has their own special way of presenting and preparing your food, be it chicken, shrimp, steak, fish or all of the above. Your table is the audience and you find  yourself relaxing and visiting with the people around the grill even if you don't know them. The Hibachi experience at Little Tokyo is fun for all ages, especially little ones whose eyes grow wide and wider as the flames leap from the grill and the Volcano spews smoke from the onion stack.

Sushi in the Great Smoky MountainsShrimp Chicken Beef Hibachi Grill near GatlinburgThe food is the draw at Little Tokyo. Hibachi prepared food is not only fun to see but wonderful to eat, especially when you are watching the efforts and ingredients that go into its preparation. And if  you are a Sushi fan, then Little Tokyo not only has a good selection of rolls and nigiri, but they also have, as one customer stated, "some inventive rolls, including an eel/yellowtail roll that I had never seen before. Also I loved their sake selection".

For a video from Little Tokyo, to get a coupon, or find directions and more, click on the Little Tokyo link in the first line of copy, and to find out more about the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Shopping, Dining, Attractions and Live Theater shows, go to the Best Read Guide site at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Theater in Pigeon Forge Grand Majestic

The Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offers you three choices of entertaining shows with a yummy dinner.  You can see Soul of Motown, Hazzard Hoedown or Hit Parade while enjoying an all you can eat dinner featuring chicken, spaghetti, Bar-B-Que, delicious sides and dessert.

Motown favorites Soul of Motown in the SmokiesThe Soul of Motown is a top-rate concert tribute to the music and stars of Motown. You will hear music by The Platters, Jackson 5, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and great girl groups like Diana Ross and the Supremes. The music and the fancy stepping on stage will have you singing and clapping along to songs you know and love.

Hazzard Hoedown dinner show near GatlinburgHazzard Hoedown is a tip-of-the-hat to the Dukes of Hazzard story with the Duke's and their nemesis, Boss Hogg. But the Hazzard Hoedown has added lots of music, singing, dancing and comedy to present a hand-clapping, rip-roaring musical fun fest that will entertain an delight you no matter what your age or where your from.

Rock and Roll tribute in Pigeon ForgeTake a musical journey with the Jukebox Hits from the '50's and '60's with Hit Parade. You will enjoy songs and dancing from 1950's and 1960's groups like Elvis, Frankie Vallie, Neil Diamond, the 5th Dimension, Bill Haley and the Comets, Tina Turner and Kool and the Gang. Plus you will be treated to Gospel Favorites and a Patriotic Salute to our military. You will do everything but scream and rush the stage as Hit Parade brings back the sights, sounds, music and costumes of our favorite decades of rock 'n' roll music.

Grand Majestic offers combo tickets for multiple shows, and you can get more information on Soul of Motown and the other great Grand Majestic Theater shows at http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Theaters/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/Soul%20of%20Motown%20at%20The%20Grand%20Majestic%20Theater/18969. For more entertainment and dining options go to http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ for coupons and Smoky Mountain information.