Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Geno's Pizza Smoky Mountains

Geno's Pizza has been serving up delicious pizza in the Smoky Mountains since 1984. There are three locations, one in Pigeon Forge, one in Gatlinburg and the third in Kodak, so no matter where you are staying, there is a Geno's nearby for dine-in or to deliver made-to-order pizza to your cabin, hotel or condo.

Delivery or dine-inGeno's pizza dough is fresh made and then topped with home made tomato sauce,  delicious mozzarella cheese, quality meats and garden-fresh vegetables. Then they season the pie with a special blend of herbs and spices producing a mouth-watering, stomach pleasing Italian treat.

Pizza, subs, Calzones, salads, wings

Geno's offers five specialty pizzas or you can customize your pie with 14 different toppings. Or choose the extensive menu of subs, Calzones, Philly steak and cheese sandwich, salads, spaghetti and meat sauce, hot wings, boneless wings and bread cheese stix. For dessert choose from cinnamon stix and chocolate stix.

Smoky Mountain Coupons and discountsIf you are looking for a place to celebrate a birthday or a special event, Geno's invites you to check them out for tasty and affordable way to have fun and to avoid all of the work of food buying, food prep and clean-up. Come in for good food and great fun and Geno's will take care of the rest.

Geno's is a locally owned and operated Smoky Mountain business and they offer weekly specials, deals and discounts on their products.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Attraction Top Jump Trampoline Park

Pigeon Forge AttractionTopJump is one of the newest attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains where you can fly high, flip into an airbag, or dunk like Jordan. Top Jump is Sevier County's first trampoline park and they features traditional trampoline park activities plus Clip 'n Climb, the nation's first sky-high climbing adventure. There is also a gigantic arcade, a candy store called Sugar Rush, lot's of comfortable seating for parents, friends and family, and an observation area called TopView.
Arcade in the SmokiesSugar Rush candy store
 At TopJump you can enjoy trampoline activities like dodge ball, open jump and a ninja course, gladiator pit, kids zone and air bag, but you can also experience the new Clip 'n Climb. This is healthy and challenging fun and is the hottest action attraction to come out of New Zealand since the Bungy Jump. Clip 'n Climb is a newly designed climbing wall that uses an auto belay system call True Blue, allowing climbers to be more daring and adventurous while they are completely safe and protected from any missteps of miscalculations.

Kids are welcome at Top Jump near GatlinburgRopes Course fun on Clip 'n ClimbTopJump will be open during the summer from Monday through Sunday, 9:00 am until 12:00 am. They are located in the heart of Pigeon Forge close to Dixie Stampede, just past stoplight #8. They offer free parking, free Wi-Fi and lot's of comfortable waiting areas. They do recommend that you make reservations in advance and to go to their website to do this and to read and sign the waivers. You will also need to buy the TopSocks which you can take with you and use again and again.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Parrot Mountain and Gardens Pigeon Forge, TN

Parrot Mountain and Gardens is a wonderful place to see, touch and feed hundreds of tropical birds in a Garden of Eden of beautiful flowers, trees and plants in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Beautiful parrots and other tropical birdsParrot Mountain is a lush garden attraction in the Smoky Mountains whose main attraction are the hundreds of tropical birds that live on the mountain. The parrots are housed in delightful English style cottages where they enjoy their natural habitat of sun, rain and fresh air. And you can hear them singing and talking, and see them dancing and interacting with each other and the guests. You can also visit the nursery and see the babies being hand fed.

Toucans, Lorikeets and other unusual tropical birds

In the bird garden, you can feed the parrots and get a souvenir picture holding the parrots. And in the walk-in aviary you can feed nectar to a colorful Australian Lorikeet from a cup in your hand. Walk through the Secret Garden where you can see Horn bills,  Magpies and Toucans and other birds flying freely through the

Feed and visit the Tropical birds in the garden
Paved pathways for easy walkingParrot Mountain features even, paved walkways to allow you to stroll through the four acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and visit with the tropical birds that live throughout the Garden. You can sit on the many butterfly, peacock and dragonfly benches throughout the park, and enjoy the sights and sounds and serenity of Parrot Mountain.

You can visit Parrot Mountain with a group, or plan a birthday party or group, church or school gathering amidst the splendor and peacefulness of the Gardens. They are open March through November and offer food and drinks in their grill and souvenirs in the gift shop. For more information on the Gardens and things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, go to the Best Read Guide website for coupons and information at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo is a wonderful place to re-connect with nature and enjoy an unforgettable experience with some of nature's most graceful and adorable creatures. At the Deer Farm you can walk among the animals and pet and hand-feed these loving animals.

Feed and pet deer and other live creaturesZebra, emu and pot bellied pigs at petting zooAt the Deer Farm you can hug a baby goat, scratch a Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig, kiss a kangaroo, stroke an emu, pet zebras and zonkies, rub a camel and get up close to a Rocky Mountain elk. All of the animals have regular veterinarian inspections and the grounds are well-kept and there
                                             are hand washing facilities inside and outside.

See Camels, goats and more in SeviervilleBaby elk and other animal babies at Deer FarmAnytime of year is a good time to visit the Deer Farm but if you go from late May through July you may see baby elk and fawn being born or newborn. You can watch the antlers grow through the summer and in the fall you can see full racks through March of the following year.

The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo is located off of Dolly Parton Parkway, Highway 411 about 5 miles west of Veterans Boulevard. Win tickets to the Deer Farm on the Best Read Guide Facebook site at www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains. Simply "Like" the Deer Farm Contest picture and Comment and Share if you so desire.

Prepare for your trek to the Smokies at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ to get coupons and information on attractions, shopping, restaurants, live theaters, lodging and outdoor attractions.