Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Fuddruckers World's Greatest Hamburgers

Restaurants in the SmokiesWhen a company focuses on one item like hamburgers, and they pay attention to all of the details from the ingredients through the preparation and serving, then you expect that hamburger to be great, and that's what Fuddruckers offers to everyone who walks in their door - the world's greatest hamburger. But wait, there's more!

Yes you can get a 100% USDA, All-American, premium-cut, all beef hamburger in several sizes, on a fresh baked bun, and with topping like the cheeses of your choice, bacon, sauteed mushrooms or grilled onions. Then you can dress your burger from the market fresh produce bar with tasty vegetables, salsas and the very complete condiment bar - you are only limited by your imagination!

Ice cream, shakes and cookies near Pigeon ForgePair that masterpiece of a burger with sides like wedge-cut fries or onion ring, pour yourself a cold soda or tea, then sit down and enjoy your own greatest hamburger! But wait, there's more! What about accompanying that burger meal with a homemade milkshake, cool and creamy, ummm, ummm, ummm! And then topping off the meal with homemade cookies, brownies or rice crispy treats? Is there any question?

Dining in the Great Smoky Mountains

But you know Fuddruckers has other sandwich options if you aren't in the mood for the world's greatest hamburger. You can order chicken tenders, salads, hot dogs, chicken sandwich, veggie burgers or even one of their exotic sandwiches like elk and bison, when available. So gather your gang, take them to Fuddruckers, and treat them to some of the world's greatest lunch and dinner food this side of the Smoky Mountains.

And while you are in the Smokies be sure and take advantage of the many things to see and do - endless attractions, varied shopping, great live music and many dining options. You can get coupons and check out your options at the Best Read Guide website at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Outdoor Attraction Zoo Knoxville

Baby lowland gorillas in the SmokiesZoo Knoxville is one of the top zoological experiences in the Southeast and they are committed to sharing 'wildly fun' experiences with all of their guests. So let's explore all of the fun, educational and inspiring things there are to do at the zoo.

The big news is the arrival of baby Western Lowlands Gorillas in the  Gorilla Valley Courtyard. Babies Obi and Ubuntu have welcomed the newest addition - yet to be named - born September 10th to Kowali and Bantu. The babies are curious and active and like human children, are watched closely by their mother. But the gorillas are only one of the 32 species of animals that can be seen at the zoo including lions, tigers and bears - oh my! - and dragons, rhinos, penguins, storks, meerkats, wolfs and gazelles!

Tigers and lions near Pigeon ForgePenguins, meerkats and more near Gatlinburg
Bird Show, Zoo Camp in the SmokiesZoo Knoxville also offers a broad range of experiences to immerse you in the culture or lifestyle of the animals. There are behind-the-scenes tours, camel rides, The Bird Show, a Giraffe Encounter and Zoo Camp. The Zoo works with other zoos and aquariums on a collective species survival plan to ensure that the world doesn't lose animals to extinction when threatened. Twenty-five cents of every zoo ticket sold goes to on-going conservation programs around the world.They also work locally to save east Tennessee's endangered bog turtle's, plus on-going research with native hellbender and mudpuppy salamanders.

Zoo Knoxville is a happening place. From the wide range of animals from around the world, endangered species, hands-on activities and conservation efforts, the Zoo is a wildly fun place to visit. For more information about Zoo Knoxville and other Smoky Mountain attractions, visit the Best Read Guide website at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN     Once you see the positively joyful expressions on people who are doing Indoor Skydiving, you realize how much fun it is to leave gravity behind and take to the air. This is what happens daily at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. And you can experience the joy of flight in America's first vertical wind tunnel.

Personalized instructionThe experience at Flyaway is a very personalized one as you are individually coached and instructed on how to use your body to provide the lift to take to the air and 'fly' in the wind tunnel. There is no experience needed, the instructors at Flyaway will teach you all you need to know to body fly indoors. In a 20 minute training class you are taught body control techniques and safety procedures. After that, you are suited-up with a flying suit, helmet and goggles. Then there is a review of the basics and you head to the tunnel to take flight!

Fun for all ages in the SmokiesClasses are conducted on the hour and half-hour during business hours and registration is on a first come, first served basis. You should be in good physical condition with no previous shoulder or back problems, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years old. There are height and weight restrictions and children must weigh at least 40 pounds.

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a safe and fun attraction to try when you are in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. There are great photo opportunities and many opportunities to brag about your ability to fly. Talk about a memory that will last a lifetime, this is it! To learn more, see a video and get coupons for Flyaway and other area attractions, live shows, dining and shopping,  go to: http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Attractions/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/Flyaway%20Indoor%20Skydiving/18965.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


WonderWorks Wonders of Magic Pigeon Forge

Terry Evanswood magician in the SmokiesWonderWorks is a wondrous place and in addition to the mind-blowing activities and displays you can see the Wonders of Magic Show starring Terry Evanswood. Terry is the longest running headliner in Pigeon Forge performing his magic and illusions for 20 years and you can see his show, the Wonders of Magic, at WonderWorks.

Theater for magic near GatlinburgMagic is in the mountains and the history of magic runs through the career of Terry Evanswood. Terry's inspiration as a boy was the famous Harry Blackstone, Jr.. He received a doctorate of magic from the Chavez College of Magic and he was endorsed into the Society of American Magicians by both David Copperfield and Harry Blackstone, Jr. Terry is also the recipient of the Merlin Award from the International Magician's Society, and was also selected for "continuous lifetime achievement" from the Society. Past recipients of this honor include Harry Blackstone, Jr., David Copperfield, Siegfried and Roy and Doug Henning.

Family show magic, music comedy
Terry's magic show is ideal for families, groups or couples of any age as Terry mixes grand scale illusions, magic, comedy, impersonations, classic sleight of hand, music, dancing and Houdini style escapes in his show - there is something for everyone! Terry also reminds his audience that the real "wonders" of the magical world that we share are hope and love. Combo tickets are available at WonderWorks so you can combine a day of play and learning with an afternoon of fun and amazement - that's the wonder of WonderWorks and the Wonders of Magic!