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Pigeon Forge, TN!

Pigeon Forge, one of the country’s most popular family-friendly destinations, launches the 2017 travel season with new rides, attractions and shows for those visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.


istorians and sleuths alike will want to investigate the 25,000-square-foot Alcatraz East Crime Museum.

Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, the interactive museum features five galleries and more than 500 artifacts, including John Dillinger’s car. A forensic lab focuses on forensic science applications including trace evidence, impressions, toxicology and pathology. Dollywood theme park (March 18, 2017-Jan 1, 2018) invites

guests to try two new rides—one for thrill seekers and another created for younger coaster fans. Drop Line, a 200-foot-tall freefall experience towers 20 stories over the park’s Timber Canyon area while back on the ground, young loggers are invited to climb aboard the Whistle Punk Chaser, a twisting and turning junior coaster. Dollywood’s Splash Country waterpark (May 13-Sept. 2, 2017) treats guests to the new TailSpin Racer, an exciting sixlane mat racer-style slide traverses exciting drops and curves and stands two stories tall.

New shows include the twohour Amazing Animals exotic animal and pet show, featuring 10 high-diving housecats, at the Comedy Barn Theater. Shows are Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit

Luray & Page County, VA ‘Scenic and Beautiful’ are top descriptions of Luray and Page County, Virginia Scenic Page County offers year-round refreshment and relaxation—in addition to shopping and dining—in the charming communities of Luray, Shenandoah, and Stanley. Area attractions include the legendary Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive, miles of hiking and biking trails, and golf and a variety of sports on

the beautiful Shenandoah River. Look for locally-produced food on restaurant menus. Wisteria Farm & Vineyard is the perfect spot for a picnic and a day in the country. Page County makes a beautiful destination for holidays—spend a romantic weekend in TLC’s Number Two Destination Wedding Locale. There are hotels, B&Bs, and cabins galore!

Your journey begins at the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce’s website,, or call toll free at 888-743-3915

Blue Ridge Digest Spring / Summer 2017  

Summer happenings near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina for travelers of that region.

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