Amusement, Attractions, Shopping

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

While knives are the main feature in this store, visitors will also find dinosaur bones and meteorites.  

SMOKY MOUNTAIN KNIFE WORKS IS heralded as the “World’s largest knife showplace.” The showroom covers more than 100,000 square feet and has more than a million visitors annually.

The store is home to a massive collection of museum-quality cutlery memorabilia, artifacts, and mounts—as well as a plethora of knives and outdoor equipment.

Inside, visitors will also find the Smoky Mountain Relic Room, a room filled with an extensive collection of fossils, gems, minerals, artifacts, and meteorites. Visitors will also find dinosaur bones and early tools. Many of the artifacts in this room are also for sale. 

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Amusement, Attractions, Great Smoky Mountains, Shopping

Uncle Hanks Knives

Hank and LouAnn at Uncle Hank’s Knives will treat you like family.

Make your own knife, or purchase hand made knives one of a kind. Private classes one on one with Uncle Hank.

Uncle Hank’s sits in a tiny home which is one of the oldest brick building in Sevierville, right in the parking lot of Smoky Mountain Knife Works. It’s here that you can take classes from Hank and make your own knife! Hank makes it very easy to understand how everything is going to work, and the safety of each tool you will encounter.

Move from firing and hammering then to sanding… to hardening… and finally to sharpening and polishing.

Hank has worked with kids as young as 5 years and as old as 90 years.

The knife making session takes about 3 hours for four knives but you can make a smaller knife in as little as 30 minutes. Just be sure to make a reservation as soon as you know you are heading to the area. Appointments are all private and they fill up fast.

Amusement, Attractions, Great Smoky Mountains, History, Museum

Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Airworthy “Warbirds” are the foundation of this 50,000 sq ft facility, located on the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville. This unique location helps to bring aviation history to life with unscheduled flight demonstrations.

The front part of the museum includes thousands of historic artifacts, while the back part is a 50,000 sq ft hanger packed with vintage aircraft.

Aviation enthusiasts will appreciate the professionally designed Exhibit Gallery, containing artifacts tracing aviation and military history, uniforms, aircraft models and hundreds of aviation memorabilia. It is interesting to watch the different flight uniforms evolve.

In the exhibits area features a “Wave Wall” which traces significant milestones in the history of aviation from before the Wright Brothers. There is piece of the USS Arizona.

The 35,000 sq ft Aircraft Hangar features aircraft engines and cockpits, military vehicles, and magnificently restored vintage “Warbirds.” The collection of trainers, fighters, helicopters, jets and amphibious aircraft will definitely satisfy the interest of any “Warbird” fan. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or just have a passing interest in flight, this is a must-see while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Travel off the beaten path and explore the fascinating realm of flight at this hidden treasure.

Amusement, Attractions, Entertainment, Pigeon Forge, Show, Tour

Flying Theater Ride at The Island

Dynamic Attractions specializes in fun, innovative attractions that integrate top-of-the-line engineering and technology. The company’s flying theaters provides riders an exciting, immersive experience.

The world-class flying theater experience features a state-of-the-art ride system and a custom film that highlights natural wonders and iconic landmarks in the nation.

After riders take their seats, the floor disappears from beneath them. While on the ride, they’ll feel like they’re actually flying around the video setting. 

The theater will show a custom film, created with drone and helicopter footage, shot throughout the country. Riders will be transported to some of America’s well-known landmarks and other scenic locales. In addition to the feeling of flight, riders will also experience realistic scents and mists during the ride. The new ride will be located adjacent to The Island’s Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and The Island Show Fountain.

Book your Smoky Mountain Getaway at https://www.greatsmokymountains.online/

Amusement, Attractions, Entertainment, Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge Snow

I made an appointment for my children at Pigeon Forge Snow. They were probably in their late teens. When we pulled up, there were all of these little kids waiting in line. My kids got kind of embarresed and asked about the age. However, they had a blast. All the little kids parents were sliding too.

I would suggest going on less crowded week days so you get more sliding time and less time in line. There is a conveyor belt which you stand on with your tube so you don’t have to carry the tube up steps.

My husband loved that the temperature in there was very cool and not hot at all.

Pigeon Forge Snow – 2021 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go | Tours & Tickets (with Photos) – Tripadvisor