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PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE

Magicians, Musicians and Lumberjacks: Learning With Your Grandchild in the Great Smokies

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Program #21737RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 12 years of age.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in show biz, dreamed of performing magic tricks or wanted to see real lumberjacks in action, then come join us for a fun-filled discovery of the music, culture and entertainment of the Great Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge started as a quiet mill town, but today it’s the “Entertainment Capital of the Great Smokies” and your grandchild’s learning playground for a week of theater performances, storytelling, theme parks and nature hikes. Meet magicians, musicians and lumberjacks and cheer for the thrilling shows they star in, and get up close and personal with the natural world on hikes and drives through Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Highlights

• Join staff members backstage and behind the scenes at Dollywood to learn the history of this unique theme park packed with rides, concert venues and mountain crafts.
• Meet a stage magician to learn about show-biz life and cheer on lumberjacks from the Dawson and McGraw families as they compete for control of the mountains.
• Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and visit Cherokee, North Carolina, where street signs are written in both English and Cherokee.

Activity Notes

Walking two miles on surfaces both paved and unpaved/uneven.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
3 Performances

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