Magic, Music & Nature: The Great Smokies With Your Grandchild

Learn about show biz from local musicians and become a storyteller, magician and passenger on the Titanic as you discover the wonders of the Great Smokies with your grandchild.
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Program No. 21737RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,349 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in show biz? Have you dreamed of performing magic tricks? 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 a candle maker. Go behind the scenes in a professional theater and get up close and personal with the natural world on hikes and drives through Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking two miles on varied terrain. Elevations up to 5,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go behind the scenes at Dollywood to learn all about 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 laugh, listen and eat your fill at Dolly Parton's Pirate's Voyage Dinner Show.
  • Meet local craftspeople and storytellers, and explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a light, refreshing hike.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Mike Gwinn
Mike Gwinn has made Pigeon Forge his home since 1995, and has never regretted a moment. He is a charter member of the bluegrass group, Pine Mountain Railroad, and has been singing and playing musical instruments since he was a young boy. He plays a variety of instruments during presentations including the guitar, “clawhammer” banjo, banjola, and dojo. His love for music and this area are clearly evident as he shares bluegrass, old-time and mountain music.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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