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
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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.

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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Smoky Mountain Memories: Stories from the Heart of the Parton Family
by Willadeene & Dolly Parton
Book written by Dolly on their lives in the Smokies.
Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton
by Stephen Miller
Paperback book about Dolly Parton
Pigeon Forge
by Veta Wilson King
Collection of photo's and postcards of the towns past history.

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