Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on September 9, 2014
If you're a gearhead or a custom-car fanatic on any level, then you might want to set your sights on Pigeon Forge, TN this week. That's where you'll find the semi-annual Pigeon Forge Rod Run, which goes down this weekend, September 11 through 13. Formerly known as the Grand Rod Run, the event is now being held at the new LeConte Event Center.
The move into this city-owned facility is adding more interior space as well as plenty of free paved parking in the adjacent lot. The LeConte Center sits at the corner of Jake Thomas Rd. and Teaster Lane, only one block from the old Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center location. It's still just a short walk from all the hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions on the Parkway, and it's a very short trolley ride away from The Island, Pigeon Forge's new multipurpose entertainment complex.
With more than 100,000 square feet of show space, the LeConte Center will be able to accommodate more cars, vendors and entertainers over the course of the three-day event, which will showcase customized vehicles from all over the country. Participants will be eligible for awards and cash giveaways. This year's celebrity guest will be Courtney Hansen, host of the TV series PowerNation.
While you're in Pigeon Forge, you'll be able to reach top speeds of 40 miles per hour at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, located just two miles off the Parkway. If you're looking for the best place in the Smokies to zip line, Gatlinburg, TN and Sevierville, TN don't offer all that you'll find at our Pigeon Forge outpost. We hope to see you soon!