a black bear standing on boulders in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
January 17, 2014

One of the most popular Pigeon Forge events is making its way back to the Great Smoky Mountains once again. Whether you’re a regular visitor to the area, or you are making plans for your first visit, Wilderness Wildlife Week is a great way to learn a little bit more about the Smokies.

The 24th annual Wildlife Week is guaranteed to be an exciting experience for everyone who attends. Held from January 25-February 1, Wilderness Wildlife Week is an 8-day event that focuses on the wildlife and adventure that can be found throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There will be booths to browse for information, over 300 workshops and approximately 55 nature hikes through the national park.

The Pigeon Forge event will be held at the new LeConte Center. This year, there have been new additions to the event, to expand the workshops, courses and activities that families have enjoyed the most throughout the years.

There are a variety of new activities that will be held throughout Wilderness Wildlife Week. The new Kids’ Track program is sure to be a hit! This program is geared completely toward children, students and families. Some of the new activities for kids include: ‘Learning About Bears Through Hands-On Activities’ and ‘Old Time Toys and Games.’

In addition to the activities for children, Wilderness Wildlife Week is expanding their photography program and adding more hands-on activities like ‘Painting in the Smokies.’ Visitors will also find a selection of new learning experiences, much different than previous years.

For more information about Wilderness Wildlife Week, you can contact the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge at (800) 251-9100.

For the best experience while you’re in town for Wilderness Wildlife Week, choose to stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals. Only a few minutes from the LeConte Center, and settled right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll be relieved to have a warm place to stay after learning about the mountains. You can give us a call at (866) 808-7525.

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