One of the huge perks of staying with us is our location on the Parkway in the heart of Pigeon Forge! We are within walking distance of many popular shops, restaurants, and attractions, including the Three Bears General Store! This incredible store is not only a shopper’s paradise but a place where you can see real live bears! Here are the top 4 reasons why you need to visit the Three Bears General Store during your vacation:
1. Souvenir Shopping
The Three Bears General Store in Pigeon Forge is a 40,000-square-foot store that has just about every type of Smoky Mountain souvenir imaginable! If you are looking for a unique item for yourself or a gift for a loved one back home, there is a good chance you will find it here. In fact, there are more than 100,000 souvenirs on the shelves ranging from Simply Southern tees and other apparel to Amish jams, jellies, homemade fudge, and “moonshine” water. If you are looking for something you don’t see, just ask one of the friendly employees, as the Three Bears General Store prides itself on providing excellent southern hospitality!
2. Huge Christmas Shop
If you love the holidays, you can shop all year long in the Christmas Shop at the Three Bears General Store! As one of the largest Christmas shops in Pigeon Forge, this store features thousands of holiday items for the home including Christmas trees, decorations, nutcrackers, and more! You will also find a massive selection of personalized ornaments available, so just choose the ornament you want and the store will personalize it for free!
3. Live Bear Habitat
One of the highlights of the Three Bears General Store is the live bear habitat, where you can view 3 adorable bears and even feed them a cup of food! The 5,000-square-foot habitat features a pond and waterfall, and each bear has his or her own den that is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You can observe the bears from 2 levels, so be sure to bring your camera along to capture these incredible animals in action! The cup of bear food is available for a nominal fee and the feeding times are daily from 10 am to 12 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm.
4. Old Time Photos
Take home the most unique photos from your Smoky Mountain vacation by visiting the Old Time Photos section of the Three Bears General Store! This is the largest Old Time Photo studio in the Smoky Mountains, and you can select from a variety of fun scenes! Whether you want to jump on a Harley or re-enact a scene from the Old West, the choice is up to you. There are also many costumes available in all sizes, as well as plenty of changing rooms if you have a large group!
Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay within easy walking distance of the Three Bears General Store and tons of other fun Pigeon Forge attractions! We look forward to seeing you soon!