Something for Everyone at Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge

You come to a Pigeon Forge cabin to relax, enjoy the view, and forget everyday life for a few days. Why not take a few moments of your vacation to learn more about the beautiful wilderness surrounding you here? If your family likes a little mental stimulation while relaxing, have we got a deal for you! Choose from over 300 programs with more than 200 experts covering so many topics, there is absolutely something that would interest you. There is plenty to see and do for all ages, children through seniors. Oh, and it is all FREE.

Please investigate attending the events of Wilderness Wildlife Week, for one or several programs. An annual festival since 1991, this week of interesting presentations, seminars, free hikes, field trips and other activities is a “do not miss” if you are in the area.
Wilderness Wildlife Week occurs Saturday, January 25 to Saturday, February 1, 2014. Sit in warm comfort at the new LeConte Center listening to an expert teach you far more than you thought, or put one foot in front of the other on a guided winter hike tour.

Want to try something new?
-Begin to play a dulcimer, banjo, guitar, ukelele, or spoons.
-Learn photography techniques, how to use a map and compass, how to raise butterflies.
-Make a quill pen, basket, jewelry, carving, or painting.
-Try dowsing, clogging, old Harp singing, or weather signs.

Want to increase your knowledge?
History-heritage classes of local sites, event, and people; Civil War, Appalachian music, Native American stories
Outdoor activities-Appalachian Trail, hiking, fly fishing, wildflowers, trees.
Animals-bears, wolves, bugs, possums, woodpeckers, birds, and more.

Have kids in the family?
Kid’s Track-try cartooning, old time toys, several bears activities, blindfold surprise, garbage pizza, hiking, and more.

These are just a few of the classes at LeConte Center. There is so much more available. Come join the over 20,000 people from several countries who enjoy this festival.

Me? Think I might take on the strenuous old time dessert tasting class, for starters.

For complete information on classes and seminars, the experts and exhibitors attending, and a complete booklet with listings information, check out

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